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Landscaping begins at El Camino Hospital’s new Taube Pavilion Oct. 17. The 56,000-square-foot facility, which will house the hospital’s Scrivner Center for Mental Health and Addiction Services, will be open to the public Saturday afternoon.
Please note: additional information about philanthropists who made this project possible has been added to the story since its original publication.
Michael Fitzgerald’s patience has paid off – much to the benefit of his El Camino Hospital department’s patients.
Fitzgerald, executive director of Mental Health and Addiction Services, walked into his office on his first day on the job Dec. 9, 2002, and was handed a set of blueprints for the new hospital, set for completion in 2011. It was likely at that time that his department would move to the new facility, but he and his staff remained at the old hospital after determining the new space didn’t meet their patients’ needs for a multitude of reasons.