Join us as Deborah Arroyo Foundation Executive Director highlights the project.
Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center (Rancho) was first founded in 1888 to serve farming families who could not afford medical services. In the 1950s, a polio epidemic struck Southern California. Clinical teams at the time reorganized to provide more comprehensive rehabilitative services. Through this reorganization Rancho transitioned into the internationally recognized hospital it is today.
Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center is undergoing a $418 million renovation and campus beautification project to construct a new Wellness & Aquatic Therapy Center, new outpatient facilities and inpatient expansion to improve seismic safety. There are two construction phases of this project: The Wellness & Aquatic Therapy Center will be the focus of the first phase, scheduled to be completed by the end of August 2016. Phase two will be the construction of the outpatient facilities and renovations to the research and administrative buildings, all of which will be completed by December 2020.
The needed renovation secures Rancho Los Amigos’ future as one of the top-ranked rehabilitation hospitals in the nation with technologically-advanced facilities, expansion of clinical and research initiatives, and increased accessibility for patients and the sur-rounding community.