Groundbreaking of the Future Todd Cancer PavilionIn the Fall of 2011, the MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute (TCI) at Long Beach Memorial broke ground for the new 64,000 sq. ft. pavilion, Todd Cancer Pavilion.
Community leaders, visionaries and Long Beach Memorial senior management came together to celebrate philanthropy and the start of construction on the new $31 million Todd Cancer Pavilion at Long Beach Memorial.
The new 64,000 square foot Pavilion is an exciting step forward for cancer treatment in Long Beach. It will be a dedicated cancer facility that will house the many cancer programs and cancer support services, giving patients access to all they need under one roof. This Pavilion will enhance the strong reputation Long Beach Memorial and the MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute has in Southern California on cancer diagnosis, treatment and research.
Present at the groundbreaking event:
From left to right: Diana Hendel, CEO, Long Beach Memorial, Miller Children's and Community Hospital Long Beach, Mayor Bob Foster, Philip Di Saia, M.D., Medical Director, MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute and Tamra Kaplan, COO, Long Beach Memorial break ground on the site of the new Todd Cancer Pavilion.
From left to right: Cathy Kopy, Executive Director, TCI with Philip Di Saia, M.D., Medical Director, TCI and Eknath Deo, M.D., co-chair of the Todd Cancer Pavilion Initiative.
From left to right: The Todd Family pictured left to right: Brother, William H. Todd, MD, son Doug C. Todd and daughter-in-law, Nancy Todd of the late Malcolm C. Todd, M.D., the founder of TCI.
As one of the largest cancer centers in Southern California, TCI treats more than 1,800 newly diagnosed patients a year. TCI was awarded the National HCIA-Sachs Award for being one of the top two centers with the lowest complication rates of any cancer program in the Southland.