Kick-Off of $1.25 Million Challenge Campaign to Benefit Upgrades to Community Hospital Long Beach Emergency Department

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The Community Hospital Long Beach Foundation kicked-off of a $1.25 million Challenge Campaign to support a Four Phase upgrade to the Community Hospital Long Beach Emergency Department.

The Community Hospital Long Beach Foundation presented a $150,000 check to Community Hospital Long Beach to begin work immediately on Phase Two of the Emergency Department project, providing upgrades to the nurses’ and physicians’ workstations to improve work flow and provide efficient high-quality care.

Matthew Faulkner, executive director and Alan Anderson, Chair, CHLB Foundation presented the $150,000 check to Krikor Jansezian, PhD, administrator, and Greg Bush, M.D., medical director, Emergency Department, Community Hospital Long Beach.

In addition to the $150,000 gift, the Bixby Endowment Fund is providing a $500,000 challenge grant to stimulate a minimum of $500,000 in matching gifts toward a total of $1.25 million for a campaign to improve patient care, technology and service capacity of the only Emergency Department within an acute care hospital in East Long Beach.

The Community Hospital Long Beach Emergency Department serves approximately 25,000 adult and 4,800 pediatric patients each year. The Community Hospital Long Beach Emergency Department has 25 board-certified emergency physicians affiliated with the MemorialCare Health System, along with highly skilled team members who have served Community Hospital Long Beach for more than a decade.

The Community Hospital Long Beach Emergency Department provides a compassionate and welcoming environment:

  • Shorter wait times
  • Electronic medical record system (Epic)
  • Streamlined admission processing
  • Around-the-clock access to specialists in a variety of fields: cardiology, neurology, ophthalmology, ENT, urology and others
  • On-site x-ray, providing patients quick access without having to leave the emergency department
  • Friendly employees and volunteers to help assist patient and families on arrival

Community Hospital Long Beach’s proposed upgrade to the Emergency Department will create more expedient delivery of care in a centralized setting that utilizes current technology including Epic, the electronic medical record system launched at Community Hospital Long Beach in 2014. The resulting impact of this Community Hospital Long Beach Foundation campaign and Emergency Department upgrade will be an improved standard of emergency care for the residents of East Long Beach. Investing in Community Hospital Long Beach makes growth possible.