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USC to open new clinic and pharmacy in DTLA

By Hayley Fox
Published: Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at 07:46AM
via CIM Group

USC has signed a lease to open a new clinic in Dowtnown L.A. on Flower Street.

A new USC medical clinic and pharmacy is slated to open on Flower Street in downtown L.A. in the same structure as the YAS fitness studio.

CIM Group announced on Tuesday that the Keck Medical Center of USC has signed a lease for 7,500 square feet of ground floor space at 830 S. Flower Street. The 10-year lease wil be used for a USC-run healthcare clinic to provide "downtown residents and employees with easy access to general and specialty medical care."

The clinic will include multiple specialty departments from internal medicine to dermatology and others. There will also be on-site ultrasounds, x-rays and mammograms available.

USC will be relocating their current downtown clinic, located at the Bank of America Plaza, to this new site. There are about 25 doctors working at the existing Hope Street location and depending on demands, USC officials say they may be expanding this roster.

"We design the availability of our doctors around patient demand at each of our satellite locations, in order to make it more convenient for patients to see the same world-class doctors they would see on the USC Health Sciences campus right in their own community," said Alison Trinidad, RN, a USC media relations representative.

The new clinic will be called "Keck Medical Center of USC – Downtown," and be part of a redeveloped six-story building that includes approximately 18,925 square feet of ground floor commercial space and 602 parking spaces.

Trinidad said they hope to have completed construction on the Keck center by August 2013 and begin taking patients in September.

According to a press release from CIM, they are also the real estate and investment firm responsible for bringing Ralph's to Downtown in 2007, as well as converting old DTLA warehouses and office buildings into residences under the Los Angeles Adaptive Reuse Ordinance.

This ordinance was approved in 1999 for DTLA developments and is meant to help expedite the approval process for new housing units by ensuring that older and historic buildings are not subject to the same code requirements that apply to new construction.


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