Wednesday, January 23, 2013

City of Hope Celebrates 100 Years

DUARTE - City of Hope, one of America's leading cancer-treating and research hospitals, celebrated its centennial last week in addition to officially breaking ground for an 8,000 planned Kaplan Family Pavilion.

According to an article in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the visitor center will include a concert venue, multimedia, conference and presentation rooms, exhibit spaces, and outdoor areas.

The City of Hope is one of 41 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation, and maintains the No. 1 breast cancer, prostate, and hematology programs in California, according to the hospital's Fast Facts.

While the City of Hope employs hundreds of people at its campus in Duarte, the center has also expanded some of its administrative operations to Monrovia. When it originally moved to its location at 800 Royal Oaks Drive in Monrovia, it involved the relocation of nine departments from the headquarters in Duarte to Monrovia, according to the City of Hope's website. Now, the City of Hope is among several medical-related businesses in Monrovia, including LabCorp, Staar Surgical, Esoterix Genetic Labs and Monrovia Modern Healthcare. And this is a cluster that the City hopes continues to grow.