Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center has announced that it will begin construction this fall on a $21-million cardiac care center as part of the hospital's 3-year-old East End expansion project.
About half of all patients at the hospital are treated for illnesses directly or indirectly related to cardiovascular disease, a hospital spokeswoman said.
Upon completion, the 120,000-square-foot facility will become Glendale's first cardiac care center. Construction is to begin in November, and hospital officials have estimated the building will be finished in 2 1/2 years.
Services to be provided include an emergency department specializing in heart care, two cardiac catheterization laboratories, operating rooms and diagnostic facilities.