AZUSA: A grand opening and open house for the new Azusa Family Healthcare & Urgicenter, set for Saturday, December 21, will inaugurate the facilities which have been credited with filling a basic need for local medical center services in Azusa.

Azusa Family Healthcare & Urgicenter, located at 810 Alosta Avenue, Azusa, in the Foothill Shopping Center, will celebrate its grand opening with an open house, guests including city and state Officials, and a day of tours, information and festivities from 10 a.m. to S p.m.

The entire day of activities is free and open to the public to introduce area residents to the newly available medical facilities in the community.

“The City of Azusa for too long has had no major medical facility,” said Azusa Mayor Eugene Moses. “Recent growth in this community makes basic medical services more important than ever before.”

“Our central objective with this facility is to bring these basic medical services and advanced medical care home to Azusa where there is clearly a need,” said Dr. Amrit Singh, a Medical Director of the new facility.

Dr. Singh said the medical center, to be staffed from 7 a.m, to 10 p.m. seven days a week by certified physicians, will provide complete family medical care with or without an appointment  both walk-ins and urgent care cases.

The extended service hours and “shopping center” convenience will make medical care more readily available to the community than before. And a pricing structure in line with the family doctor will make a visit to the urgicenter more economical than before.

According to Dr. Singh, another advantage of the Urgicenter is prompt service. He said the facility will provide similar services’ in nonlife threatening cases in about half the time of the average visit to a hospital emergency room.

“The fact that the Urgicenter is located right here in Azusa makes the overall time requirement even less,” Dr. Singh said.

Plans for the daylong open house include free blood pressure checks, free physician seminars on preventing heart attacks, continuous health care videos, clowns and balloons, guided tours throughout the day and free first aid kits. Indian hors d’oeuvres will be served.

In addition, children are invited to bring in their toy dolls for free doll medical exams during the day.

Honorary grand opening committee members include State Senate President Pro Tempore David Roberti, State Senator Joseph B. Montoya, Chairman of the Senate Business and Professions Committee, Azusa Mayor Eugene Moses, Glendora Mayor John Gordon, Covina Mayor Charles G. Colver, and Miss Azusa, Janice Gilbert.

Ribboncutting ceremonies are scheduled for noon.

Dr. Singh, who practices internal medicine and cardiology in Arcadia, received his medical degree from Punjabi University, Patiala, India. He served his internship in internal medicine at Columbia Hospital in Pittsburgh, and his residency at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Long Beach, with affiliation at U.C. Irvine.

He served as chief medical resident at White Memorial Hospital, while affiliated with Loma Linda University, and served his two-year cardiology fellowship at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, affiliated with USC.

For more information, contact the Azusa Family Healthcare & Urgicenter at (8180 9699651 or (818) 4454800.

Article extracted from this publication >>  December 20, 1985