Shriners for Children Medical Center Holds Dedication Ceremony

Joy Cho, Imperial Potentate Chris Smith, Supervisor Kathryn Barger, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Jerry Gantt, hospital CEO Lou Lazatin and Robert Cho dedicated the new Shriners for Children Medical Center.

After 65 years of giving children and families specialized medical care, Shriners Hospitals for Children–Los Angeles will be moving to a new state-of-the-art medical center located in Pasadena. Shriners for Children Medical Center is the first facility in the Shriners Hospitals for Children network to be created specifically to meet the demands of the rapidly changing health care system. Opening summer 2017, the new medical center represents a significant departure from the concepts that define traditional hospitals.
To celebrate the transition, the Los Angeles Shriners Hospital leadership, national and local patient ambassadors alongside the California Grand Lodge, Imperial Board and the chairman of the board performed a traditional cornerstone ceremony. A Masonic cornerstone ritual may be the only Masonic ritual that the public will ever see conducted. The dedication ceremony is the symbolic laying of the cornerstone which supports the entire structure.
Continue reading “Shriners for Children Medical Center Holds Dedication Ceremony”