The technologically advanced medical center was built on tremor-absorbing base isolators, on the corner of 22nd street and Santa Monica Blvd. It features a four story atrium and ground breaking equipment; including a 64-slice CT scanner and a 3-Tesla MRI scanner. It will also be the home of the John Wayne Cancer Institute.
The $499 million project was named after the late Howard Keck, whose father founded the Superior Oil Co. of California.
The Los Angeles Times contributed to this report.