Seib, Al –– – Los Angeles, CA – March 31, 2008: Patient Karen Ballog, 57–years–old is moved from her room in the cardiac care unit through the halls of the old Los Angeles Medical Center by nurses Jojo De Guzman (left) and Elmir Lutz (right) to the new part of the Medical Center. Kaiser Permanente opened its new state–of–the–art hospital next to its existing flagship Los Angeles Medical Center moving patients and equipment during a one–day process beginning in the early morning hours Tuesday. The original hospital opened in 1953 will be shut down in stages, while the new facility is the largest Kaiser medical center in the nation and will house the largest cardiac surgery center in the western United States, along with an industry leading electronic health record system called KP HealthConnect for patient information and records. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)ÿ