Business Interruption Fund Spotlight: Crenshaw Medical Center

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Crenshaw Medical Center is located along the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project Corridor and was opened by owner Dr. Gudata Hinika in March 2003. The medical center provides primary health and surgical care services.

Dr. Gudata Hinika is a board-certified surgeon and in addition to his practice at Crenshaw Medical Center, he has served as Chief of Trauma and General Surgery at California Hospital Medical Center since 2004. Dr. Hinika states that he chose to open Crenshaw Medical Center specifically on Crenshaw Blvd. because of his commitment to the community. Located near the future Leimert Park and Hyde Park Stations, the medical center is equipped with twelve exam rooms and an area for x-rays and other lab screenings.

Although the business has experienced disruption from the noise and detours of construction, Dr. Hinika is optimistic that his business will flourish once construction is completed. He plans to encourage his patients to ride the train to come to his appointments at the center. “Construction has severely affected our business, but due to LA Metro’s help from the BIF we are able to stay in business and provide a medical service to a community that needs it the most.” stated Dr. Hinika.

Crenshaw Medical Center is located at 5141 S. Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90043. Regular business hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  For more information, please call (323) 545-9288.

Metro’s Business Interruption Fund (BIF) provides financial assistance to small “mom and pop” businesses directly impacted by transit rail construction along the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project, the Little Tokyo area of the Regional Connector, and Purple Line Extension Section 1, Section 2 and Section 3. For more information about the BIF, visit  To apply for a BIF grant, visit Pacific Coast Regional Small Business Development Corporation (PCR) at

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