Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian announced in November that it would be establishing the Gen. William Lyon Leadership Center after receiving a gift from Lyon’s family.

The center will renovate and expand upon the James Irvine Surgical Center at the main entrance of the Newport Beach campus. Demolition began in November, and the project is expected to be completed in 2022. It is expected to include board and conference rooms, executive offices and large open spaces for meetings.

Hospital officials said the center is expected to be a “state of the art” space for collaboration for clinical and hospital leadership.