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Masterplan unveiled for five San Diego hospitals

Scripps Health has unveiled a masterplan for five hospital campuses in San Diego.

The plans, which have a cost estimate of about US$2.6bn, represent the largest building program in the health care system’s 125-year history.

“This is our vision to build the health care system of the future - starting today,” said Chris Van Gorder, Scripps president and CEO. “Our focus is on delivering the right care in the right setting that reflects the changing health care needs of the communities we serve across the San Diego region.”

The masterplan is designed to account for changing trends in healthcare. The hospitals spaces will be designed to be flexible in recognition of the rapid evolution of technology, so that the latest equipment and devices can be easily incorporated into patient rooms, operating rooms, laboratories and diagnostic centers.

The master plan projects will be financed by operating revenues, borrowing and philanthropy.

The largest project involves Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego. Plans for Scripps Mercy include replacing the existing acute care building with a new 710,000-square-foot, seismically sound tower featuring 12 stories above ground and three below. Most of the rooms in the hospital will be private. Other work includes upgrades to the central energy plant. Construction of the replacement tower is expected to begin in 2022 and finish in 2027.

Seismic retrofitting the acute care buildings at Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista and Scripps Green hospital campuses is part of the master plan. Retrofitting construction will begin in 2022 at Scripps Mercy Chula Vista and in 2027 at Scripps Green. All of the work will be completed prior to 2030.

Work at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla will include construction of a new seven-story, 401,000-square-foot hospital tower. The new tower will feature a women’s health center, which will include labor and delivery, postpartum beds, a nursery, an obstetrical surgery area and a neonatal intensive care unit. Other projects on the campus include upgrades to the central energy plant. Construction of the new tower is expected to begin in 2021 and conclude in 2024.

Plans for Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas include the construction of a new 185,000-square-foot, three-story acute care building. Other campus projects include the construction of a new three-story, 68,000-square-foot medical office building, upgrades to the central energy plant and seismic retrofitting of several other buildings. Construction of the new acute care building is expected to begin in 2021 and conclude in 2024.

The master plan also includes the construction of two Scripps MD Anderson outpatient cancer centers. One will be a new cancer center located at Scripps Mercy San Diego and the other will be an expansion of the Scripps Radiation Therapy Center in La Jolla.    



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This article was published on 10 Nov 2017 (last updated on 10 Nov 2017).

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