Scripps Health has announced a $2 billion 25-year master plan to rebuild Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla (Calif.).
Scripps Health unveils 25-year master plan
Three hospital towers will replace the existing hospital, and the 43-acre campus will include research and graduate medical education facilities, outpatient treatment and medical offices. Construction on the first 383,000-square-foot tower will begin in June 2011, with an opening date of 2015.
Construction costs are estimated at $398 million for the first tower. The expansion will meet state seismic rules and will be financed by operating revenue, borrowing and community support. Scripps has raised $32 million toward a $125 million goal for the first tower. The first tower will house the Scripps Cardiovascular Institute. Scripps recently signed a 10-year agreement with Kaiser Permanente to be the exclusive provider of cardiac surgery and cardiology for Kaiser patients in San Diego County.
“The medical care of the future—to be delivered here—incorporates wireless technology, robotic surgery, digital monitoring and record-keeping, and high-tech operating rooms, in a setting designed for and around the patient,” said Brent Eastman, chief medical officer and corporate senior vice president of Scripps, based in San Diego. (For more on master-planning, please see Looking long-term.)
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