279,000-sf patient care pavilion. The facility houses a much-needed surgical center, 84 medical-surgical beds, a neonatal intensive care center and a cancer center to aid in fulfilling the increasing demand for children’s critical care in the San Diego area.
The facility includes 16 operating rooms with associated support departments, a 28-bed hematology and oncology unit, a 10-bed bone marrow transplant intensive care unit, a 32-bed neonatal intensive care unit, and 84 acuity adaptable medical surgery beds. One major goal for the project was to design and build a facility that can attain the designation of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certified.
The new hospital includes indoor air-quality monitoring and management. In addition to providing outstanding indoor air quality, the design maximizes natural light and utilizes high-efficiency air conditioning and mechanical equipment providing sustainable, lower-overall life cycle operating costs that positively impact the on-going operation of the hospital. The building also features a green roof system that helps control rainwater run off from the roof.