The $900M Hospital: What Kaiser is Doing in San Diego

Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente has broken ground on a new hospital in San Diego — and it is expected to cost $900 million.

According to a San Diego Union-Tribune report, Kaiser's new hospital in the Kearny Mesa community of San Diego will have at least 321 beds and could have as many as 450. The steep price tag comes as Kaiser aggressively pursues progressive hospital design: Video conferencing tools, the latest in surgical and patient room technology, natural light, gardens, a walking trail and more.

Kaiser and the hospital's architect, CO Architects, also plan to apply for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification. Kaiser predicts the hospital will open in early 2017.

The hospital will be Kaiser's second in the San Diego metropolitan area. The other is San Diego Medical Center/Kaiser Foundation Hospital, which is located about six miles away from the new hospital's construction site.

Kaiser faces steep competition in the San Diego market. The new hospital will be only a couple miles away from the corporate headquarters of Sharp HealthCare and Sharp Memorial Hospital. Scripps Health and UC San Diego Health System also have several locations throughout the area. However, Mary Ann Barnes, executive director of Kaiser San Diego, told the Union-Tribune that the growing demand for care in the area justifies the new hospital.

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