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Palomar Health breaks ground on outpatient center

VIPs at the groundbreaking include (from left) Tom Silberg, Palomar Health Board Foundation chairman, Doug Moir, MD, Palomar Health board director, Mayor Sam Abed, City of Escondido, Bob Hemker, Palomar Health president & CEO, Jerry Kaufman, Palomar Health board treasurer, Jeff Griffith, Palomar Health board director, Frank Martin, MD, Palomar Medical Center Escondido chief of staff, Lori Coleman, MD, Radiation Therapy medical director, Lachlan MacLeay, MD.

Rendering of the outside of the Palomar Health Outpatient Center – Escondido.

Palomar Health CEO Robert Hemker talks about the new building.

Palomar Health CEO Robert Hemker, Escondido Mayor Sam Abed, and Palomar Health Board of Directors Treasurer Jerry Kaufman broke ground April 12 on a three story, 75,000 square foot outpatient center that continues Palomar Health’s commitment to provide high-quality health care to North County residents.

The Palomar Health Outpatient Center – Escondido will be home to the only radiation oncology center in North County (currently operating at the downtown Escondido hospital). This 5,000 square foot center will feature four exam rooms, two state-of-the-art cancer treatment systems, along with a new CT simulator for precise tumor detection.

Other tenants to the building will include a Palomar Health perinatology unit, corporate health office, Expresscare clinic, and pediatric urgent care provided by Rady Children’s Hospital. The center will also contain space for primary care physicians and specialists.

Artist’s rendering of the interior of the building.

The outpatient center is slated for completion in the spring of 2018 providing a continuum of care for Palomar Health patients in one convenient location. Future phases will include a sister outpatient center, a rehabilitation center, and a parking garage.

The project will create 300 construction-related jobs and $25 million in construction volume.

Another exterior rendering of the outpatient center.

One response to “Palomar Health breaks ground on outpatient center”

  1. Robroy Fawcett says:

    Did Palomar Health sell the Downtown Hospital?

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