Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center’s brand-new tower will open Jan. 14, 2020, bringing world-class care and leading-edge technology to the heart of the South Bay. It’s the first new hospital built in the area in 40 years and will extend Sharp Chula Vista’s complete range of health care services, from emergency care to surgery to cancer care and more.
The new tower will provide a unique healing environment unlike any other hospital in the South Bay. Featuring spacious, private rooms and entire floors dedicated to specialized cardiac, stroke and cancer care, the next-generation facility will also include state-of-the-art surgical suites, including the region's only hybrid procedure room for advanced cardiovascular procedures. Integrative therapies, such as massage, aromatherapy and reiki, will be offered. The tower also boasts an indoor/outdoor rooftop café with panoramic views.
“Our goal has always been to provide the people of the South Bay with the latest in proven medical technology along with compassionate experts who provide the excellence of care that defines Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center,” says Pablo Velez, PhD, RN, chief executive officer of Sharp Chula Vista. “The opening of the new tower is our way of continuing to ensure that world-class care will always be close to home for the entire community.”
The seven-story tower was built in 37 months, officially taking shape with its groundbreaking in November 2016. At a cost of $244 million, the project is Sharp’s largest single investment to date and was funded through philanthropic donations to Sharp HealthCare Foundation, bonds, cash reserves and the Medi-Cal hospital fee program.
Several advanced eco-friendly technologies were incorporated into the new tower, including high-performance windows that allow for plenty of natural light and reduce energy loss; high-efficiency LED lighting; energy-efficient air and water systems; and drought-tolerant landscaping.
Sharp is offering a sneak peek of the new hospital tower before its official opening. A community open house will be held Jan. 11, 2020, from 10 am to 4 pm.
“The open house will offer guests the opportunity to be among the first to go behind the scenes of the new tower,” Velez says. “Guests will meet our doctors and staff, as well as enjoy exclusive tours, a wellness fair, health screenings, family activities, refreshments and more. We truly look forward to sharing our wonderful new hospital with our South Bay neighbors.”
Registration is not required for this free event and attendees are invited to arrive anytime between 10 am and 4 pm. As always, parking will be free in the visitor parking structure located at the back of the main hospital.