Sharp Chula Vista Announces Plans to Build $239 Million New Hospital
Ocean View Tower at Sharp Chula Vista will open in 2019 with 138 private patient rooms and six operating rooms to serve growing South County community.
Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center announced plans to build a new $239 million, 170,000-square-foot hospital, adding 138 private patient rooms, six state-of-the-art operating rooms, and the most advanced health care technology, programs and services to meet the needs of the growing South County region of San Diego.
"As an organization, Sharp HealthCare is committed to the future of South County by providing the best place for patients to receive care, the best place for physicians to practice medicine and the best place for employees to work in Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center," said Mike Murphy, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sharp HealthCare.
The total cost to build the new hospital is $239 million, which is being funded through a combination of philanthropic donations to Sharp HealthCare Foundation, bonds, cash reserves and the Medi-Cal Hospital Fee Program. The Ocean View Tower at Sharp Chula Vista is Sharp HealthCare's largest single investment to date.
"As Sharp Chula Vista celebrates 40 years of providing high quality health care in 2015, I'm reminded of how deep our roots are in the South Bay," said Pablo Velez, RN, PhD, Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Sharp Chula Vista. "It was in 1975 that we first opened our doors and made a promise to take care of the people of the South Bay; 40 years later, that promise is stronger than ever."
Sharp Chula Vista selected Hensel Phelps, AVRP Studios and Smith GroupJJR as the design-build team to lead the expansion project. Groundbreaking is expected in late 2016 with a grand opening anticipated in fall 2019.
"As the South County region continues to grow, we've made a promise to grow with it to ensure community members have access to high quality medical care close to home," said Dan Gross, Executive Vice President of Hospital Operations, Sharp HealthCare.
About Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center
Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center is a 343-bed hospital with the largest array of health care services in San Diego's South Bay. A Designated Planetree Patient-Centered Care Hospital, Sharp Chula Vista is home to the region's most comprehensive heart program and also offers exceptional services for orthopedic care and women and infants. The Douglas & Nancy Barnhart Cancer Center offers patients the most advanced treatment technology, a unique healing environment and an extraordinary level of care. Sharp Chula Vista is the largest health care provider and one of the largest private employers in South County, employing more than 2,000 staff and maintaining privileges with nearly 500 affiliated physicians.
About Hensel Phelps, AVRP Studios and SmithGroupJJR
Hensel Phelps is recognized as one of the premier general contracting firms in the United States since 1937, specializing in planning, building and managing facilities in every building sector, including health care, aviation, higher education, federal and justice. Our people are committed to delivering the highest quality solutions and creating the most innovative and efficient facilities for our clients, from the conception through construction, operations and asset management. As one of San Diego's largest construction employers, our firm has been an engaged community partner in San Diego for over 30 years.
AVRP Studios is a leading architectural, interior design and planning firm in Southern California. Innovation, creativity and collaboration drive us. We are passionate about great design and the creation of places for people with our clients' involvement. Our firm is built around an organization that encourages the creative process, innovation across industries and the involvement of our client across all of our studios. Our award winning history serves as an example in our resolve and dedication to our client's involvement in the creative process.
AVRP is the ninth largest health care architecture firm in the United States as ranked in the 2015 "Giants" edition of SmithGroupJJR is the ninth largest health care architecture firm in the United States as ranked in the 2015 "Giants" edition of Building Design + Construction magazine. The SmithGroupJJR Health Practice provides clients with comprehensive health care design services, from strategic planning to operational programming, and is a proven leader in design-build delivery. It emphasizes informed design solutions that support better patient outcomes. An international firm with nearly 25 years of experience in Southern California, SmithGroupJJR works with many of the nation's top health care providers, including Sharp HealthCare, Kaiser Permanente, Cedars-Sinai, Sutter Health, Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, Emory University Hospital and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.