Palomar Pomerado Health , Escondido, CA
The Palomar Medical Center is the first phase of development for a new 35-acre campus that includes a 360-bed acute-care hospital and a new central plant. The project consists of an 868,536 SF main hospital building; a 150,073 SF support building; a 36,753 SF central plant; 6,400 SF of connecting underground tunnels; and 2.1 million SF of sitework. The program includes an Emergency Department, Outpatient Surgery, General Medical/Surgery, and Labor and Delivery, all within a patient- and family-centered environment. The support building program is comprised of Facilities and Biomedical Engineering, an outpatient women’s center, conference space, and administrative space. The design includes a full complement of water conservation, air quality, and energy-saving measures.