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J. Reese/Kitchell Joint Venture, Rossin Steel Top Out New Cancer Center

Sharp_Steel_webSAN DIEGO, Calif. — Sharp HealthCare officials, Makena Medical Buildings LLC; J. Reese/Kitchell joint venture and Rossin Steel announce the completion of steel erection on the new Cancer Center at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center and Medical Office Plaza.


The facility, developed and managed by Makena Medical Buildings LLC, was designed by NTD Architects and is under construction by a joint venture of J. Reese Construction and Kitchell. Rossin Steel Inc. of National City topped out on the erection of 380 tons of steel to complete the support structure of the building.

It measures 45,000-square-feet over three stories, with the Cancer Center on the first level. Features of the center will include patient lobby and waiting areas, exam rooms, a resource center, CT scan rooms and indoor and outdoor healing gardens, and one of the nation’s only radiation therapy vaults with floor-to-ceiling windows. The design includes extensive use of natural lighting, rock gardens and interior atriums to provide a comfortably soothing ambiance in waiting, exam and treatment areas. A dual-entrance design is featured to provide privacy for cancer patients receiving treatments.

The Cancer Center also includes a 2,000 square-foot Infusion Center, housed on the building’s second floor. Designed to care for as many as 10 patients in lounge or private room environments, the Infusion Center also offers a peaceful outdoor roof garden.

The second and third floors will each feature more than 10,000-square-feet of medical office space available for leasing and built to suit for each tenant. The proposed medical office plaza features a unique and separate entrance from the Cancer Center.

The new building is being constructed adjacent to the existing Sharp Chula Vista Outpatient Surgery Center and San Diego Imaging center. The construction team is mitigating disruption to utilities, traffic and pedestrian flow for the functioning center, which is open throughout construction.

Sharp Chula Vista is a 343-bed hospital with the largest array of health care services in south San Diego County. Home to the South Bay’s only Community Hospital Cancer Program certified by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, Sharp Chula Vista also specializes in cardiac care and bloodless surgery.

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Posted August 9, 2011

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