After decades of planning, a new hospital in the South Bay is just two years away. Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center’s new hospital – an addition to its existing 343-bed hospital located in San Diego, California – will add 138 large, private patient rooms. After breaking ground last November, construction reached the latest milestone as the final steel beam was placed. The hospital’s framework was created with 3,580 pieces of steel weighing nearly 1,800 tons.
Upon completion, this project will be the South Bay’s first new hospital in more than 40 years. Once open, the $244-million hospital will add 138 large, private-patient rooms; six operating rooms, including the South Bay’s only hybrid procedure room; a rooftop café and more to meet the needs of San Diego’s South County region – one of the fastest-growing in the nation. The project is Sharp’s largest single investment to date and is being funded through philanthropic donations to Sharp HealthCare Foundation, bonds, cash reserves and the Medi-Cal Hospital Fee Program.
A Designated Planetree Patient-Centered Care Hospital, Sharp Chula Vista is home to the Douglas & Nancy Barnhart Cancer Center, as well as the region’s most comprehensive heart program; the facility is also known for its orthopedic care and services for women and infants.