An enormous crane weighing nearly 320 tons with a boom able to reach farther than a football field has arrived for duty on the campus of Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Calif. The crane signifies the next phase in construction of the Scripps Prebys Cardiovascular Institute as crews begin placing the 5,900 tons of steel that will be used to form the structure of the 168-bed hospital tower.
The $456 million Scripps Prebys Cardiovascular Institute is scheduled to open for patient care in 2015. The 383,000-sf building will feature108 inpatient beds in private rooms, 60 intensive care beds, six state-of-the-art operating rooms, and as many as six cardiac catheterization labs with the most advanced medical technology.
The Scripps Prebys Cardiovascular Institute will integrate the highly respected cardiovascular programs throughout the Scripps Health system and Kaiser Permanente. The Institute will build on a legacy of Scripps breakthroughs in pioneering surgical procedures, landmark studies, genomic medicine and wireless technology to provide the most advanced treatment options available to patients with cardiovascular diseases. Every year, more than 55,000 patients receive their cardiovascular care from Scripps, making it the largest heart care provider in the region. And Scripps is the only cardiovascular program in the region consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best in the country.
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. is serving as the construction management firm on behalf of Scripps Health. McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. has been retained as the design-assist general contractor and HOK Architects is the project architect. BD+C