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Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego broke ground recently on a $1.2-billion, 500,000-square-foot Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Services Pavilion

Rady Children’s Hospital Breaks Ground on $1.2B Expansion

Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego broke ground recently on the largest construction project in its nearly 70-year history: a seven-story, 500,000-square-foot Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Services Pavilion. The new tower is estimated to cost between $1.2 billion and $1.4 billion and will house 140 ICU beds and four operating rooms. 

Opening its doors in 2027, the structure will house a new emergency department, along with advanced pediatric, neonatal and cardiac intensive care units. The Pavilion will also include flexible spaces with the ability to adapt for different purposes at different times as care models change in the future. 

“This is a generational transformation,” said Patrick Frias, president & CEO of Rady Children’s. “We not only need to be sized and scaled appropriately to serve our community today, we need to be built for the future to meet the complex needs of families in the decades ahead.” 

Connect Orange County will take place Sept. 27, 2023 at VEA | Newport Beach Marriott in Newport Beach, concurrently with Connect Healthcare Real Estate on Sept. 27 and 28. Click here to register for Connect Orange County, and here to register for Connect Healthcare Real Estate.   


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