Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas Unveils $94M Expansion

The Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas in North County recently completed its high-profile expansion as an investment of approximately $94 million was finalized. The grand opening of the Leichtag Foundation Critical Care Pavilion was held on July 1st, marking the addition of the new emergency department and inpatient rooms to the existing facilities, as well as a number of other improvements. The name of the new facility was also announced during the opening ceremony, Leichtag Foundation being a local philanthropic organization that has contributed with a total in $10 million back in 2009.

Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas in North County recently marked the completion of $94 million expansion on July 1 with the grand opening of the Leichtag Foundation Critical Care Pavilion. The project added a the new emergency department and inpatient rooms along with other improvements. The new facility is named after Leichtag Foundation, a local philanthropic organization and key contributor to the project.

As part of the expansion, the hospital is adding the 72,321-square-foot Leichtag Foundation Critical Care Pavilion, as well as a new central energy plant, new medical imaging technology and various infrastructure improvements on the premises.

The new building’s first floor includes a 26-bed emergency department, with all private rooms. Two rooms double as resuscitation facilities, and four can serve as isolation rooms for patients with suspected airborne illnesses.

The second floor features 36 private recovery rooms  that will help cut patient waiting times in the emergency department. New imaging technology made available at the facility includes MRI, CT scanning and digital diagnostic X-ray units.

The first phase of the expansion of Scripps Encinitas included the development of 884-space parking facility that was completed in 2011. The recently completed second phase also includes $6 million in public infrastructure improvements.

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