A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled Wednesday morning for Kaiser Permanente‘s seven-story hospital project in Kearny Mesa.

The 565,000-square-foot facility will be built on 19 acres of land that used to be the home of the San Diego County Registrar of Voters Office. The ROV moved recently to the new County Operations Center down the street.

Rendering of Kaiser Permanente's new San Diego hospital. Courtesy CO Architects.
Rendering of Kaiser Permanente’s new San Diego hospital. Courtesy CO Architects.

“Kaiser Permanente’s new central hospital will be a high-tech hospital of the future,” said Mary Ann Barnes, senior vice president and executive director for Kaiser Permanente San Diego. “From green design to the latest technology, it will have all the tools to provide our members with the highest quality care in a beautiful, healing and nurturing environment.”

The Kaiser facility will include 321 rooms for patients, a 1,400-space parking structure and a healing garden that will wrap around the structure when it opens in three years. The current Kaiser hospital in San Diego is on Zion Avenue in Grantville.

— City News Service