SAN DIEGO–The San Diego City Council has given Palomar Pomerado Health (PPH) the green light for its health and wellness center in Rancho Peñasquitos. On February 23, the city council voted (6-1) in favor of rezoning the land on 12855 Black Mountain Road from a “religious facility” to “general institutional-health care services” and approved PPH’s plans to develop a wellness center and medical office building.
Funding for the new satellite medical center was made possible in 2004 when 71% of voters in Rancho Peñasquitos approved Proposition BB – a $496-million bond measure – to expand health care services and build new facilities throughout the health district.
The PPH health and wellness center in Rancho Peñasquitos includes plans to demolish portions of existing buildings and renovate the remaining portions to create an 11,500-square-foot wellness center and construct a 40,000-square-foot medical office building.
- Anticipated services and programs include the following:
- Adult and pediatric primary care physicians
- Urgent care center
- Additional physicians such as dermatology, allergy and ophthalmology
- OB/GYN Services
- Diabetes education program
- Health education and prevention classes
- Maternity classes
The Rancho Peñasquitos project is a partnership between PPH and Pacific Medical Buildings (PMB). PMB will oversee construction and manage the medical office building, leasing offices to doctors and physician groups. PPH will operate the wellness center.
“Receiving the city council’s support is a significant step. It allows us to fulfill our commitment to the community,” said Michael H. Covert, president and CEO, PPH. “We’re excited to have the opportunity to localize vital health and wellness programs, so residents can have access to the highest level of care offered by PPH.”