ESCONDIDO–As health-care leaders and experts from across the U.S. converge at VHA’s national leadership conference at the San Diego Convention Center, nearly 100 of them will have the opportunity to visit Palomar Medical Center West – the nation’s largest hospital construction project and most innovative facility to be built in San Diego County.
VHA is the nation’s largest health care supply chain purchasing organization, serving 1,350 not-for-profit hospitals and more than 30,000 non-acute care providers.
The exclusive hard hat tour will include representatives from a diverse group of hospitals, including the Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL, Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA, Scottsdale Healthcare, AZ, The Queens Medical Center, Honolulu, HI, and a number of other health systems in other parts of the U.S.
“The building of the hospital of the future is a once in a lifetime opportunity,” says Michael H. Covert, president and CEO, Palomar Pomerado Health. “Palomar Medical Center West will cause other leaders to pause and rethink the way their hospitals are designed, how they function and provide health care. The future of health care is right here, in North San Diego County.”
The VHA annual leadership conference attracts hundreds of health care administrators each year. The conference gives leaders an opportunity to gain deep insight on key health care issues and challenges.
The 11 story Palomar Medical Center West is approximately 789,000 sq. ft. and costs $956 million. The campus is infused with evidenced base design features that include a rich healing environment, single patient rooms, and a decentralized nursing model – all designed to help patients heal faster and make health care safer.