Sharp Memorial Hospital
Sharp Memorial Hospital
A Seamless Experience for Patients and Visitors
The Sharp Metropolitan Medical Center Master Plan Implementation Project consists of multiple projects that are part of their campus-wide improvements and upgrades including approximately 367,000 square feet of hospital building replacement and 193,000 square feet of remodeling at the existing Sharp Memorial Medical Center facility.
There is no “old” and “new” on the Sharp Metropolitan Medical Campus. Rather, the patient and visitor experience is harmonized and welcoming, uniting the concierge service and quality of hospitality with the top clinical expertise for which Sharp is known.
In 2019, Sharp Healthcare engaged the design-build team of McCarthy-HDR/Taylor Design to provide programming, design, and construction of the $599 million project for the first three phases of the master plan. The design-build team has utilized a collaborative design process between the Sharp leadership team, user groups, and OSHPD.
The Sharp Metropolitan Medical Center campus is the largest concentration of medical services in San Diego serving more than 200,000 individuals and families each year. In May of 2022, Sharp Memorial Hospital broke ground on the expansion of the Cushman Emergency and Trauma Center, the first building element in the Implementation Project. This project is the largest set of transformational capital projects in the history of Sharp’s medical campus in Central San Diego.
A Truly Integrated Interventional Platform
Level 2 creates a suite of operating rooms and cardiac procedure rooms that can be used flexibly by the entire array of Sharp’s surgical and cardiac services modalities. Connected suites of PACU, preoperative, and post-operative programs that serve the entire contingent of procedure spaces are located to gain the greatest operational efficiencies. This new solution also provides integration with Imaging and multiple choices for ICU locations to which physicians and clinical staff may assign patients. An existing ICU is located on the same floor as surgery and at the base of a tower dedicated to acute care beds. A second new ICU will be located one level above with access to acute care patient beds located directly adjacent and above it. This integration will not only improve operational efficiency and create a better work atmosphere for staff, but also enhance the patient experience of intensive and acute care.
This extensive project includes work in all the facility buildings as well as the rerouting of existing site utilities, creating a new front entry, incorporating seismic upgrades, demolition of two existing eight-level patient towers down to the second level podium base, construction of a new central energy plant and oxygen tank yard, a six-level addition to the Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns, a new seven-story inpatient tower, a campus connector, and a new two-story addition that provides expansion of emergency and surgical services. The project is scheduled to complete in multiple construction phases by 2030.