We're Making History Together at the
New Palomar Medical Center
In the fall of 2004, North County voters approved Proposition BB funding for the expansion of Palomar Health facilities. Since then, planning has concentrated on assuring that the new healthcare facilities enhance patient care through innovative design and technology.
The centerpiece of your healthcare system is the new Palomar Medical Center (PMC), which opened August 19th. As one of the country’s largest hospital construction projects and the first new North County hospital in 30 years, the new campus has already captured the attention of healthcare professionals worldwide for its use of nature, light and space, all designed to speed healing. Among the natural features will be our 1.5-acre green roof that sits atop the second floor, lush with drought-resistant vegetation and offering a beautiful view for south-facing patients. View the latest images in our photo gallery.
The 56-acre campus will expand in phases to meet the developing needs of this North San Diego County growing community. The hospital includes plans for a total capacity of 600 beds as Southern California grows. The new facility will also provide expanded trauma and emergency services, heart surgery, neurosurgery and vascular services.
We kicked off the grand opening of the new Palomar Medical Center with our Community Celebration on July 28, which was open to the public.
On August 19, 2012, Palomar Health opened the doors to America’s newest, most modern hospital – and will change the way we know health care forever.
The Future of Other Palomar Health Facilities
The master plan also supports the renovation and expansion of Pomerado Hospital in Poway, and redevelopment of Palomar Medical Center in downtown Escondido into a modern medical complex with inpatient and outpatient services. Plans also call for outpatient centers in Ramona and Rancho Peñasquitos, and expanded outpatient services in San Marcos and Valley Center.