Pomerado Hospital Announces New Name


Escondido, CA, December 13, 2016 – Palomar Health announced today that Pomerado Hospital is now Palomar Medical Center Poway.

The new name better reflects the nature of our comprehensive healthcare system with medical centers across North County.

“Pomerado Hospital has been an important part of the Poway community since 1977. The new name—Palomar Medical Center Poway—better reflects that it is part of an innovative, comprehensive healthcare system,” said Bob Hemker, President and CEO of Palomar Health. “The warm community feeling that makes it a special place will always be part of the hospital.”

As part of this change, Palomar Health’s medical centers are named for their locations in the community:

Palomar Medical Center Poway 
15615 Pomerado Road 
Poway, CA 92064 

Palomar Medical Center Escondido 
2185 Citracado Parkway 
Escondido, CA 92029

Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido 
555 East Valley Parkway 
Escondido, CA 92025 

New Name, Same Passion
While the name may be changing, the passion of the people who serve there remains.

In addition to general medical and surgical services, Palomar Medical Center Poway will continue to offer 24‐hour emergency services, labor and delivery, a neonatal intensive care unit, cardiovascular care, orthopedic services, wound care, a neuropsychiatric unit, a surgical weight loss program, and rehabilitation services. The hospital is also a certified advanced cardiac lifesaving care treatment facility.

Palomar Medical Center Poway has been certified by The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center, and a CMS Center of Excellence in Stroke, Diabetes Management, and Bariatric Surgery. It has also been designated by Blue Distinction for Quality in Gastric Banding, Gastric Stapling, Maternity Services, and Hip and Knee Replacement. In addition, the hospital has the lowest length of stay in San Diego County for total hip and knee replacement surgery—a key metric for gauging quality.  

Palomar Health is proud of the excellence that Palomar Medical Center Poway is known for and will continue to provide the community for generations to come.

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