Crisis Stabilization Unit Walls to be Placed at Skybreaking Ceremony


Palomar Health staff, elected officials and behavioral health community leaders are commemorating the initial stages of construction on the new Palomar Health Crisis Stabilization Unit with a sky breaking ceremony. A short program will highlight the significance of the CSU to the North County community, how it fits into the larger County strategic plan to serve the increasing behavioral health population and how the CSU should help reduce Emergency Department crowding.

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 12, 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Palomar Medical Center Escondido
               2185 Citracado Parkway, Escondido, CA
BACKGROUND: There is an increasing population of behavioral health patients throughout San Diego County. The CSU will replace an existing CSU located in downtown Escondido. It will serve twice as many patients, is purpose-built to aid in psychiatric care and is strategically located next to the Emergency Department eliminating the need for patient transportation.
VISUALS: Cranes lofting walls into place and workers attaching them to the foundation of the prefabricated Crisis Stabilization Unit building next door to the Emergency Department on the campus of Palomar Medical Center Escondido.
INTERVIEWS: Palomar Health President and CEO Diane Hansen; COO Sheila Brown; and behavioral health community leaders.
About Palomar Health
Established in 1948, the award-winning team at Palomar Health provides the most comprehensive health care in North San Diego County through its three medical centers and more than 900 affiliated medical providers serving more than half a million people. Palomar Health is San Diego County’s only member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network and is nationally recognized as operating one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals; a Best 100 Hospital for joint replacement and orthopedic surgery; a Best Hospital for stroke care, heart care and bariatric surgery; a Diabetes and Stroke Center of Excellence; and a Blue Distinction Center for spine surgery, cardiac care and maternity. Through its network of providers, Palomar Health offers medical services in virtually all fields of medicine including primary care, cardiovascular care, emergency services, trauma, cancer, orthopedics, women’s health, behavioral health, rehabilitation, robotic surgery and bariatric surgery at offices strategically located throughout the North San Diego County region. For more information please visit You can also follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.   


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