New hospital to open soon

April 22, 2017 by  

Kaiser Permanente has been in San Diego for 50 years, and is celebrating its anniversary by opening a new medical center in the city’s Kearny Mesa area.

The facility will complement Kaiser’s existing hospitals in Grantville and its Palomar Medical Center, located in North County.

One of the most important advances for the hospital is its emergency department, which is staffed 24 hours per day and offers 39 areas for private treatment. The main hospital will have 253 rooms designed for single patients. They are interactive, offering the latest technologies to help in patient care. This includes monitoring pain levels, and a mechanism to alert caregivers to any difficulties the patient may experience.

The rooms have 75-inch monitors so that patients have instant access to the Internet, room service, education, and entertainment options. For their part, doctors can use the devices to check on their patients. The rooms also boast special lighting systems that copy the pattern of natural daylight hours, which has proven to enhance health and well-being.

The new facility has been certified as a LEED building, which means it has been certified by the U.S. Green Building Council to meet its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards. LEED buildings are greener, use less energy and water, and reduce the emission of greenhouse gasses.

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