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Daily Business Report — Nov. 18, 2010

Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla (2035)

Scripps Unveils $2 Billion-Plus Master Building Plan

Scripps will replace Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla with three new hospital towers to meet state earthquake safety standards and will provide research and graduate medical education facilities, an outpatient treatment center and medical offices under a 25-year master plan — estimated to cost more than $2 billion — that was unveiled on Wednesday. Officials said the new facilities are designed to meet the region’s health care needs for the rest of the century. “We are creating a full-service, regional medical campus that builds on our history, begun by Ellen Browning Scripps in 1924, who had a vision to combine high quality health care with medical research,” said Scripps President and CEO Chris Van Gorder. “Miss Ellen’s vision lives on in this bold and comprehensive plan to bring innovative, patient-centered care to San Diego while providing a destination for those outside our region who are seeking access to the most advanced, high-quality treatments.”

Scripps officials said patients will have all their health care needs met in one location, from wellness, prevention and advanced diagnostics in the medical offices and outpatient pavilion to the latest medical and surgical treatments in the new hospital. The regional campus will allow Scripps to provide greater collaboration and efficiency between its two La Jolla campuses at Scripps Memorial and Scripps Green Hospital on Torrey Pines Mesa.

Scripps President and CEO Chris Van Gorder

Under the plan, the 43-acre campus will be developed over the next 25 years, starting with the groundbreaking event next June for the first hospital tower and continuing with two additional hospital towers, two new medical office buildings, an outpatient care pavilion and additional parking.

The existing hospital will be razed and a new hospital will be built to meet state seismic standards.  The plan is currently in review by the city of San Diego.

The plan also includes a new central energy plant, new roadway entry and on-campus roadway realignment to make maximum use of the existing area.

“This will be a regional campus dedicated to the patient as well as to fully applying the technologies of the future,” said Scripps Chief Medical Officer Brent Eastman.  “The medical care of the future – to be delivered here – incorporates wireless technology, robotic surgery, digital monitoring and record-keeping, and high-tech operating rooms, in a setting designed for and around the patient.”

The first hospital tower will be the hub of the Scripps Cardiovascular Institute, bringing together the cardiovascular programs of Scripps La Jolla, Scripps Green and Kaiser Permanente. Scripps and Kaiser recently agreed to a 10-year extension of their 30-year partnership.

The eight-story, 383,000-square-foot first hospital tower will cost $398 million and will open for patient care in 2015. It will feature 108 in-patient beds in private rooms, 60 intensive care beds, six state-of-art operating rooms, cardiac catheterization labs with the most advanced medical technology, centralized cardiovascular research labs and a center for graduate medical education.

The Scripps La Jolla master plan is part of $3 billion in improvements being made to facilities throughout the Scripps Health system.

Padres Skipper Name NL Manager of the Year

Padres manager Bud Black today has been named the National League’s Manager of the Year in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.  He was listed on 26 of the 32 ballots cast, receiving 16 first-place votes. Black, 53, led the Padres to a 90-72 record in 2010, the most wins by the Padres since they won a franchise-record 98 contests in 1998. San Diego posted the fifth-best record in the National League while going an even 45-36 both at home and on the road. The Padres road record tied with the Philadelphia Phillies for the best mark in the National League and tied for second in all of baseball behind the Tampa Bay Rays. Black’s Padres posted a 28-20-4 series record in 2010, including nine series sweeps. They went 28-20 in one-run games and 17-11 in games decided in the last at-bat. Black joined the Padres after seven seasons as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitching coach (2000-06).  He previously spent four years in the Cleveland Indians organization.

LA Fitness to Renovate Poway Location

LA Fitness, has signed a 15-year, $11,469,584 lease renewal for 40,567 square feet of retail space in Poway Crossings at 12648 Poway Road in Poway. The company plans to renovate its space, according to John Jennings of Cushman & Wakefield.The lessor, Poway Crossings Investors LLC, was represented by John Jennings and Kam Walton of the Cushman & Wakefield. The lessee represented itself. The 114,811-square-foot recently renovated retail center includes additional anchor tenants such as Rite Aid and K-Five Boardshop.

USS San Francisco Deploys

The USS San Francisco has departed Naval Base Point Loma for a scheduled six-month deployment to the Western Pacific and Southwest Asia. The missions of the San Francisco focus on maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. The ship is commanded by Commander Nathan Martin and is home to130 crew members. She was commissioned April 24, 1981, and is the 24th Los Angeles-class submarine built.

MOVERS TO WATCH

SD METRO will identify 25 Movers to Watch in 2011 in our January issue and you are invited to submit nominations through Dec. 2. You’ll find a nomination form on our Website (sandiegometro.com). Tell us why you think your nominee will make outstanding contributions in his or her chosen field or community next year and accomplishments so far.

SCORE San Diego Small Business Workshops

• Nov. 19 – Internet Marketing 101 – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Point Loma Nazarene University in Mission Valley (4007 Camino del Rio South, San Diego 92108; pre-paid registration $69, $79 at the door).

• Nov. 19 – QuickBook Basics for Non-Profits – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The San Diego Foundation – Liberty Station (2508 Historic Decatur Rd #200, San Diego 92106; pre-paid registration $69, $79 at the door).

• Nov. 20 – Business Plan 201: How to Write a Business Plan – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Point Loma Nazarene University in Mission Valley (4007 Camino del Rio South, San Diego 92108; pre-paid registration $99, $109 at the door).

• Nov. 22 – Good Governance for Non-Profits – 9 to 11:30 a.m. at The San Diego Foundation – Liberty Station (2508 Historic Decatur Rd #200, San Diego 92106; pre-paid registration $39, $49 at the door).

• Nov. 22 – Restaurant 101 – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Point Loma Nazarene University in Mission Valley (4007 Camino del Rio South, San Diego 92108; pre-paid registration $49, $59 at the door).

• Nov. 23 – Internet Marketing 201: SEO – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Point Loma Nazarene University in Mission Valley (4007 Camino del Rio South, San Diego 92108; pre-paid registration $69, $79 at the door).

• Nov. 23 – Business Basics 101 – 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at SCORE Entrepreneur Center (550 West C St., #550, San Diego 92101; FREE! Please pre-register).

• Nov. 30 – Tax Considerations for Small Business – 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at SCORE Entrepreneur Center (550 West C St., #550, San Diego 92101; pre-paid registration $29, $39 at the door).

The Daily Business Report is produced by REP Publishing Inc., publisher of San Diego Metropolitan Magazine, the North Park News, Kensington News and the West Coast Craftsman. (619) 906-4104.

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