La Jolla, California - Scripps Health today opened the John R. Anderson V Medical Pavilion, a state-of-the-art $130 million outpatient clinic featuring 17 medical and surgical specialties including cardiology, neurology, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology, dermatology, nephrology and family medicine.
Medical services are being provided by Scripps Clinic Medical Group.
The Scripps outpatient clinic and one operated by Cedar Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles are the only ones in California operating full-service outpatient catheterization laboratories outside a hospital through state legislation approved in 2012.
“The medical pavilion brings together exceptional physicians, staff and technology in a one-stop-shop for comprehensive outpatient medical services,” Scripps Health President and CEO Chris Van Gorder said. “We are extremely grateful to the Anderson family for their continuing generosity and support of our efforts to deliver the best care possible to our patients.”
Located near the main entrance to the Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla campus, the seven-level, 175,000-square-foot building was constructed with the help of a $25 million donation from Eileen and John “Jack” R. Anderson IV. The clinic is named for their son.
Eileen and John Anderson IV are long-time supporters of Scripps Health. Their philanthropy dates back to 1985 and includes gifts that have benefited programs in cardiology, orthopedics, internal medicine and urgent care at Scripps Clinic and Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla.
Patients will have access to more than 50 physicians in an on-stage/off-stage space configuration inspired by the Disney park design model that puts patients at the center of care activities in a comfortable environment while supporting efficient, collaborative work spaces for staff.
The center includes four outpatient cardiac catheterization laboratories made possible by passage of a state law making life-saving procedures such as stent and pacemaker implants more convenient and accessible to patients by allowing them to be performed in an outpatient facility connected by bridge to a hospital.
A pair of sky bridges connect the pavilion to the adjacent Prebys Cardiovascular Institute, allowing for quick movement of catheterization lab patients into the hospital in the event that more intensive care is required.
The building also contains state-of-the-art imaging technology, making it a comprehensive center of excellence for a full range of scanning diagnostic services. The equipment includes a 256-slice, low-dose CT scanner; a 3 tesla MRI; a four-slice nuclear medicine scanner; two X-ray units; one X-ray/fluoroscopy unit; and three ultrasound units.
The project’s design-build team included design-assist general contractor McCarthy Building Companies and architect Taylor Design.