ESCONDIDO, CALIF.— Palomar Health, a public healthcare district encompassing 850 square miles of San Diego’s North County region, is touting the opening of its new 288-bed hospital in Escondido. Palomar Medical Center will offer inpatient care, rehabilitation services, surgical and interventional services, and emergency and trauma services, according to a news release. The original facility, renamed Palomar Health Downtown Campus and also in Escondido, will provide women’s, children’s, rehabilitation, behavioral health and urgent-care services. A $496 million bond issue passed by voters in the district in 2004 helped fund the new 740,000square-foot hospital. The total cost of the 11-story facility was $956 million. Palomar Health also operates a 107bed hospital in Poway, Calif.
Palomar’s new hospital will offer rehabilitation, surgical and trauma care, among other services.