SAN DIEGO, March 20, 2013 – Pacific Medical Buildings (PMB) is pleased to announce its continued relationship with Palomar Health with the completion of a major construction project in the northern San Diego County healthcare district, the largest in California.
PMB began construction on the 7,600-square-foot, $4.5 million clinic Ramona Ambulatory Care Center in the summer of 2012. Open to the community this month, the single-story outpatient medical clinic that is built in a prime location near the corner of 13th and Main Street on approximately an acre of land, expands healthcare services for the Ramona area. The facility houses an adult and pediatric primary care physician services, urgent care, radiology services and outpatient diagnostic testing as well as specialty services and programs, such as health education and prevention classes.
“The Ramona Ambulatory Care Center represents Palomar Health District’s commitment to provide care to the underserved residents within its boundaries,” says Jim Rohan, PMB’s Senior Vice President for Development.
The facility is co-owned by PMB and Palomar Health, and leased by Arch Health Partners, an affiliate physician organization of Palomar Health. In 2011, Arch Health Partners was named by Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) as one of the top-performing physician organizations in California for the second consecutive year. This is PMB’s second project for the Palomar Health system.
About Palomar Health District
Palomar Health, formerly Palomar Pomerado Health, is the largest healthcare district in California, serving communities in an 850-square-mile area in northern San Diego County. Palomar Health also operates a trauma center that covers more than 2,200 square miles of South Riverside and North San Diego Counties. In addition to three hospitals—Palomar Health Downtown Campus, the new Palomar Medical Center and Pomerado Hospital—Palomar Health offers home healthcare, surgery, skilled nursing, ambulatory care, behavioral health services, wound care, and community health education programs. In 2009, Palomar Health became the first public health district in California to receive Magnet® recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a designation that has been received by only five percent of all hospitals nationwide. In 2004, district voters passed Proposition BB, a $496-million bond measure to upgrade facilities and build new ones, including the new Palomar Medical Center and the Ramona Ambulatory Care Center. For more information about Palomar Health, please visit www.palomarhealth.org.
About Pacific Medical Buildings
Pacific Medical Buildings is an integrated healthcare real estate partner for health systems, hospitals, medical groups and universities. We specialize in the development and management of ambulatory care facilities, including medical office buildings, outpatient, clinical and academic facilities and parking structures. For more than 40 years, PMB’s executives have led the industry in the development and management of medical care buildings, with 83 medical projects constructed to date throughout the Western United States. The firm currently owns and manages 49 facilities totaling approximately 3.25 million square feet with more than 7,000 structured parking stalls, and has five projects under development that will total 650,000 square feet. The San Diego-based firm also has offices in Austin, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, Phoenix, Portland, and Vancouver, Washington.
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