SAN DIEGO (August 8, 2011) – Sharp HealthCare officials, Makena Medical Buildings LLC; J. Reese/Kitchell joint venture and Rossin Steel announce the completion of steel erection on the new Cancer Center at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center and Medical Office Plaza.
The facility, developed and managed by Makena Medical Buildings LLC, was designed by NTD Architects and is under construction by a joint venture of J. Reese Construction and Kitchell. Rossin Steel Inc. ofNational Citytopped out on the erection of 380 tons of steel to complete the support structure of the building.
It measures 45,000 square feet over three stories, with the CancerCenteron the first level. Features of the center will include patient lobby and waiting areas, exam rooms, a resource center, physician offices, conference rooms, nurse stations, CT scan rooms, and indoor and outdoor healing gardens, and one of the nation’s only radiation therapy vaults with floor-to-ceiling windows. The design includes extensive use of natural lighting, rock gardens and interior atriums to provide a comfortably soothing ambiance in waiting, exam and treatment areas. A dual entrance design is featured to provide privacy for cancer patients receiving treatments.
The Cancer Center also includes a 2,000 square-foot InfusionCenter, housed on the building’s second floor. Designed to care for as many as 10 patients in lounge or private room environments, theInfusionCenteralso offers a peaceful outdoor roof garden.
The second and third floors will each feature more than 10,000 square feet of medical office space available for leasing and built to suit for each tenant. Fifty-seven percent of the building is currently leased, including leases to Sharp HealthCare tenants. The proposed medical office plaza features a unique and separate entrance from theCancerCenter.
The new building is being constructed adjacent to the existingSharpChula VistaOutpatientSurgeryCenterand San Diego Imaging center. The construction team is mitigating disruption to utilities, traffic and pedestrian flow for the functioning center, which is open throughout construction.
SharpChula Vistais a 343-bed hospital with the largest array of health care services in southSan DiegoCounty. Home to theSouthBay’s only Community Hospital Cancer Program certified by theAmericanCollegeof Surgeons Commission on Cancer, Sharp Chula Vista also specializes in cardiac care and bloodless surgery.