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Scripps Prebys Cardiovascular Institute

La Jolla, California

The Prebys Cardiovascular Institute on the campus of Scripps Memorial Hospital is the region’s largest and most advanced center dedicated to cardiovascular care. This destination hospital for cardiac care on the West Coast has become a model for specialized heart care facilities across the U.S.

The 167-bed Institute includes 59 intensive-care beds, four operating rooms, two hybrid operating rooms, six cardiac catheterization labs, diagnostic testing and digital imaging. Flexibility inherent in the design allows for future growth and advances in technology and treatment.

Interior spaces support leading-edge medical treatment, patient care, research, clinical trials and graduate medical education. Inspired by the light, landscape and colors of La Jolla, the interior materials and finishes establish an engaging yet peaceful setting that promotes healing. Floor-to-ceiling windows in patient rooms provide abundant natural light and expansive views.

The contemporary exterior design is a composition of brick, glass and metal panels that respects the campus aesthetic. Stacked brick and punched windows emulate the hospital’s architectural language. On the southeast, the curved glass curtain wall presents a message of transparency.

The opening of the Institute was the first phase of a 25-year master plan that is transforming Scripps Memorial Hospital’s La Jolla campus.

383,000 sq. ft. / 35,580 sq. m.
Modern Healthcare Design Awards – Bronze
ENR California Best Projects – Healthcare
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