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Kaiser hospitals cross Kearny Mesa lot

Counting up new hospital space. Back hospital building construction at the Kaiser Permanente site. August 21.
Counting up new hospital space. Back hospital building construction at the Kaiser Permanente site. August 21.
Adam Benjamin

Hospital building work at the medical campus construction lot at the Clairemont Mesa Boulevard and Ruffin Road corner stays heavy at the two hospital wing sites. The front 7 story hospital tower, near the work commute drive on Ruffin Road, fits in its lot corner next to the connected outpatient building, and, underground foundation work in the south corner.

Kaiser Permanente medical campus construction in Kearny Mesa. Clairemont Mesa Blv and Ruffin Rd. August 22.
Adam Benjamin

An entrance to a medical room will be easy to find in Kearny Mesa. Kaiser Permanente is putting in imaging, labs, and pharmacy services at the same campus location the two hospital wings will house 440 hospital care beds. Regular emergency room visits will be just the atypical drives through the Kearny Mesa traffic. Building a large convenient campus location will keep construction signs up at the old Registrar of Voters location for long months.

Two cranes at the lot this week handled the heavy high work on the front tower that built up to its 7 floor height. Workers in the construction jobs stood on the groun on the large lot, near the digging machines, and on the high floors on the front tower.

The back hospital building, the larger wing building, on the left side of the Clairemont Mesa Boulevard entrance, measured to 4 full floors. Fifth floor work builds the long steel and concrete structure higher.

Digs done during the 2014 year put the deep holes in the ground. Large dirt mounds covered the lot the early months of the Kaiser Permanente construction project. The hospital wings took their spots on the campus in small slow steps, and, bounds.

San Diegans driving Kearny Mesa's busy streets can keep their eyes on the hospitals build until the doors open, and, doctors and nurses go to work.

The "state-of-the-art" facilities will upgrade the medical care Kaiser Permanente does. A campus at the San Diego crossroads will guarantee Kaiser Permanente can make good on a practial goal. Expand its service network in the San Diego area. And, offer to the ill and injured a conveient place to find care.

THis is the latest story told for Saturday City Scene Chronicles. TO read earlier articles, read
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