Kaiser to build new hospital in Kearny Mesa

City News Service

Kaiser Permanente will build its new San Diego hospital in Kearny Mesa, the health care organization announced Thursday.

The site at 5201 Ruffin Road, just south of Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, is currently home to the county Registrar of Voters Office. It was selected over another potential location on the Alliant University campus in Scripps Ranch.

"Kaiser Permanente has experienced significant growth in San Diego over the past few years, a trend we anticipate will continue in the future — particularly as national health care reform is implemented," said Mary Ann Barnes, senior vice president and executive director for KP in San Diego.

The hospital is just one of several new facilities Kaiser plans to build around the county, Barnes said.

The company hopes to open the new hospital in 2018.

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