New medical center to hold three hospitals


A groundbreaking ceremony for the UC San Diego Jacobs Medical Center was held Monday, April 9. The facility, scheduled for completion in 2016, will be home to three specialty hospitals — one dedicated to fighting cancer, one for advanced surgery, and one for women and infants. Joan and Irwin Jacobs provided a $75 million pledge for the center, set to provide state-of-the-art, innovative, patient-focused care. The event was attended by Mayor Jerry Sanders and included remarks from UC San Diego Chancellor Marye Anne Fox and David Brenner, vice chancellor of UC San Diego Health Sciences and Dean for UC San Diego School of Medicine.

— Dave Schwab

Community leaders open the ground to prepare for three new hospitals on the site. An artist rendering of the Jacobs Medical Center, to be located at 9300 Campus Point Drive.