Scripps Health has purchased a new medical office building for Scripps Coastal Medical Center in Oceanside. The updated, convenient and patient-friendly facility is located adjacent to California State Route 76 at 4318 Mission Ave, and will replace the original Scripps Coastal Medical Center facility on Mission Avenue.
The new 33,500-square-foot medical office building is almost twice the size of the original medical center, provides more parking, easier accessibility and the latest wireless technology.
“Scripps Coastal is proud to open a new state of the art facility in the same community where we have had the pleasure of delivering care and practicing medicine for 50 years,” said Kevin Hirsch, MD, president of Scripps Coastal Medical Group.
Initially, the new building will house the 10 Scripps doctors and 40 staff from the existing medical center, expanding to a total of 20 physicians in the future.
Scripps plan called for a new facility that could meet the needs of existing Scripps Coastal patients and accommodate future growth in the area. When searching for a new building, the priority was to find a location that was central to patients. The new medical office building is within three miles of the majority of current patients’ homes.
“Our patients voiced the need for a new facility – we listened,” said Larry Harrison, chief executive for Scripps Coastal. “The new medical office building is more modern and will offer patients more amenities. Scripps Health is excited about this facility upgrade and looks forward to meeting the growing health care needs of the Oceanside community.”
The transition process from the existing site will take place over the next several months, with plans to fully open in July 2012. Current patients will be notified of the change and invited to attend the grand opening scheduled for later this year.
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