First Steel Column is Set at Scripps Encinitas Expansion

Critical Care Building is Centerpiece of $94 Million Second Phase of Expansion

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Construction workers set and anchored the first structural steel column July 26 for the Critical Care Building at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Expected to be open for patient care by early summer 2014, the two-story facility will house 27 emergency department beds on the first floor and 36 medical-surgical beds on the second level. The building is part of the hospital’s $94 million second phase of expansion, which will also include a new central energy plant and various infrastructure improvements. Topping out of the building’s structural steel is expected in late August.

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