Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, Leichtag Foundation Critical Care Pavilion
Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas wanted a new building that would allow the hospital to easily grow its capacity into the future. P2S helped to design the new $94 million, 72,000 SF Leichtag Foundation Critical Care Pavilion and central plant. Because the hospital was so focused on preparing for future development, the design called for constant re-assessment and forward-thinking about the needs of the hospital community in the next 50-100 years. The 2-story critical care facility includes 26 treatment rooms, a 36-bed medical surgery nursing unit, and airborne infection isolation rooms.
The new central plant was designed with future expansion in mind, including massive chiller capacity, new 12KV utility service, and emergency generator for the future Acute Care Building.
The Central Utility Plant was designed to account for medical campus expansion with chiller capacity, new 12kV utility service, and an emergency generator system for the Acute Care Building (ACB). We produced the construction documents using 3-D Building Information Modeling (BIM) software.
The new Central Utility Plant was designed after modeling the new building’s utility requirements and programming the future ACB. The critical care facility consists of a new emergency department, procedure rooms, and med-surge patient beds. The future ACB will include operating rooms, radiology, sterile processing, and other acute care services. The new Central Utility Plant includes new high-efficiency chillers with variable frequency drives (VFD), variable primary pumping, cooling towers with VFDs, new direct digital control systems, dual feed electrical service, emergency generators, bulk oxygen storage, medical vacuum, medical air, NO2 and nitrogen, heating hot water boilers, with heat exchangers for the new domestic hot water, SPC-5 requirements of waste holding and water storage and a water softening system.