Jul 29, 2011
Scripps Health announced Wednesday a $45 million donation from area developer and philanthropist Conrad Prebys to fund construction of its cardiovascular center at the Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla campus. The seven-story center, on which construction began last month, will be named the Prebys Cardiovascular Institute.
Scripps Health considers the $456 million institute, which will integrate cardiovascular programs throughout the organization, to be the cornerstone of a 25-year plan to redevelop its La Jolla location. Patients of Kaiser Permanente will also use the facility.
The 383,000-square-foot institute—with 108 inpatient beds in private rooms, 60 intensive care beds, six operating rooms and up to six cardiac catheterization labs—is expected to open in four years.
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