C.W. Driver completes construction on Ramona Ambulatory Care Center in San Diego County


New center becomes the first urgent care facility in Ramona

RAMONA, CA – February 25, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — C.W. Driver, a leader in Southern California healthcare construction, has completed construction on Palomar Health’s Ramona Ambulatory Care Center, a new $4.5 million satellite clinic in Ramona, Calif. When open to the community in March 2013, the 7,600-square-foot, single-story outpatient medical clinic built on approximately an acre of land will expand the healthcare services for the Ramona community.

Designed by San Diego-based Mascari Warner Architects, the facility will provide adult and pediatric primary care physician services, urgent care, radiology services and outpatient diagnostic testing as well as specialty services and programs, such as health education and prevention classes. Built in a prime location near the corner of 13th and Main Streets, the clinic, which will be co-owned by Palomar Health and developer Pacific Medical Buildings, will welcome Arch Health Partners, an affiliated physician organization of Palomar Health, as its exclusive tenant.

“We’re very excited to unveil the new Ramona Ambulatory Care Center and the various services it has to offer to the Ramona community,” said Michael Shanahan, director of Palomar Health facilities planning. “Additionally, with a total of three available acres near the new site, we look forward to the possibilities of future expansion.”

The urgent care facility, which is situated across from the C.W. Driver-built Ramona Library and the future Ramona Intergenerational Community Campus, features a cement plaster exterior along with high ceilings that include the use of exposed beams in the building’s lobby.

“As with all our projects, construction was carefully completed in midst of the operating facilities nearby,” explained Richard Freeark, vice president of operations for C.W. Driver in San Diego. “We are pleased to have delivered a much-needed facility that will serve the community’s healthcare needs for years to come.”

The Ramona Ambulatory Care Center joins a number of C.W. Driver-built medical office buildings including the 75,000-square-foot east campus office building on the University of California, San Diego campus, which opened in the Fall of 2011 and tenant improvement work for an existing 15,500-square-foot medical office building for Kaiser Permanente in Indio, Calif.

About C.W. Driver
C.W. Driver, a premier builder serving the Western United States since 1919, specializes in general contracting and construction management services by remaining on the cutting-edge across a broad spectrum of industries, including higher education facilities, K-12, healthcare, biomedical/life sciences, civic/government, entertainment, hospitality and military. C.W. Driver has offices in Los Angeles, Irvine, Ontario, Anaheim, San Diego and San Mateo, Calif. For more information, please visit www.cwdriver.com

About Palomar Health
Palomar Health, formerly Palomar Pomerado Health, is California’s largest by area public health care district and the most comprehensive health care delivery system in northern San Diego County, where it operates several facilities. On August 19, it will open its third hospital, the new Palomar Medical Center in west Escondido.

In 2004, district voters passed Proposition BB, a $496-million bond measure to upgrade facilities and build new ones, including the new Palomar Medical Center and the Ramona Ambulatory Care Center. For more information about Palomar Health, please visit www.PalomarHealth.org.

About Pacific Medical Buildings
Pacific Medical Buildings is an integrated healthcare real estate partner of health systems, hospitals, medical groups and universities. PMB specializes in the development and management of ambulatory care facilities, including medical office buildings, outpatient, clinical and academic facilities and parking structures. For more than 40 years, PMB has led the industry in the development and management of medical care facilities, with 81 medical projects constructed to date throughout the Western United States.


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