On Oct. 10, 2010, Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego welcomed patients to the new Acute Care Pavilion, an incredible place of hope and healing for our region’s children and families. Here, you will find excellent medicine, but you will never forget that this is a hospital for kids.
Why a New Pavilion?
San Diego does not have a county hospital. Rady Children’s, the only hospital in San Diego that exclusively cares for kids, is the safety net for our community’s children. In fact, more than 80 percent of our region’s pediatric population depend on Rady Children’s each year.
Rady Children’s built the Acute Care Pavilion to ensure that our region’s children receive the medical care they need right here, in San Diego. With 154 new beds to address the critical shortage of pediatric beds in the region, Rady Children’s has become the largest children’s hospital in the state.
Located adjacent to the Rose Pavilion, the Acute Care Pavilion is home to the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, the largest pediatric hematology/oncology program serving San Diego, Riverside and Imperial counties; a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with home-like private rooms; and the Warren Family Surgical Center with advanced surgical suites. The facility also has an MRI Center with a kid-friendly, state-of-the-art scanner.
The Pavilion is the first Leadership in Energy Efficiency Design (LEED)-certified acute-care hospital in California. As a LEED-certified “green” building, the Pavilion is energy efficient and environmentally friendly in every possible way — from the materials used in the construction to how energy is used and released into the environment.