Palomar Medical Center receives best health care project awards

The new Palomar Medical Center in Escondido has been selected a 2012 “Best of the Best Health Care Projects” nationally as well as California’s “Best Health Care Project” and “Best Overall Project.”

The awards come from Engineering News-Record (ENR), a publication for design and construction news, and were presented to Palomar Health, CO Architects, and DPR Construction for their work on the new hospital.

The new Palomar Medical Center in North San Diego County.WEBfeature

According to ENR editors, “Best of the Best Projects” winners are “truly outstanding examples for the entire construction industry of teamwork, safety, overcoming challenges, innovation, and quality.”

Projects were judged by design and construction professionals. Palomar Medical Center is featured in the December edition of ENR California.

“These recognitions are a testament to everyone involved in the creation, planning and design of the new hospital—including our board and staff,” said Palomar Health President and Chief Executive Officer Michael H. Covert. “It represents a unique achievement and the next stage of development in the building of hospitals and the way we care for individuals in such settings.”

In February, the editors of ENR will select one project from the national “Best of the Best Projects” winners as the editor’s choice. Palomar Medical Center is eligible for this award.

Palomar Health opened its 11-story, 288-bed medical center in August. To read more about the national award, visit ENR.com. To read more about the California awards, visit bit.ly/U7tBF2.

   
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