Press Kit/Media Information
April 1, 2010
UC San Diego Health System Receives $75 Million Gift to Build New Medical Center
Gift from San Diego philanthropists Joan and Irwin Jacobs to set new course for health care delivery in region
The University of California, San Diego announced today that Joan and Irwin Jacobs, with their family, have pledged $75 million to UC San Diego Health System to build the Jacobs Medical Center on UC San Diego’s east campus in La Jolla. The Jacobs Medical Center will be a 10-story, 490,000 square-foot facility adjacent to UC San Diego Health System’s Thornton Hospital. It will be home to approximately 245 patient beds and three new hospitals: the Cancer Hospital, the Hospital for Women and Infants, and the Hospital for Advanced Surgery. With construction commencing by early 2012, the Jacobs Medical Center is slated for completion in 2016.
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