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The Cost of Building a Hospital in California

There’s a lot more that goes into building a hospital than the bricks and beams—and in California, it just costs more
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Many California hospitals will have to rebuild or retrofit in the next seven years to meet seismic safety requirements. This unfunded state mandate adds up for health care systems like Scripps. The price tag for building a new hospital in California can be more than twice the cost than in nearly any other state. Construction is under way at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas and Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego, to meet the 2030 deadline. at. Read more about the financial burden of building a seismically safe hospital in California and how the materials differ from general construction projects here. For more nutrition, wellness, and healthy living tips, sign up for the San Diego Health newsletter here.

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