Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego announced building of $59 million cancer center to be named for the late philanthropist Conrad Prebys. The 40,000 square foot, four-story facility will serve patients from the central and southern areas of the county. It will be the second dedicated cancer center built as part of Scripps Health partnership with University of Texas’ MD Anderson Cancer Center—the other located in Torrey Pines further to the north. The facility will be completed in 2022.
Mr. Prebys donated $20 million to Scripps Health for an outpatient facility in 2016, the year of his death. Prebys made a fortune investing in San Diego area research, which has continuously appreciated over the last decades.
Cutting-Edge Cancer Center
The facility will feature cutting-edge radiation therapy technology, a 20-chair infusion center for treatments like chemotherapy, spaces for conferences and patient consultations, and offices for physicians. It could certainly be leveraged for clinical research as well. Scripps has ongoing clinical trials at its facilities.