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As one of the country's largest hospital construction projects and the first new North County hospital in 30 years, the new Palomar Medical Center campus ( has already captured the attention of healthcare professionals worldwide for its use of nature, light and space, all designed to speed healing. The new facility offers emergency services, a Level II Trauma Center, cardiology, radiology, rehabilitation services, oncology and imaging. As a non-profit community hospital district, Palomar Health continues its long-standing dedication to treating all patients who need care, regardless of their ability to pay.

ServicesIntensive Care Medicine, Psychiatric Inpatient, Emergency Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Scribe
Hospital Beds319
Annual ED Visits102600
TraumaLevel 2
Hospital TypeHospital District

Community Description

Nestled in a long valley in the coastal mountains of Southern California, Escondido provides a thriving urban environment in the midst of gentle rolling hills and avocado and citrus groves. Escondido lies about 18 miles inland, 100 miles south of Los Angeles, and 30 miles northeast of San Diego. In recent years, Escondido was named by Money Magazine as the Best Place in the West to Retire, and, at the other end of the spectrum, was named a Kid-Friendly City for its broad range of youth programs.

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