Rady Children's Hospital
Healthcare — San Diego, CA

Rady Children's Hospital

McCarthy's healthcare construction team in San Diego completed the new 279,000-square-foot Rady Children’s Hospital Patient Care Pavilion, the only dedicated child-specific medical center in the San Diego region. 

The facility houses a much-needed surgical center, 84 medical-surgical beds, a neonatal intensive care center and a cancer center to aid in fulfilling the increasing demand for children's critical care in the area. It includes 16 operating rooms with associated support departments, a 28-bed hematology and oncology unit, a 10-bed bone marrow transplant intensive care unit, a 32-bed neonatal intensive care unit, and 84 acuity adaptable medical surgery beds. 

Not only is the Rady Children’s Hospital Patient Care Pavilion be one of the first LEED certified OSHPD (Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development) facilities in California, it is also one of the first LEED certified healthcare facilities within San Diego County. 

The new hospital includes indoor air-quality monitoring and management. In addition to providing outstanding indoor air quality, the design maximizes natural light and utilizes high-efficiency air conditioning and mechanical equipment providing sustainable, lower-overall life cycle operating costs that positively impact the on-going operation of the hospital. The building also features a green roof system that helps control rainwater runoff from the roof.

Weeks Early
Self-Performed Work


  • SC Engineers, Inc.
  • Shadpour Consulting


  • Anshen + Allen Architects

Building the first LEED-designed acute care facility and the largest children's hospital in California represents a significant construction achievement. McCarthy SKILLFULLY MANAGED the many details necessary to simultaneously meet the high standards and strict mandates of both OSHPD and the USGBC.

Tim Jacoby
Vice President, Facilities


Paul King

Paul King

20401 SW Birch St
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Awards and Recognition

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2010 Best of California

Award of Merit
Rady Children's Hospital & Health Center
California Construction

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2010 Melvin McCarthy Award

Excellence in Quality Management
Rady Children's Hospital & Health Center
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.