Patient rooms at Palomar Medical Center are all single occupancy. The hospital has healing gardens and bright airy spaces for patients to relax in. According to Palomar, this year the facility is hitting occupancy rates of about 80 percent.

Patient rooms at Palomar Medical Center are all single occupancy. The hospital has healing gardens and bright airy spaces for patients to relax in. According to Palomar, this year the facility is hitting occupancy rates of about 80 percent. Photo by Palomar Health

Palomar Medical Center has been coined the “hospital of the future,” constructed to withstand earthquakes of great magnitude, tested within its first season with wildfires warming the glassy exterior, and meticulously designed with the architectural flexibility to meet demands of future unknowns...

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