Courtesy of Sharp Chula Vista

Courtesy of Sharp Chula Vista

Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center announced plans Monday to build a $239 million hospital called Ocean View Tower in South County.

The 170,000-square-foot hospital will add 138 private patient rooms, six operating rooms, and advanced health care technology, programs and services, according to a news release.

The cost of the project is being funded through a combination of philanthropic donations to Sharp HealthCare Foundation, bonds, cash reserves and the Medi-Cal Hospital Fee Program. The Ocean View Tower at Sharp Chula Vista is Sharp HealthCare’s largest single investment to date.

Sharp Chula Vista selected Hensel Phelps, AVRP Studios and Smith Group JJR as the design-build team to lead the expansion project. Groundbreaking is expected in late 2016 with a grand opening anticipated in fall 2019.

“As the South County region continues to grow, we’ve made a promise to grow with it to ensure community members have access to high-quality medical care close to home,” said Dan Gross, executive vice president of Hospital Operations at Sharp HealthCare.