UC San Diego’s new outpatient pavilion, which opened in March of this year, has been named the Koman Family Outpatient Clinic in tribute to Bill and Amy Koman and their family. The cancer research advocates have raised millions for the La Jolla campus’ medical facilities over the past 18 years.Their philanthropic efforts have focused on supporting collaborative cancer research at Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health, Salk Institute, Sanford-Burnham Prebys Medical Center and Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego and now the outpatient pavilion. The couple founded the Padres Pedal the Cause, an annual cycling event that raised $20 million between its inception in 2010 and 2016, according to an article in Ranch & Coast Magazine.
(Image ofThe Koman Family Outpatient Pavilion is courtesy of UC San Diego News Center)
“We are keenly aware and appreciative of the importance of top-notch, local health care,” said two-time cancer survivor Bill Koman in a March 2018 UC San Diego Health Newsroom. “Our family is committed to supporting the development of academic medical centers and teaching hospitals that offer the research, technology and care that drive 21st Century medicine.”
Construction of the pavilion on Campus Point Drive started in November 2015 and cost an estimated $140 million. It is located between Moores Cancer Center, the region’s only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, and Jacobs Medical Center. It represents the most recent addition to the university’s medical campus.
The 156,000 square-foot-building, opened to patients in March 2018. It offers clinical care, including outpatient services for breast, urology, sports medicine and spinal care patients. The pavilion includes eight surgery suites as well as basic and advanced imaging, physical therapy and pain management plus infusion and plasma exchange services.
Also housed in the pavilion is The Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center. It was established in 2013 after businessman and philanthropist T. Denny Sanford committed $100 million to the university to develop the first stem cell program with a clinic component. Sanford’s gift was the second largest donation received by UC San Diego in its 53-year history.
The state’s stem cell agency, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), has awarded UC San Diego scientists more than 100 grants, totally over $210 million since 2006.
“We’re going on an expedition here with new frontiers in medicine,” said Dr. Catriona Jamison, deputy director of the Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center and director of stem cell research at Moores Cancer Center, in a UC San Diego News Center article. “And to do that we need evidence, we need the right equipment, we need empathy and we need endurable energy.”
The pavilion gives researchers and medical staff the needed space to explore those frontiers, Dr. Jamison added.
It “allows us to welcome more patients from across the region into UC San Diego Health, patients who require the unique care and capabilities of academic specialists,” said Patty Maysent, CEO, UC San Diego Health, in a March news announcement.
UC San Diego Health has invested more than $1.3 billion in patient care facilities over the past five years.
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