Palomar Medical Center

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Palomar Medical Center Escondido
Palomar Health
LocationEscondido, California, United States
Coordinates33°07′30″N 117°04′30″W / 33.125°N 117.075°W / 33.125; -117.075Coordinates: 33°07′30″N 117°04′30″W / 33.125°N 117.075°W / 33.125; -117.075
Hospital typeTrauma center
Emergency departmentLevel II trauma center
Founded1950 (1950)
ListsHospitals in California

Palomar Medical Center Escondido is a hospital located in Escondido, California. It is operated by the Palomar Health District (formerly known as Palomar Pomerado Health), which also operates Palomar Medical Center Poway in nearby Poway. Palomar Medical Center Escondido is the only designated trauma center in northern San Diego County.[1]

The first hospital in Downtown Escondido opened in 1950 as Palomar Memorial Hospital. A tower addition, McLeod Tower, was completed in 1974; the hospital was renamed to Palomar Medical Center in 1987.[2] It is now known as Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido, which houses psychiatric and rehabilitation wards.


  1. ^ "Palomar Medical Center". Palomar Pomerado Health. Archived from the original on 2010-12-29. Retrieved 2010-02-14.
  2. ^ "History of Palomar Pomerado Health". Palomar Pomerado Health. Retrieved 2010-02-14.

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