University of California Irvine (UCI; Irvine, Calif.) plans to build a $1 billion hospital campus in Irvine, featuring a 144-bed acute care facility, ambulatory care center, and cancer center. Services will include children’s health specialties, a 24-hour emergency department, wellness programs, clinical research, acute care, specialty disciplines, and research and clinical trials.

The campus will join the UCI Health Center for Advanced Care, a $221 million facility slated to break ground this year, to form the UCI Medical Center Irvine-Newport, a full-service academic health complex.

The hospital and the UCI Health Center for Advanced Care together will span nearly 800,000 square feet  and will be the centerpiece of the proposed UCI Presidential Gateway, a 202-acre collection of healing gardens, naturescapes, and a research preserve within the San Joaquin Marsh Reserve (Irvine).

UC Irvine expects to complete the advanced care facility in 2022, the ambulatory care center in 2023, and the hospital in 2025.