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UCSD hospital price tag now nearly $1B
San Diego Union-Tribune

A busted budget quickly approaching $1 billion has led to a management shake-up, and months of delays, for the Jacobs Medical Center, UC San Diego’s specialty hospital in La Jolla that’s set to open this fall.

On Thursday, the UC Board of Regents quietly approved an $83.4 million spending increase for the hospital, pushing the total cost to $943 million. It was the fourth time the project’s price tag has increased since the 2012 groundbreaking, when the estimated tab for the facility was $664 million.