Mock-Up Site

JMC Operating room

A mock-up operating room within the Jacobs Medical Center.

The Jacobs Medical Center Mock-Up Site was created to help people visualize model rooms within the Jacobs Medical Center, including an operating room, a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) room, a recovery room, an intensive care room and a room for labor and delivery. Initially furnished with to-scale non-toxic foam models, these rooms have become progressively more lifelike, as real beds, furniture, fixtures, colors, textures and medical equipment have been added.

Built by San Diego-based FOAMCo, the mock up facilitates detailed planning that is impossible to recreate with 2D blueprints and floor plans. It also allows medical staff to simulate clinical scenarios and test in-room workflows to ensure that the layout and design of rooms are consistent with the highest quality of patient care.


The mock-up site is located at 5985 Pacific Center Blvd., #210, San Diego, CA 92121. To schedule a guided tour of the site, please contact Sybilla Dorros, Director of Communications, University Development at or 858-822-3455.


NOTICE: All Jacobs Medical Center images, such as photographs and renderings, are copyrighted by UC San Diego Health Sciences’ Marketing and Communications Department, and are for its exclusive use. To obtain permission to use any of these images, please contact Beth Regan at

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Mock-Up Medical Surgical Room
Mock-Up Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
 Operating Room
Mock-Up Operating Room
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Mock-Up Cancer Patient Room
Operating Room
Operating Room
ICU patient room
ICU Patient Room