In an increasing effort to expand its area of service, the Tucson-based Northwest Healthcare has announced plans to build a $70 million new hospital 15 miles to the south in the town of Sahuarita.
Those plans call for work to begin most likely later this year on a structure that will house 18 beds and will go up a 5.6-acre site near the intersection of Interstate 19 and Sahuarita Road.
The new 70,000 square-foot acute care facility will feature an emergency room, two operating rooms, and offices.
In a statement, Kevin Stockton, regional president for Northwest Healthcare, said the Sahuarita hospital will “enable us to offer a variety of healthcare services beyond our traditional Northwest footprint.”
The healthcare company also plans to spend another $80 million upgrading and renovating facilities it already operates in both Tucson and Oro Valley.
The new Sahuarita hospital project still awaits the approval of the Sahuarita Town Council.
By Garry Boulard
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