Work could begin early next year on the construction of a 60-bed hospital that will go up on the southeast side of Tucson.
TMC HealthCare, which is based in Tucson, says the new hospital will be part of an ongoing three-phase program seeing the health care service build out a 22-acre campus medical campus at 10350 E. Drexel Road.
That effort has so far seen the construction of a two-story, 44,000 square foot medical office structure housing primary and urgent care services that was opened in early 2017.
Work is now underway on the project’s second phase: an ambulatory surgery center scheduled for completion in the fall of 2021.
The third phase of the Rincon Health Campus will be the new 60-bed hospital, which will measure around 150,000 square feet.
In a statement, Judy Rich, chief executive officer of TMC Health Care, said the company has offered services to metro Tucson for decades, but that “over time, we have expanded access to healthcare for communities in southeast Tucson.”
Launched as the Tucson Medical Center, the health care service opened its first hospital in Tucson during World War II.
It is thought that the new hospital will cost around $80 million to build.
By Garry Boulard
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