In an industry where a 300,000 square foot facility is considered to be of average size, a new hospital that will go up inside a still-growing master-planned community in Tucson is somewhat on the modest side.
The Carondelet Health Network, which is based in Tucson and has nearly two dozen health care facilities in operation in Arizona, has announced that it wants to build a one-story, 32,500 square foot hospital off of La Estancia road not far from Interstate 10.
Uniquely, what is being called a micro-hospital will go up within the borders of a 540-acre community called La Estancia.
That community, currently in development by the Scottsdale-based Sunbelt Holdings, has already seen the construction of three hundred new homes, with plans in the works for at least two thousand more.
The micro-hospital will feature eight inpatient rooms, an operating room, and an emergency department with thirteen beds.
Carondelet, a Catholic health care provider, is also building a similar stand-alone facility in the growing town of Marana near Cortaro Farms Road and Interstate 10. That facility will include eight inpatient rooms, two operating rooms, and a 14-bed emergency department.
Work on the micro-hospital in La Estancia could begin later this year, with a general completion date of late 2020.
By Garry Boulard
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