The morning of April 16, 2019, Northwest Healthcare hosted a private groundbreaking ceremony for its new Sahuarita Medical Center, planned for the Sahuarita Town Center. Individuals key to the project, including members of Sahuarita Town Council and staff, executives from Northwest Healthcare and the Rancho Sahuarita Company, gathered for a brief ceremony and groundbreaking, followed by a short reception.

The facility, which is part of the provider’s “No Boundaries” expansion strategy, will be a key economic driver and service for families of the area, bringing 18 hospital beds, and 150 high-paying jobs to the region. The 77,000 square foot hospital also has the capacity to expand in the future. The healthcare provider recently announced similar plans for a 70-bed hospital near Houghton Road and Old Spanish Trail in Tucson, furthering their goal of increasing access points to quality healthcare services for Tucson and its surrounding communities (such as Sahuarita).

As part of that commitment to ease of access for care, in 2016 Northwest Healthcare launched new online tools including online check-in for emergency room and urgent care visits for non-life-threatening conditions, and the ability to schedule appointments for primary care visits online. In early 2018, the provider also added online scheduling for screening mammography and disclosed their plans to soon offer online scheduling for other outpatient diagnostic testing.

The addition of Sahuarita Medical Center to the Sahuarita Town Center will bring that ease of access of quality healthcare to residents of the area, who currently have to travel to Green Valley or up to Tucson for hospital care.

Formal construction on Sahuarita Medical Center began in June, and the facility is anticipated to be open in early 2020. Sahuarita Medical Center is planned to include an emergency room and two operating rooms, as well as medical offices with services such as primary care, cardiology, orthopedics and general surgery. Additional service offering details will be announced as opening approaches.

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