Arizona hospital expected to add nearly 600 jobs

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Tucson, Ariz.-based Northwest Healthcare is building a new 70-bed hospital in Tucson that officials say is expected to add 595 healthcare jobs, according to an Arizona Daily Star report.

Officials said they believe the 183,000-square-foot facility and related medical services could have an economic impact of $567 million over the next five years, the report states.

"We have long wanted to provide acute care services for residents on the east side of Tucson. With the success of our freestanding emergency room and physician clinic in Vail, this new hospital is a logical and very exciting next step," Kevin Stockton, regional president and market CEO of Northwest Healthcare, told the Star.

The hospital is expected to open by 2021.

 

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