TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Northwest Healthcare announces a new 70-bed hospital and expanded medical services on 18.5 acres at the southwest corner of Old Spanish Trail and Houghton Road.
Pending City of Tucson approval, this new 183,000 square-foot facility and related physician offices/services will add 595 healthcare jobs in a high-growth area of Tucson. The economic impact will be $567 million added to the regional economy over the next five years.
"With the addition of nearly 600 jobs, this expansion of Northwest Healthcare will deepen the healthcare assets on the eastside of our region," said Joe Snell, president & CEO, Sun Corridor Inc. "Access to quality healthcare is always a top concern of both area employers and site selectors, and we congratulate Northwest on choosing Tucson and southern Arizona once again."
"There has been increased demand for full service medical care from the growing population on the southeast side of Tucson and unincorporated Pima County. I am glad to see Northwest Hospital making the investment to bring high-paying jobs and expanded medical service to this part of our county," said Chuck Huckelberry, Pima County Administrator.
"This is a very welcome result of the growth in this part of Tucson," said City of Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild. "Businesses have expanded; more residents have moved in, and with this growth comes an increased demand for services, including top-quality health care."
"This project will not only create hundreds of high-quality jobs in southern Arizona, but it will also provide residents with increased access to health services," said Governor Doug Ducey. "We thank Northwest Healthcare for its continued investment in Arizona."
"Thanks to employers like Northwest Healthcare, the health services sector continues to contribute strongly to job creation in our state," said Sandra Watson, president & CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. "This Tucson project follows an expansion by the company in Sahuarita earlier this year. Northwest Healthcare's significant growth in southern Arizona is excellent news, for both the region and our statewide economy."
This announcement is the latest of economic development wins for this region.