Construction of a new medical complex has begun on 22 acres on the southeast corner of Houghton and Drexel roads, with a goal of opening in the late fall.
Tucson Medical Center has cleared land in preparation for the 44,000 square foot Rincon Health Campus, which envisions a two-story medical office building and represents an $11.5 million investment in the community.
The new medical campus will provide convenient access to care in areas such as primary care, pediatrics, wound care, and an infusion clinic, with lab and imaging services available on site as well. The campus, which will be run by TMC One, the employed group of physicians and nurse practitioners under Tucson Medical Center, will offer expanded and weekend hours to meet needs in the Southeast region.
The project is expected to open in November 2016.
“As more people become invested in their everyday health, there is a greater realization about the importance of primary care,” said Susan Vance, director of TMC One. “Through TMC One, TMC is uniquely positioned to carry its commitment to the health and well-being of the community beyond the walls of the hospital.”
TMC has owned the 22-acre parcel since 2005 and has completed significant infrastructure work on the parcel in recent years, including transportation and utility improvements.
TMC anticipates the project will create more than 60 additional jobs in the various areas of focus on the campus, which also includes an outpatient infusion clinic.
As the project matures, additional growth may occur with leased space to specialists, which may include OB/GYN, orthopedics, neurology, cardiology, psychiatry and dermatology.
“TMC has long been committed to the Southeast region and we are thrilled that this project is coming to fruition after several years of planning,” said TMC President and CEO Judy Rich. “With the current and anticipated growth in the southeast area, it is important to TMC that we are able to help meet the healthcare needs of our neighbors.”
TMC also will explore the feasibility of an ambulatory surgery center on the site as well.
An economic analysis by Sun Corridor Inc. indicates the project could realize a total economic impact of $61 million through 2020, and support 94 jobs across the region.
For more information about TMC One, please visit at https://www.tmcaz.com/TMCOne