Arizona hospital gains approval for $45M expansion with MOB, ASC: 5 key notes

The Show Low City Council and Industrial Development Authority granted approval for Show Low, Ariz.-based Summit Health Regional Medical Center to move forward with a $45 million expansion project that will include a medical office building and ASC, according to the White Mountain Independent.


Here are five things to know:

1. The hospital plans to build three separate structures as part of the expansion. The first project will be a three-story combination medical office and outpatient services building, followed by an ASC and two-story administrative services building.

2. Summit Health is planning a 16,000-square-foot ASC that will include four operating rooms and a special procedures room. The ASC will connect with the second floor of the planned medical office building through a covered walkway.

3. Summit hopes the new outpatient pavilion and ASC will bring all outpatient services into one location and be more accessible for patients. This expansion is the largest development in Show Low's history.

4. The 40,000-square-foot administrative building will centralize the hospital's administrative functions, which are "scattered" across the existing campus, according to the report.

5. Summit expects the project to take 12 to 16 months and hopes to move in during the first quarter of 2019. The hospital plans to add around 100 employees post expansion.

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