Dignity Health, in the US, will construct a 35-acre medical campus in Glendale, Arizona.
The project will take an initial investment of $44m to construct an emergency department and a 24-bed inpatient hospital on the campus. The hospital, with two operating rooms and space for diagnostic services, can be upgraded to 200 inpatient beds and is likely to open in early 2014.
Linda Hunt, Dignity Health Arizona president and CEO, was quoted by The Glendale Star as saying that the corporation expects the facility to become a model for reducing healthcare costs, with the integration of businesses and organisations that will be involved on the campus.
"Despite the current budget challenges that many Valley hospitals are facing, we know we must grow in order to succeed," Hunt added.
"Dignity Health supports further expansion in Arizona. Financial support for this project is recognition of how important this state is to our company's long-term growth."
The campus is also expected to deploy innovative materials to improve patient safety and patient satisfaction. Mayor Elaine Scruggs said they are pleased that Dignity Health selected Glendale to showcase its innovative healthcare facility.
"We believe this will provide high quality care for our residents, as well as our neighbours throughout the West Valley," Scruggs added.
Dignity Health, formerly Catholic Healthcare West (CHW), is a California-based not-for-profit public benefit corporation and runs hospitals and ancillary care facilities in California, Arizona, and Nevada, US.