California Northstate University to build 250-bed teaching hospital

21 December 2018 (Last Updated January 7th, 2019 07:12)

California Northstate University (CNU) has announced its plans to construct a 250-bed teaching hospital next to its campus in Elk Grove.

California Northstate University to build 250-bed teaching hospital
Rendering of front view of CNU Medical Center. Credit: California Northstate University/Prnewswire.com.

California Northstate University (CNU) has announced its plans to construct a 250-bed teaching hospital next to its campus in Elk Grove.

The plan for the hospital has been submitted to the City of Elk Grove for approval in order to commence construction in 2019.

This project is expected to be completed by 2022.

It is being designed by Fong & Chan Architects of San Francisco.

This medical centre will offer access to Level II trauma care, acute and medical care, and physician training.

It will also boost public safety and emergency response times.

More than 24,000 new jobs are expected to be created over the next decade.

CNU CEO and president Dr. Alvin Cheung said: “California Northstate University Medical Center hospital will serve the critical medical needs of the Elk Grove community and Sacramento region with the highest quality care.

“It will have a profound and lasting impact on our community, giving patients easy access to care, while creating jobs, improving public safety and reducing the traffic that has become a central issue in Elk Grove.”

Elk Grove Mayor Steve Ly said: “California Northstate University has been a strong community partner in Elk Grove for years.

“We are excited about the potential that this project has for generating improved access to health care for our residents and more jobs within our community. With a population expected to exceed 200,000 residents within the next ten years, it’s time for Elk Grove to have its own hospital.”