$750 million hospital being proposed in Elk Grove by for-profit medical school

December 20, 2018 |  

Elk Grove, California-based for-profit medical school California Northstate University unveiled a plan this morning to established a 250-bed teaching hospital on Elk Grove's far west side.

The facility is proposed on an 11-acre parcel that is adjacent to the institution's medical and pharmacy school. Located near Taron Drive, Elk Grove Boulevard, and Interstate 5, the site was purchased by the university and is presently zoned for retail use.

The school currently operates its school in a structure previously used as a corporate call center. CNU, which hopes to add psychiatry, dental and nursing programs, is the only for-profit medical school in California and one of nine medical schools in the state.

“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," Elk Grove Mayor Steve Ly said at this morning's announcement. 

According to the City of Elk Grove, CNU seeks approval of a so-called district development plan. In their press release, City of Elk Grove spokesperson Kristyn Laurence said if the plans are approved, construction of the 475,000 sq. ft. structure could start sometime in 2019 with a 2022 completion. 

“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,” CNU chief executive office and president Dr. Alvin Cheung said.

No details on construction financing of the multi-million dollar hospital were revealed. 

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