CNU Submits Plans to Build Elk Grove Hospital

Press Release

Press Release - California Northstate University Submits Plans to Build Elk Grove Hospital

Posted: 12/20/2018

Proposal Calls for a 475,000 Square Foot, $750 Million Teaching Hospital with 250 Beds

 In a step that could bring the first hospital to the city, Elk Grove officials joined California Northstate University (CNU), the Sacramento Region Business Association, and the Greater Sacramento Economic Council at a press conference today that unveiled plans for the addition of a teaching hospital adjacent to CNU’s campus.

Plans call for a state-of-the-art, architecturally distinct, 250-bed teaching hospital that includes a level two trauma center. The “CNU Medical Center” would become part of the regional service network. The project would be constructed on 11 acres presently zoned for retail that CNU acquired in 2017. Project review is expected to begin by the City and other agencies after the holidays. A public process to evaluate the project is expected to start in early 2019.

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

CNU opened their Elk Grove campus on the city’s west side in 2014 in a space previously occupied by a corporate call center. In 2015, the college became only the ninth accredited medical school in California and only the fifth university in the State to operate both a pharmacy school and medical school under one roof. The university has plans to launch schools of psychiatry, dentistry, and nursing in the coming months. The addition of a teaching hospital will support the university’s educational and research endeavors. According to university officials, the hospital could bring an additional 1,400 medical and support jobs to the city.

The University is seeking approval of a District Development Plan by both the Planning Commission and the City Council, which will include additional educational and medical support facilities in addition to the hospital project. Review by the City will include an Environmental Impact Report, traffic study, and design review. If approved, University officials estimate construction work could begin in 2019.

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