Health | Latest Sutter Health Medical Center in Morgan Hill

Sutter Health has announced the leasing of a medical center in Morgan Hill that’s scheduled to open this winter and can provide internal medicine, family medicine and imaging services to the traditionally underserved region of southern Santa Clara County.

“Our expansion to Morgan Hill is a milestone in our mission to continually improve health care access and delivery,” Kevin Cook, Sutter Health's Greater Silicon Valley president, said in a press release. “We know Morgan Hill residents have unique health care needs, and this lease is an important step toward meeting them.”

The health system signed a lease on the ten,000-square-foot property in March, which is able to house seven physicians who will provide primary care and imaging services. The site will open in phases over the approaching months, with remodeling, equipment upgrades and staff hiring. MRI services are scheduled to open this summer, followed by other imaging services. Primary care services are expected to open by the tip of the yr.

Sutter Health, a not-for-profit health system in California, serves greater than 13,000 patients within the Morgan Hill area, a lot of whom travel to San Jose, Los Gatos and beyond for treatment.

Edith Ramirez, Morgan Hill's deputy city manager for community development, said in reference to the recent opening of the Valley Health Center that the upcoming medical center will mean improved access to health services for southern Santa Clara County.

“South County has traditionally had limited access to services, so these resources are critical to our community,” Ramirez said. She also identified that healthcare is one in every of the areas town has focused on by way of job creation and economic growth. “These great jobs that will be available to residents are another huge boost to our community.”

In addition to the present lease, Sutter purchased a close-by 8.5-acre property in February — part of a bigger property where it plans to construct a large healthcare facility with a 55-bed hospital, emergency care and medical center.

While stressing that no “long-term planning decisions” have been made regarding the location, Catherine Krna, CEO of Sutter Health Greater Silicon Valley Ambulatory, said the middle might be the start of a “one-stop shop” for local residents to receive health care and specialty treatments in a single place if the present high demand for medical care continues.

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