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SACRAMENTO (July 2, 2020) – Dignity Health announced today its plans to build a new Medical Office Building (MOB) south of Highway 50 in the new development known as Folsom Ranch. The new MOB will house a host of specialty services as well as an outpatient surgery center.
“We are proud of our 40 year legacy of serving the Folsom community, and as the city and surrounding area continues to grows, we are excited to announce our initial plans to grow with it,” said Laurie Harting, Greater Sacramento Division CEO for Dignity Health, during a press conference alongside Folsom leaders at the future site of the Medical Office Building. “This state-of-the-art medical office building will be an integrated hub that expands access to quality care services that are reflective of the growing needs of Folsom.”
Planning for the MOB is underway, and Dignity Health expects to begin construction in 2022 with a tentative opening planned for late 2023. The new facility is at Mercy and McCarthy Way, in the heart of the new Folsom Ranch neighborhood.
“As our community begins its recovery from coronavirus, we’re excited to work with Dignity Health to plan for the future of health care in Folsom,” said Folsom Mayor Sarah Aquino. “We are a growing community and now more than ever, we need our health care partners to grow alongside us. A healthy city is a sustainable city and to be healthy, we must expand access to care and ensure the treatment available reflects the needs of our residents.”
The new MOB will reduce the need to go to local emergency departments, increase availability at all times of the day and grow provider capacity in the area. Especially important in the new coronavirus environment is Dignity Health’s vision for introducing and integrating technologies like telehealth and home monitoring as part of its construction plans.
“Our planned construction of this Medical Office Building allows development that compliments the ever-changing manner that health care is delivered,” said Randy Ross, president of Mercy Hospital of Folsom. “We’ve seen a huge increase in the use of virtual care options, which we expect to continue. That’s why new facilities like this are a hub for the community – a resource for patients to get care how and when they need it.”
“The Folsom Ranch development is an integral part of Folsom’s future and economic prosperity. That’s why we’re thrilled Dignity Health is expanding in Folsom with its new Medical Office Building. Not only will this bring more jobs to our region, but it will further ensure our community has more access to top-notch, quality healthcare,” said Joe Galgiardi, CEO of the Greater Folsom Partnership.
Dignity Health also announced the street where the new MOB will be located has been named McCarthy Way, in honor of Sister Bridget McCarthy who retired from Dignity Health Sacramento this past April after serving the ministry faithfully for over 50 years as a nurse, health care advocate and leader. Leaders from Dignity Health surprised Sister Bridget with an unveiling of the street sign at the press conference Thursday morning.
The Folsom announcement comes on the heels of Dignity Health’s January unveiling of plans to build a new hospital in neighboring Elk Grove.
“We’re bringing Humankindness to all corners of the Sacramento region,” Harting said in a nod to the organization’s mission. “California is our home and we want to ensure our state’s future remains bright and healthy, especially as we recover from coronavirus.”
Dignity Health has more than 30 major hospital campuses across California and has profound expertise in master planning projects of all sizes; from new hospitals to major expansions, or growth of existing campuses.
View stories from the Sacramento Bee , KCRA 3 and Sacramento Business Journal from the unveiling here.
Dignity Health, one of the nation’s largest health care systems, is a multi-state network of 10,000 physicians, more than 60,000 employees, 41 acute care hospitals, and 400-plus care-centers including neighborhood hospitals, urgent care, surgery and imaging centers, home health, and primary care clinics. Headquartered in San Francisco, Dignity Health is dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality, and affordable patient-centered care with special attention to the poor and underserved. In FY 2019, Dignity Health provided more than $1.1 billion in patient financial assistance, unreimbursed costs of Medicaid, community health improvement services, and other community benefits. For more information, please visit our website at www.dignityhealth.org.