TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The southern Arizona town of Green Valley is getting its first emergency room and hospital.
A $52 million hospital with an ER is expected to open in Green Valley by the year 2014.
Tucson Medical Center officials announced Thursday that they entered a "memorandum of understanding" to develop and operate the new hospital with Scottsdale-based McDowell Enterprises.
TMC is non-profit but the new Green Valley hospital will be for-profit.
Tucson Medical Center officials say it's too early in the process to know how much money they will invest in building the hospital.
The Arizona Daily Star (http://bit.ly/RlYbcx) says the hospital will give Green Valley and nearby Sahuarita residents their first emergency room.
Residents must now travel 30 miles when they have a medical emergency.
Information from: Arizona Daily Star, http://www.azstarnet.com