New Scottsdale hospital slated near Mayo

A nonprofit health organization in Scottsdale, Ariz., plans to build a $77 million hospital within four miles of Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix, but a spokesman says there is plenty of room for both.

"That area is expanding at double (digit) growth and will continue to expand at double growth into the future," said Keith Jones, public relations supervisor for Scottsdale Health Care.

The new hospital, he said, will be called Scottsdale Health Care Thompson Peak. He said Mayo's hospital draws patients regionally, nationally and internationally. Thompson Peak will remain a community hospital drawing patients primarily from the local area, he said.

Mayo Clinic Hospital is near a new interstate highway that makes the largely barren area a prime site for development. That is what Scottsdale Health is banking on.

"We expect to be full the day we open," Jones said.

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