Triumph HealthCare, Houston, said it will open three new long-term acute-care facilities in the Houston metropolitan area in the next two years at a cost of $77 million. The privately held company operates five existing long-term acute-care facilities in the market. Two of the projects will be freestanding hospitals located near existing medical facilities and the third will occupy part of a building on the Texas Medical Center campus. In other construction news, Sutter Health, Sacramento, Calif., is close to finalizing a location in Santa Rosa, Calif., for a proposed $150 million to $200 million hospital. The new facility would replace the existing 194-bed Sutter Medical Center, which is in need of millions of dollars in state-mandated seismic-safety upgrades. The project is scheduled for completion by 2010. Sutter has committed $3.5 billion over the next 15 years to expand, upgrade and replace its northern California facilities. -- by Mary Chris Jaklevic and Laura B. Benko
Texas, Calif. hospital companies plan construction
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