Doctors Hospital of Manteca is constructing a two-story, 40,000-quare-foot medical office building.
The building will consist of Class “A” medical space and provide top of the line medical care for Manteca, Lathrop, Ripon, Tracy and Stockton.
Groundbreaking for the $13.3 million investment on a two-acre parcel on Cottage Court off of Cottage Avenue adjacent to the hospital takes place Monday, June 24, at 10 a.m.
“This project is five years in the making and will provide more medical office building space for recruitment of physicians, as we are currently experiencing a shortage in the area,” said Preston Clark, Chief Strategy Officer for Doctors Hospital of Manteca. “This new building will also help provide additional services for our community members, keeping them close to home for care.”
The general contractor is G.L. Bruno Associates, Inc. and the architect is HGA. The estimated date of completion is August 2020.
The medical office building is the latest investment Tenet Healthcare is making in Manteca for facilities and equipment providing state-of-the-art patient care to serve the growing South County region that includes Ripon and Lathrop.
About three years ago Doctors Hospital opened a 6,000-square-foot outpatient surgery center with three operating rooms and two procedure rooms next to its Imaging Center on Norman Drive off Spreckels Avenue. It has helped free up operating rooms at the main hospital campus at North Street and Cottage Avenue for inpatient procedures as well as shortened the time to book an outpatient procedure.
Among equipment investment was bringing a state-of-art 128 slice Computer Tomography (CT) scanner — the first of its kind in the Northern San Joaquin Valley — to the Manteca hospital. The cutting-edge technology reduces a patient’s exposure to radiation by as much as 50 percent, significantly improves diagnostic capabilities, and slashes the time a patient spends have a CT scan taken by up to 75 percent.
It was part of a nearly $2 million investment to the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) equipment available at the hospital.
Doctors Hospital of Manteca is the largest private employer in the community with more than 500 employees. It also has a medical staff of more than 150 physicians.