San Joaquin County may soon have an eighth hospital.
But instead of serving the general population it’ll be devoted to women’s health services.
The San Joaquin Planning Commission on Thursday, Sept. 15, will review plans for a 42.4 acre hospital campus on the east side of West Lane and 450 feet north of Eight Mile Road between Lodi and Stockton.
The two-phase project includes:
*A 36,000-square-foot, single-story, 12-bed hospital including alternative birthing services (including labor and delivery), emergency room, emergent medicine, and outpatient surgery services in the first phase that could break ground by 2024.
*An additional 140,000-square-foot, three-story, 100-bed, full-service hospital with emergency helistop, and a related 60,000-square-foot, two-story, medical office building that is targeted to get underway within 10 years.
The Gill Women’s Medical Center is being pursued by doctors Jasbir and Param Gill.
They operate the Gill Obstetrics and Gynecology Medical Group with offices in Stockton, Manteca, and Lodi. They are the largest such medial group in San Joaquin County.
The husband-and-wife team has served the area for more than 40 years. They have 21 physicians in their three-office practice.
A main focus is their "alternative birthing center," which will include services she says are found in Sacramento and the Bay Area, but not yet in San Joaquin County. The concept involves luxury suites in which patients labor and deliver in more natural serene surroundings
The physician couple said overt the years they have noticed a number of patients traveling out of San Joaquin County to obtain women’s health services they cannot obtain in their own community.
The Thursday commission meeting is at 6 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors chambers on the sixth floor of the county administration center at 44 N. San Joaquin St. in Stockton.
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