Northwest Medical Center to open second free-standing emergency - Tucson News Now

Northwest Medical Center to open second free-standing emergency department

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Northwest Medical Center said it's planning to open its second free-standing emergency department in the Tucson area.

It will be in Marana near the Tucson Premium Outlets at Twin Peaks Road and Interstate 10.

Groundbreaking is set for this spring.

Doors are expected to open in early 2018.

The new location will be open 24/7 and patients will be able to check-in online to reserve a place in line, according to Northwest Healthcare.

The new center is expected to reduce the wait times at Northwest Medical Center and Oro Valley Hospital emergency rooms.

Northwest's first free-standing emergency department opened in Vail in 2015.

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