CEO says UA health giant has big future
Stephanie Innes Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star | Posted: Sunday, August 29, 2010 12:00 am
Two local nonprofit health-care companies joined forces this summer, resulting in a $1.2 billion entity that’s one of the region’s largest employers.
The new nonprofit, tentatively named UA Healthcare Inc., was formed when University Medical Center Corp. joined with University Physicians Healthcare.
University Medical Center Corp. operates University Medical Center in central Tucson.
University Physicians Healthcare operates University Physicians Hospital at Kino, on Tucson’s south side; manages the UA College of Medicine’s physician faculty practice; and manages a health plan that directs patients to various health-care facilities.
Both companies were spun off from the University of Arizona and have maintained primary missions of supporting the UA College of Medicine.