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NAH makes plans for outpatient surgery center in Flagstaff

A Black female doctor wearing blue scrubs, a mask, and a stethoscope gives a vaccine to a white male patient.
Robin Spratling

Northern Arizona Healthcare plans to open a new outpatient surgery center in Flagstaff.

It's the first step in what the company calls a “reimagining” of the care center voters rejected last year.

Voters overturned the necessary rezoning required for the Fort Tuthill hospital in a ballot referendum last November. Northern Arizona Healthcare says the new plans respond to community concerns about keeping healthcare services centrally located and doing sustainable development.

The outpatient center will be located near the current hospital in central Flagstaff and will involve remodeling an existing building as well as the addition of 6,000 square feet of new space. The project also includes an ambulatory surgery center with six operating rooms, an orthopedic and neurosurgery clinic, a wound treatment center and a sports medicine physical therapy center.

The project is now in the design stage and scheduled to open by the summer of 2026.

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