Funding delays opening of Peoria hospital
Web Producer: Taylor Higgins
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - Funding shortfalls have delayed the opening of Peoria's first hospital.
The Arizona Republic reports construction on the Peoria Regional Medical Center has come to a standstill after the doctors behind the project say they have run out of money.
The facility was first expected to open in 2009, but then the recession hit, pushing the date to the summer of 2012. An opening was then set for February, but construction has since been stopped.
Dr. Tim Johns, founder of Gilbert Hospital, Florence Hospital at Anthem and Peoria Regional, says the group funding the project has just run out of money.
He says they hope to secure additional financing for the $30 million facility within a few months, but nothing is yet certain about when construction will resume.
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