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Land purchase and proposed outpatient facilities will increase access to expert care

Sacramento, Calif. – UC Davis Health recently announced plans for expansion of health services in Elk Grove. The goal is to improve access to health care and community well-being in one of the fastest growing communities in the Sacramento region.

UC Davis Health has purchased 20 acres of land at the corner of Elk Grove Blvd. and Laguna Springs Dr. Officials want to solidify UC Davis Health’s regional footprint and expand the health system’s current Elk Grove clinics to offer additional primary care and comprehensive specialty care services. The acquisition is part of a strategic plan to develop a regional system of care that reaches more patients in more places.

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“As the only academic medical center in the region, we are making our nationally ranked patient care more convenient by bringing our experts directly into local neighborhoods,” said UC Davis Health CEO David Lubarsky. “Everything we do is about bringing a better and more convenient level of care to the people we serve.”

UC Davis Health serves more than half of California’s counties as the only academic medical center between San Francisco and Portland. Lubarsky has positioned UC Davis Health as a resource to “complete, not compete” with other health systems to improve access and care throughout the region. UC Davis Health has more than a dozen neighborhood clinics around the Sacramento area to bring patient care conveniently close to people who need it.

Fast growing community

A survey found Elk Grove has one of the country’s fastest growing economies in the Sacramento area, increasing by 15% from 2010 to 2020. The city is expected to hit a population of 200,000 by 2029. Thanks to a strong partnership with city leaders, UC Davis Health will be able to expand its role and ensure that its world-class care is accessible to patients in the Elk Grove area and beyond.

Health officials have worked closely with city leaders and council members to share UC Davis Health’s vision for the project and to accommodate potential impacts of parking, traffic and surrounding developments of the site.

“UC Davis Health is anticipating the future needs of our community. Their regional plan will expand local outpatient services and support the health and vitality of our residents and the economy as we continue to grow,” said Elk Grove Mayor Bobbie Singh-Allen. “We appreciate their investment in Elk Grove’s future.”

Folsom & Rocklin

As part of its regional expansion plan, UC Davis Health is also developing a new health care hub in Folsom at Highway 50 and E. Bidwell. Additionally, the health system purchased land in Rocklin near Highway 65 and the Whitney Ranch neighborhood. The outpatient clinic in Folsom will be the first to open in 2025. Growth will continue over a long period of time to accommodate innovative care delivery and equipment, along with the unique needs of area residents. Also underway is the health system’s update of UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.

UC Davis Health will implement the new Elk Grove health care complex project according to the University of California Sustainable Practices Policy. This ensures that strong levels of energy efficiency, water conservation, waste reduction and transportation efficiency are incorporated into the design from the start.

UC Davis Health is constantly working to improve lives and transform health care through nationally ranked patient care, groundbreaking research and interprofessional education, creating dynamic and productive partnerships with the community that bring research into reality. For more information, visit health.ucdavis.edu.

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