Bioscience

Construction begins on UPH project

November 1, 2009

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: The Arizona Daily Star] – People suffering from mental health and substance-abuse problems are getting newer and bigger facilities in Tucson — as well as more services.
UPH at Kino, which is on Tucson’s south side and operated by physicians at the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine, last month began construction on two new buildings for psychiatric services directly south of the existing hospital.
The new, $56 million project includes a three-story, 96-bed hospital for psychiatric patients, and a second building — a two-story crisis response center that will triage people and route them to resources in the community. The project is scheduled to be completed in May 2011.