Gonzaga-UW Regional Health Partnership announces development of new 80,000 sq-ft facility

Gonzaga University, in conjunction with the University of Washington Medical School, announced the development of a new center to house medical education, health science and innovation within the Regional Health Partnership.

In 2016, the University of Washington partnered with Gonzaga to create the Regional Health Partnership; a medical school program that allows students enrolled in the UW School of Medicine to complete their Foundations Phase of medical school in Spokane.

The Regional Health Partnership Building will be an 80,000 -square-foot space that sits along 840 E. Spokane Falls Boulevard, across the street from the Patterson Baseball Complex.

McKinstry will develop, design, build and manage the four-story facility, which is estimated to cost $60 million. The building was privately funded.

“Working together, we are creating better access to health care for the patients and communities in Washington who need it most. With help from McKinstry, the UW School of Medicine’s partnership with Gonzaga is poised for a crucial leap forward, and we couldn’t be more excited about what this means for medical education and care across our state,” said UW President Ana Mari Cauce.

“In fulfilling our promise to each other, to our students, and to our community and region, we have reaffirmed our long-term commitment to broadening the array of health-related education and research endeavors, and to preparing the next generation of health care professionals here in Spokane and the Inland Northwest,” said Thayne McCulloh, president of Gonzaga University.

Construction is set to be complete by August 2022 at the site adjacent to McKinstry’s Spokane Inland Empire Railroad Building. The SIERR will become part of the health care innovation cluster, offering an additional 57,000 square feet for health science and medical industry leaders, startups and nonprofits.

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