Kaiser Permanente announced on Tuesday that it finalized the purchase of approximately 18 acres at the Sacramento Railyards in downtown Sacramento for a future medical center to serve the city center.
"We are excited to take this step forward in our expansion plans and to be a major part of the revitalization of downtown Sacramento where thousands of Kaiser Permanente members live and work. Our new medical center will ensure that Kaiser Permanente meets the future health care needs of our members and the communities we serve," said Sandy Sharon, Senior Vice President and Area Manager for Kaiser Permanente in Sacramento.
The health care giant bought the land located north of Railyards Boulevard and west of 5th Street from Downtown Railyard Venture LLC, which owns the 240-acre Railyards. In 2016 Kaiser opened a sport medicine center in Sacramento's Golden 1 Center. Last June, it opened the Downtown Commons Medical Offices on J Street.
"Thousands of people who live and work downtown will be able to access health services that span the continuum of care just steps from their jobs and homes. Whether they need emergency care, a routine health checkup, or highly specialized care, Kaiser Permanente will be only the provider downtown to offer the care when and where they need it," said Dr. Rob Azevedo, Kaiser Physician-in-Chief in Sacramento.
Tuesday's announcement came as part of the 21st annual State of Downtown breakfast held by the Downtown Sacramento Partnership.