West Valley Phoenix / Surprise, Arizona

Council set to approve new medical facility; 125 new jobs

Surprise, AZ (November 5, 2013) The Surprise City Council is poised to take action next week on a new medical facility that creates 125 new healthcare jobs and represents a $15 million capital investment to Surprise. Dallas-based Cobalt Medical Partners (CMP) told Council during Tuesday’s Work Session of their plans to construct a 50,000 square foot facility with 40 beds on three acres at the northeast corner of Bell and Dysart roads. “We are bringing a whole new level of medical service to the community,” said Richard Fiske, Chief Executive Officer. “Our advanced rehabilitation center will specialize in treating traumatic brain injuries of military veterans, first responders, athletes and the general public.”“A project like this aligns perfectly with the Council’s Strategic Plan,” said Mayor Sharon Wolcott. “Job creation and the recruitment of new healthcare operations are cornerstones of the plan.” As part of the Development Agreement the city would pay on behalf of the project $160,000 in building permit and plan review fees. The city will coordinate a job fair to assist CMP in the recruitment of new employees. The City will also provide research, guidance and general assistance to CMP regarding employee training grant opportunities. Cobalt is anticipating opening their Surprise facility in late 2014. The City Council is scheduled to vote on the Development Agreement at their November 12 Regular Meeting.