February 17, 2016
Rowan University is considering selling a hundred acres of farmland to Inspira Health Network to construct a new hospital.
According to a report by CBSPhilly, Rowan’s board of trustees voted in favor of the plan to sell the parcel of land, part of the university's West Campus at Routes 322 and 55 in Gloucester County, to Inspira Health Network.
If the state approves the deal and it moves forward, Rowan and Inspira would still need to negotiate a price, as the school paid "a little over $10 million for the proposed site and is getting a 34-acre land donation from the township worth $1 million," CBSPhilly said.
Inspira's plan is to construct a 350,000-square-foot medical center that would be fully functional “by the end of the decade,” CBSPhilly said.
The proposed hospital would bring additional jobs and quality patient care to the area, plus provide partnership opportunities for Rowan University’s health science department, though it would also bring competition to its “primary teaching partner” Kennedy Health System.
Read the full CBSPhilly report here.