Carson Tahoe Regional Healthcare has sold its downtown hospital to a Texas medical developer for $20 million, according to city records.
The group ran the hospital at 775 Fleischmann Way since 1968, before it opened the new $118 million Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center in northeast Carson City in late 2005.
The buyer, Dallas-based The Cirrus Group, has developed medical buildings and plazas in Texas, California, Utah, Wyoming Oklahoma, Wyoming, Missouri and Ohio.
Neither group could be reached for comment Friday afternoon.
The hospital was put on the market in 2007. A hospital representative said in June that it had a potential buyer that would open the building as a specialty medical center to be used for long-term serious medical care, also called long-term acute care.
Carson Tahoe would lease back the space it is using now for outpatient services in the building, the representative said then. Some of the outpatient services the hospital provides include X-rays, ultrasounds and CT scans.
The Cirrus Group also announced this week that it would build a 178-bed hospital in Lacombe, La.
1949: First hospital built
1968: Building burns down, new downtown hospital opens
2005: Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center opens
2008: Downtown hospital sold to Texas developer
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