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Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Lands Health Care Company

Published: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 4:11pm
Updated: Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 8:28am
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Construction is under way on a 271,000-square-foot office complex on the Salt River Pima - Maricopa Indian Community.
(Photo courtesy of Ryan Companies)
An artist's rendering of an office complex at the Chapparral Commerce Center on the Salt River Pima - Maricopa Indian Community.

Two days after the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community announced plans to partner with Arizona’s professional soccer club to build a new stadium, the government welcomes a health-care company.

McKesson Specialty Health President Nick Loporcaro said 1,400 employees will move from downtown Scottsdale to tribal land where they will take calls on behalf of drug manufacturers.

“So patient-assistant programs, co-pay programs, you’re on a specific therapy that needs some monitoring — that’s what this group does,” he explained.

For nearly a dozen years, McKesson Corporation employees have reported to work at the Galleria Corporate Center near Scottsdale and Camelback roads. Loporcaro said they’ve outgrown the space and, “we are literally in the basement.”

He said the new space, built by Ryan Companies, will showcase natural light, be environmentally friendly and provide ample parki

Some Scottsdale business owners have complained about downtown employees taking up free parking spaces they say they need for their customers.

Loporcaro said the new building will be able to accommodate up to 800 more employees as the company grows. It’s expected to open next October on Pima Road, just off  Loop 101.