The Western Australia government has named one of Australia's largest private hospital operators as the preferred respondent for a new health facility.
St John of God Health Care beat out fellow private operator Ramsey Health Care to create the state's new Midland Health Campus.
The 367-bed hospital will be made available to those with and without private health insurance and will feature modern and innovative health facilities, equipment and technology.
Jointly funded by the state and federal governments, the $360 million project will replace the existing Swan District Hospital when it opens in 2015.
Chief executive officer of the health care group Dr Michael Stanford said the organisation will be finalising contractual matters in the coming months as it works closely with the state.
"We are committed to extending our distinctive care to a range of public and private health care services for the community served by the Midland Health Campus … we look forward to building a world-class health care facility," he said.
St John of God Health Care is the largest not-for-profit health care provider in Australia, with 13 hospitals in WA, Victoria and New South Wales.