New Valleywise Medical Center construction nears completion

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Valleywise Health reached a major milestone this week as it nears the completion of its new Valleywise Health Medical Center, a 673,000 square-foot, 10-story hospital. Leaders announced that construction has reached 95% completion, with exteriors and infrastructure, including electrical, plumbing, and medical gases, fully finished. The current focus is on rigorous testing of systems, final inspections, and touch-up and clean-up efforts.

Expressing his excitement, Steve Purves, President and CEO of Valleywise Health, stated, “It’s truly exhilarating to be just months away from the unveiling of our new Valleywise Medical Center. This cutting-edge hospital aligns with our mission to deliver exceptional care to every patient, every time.”

When will the new Valleywise Medical Center admit its first patient?

The new Valleywise Health Medical Center is scheduled to welcome its first patients on April 11, 2024. With the architectural expertise of Cuningham Group and Kitchell as the general contractor, this launch marks a transformative period for Arizona’s sole public teaching hospital and safety net system of care.

Dr. Michael White, Chief Clinical Officer, emphasized the broader impact of the new Valleywise Health Medical Center, saying, “This is more than just a hospital; it represents the healthy future of our community. It positions us to offer safer, higher-quality care and train the next generation of healthcare providers in a healing, patient-centric environment.”

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The new Valleywise Health Medical Center will host the Diane & Bruce Halle Arizona Burn Center, covering 75,000 square feet, along with specialized departments such as cardiology, trauma and emergency, maternity, NICU, oncology, pharmacy, and radiology. Boasting ten operating rooms, two interventional radiology areas, two cardiac catheterization labs, and two helipads, the new center signifies a substantial leap forward from the legacy hospital established in 1971.

Enhancing the patient experience, each of the 233 individual rooms will feature private bathrooms and sleeper sofa/recliners for family support—a notable improvement from the old facility. Additionally, the state-of-the-art kitchen will offer a broader range of options for both patients and visitors alike.