A Top 15 Healthcare Builder since 1983 (Modern Healthcare Magazine).
We cemented our reputation as a leading healthcare builder soon after building our first hospital, Good Samaritan in Phoenix, in the 1950s. While much has changed since then, two constants remain: a commitment to stay abreast of rapidly changing developments in healthcare construction and a passion for quality on these very special buildings. Having completed more than $5 billion in healthcare construction on nearly 100 campuses over the past 60-plus years, healthcare projects now comprise more than 60 percent of our volume. This is a point of great pride for our healthcare specialists who are ASHE-certified and continuously trained in infection control, med gas and risk management. Estimators, schedulers and preconstruction staff are dedicated exclusively to healthcare projects and fanatical about minimizing disruption to ongoing activities while maintaining patient safety.
A wholly-owned subsidiary, FDI Planning Consultants, handles the intricacies of equipment planning, operations, procurement and facility transition.
Over the past two years, Kitchell has been CMAR for Banner Desert Medical Center’s Cardon Children’s Hospital (Mesa, Ariz.), Diamond Children’s Medical Center at University Medical Center (Tucson, Ariz.) and Phoenix Children’s Hospital (Phoenix). At a pediatric hospital, the healing process should begin as soon as mom or dad drives up the driveway to look for a parking space. That’s where it all begins for the young patient and his or her family. And that’s where the differences begin when it comes to building a pediatric hospital, as compared to a “traditional” facility.
Kitchell has refined strategies and tactics regarding these very special hospitals which have become ever more complex as technology advances and medical care evolves to treat increasingly acute patients.