The 678,000 SF, 10-story tower is scheduled to open in October 2023 and replace the current medical center at 24th Street and Roosevelt in Phoenix, which opened in 1971. The new medical center will boast 233 patient rooms, ten operating rooms, two interventional radiology areas, two catheterization labs, a dedicated procedural floor and a rooftop and ground level helipad, as well as additional specialty care areas. Additionally, the entire fourth floor will be dedicated to the renowned Arizona Burn Center at Valleywise Health.

In preparation of the 10-story acute care tower, the existing 2611 building that housed materials management, training and finance was re-purposed into a new $35 million Central Utility Plant (CUP). Kitchell built a new steel superstructure within 21,000 SF of the existing 35,000 SF operational building to accommodate the new central plant. Re-feeding the existing hospital tower early allowed Valleywise Health to benefit from energy savings of approximately $500k per year. All buildings switched to the new central plant in October of 2020.

Key features of the entire project include –

  • New 21,000 SF Central Utility Plant
  • New data center with fire suppression system
  • Life safety and dining improvements, along with a replacement air handler system for the 2619 building
  • Extensive underground utilities were run throughout the campus to serve the existing buildings and future hospital
  • New 10-story plus a basement, 233-bed, 678,000 SF acute care hospital
  • 12 ORs plus four shelled
  • Two MRI’s
  • Two helipads (on-grade sized for POTUS and rooftop for standard EMS helicopter)
  • Program includes, but is not limited to, a new emergency department, imaging, surgery, pharmacy, Burn Center of Excellence, labor and delivery, pediatrics, NICU, ICU, Multi Organized Service Unit (MOSU) and general patient bed floors.
  • 6-story, 108,000 SF medical office building including simulation space, materials management, doctors offices and support staff office

The video series below covers progress updates and innovative, integrated best practices being implemented on the Valleywise Health Medical Center project. Team Roosevelt Reimagined is the integrated design and construction team consisting of Valleywise Health, Vanir, Kitchell, Cuningham Group / EYP, AEI and many other engineering and trade partners.