Valleywise Health Begins Countdown to Opening of New Medical Center in 2023
By Brian O'Malley -
Wednesday Mar 01, 2023
After officially breaking ground on the brand new 673,000 square-foot, 10-story Valleywise Health Medical Center on February 26, 2020, the public teaching health system is proud to announce the countdown to the grand opening in October of 2023.
The new medical center will replace the more than 50-year-old facility Valleywise Health is currently operating in at 24th Street and Roosevelt.
Constructed by Kitchell, the building is 75 percent complete and on budget. The exteriors and infrastructure (power, water, HVAC, medical gasses, etc.) are nearly complete and final trim for the mechanical, plumbing and electrical work is ongoing.
The new 75,000 square-foot Diane & Bruce Halle Arizona Burn Center was designed from both the patient’s and clinician’s perspective bringing the functions and features of burn care excellence into one location. The design philosophy and physical layout will foster a sense of safety, openness, collaboration, and peer support in recovery and responsiveness – which are key in addressing the trauma associated with burns – as well as a patient’s long-term recovery. The single-floor evidence-based design will allow all members of the burn care team to easily interact. Other new features include a dedicated pediatric wing, family support rooms, space for research and teaching and more.
Treating some of the most complex and traumatic burn and wound cases, the Arizona Burn Center at Valleywise Health is one of the nation’s largest and busiest academic burn centers with 6,000 outpatient visits and more than 1,000 inpatient admissions each year. Serving the entire Southwest region, this renowned center for innovation, research and world-class clinical burn care has excelled in facilities built in 1971, not designed for the unique needs of burn and wound care patients.
“It is hard to believe that the vision for a new hospital, and expansion of our system, that started well over a decade ago is finally coming to fruition,” said Valleywise Health President and CEO Steve Purves. “So much has changed in healthcare delivery since our current hospital was constructed more than 50-years ago and we are so proud to provide a new home for our physicians, nurses and staff that reflects the exceptional care they provide. Most importantly we will finally have a facility that offers all patients, especially the most vulnerable in our community, a more comfortable and accommodating atmosphere to heal.”
In addition to the new Valleywise Health Medical Center, construction of The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Pavilion is well underway. The Piper Pavilion will serve as a new learning and teaching hub, with clinical education housed on three dedicated floors of the six-story facility, in addition to administrative services and community meeting space for up to 300.
Over the course of the last three years, Valleywise Health has also constructed and opened five new community health centers, with locations in South Phoenix/Laveen, North Phoenix, Peoria, West Maryvale and Mesa. Each center provides access to primary and pediatric care, integrated behavioral health services and on-site pharmacy to for patients in need.
About Valleywise Health
Located in Phoenix, Arizona and?named one of the 100 Top Hospitals in the nation by IBM Watson Health in 2020,?Valleywise?Health (formerly Maricopa Integrated Health System) has a proud tradition of being the community safety net health care system with a mission and commitment to serving the underserved.?Valleywise?Health?consists of?Valleywise?Health Medical Center, Arizona’s only public teaching hospital, Level 1 trauma center with ability to treat adults and children and Arizona’s only nationally verified Burn Center serving the entire Southwestern United States. Other services include primary HIV care at the McDowell and Peoria health centers, the Refugee Women’s Health Clinic, three behavioral health centers, and 11 community health centers. To learn more, please visit?www.ValleywiseHealth.org?