Phoenix Children's unveils $538 million multi-year expansion plans
Phoenix Children's Hospital is near completion on a multi-year expansion of its main campus. The vision for the new Hospital is to enhance clinical programs and increase overall capacity in our unique, kid-friendly environment of family-centered care.
Answering the need
Phoenix Children's Hospital is at a critical juncture. Explosive population growth, combined with a projected shortage of pediatric hospital beds, is placing greater demands on the Hospital than ever before.
By 2030, the number of children in metro Phoenix is projected to increase to more than 1.5 million, compared to 900,000 today. The Valley does not have enough hospital beds to serve this escalating population of children.
The Hospital's response to this explosive population growth is a multi-phase expansion that will enable the Hospital to provide world-class care to the sickest kids in our community today and well into the future.
In 2008, Phoenix Children's Hospital broke ground on a $538 million expansion that will transform us from the hospital we are today, to a world-class pediatric medical campus that will set a new standard in children's healthcare.
Phase I improvements, slated for completion by 2011, include:
- An 11-story patient tower, the center point of the new Phoenix Children's Hospital. High-volume public spaces – like admitting, the cafeteria, and retail pharmacy – will be located on the ground floor, with upper floors devoted to our Centers of Excellence, other clinical programs, and private patient rooms. The new Hospital will also feature 96 PICU/CICU rooms and 12 more operating rooms. (In progress)
- A highly visible main entry boulevard off Thomas Road, leading to parking for patients, families, visitors, and medical staff, offering direct access to the new patient tower. (In progress)
- An increase from 345 licensed beds today to 626 by 2012. (In progress)
- Adding 1,000 new jobs through the Hospital expansion project and an additional 2,000 jobs in the new Hospital. (In progress)
- Adding new programs like PCH Sports Medicine for Young Athletes, which focuses on injury prevention and dedicated care for growing athletes, and the Neuro-Newborn Intensive Care Unit, which offersstate-of-the-art care for babies who suffer a lack of oxygen before or during birth.
- Growing existing programs like the Children's Neuroscience Institute, which provides comprehensive care for children with neurological and behavioral disorders, often with complex and interrelated conditions.
- Arizona's only Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center where the most severely injured youngsters receive comprehensive life-saving treatment. (Completed)
- specialty and urgent care center located at the Loop 101 and 51st Avenue providing much-needed care to patients and families in the Northwest Valley. The Hospital's Specialty and Urgent Care - East Valley Center opened in 2007. (Completed) A 6,018-square-foot
- An innovative, energy-efficient Edwin and Nancy Van Brunt Central Energy Plant that will conserve resources and save the Hospital $750,000 annually. (Completed)
- Newborn Intensive Care Unit, which at 110 licensed beds is the largest and one of the most innovative facilities of its kind in the nation. (Completed) A renovation of the Phoenix Children's Julie and Tim Louis
- An 18-unit Ronald McDonald House that provides a home away from home for families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at our Hospital. (Completed)
- A 750-car employee-only parking garage. (Completed)
Growing with the community
More than 25 years ago, this community recognized the need for a hospital to serve the special needs of children. Bold leaders from healthcare, business and the giving community answered the call and established Phoenix Children's Hospital.
Since that time, Phoenix Children's has become one of the premier children's hospitals in the nation, providing world-class care in more than 40 pediatric specialties to our state's sickest kids and taking the lead on issues that impact children's health and safety.
We've grown from an idea, to become one of the 10 largest children's hospitals in the nation. And we're still growing.
Read about "The Most Important Day" event, where 1,000 community leaders learned about our expansion.
Read the Expansion fact sheet.