Join Phoenix Children’s for a dedication ceremony on the future site of Phoenix Children’s − Southwest Valley Center
Phoenix, AZ (March 1, 2011) - Phoenix Children’s continues its expansion and brings its special brand of pediatric care closer to patients and their families with the construction of a new specialty and urgent care center in Avondale. The dedication for the future facility will be at 1665 North Avondale Blvd. (corner of Avondale Blvd. and McDowell Rd.) on March 7, 2012 from 2 to 3 p.m. Mayors of the five surrounding communities and other West Valley leaders are scheduled to attend.
The 35,355 sq. ft. center will complement children’s health care services already in the community with comprehensive specialty and subspecialty care on weekdays by appointment and advanced pediatric urgent care with no appointment needed on nights and weekends. Urgent care services will be administrated by physicians and nurses who have advanced training in both emergency and pediatric medicine –- all trained to be 100% for children. The clinic plans to open in early 2013 with 25 patient rooms, two treatment rooms, X-Ray, ultrasound, MRI, fluoroscopy, six-bed triage and on-site lab services.
Despite the economic downturn, the Greater Phoenix area has experienced strong population growth, placing ever-increasing demands on pediatric care. Approximately 28 percent of the pediatric population in Maricopa County currently resides in the West Valley and continued growth is expected. The number of children in greater Phoenix is projected to swell from about one million today to an astounding 1.5 million by 2030, resulting in a severe shortage
Phoenix Children’s has received strong support from the West Valley community, including physicians, families, business and community leaders. The mayors of Avondale, Tolleson, Litchfield Park, Goodyear and Buckeye have all provided support for the center. Mike Yates, President and Owner of Yates Buick GMC, is chair of the West Valley Advisory Board, which has launched a $5 million capital campaign to fund the project.
“Having personally experienced a devastating pediatric illness, I know how essential it is to have these services in our community,” said Yates. “I’m really impressed with the dedication of our board of community leaders, who have all pledged their financial support and are sharing this unique opportunity with the West Valley community.”
The cost of construction is $8.5 million. In addition, the City of Avondale has contributed infrastructure support estimated to be $1 million. Ensemble DevMan is the owner and developer of this project. “Our relationship with Phoenix Children’s dates back to 1990 and we are proud to partner with them again on this latest project,” says Randy McGrane, Managing Director. Ensemble is currently working with Phoenix Children’s on a medical office building as the second phase for this site. The General contractor is Kitchell Inc, which also served as general contractor on the Phoenix Children’s main campus expansion, which opened June 2011.
About Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Phoenix Children’s Hospital, ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals, is Arizona’s only licensed children’s hospital, providing world-class care in more than 40 pediatric specialties to children from throughout the state and region. Phoenix Children’s is in the midst of a major expansion to meet the needs of the Southwest’s rapid population growth. The signature element of the expansion is a new 11-story, 750,000-square-foot tower which will enable the hospital to grow from 426 licensed beds today to a total of 626 licensed beds once the project is complete. The hospital’s expansion also includes an aggressive physician recruitment effort and new satellite centers in high growth areas of the Valley.