By Rebekah Morris for Arizona Builder’s Exchange
Dignity Health and Phoenix Children’s Hospital are teaming up to create a $200M, 350KSF women’s and children’s licensed tower at Mercy-Gilbert Medical Center. Groundbreaking is expected in summer of 2018 with a two-year construction timeline.
The design-build project will bring a new suite of specialty women’s and children’s services to the East Valley. Few details are available, as the project is not yet designed. According to Rick Olson, Area Director, Design & Construction for Dignity Health, the Architect will be assigned to the eventual General Contractor. He wasn’t willing to disclose who that Architect is, however. He did explain that the General Contractor will be a “preferred provider” from a select list of GCs invited to propose on the project.
Departments will include: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Pediatric Emergency Department, Pediatric Operating Rooms, Radiology, and a fully licensed women’s center. The joint-venture enables licensing through both Dignity Health for the women’s care facilities, and Phoenix Children’s Hospital for the pediatric and NICU units.
The $200M total budget includes entitlements, permitting, IT, FFE, and construction.
Olson didn’t anticipate any unique challenges to this project. Being a stand-alone tower on an existing hospital campus, the entitlements and zoning are already in place through the town.
Just a normal, run of the mill, $200M new hospital project for the East Valley…
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