New 11-Story Patient Tower at Phoenix Children’s Hospital / by HKS

The new 11-story patient tower at Phoenix Children's Hospital.

Phoenix Children’s Hospital proudly opened the doors to its new 11-story patient tower and completed a strategic alliance with St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, making it the largest freestanding children’s hospital in the Southwest.

The new 11-story patient tower at Phoenix Children's Hospital.

The expansion – Phoenix Children’s response to this community need – means the hospital will grow from 345 licensed beds to 465 this summer, ultimately targeting a total of 626 licensed beds at full build-out, which is expected in 2013. The tower features expanded clinic space, state-of-the-art operating rooms, cutting-edge pediatric radiology technology, a new Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and a separate Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit to support the hospital’s growing Children’s Heart Center. Three floors remain as “shelled space,” ready for future expansion.

The new 11-story patient tower at Phoenix Children's Hospital.

Construction costs for the new tower totaled $370 million, $50 million under original budget. The complete expansion, which also includes renovation of existing buildings and the addition of satellite centers, totals $538 million. The hospital was designed by architects HKS Inc., and the general contractor is Kitchell Corporation. Both were selected for their extensive experience with designing and building healthcare projects.

Web: www.phoenixchildrens.com