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Valleywise Health Medical Center nears 2024 opening

The Valleywise Health Medical Center is set to open its doors in April 2024, a state-of-the-art medical facility poised to revolutionize healthcare in Phoenix, Arizona. The new facility replaces the venerable, half-century-old legacy hospital currently at 24th Street and Roosevelt.

Valleywise Health engaged in a workshop focused on climate resilience, adaptation, and mitigation in early 2018, subsequently incorporating the recommendations into their operational practices.

Valleywise Health is dedicated to reducing its energy consumption and its carbon footprint. They aim to secure renewable energy via power purchase agreements, and their system-wide upgrades prioritize sustainability, encompassing LED lighting, efficient air distribution, and the use of high-performance glass in construction and operations.

Envisioned by the Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc and built by Kitchell, this monumental structure spans 10 floors, encompassing a staggering 673,000 square feet. Boasting 233 private patient rooms, 44 ICU rooms, 10 operating rooms, and an array of specialized facilities such as the Arizona Burn Center, Cardiology, Oncology, and more, the center was designed to cater to a diverse spectrum of healthcare needs.

The medical center has many departments and specialized units, such as the Trauma and Emergency Department with its 85,906 projected annual ER visits by 2026, and the Diane & Bruce Halle Arizona Burn Center. 

Beyond its role as a healthcare provider, Valleywise Health is dedicated to community integration and education. The recently completed Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Pavilion, equipped with cutting-edge facilities for clinical education and community engagement, further solidifies the institution’s commitment to fostering learning and collaboration.

As a public teaching hospital and Level 1 trauma center, Valleywise Health not only serves as a beacon of medical excellence but also as a symbol of inclusivity and care for the underserved. Its range of services, including primary HIV care, support for refugee women’s health, and behavioral health centers, underscores its mission to cater to a diverse community.

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