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Valleywise Health unveils state-of-the-art medical center

Valleywise Health has opened a brand-new medical center, a significant contribution to the region鈥檚 healthcare offerings. The 673,000-square-foot, 10-story facility is designed to provide excellent patient care and comfort, replacing the legacy hospital that served the community for more than 50 years. 

The facility is a result of dedication and meticulous planning that created a careful transition for more than 200 patients moving into their new rooms. Patients can now enjoy private bathrooms and sleeper sofas/recliners which ensures their comfort.

鈥淭he new Valleywise Health Medical Center has been decades in the making,鈥 Valleywise President and CEO Steve Purves said. 鈥淲e鈥檙e thrilled to open it to the community today and grateful for all the support we鈥檝e received since our funding measure was passed in 2014.鈥

A highlight of the new facility is the Diane & Bruce Halle Arizona Burn Center, occupying an entire floor with state-of-the-art amenities including trauma bays, a pediatric wing, a large physical occupational therapy room, a hyperbaric chamber, and plenty of space for research and teaching. 

Diane and Bruce Halle Burn Center

鈥淚t鈥檚 hard to overstate the value of having a world-class public teaching hospital right here in this neighborhood,鈥 Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego said. 鈥淰alleywise Health has been a fixture in our community for over 100 years, and I think it鈥檚 safe to say the $935 million commitment to bring this new facility to fruition couldn鈥檛 have been put to better use.鈥 

The new medical center also has a 34,550-square-foot emergency department, which includes three trauma bays, 88 private rooms, dedicated pediatric space, and both indoor and rooftop decontamination showers. By 2026, the facility is expected to handle nearly 86,000 emergency visits annually. 

Purves stressed the patient-centric design of the new hospital. 鈥淭he new hospital was designed to put patients first. It incorporates both the latest technology and design improvements that will ensure comfort for both patients and their families,鈥 he said. 鈥淏eyond that, it makes unprecedented resources available to the hundreds of residents that Valleywise Health doctors train every year.鈥

Valleywise Health is Arizona鈥檚 only public teaching hospital and Level 1 trauma center, able to treat both adults and children.

Architectural firm Cuningham Group and general contractor Kitchell have created a facility that helps improve patient care and also supports a wide range of medical specialties. The new center

includes 10 operating rooms, two interventional radiology areas, two cardiac catheterization labs, and two helipads.

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