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Kitchell and Orcutt | Winslow to Design, Build New Patient Tower in Arizona

CRMC_parking_lotCHANDLER, Ariz. — Kitchell and Orcutt | Winslow have been selected to design and construct a new patient tower at Chandler Regional Medical Center, a member of Catholic Healthcare West.


The five-story inpatient tower is anticipated to remove capacity constraints with the addition of 96 in-patient beds. Sitework on the $125-million project begins soon with vertical construction of the tower scheduled to begin in November 2012. At the peak of construction it is estimated that the project will have a workforce of more than 200. It is expected to be complete by fall 2014.

“We are confident that this expansion will help meet the needs of the community by allowing us to develop new healthcare services and expand existing ones,” said Patty White, president and CEO, Chandler Regional Medical Center.

The expansion will accommodate the hospital’s emergency and medical-surgical services, with 32 intensive care and private cardiovascular intensive care rooms, 64 telemetry and medical-surgical beds, six additional operating suites, ancillary support and infrastructure including a second helipad, chapel, kitchen and dining area, central plant and 275 parking spaces. The addition of 96 inpatient care beds will bring the hospital’s total bed count to 339.

The hospital leadership team hopes to add incremental capacity in order to continue providing for the healthcare needs of this growing community. The patient tower follows a recently completed $10-million cardiovascular department expansion, also built by the team of Kitchell and Orcutt | Winslow, including two cardiac catheterization laboratories, an additional nine-bed pre/post cardiac short stay unit and ancillary support infrastructure.

“We’re excited to continue our relationship with Chandler Regional, further expanding our portfolio of Catholic Healthcare West projects,” said Kitchell Healthcare Division Manager Steve Whitworth. “With our vast healthcare experience, hospital clients benefit from the innovations and efficiencies we’ve created on other projects.”

To learn more about Chandler Regional, visit ChandlerRegional.org.

About Chandler Regional Medical Center
Chandler Regional Medical Center is a 243-bed, acute-care, not-for-profit provider of emergency care, maternal child services, cardiovascular services, wound healing, cancer treatment, diabetes treatment, and diagnostic services. It is located at 475 S. Dobson Road (corner of Dobson Road and Frye Road) in Chandler. For more information, please visit ChandlerRegional.org or call 480.728.3000. Chandler Regional Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). For employment opportunities please visit chwcareers.org/arizona. For information on physician referrals or community classes and support groups, please contact ResourceLink at 480.728.5414.

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Posted December 13, 2011

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