SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. — As work continues on the new 175,000-square-foot Sierra Vista Regional Health Center, construction of the new on-campus medical office building has reached a milestone. Earlier this mont,h the steel framing for the 55,000-square-foot medical office building was completed and, to commemorate the occasion, a beam signing ceremony was held.
Richard Rendina, CEO of Rendina Healthcare Real Estate, participates in the recent beam signing for the medical office building the firm is developing on the campus of Sierra Vista (Arizona) Regional Health Center.
Administrators and staff from Sierra Vista Regional Health Center were present at the event, as were local officials and members of the project development team.
“The new medical office building will be a great addition to the new hospital campus,” said Marty Rash, chairman and CEO, RegionalCare Hospital Partners. “It is exciting to allow the team involved to sign the beam, and then place it on the new building.”
Rendina Healthcare Real Estate is developing the new MOB. Richard Rendina, chairman and CEO, said the new medical building is intended to complement the new hospital while providing an enhanced environment with direct access to both acute and outpatient services.
The replacement hospital is expected to open in spring 2015. The new MOB is expected to open in conjunction with the new hospital.
“Just as the community needs a first rate hospital, we must also have space for physicians to practice near the hospital,” Mr. Rash noted. “We
The 55,000-square-foot MOB will open next spring in conjunction with the opening of the health center.
look forward to celebrating the opening of both the hospital and the medical office building next year.”
Dr. Dean French, CEO of Sierra Vista Regional Health Center, who was present at the beam signing, emphasized that the new hospital is part of Sierra Vista Regional Health Center’s commitment to expand healthcare options to the community and bring greater economic opportunities to the area.
“The new medical office building improves access to key services for our community and patients,” said Dr. French. “It provides a one-stop shop for multiple medical practices that will include OB/GYN, pediatrics, internal medicine, cardiology, orthopedics, sports medicine and general surgery. Additionally, it will provide advanced wound care with hyperbaric oxygen, adult and pediatric rehabilitation and chemotherapeutic infusion services. The consolidation of all of these services under one roof will drastically improve clinical integration and increase efficiency in care.”