PHOENIX, Ariz. — Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix, a Level I Trauma Center, is building a brand new emergency department to serve an additional 20,000 patients each year.
The project, breaking ground on Oct. 2, will create a 106,400-square-foot, state-of-the-art ED located on the south side of the campus on Willetta Street. The new ED will include 60 private exam rooms, a new trauma unit, MedLink and 40 observation beds. In creating the design for the new facility, Banner’s development and construction team researched the most effective layout to promote academic collaboration between residents and the physician and nursing staff, as well as the best environment for patient care.
The ED is scheduled to open in July 2017 with the new operating and observation rooms opening in March 2018. The project will leave 19,000 square feet shelled out for 20 additional observation rooms and 20 private exam rooms for future community needs. DPR serves as contractor on the project; the architect is HKS.
The two-story building will feature:
- 5 trauma bays in 3,700 square feet
- 60 private exam rooms
- 3 new quick-look rooms
- 2 minor resuscitation rooms
- Medical Imaging, including CT and X-ray
- 40 observation rooms
- 4 operating rooms and associated support space