The new HonorHealth Sonoran Medical Center, the local healthcare system’s sixth Valley hospital located north Phoenix, Arizona, recently topped out. The project team includes general contractor McCarthy Building Companies, architect Devenney Group and construction manager CBRE.
Once complete, the three-story, 210,000-square-foot HonorHealth Sonoran Medical Center will feature an inpatient hospital offering 60 beds, with the ability to expand to nearly 80 beds, based on the needs of the community. The facility will also feature a new 24/7 emergency center for patients of all ages, minimally invasive orthopedic and spine services, a state-of-the-art surgical unit and comprehensive obstetrical and gynecological care with labor delivery services and a Level II neonatal intensive care unit.
The existing Sonoran Health and Emergency Center, which serves 17,000 patients annually, will remain an outpatient center that includes a Breast Health Center, medical imaging services and space for future expansion. In addition, a new ambulatory building on the campus will offer cost-effective, same-day surgical services and will house obstetric, pediatric, orthopedic and general surgery physician offices.
The project’s design and construction team are building the project using an Integrated Project Delivery process, whereby challenges are addressed through cluster groups using Lean construction tools in a setting known as “the big room.” More than a year of preconstruction planning went into the process.
The HonorHealth Sonoran Medical Center is slated to open in September 2020.