Ground was recently broken on construction of a new 220,000-square-foot medical tower at Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center located in Arizona. The project team includes McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.; Devenney Group Architects; WSP; Stantec; RVi; Buehler Engineering; Cannon & Wendt Electrical Co.; TDIndustries; The Berg Group and Schuff Steel Management Company.
Slated to open in spring 2021, the tower addition and expansion project will add 96 patient beds and is expected to also add approximately 200 jobs. Chandler Regional’s fourth patient tower, Tower D, will bring the medical facility’s total bed count to 429. The hospital originally opened in 1961 with just 42 beds.
The new medical tower will be built south of Chandler Regional’s main entrance on what is now a parking lot. In addition to the 96 patient beds, the five-story tower will also have space on the first and fifth floors for additional growth in the future. The tower will increase surgical capacity, add cardiac-rehabilitation services and will also feature:
First floor: new main hospital entrance and lobby, patient admitting, cardiac rehabilitation, ambulatory therapy unit, gift shop and chapel
Second floor: surgery registration area, pre-operation and post-anesthesia care units and 24 thoracic patient rooms
Third floor: 36 intensive care unit patient rooms
Fourth floor: 36 additional standard patient rooms
Fifth floor: shell space for future beds
Basement: new pharmacy, materials management department and a new loading dock
Additional renovations include 55,000 square feet of the hospital’s existing Tower C, which opened in 2014. The renovations will allow for eight new surgical suites and the expansion of outpatient services and operational departments, with scheduled completion in 2022 as part of phase two of the project.