Ground has been broken in Glendale, Arizona for the three-story, 127,243-square-foot Banner Health Center. The multispecialty facility will be Banner’s newest and largest health center to date. The health center is being developed on a portion of 17.5 acres owned by Banner Health in the Aspera mixed-use development in the northwest Phoenix suburb.
The new facility will bring a multitude of the most needed and anticipated services. It will also provide easy and convenient access to quality primary care and specialist services to the fast-growing area surrounding the Aspera development.
NexCore is slated to provide strategic facility and operational planning, design, development, construction, project management and financing for the project. In addition to NexCore and Banner, the project team includes architecture firm SmithGroup and contractor Haydon Building Corp.
The Banner Health Center will feature an on-stage/off-stage configuration, in which patients will have access to public areas and exam rooms, while health center staff will use behind-the-scenes hallways, meeting rooms and collaborative spaces not visible to the public. Patients benefit from this streamlined design because its saves time and reduces walking distances, and staff benefits because it provides them with private space for communication and collaboration, as well as ready access to patients and exam rooms.
The Banner Health Center will feature 128 exam rooms and 13 imaging rooms, and is set to offer comprehensive clinical services, including family medicine, pediatrics, orthopedics, general surgery, dermatology, gastroenterology, cardiology, endocrinology, internal medicine and OB/GYN, as well as lab, pharmacy and imaging services, plus a wellness trail around the site for patients and staff.
A grand opening for the facility is expected in early 2021.