Banner Health Launches Expansion to Meet Growing Patient Needs in Arizona

Nonprofit Banner Health is investing in an expansion project already underway at Banner Desert medical center in Arizona’s East Valley, which includes increased services and space for women and infant care.

On the Mesa campus, the expansion of the tertiary care trauma center will address growth needs to support the community. The project includes adding adult acute care patient beds and building a new women’s tower that will be adjacent to the seven-story Banner Children’s at Desert pediatric patient tower that opened in 2009.

To meet pressing patient-care capacity needs, existing shelled space will be built out to bring on 24 adult acute care beds this July. The new women’s tower and other refreshed units are slated for completion in 2023, and an ICU expansion will be done in the first quarter of 2024.

The project, including 148,800 square feet of new space and 102,500 square feet of renovated space, will increase total adult acute beds from 345 to 497. The new tower will create a women’s-centered care program and maximize the proximity between women’s and children’s services.

The architect for the Banner Desert project is Cuningham and the contractor is DPR.

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Posted March 12, 2021

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