Case Study - Phoenix Children's Hospital

Case Study - Phoenix Children's Hospital - Health Architecture
Architect: HKS Architects
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Total square feet: 777,000sf expansion plus a central plant and three parking structures
Total beds: 626











The Phoenix Children's Hospital is embarking on a multi-year expasion because of the projected increase in the number of children in the metro Phoenix area. By 2030, the number of children is projected to increase from around 900,000 to 1.5 million.

Phase I of the expansion is scheduled to be completed in 2012. This expansion will include:
  • An 11-story patient tower, the center point of the new Phoenix Children's Hospital. High-volume public spaces – like admitting, the cafeteria and retail pharmacy – will be located on the ground floor, with upper floors devoted to our Centers of Excellence, other clinical programs and private patient rooms
  • A highly-visible main entry boulevard off of Thomas Road that leads to parking for patients, families, visitors and medical staff, with access to the patient tower
  • Beautifully landscaped grounds that will include three gardens and a large covered playground for patients and siblings
  • An increase from 345 beds to an anticipated 626 licensed beds
  • A 6,018-square-foot specialty and urgent care center located at the Loop 101 and 51st Avenue
  • A renovation of the Phoenix Children's Julie and Tim Louis Newborn Intensive Care Unit, which at 110 licensed beds is the largest and one of the most innovative facilities of its kind
  • An 18-unit Ronald McDonald House
  • The only Level 1 Trauma Center in Nevada taht is exclusively for children
  • A 750-car employee-only parking garage
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