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Banner Desert Medical Center Women’s Tower Expansion

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Our Project

Banner Health’s primary goal for the project was to increase bed capacity on the Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, Arizona campus and to relocate women and infant services. The project is a five-story vertical expansion above the existing two-story north wing of Banner Children's Tower that was built in 2009. The new tower expanded the existing footprint to accommodate 36 patients' rooms instead of the 24 patients' rooms that were master planned per floor. Adding and renovating roughly 190,000 square feet of new construction, the expansion included OB triage, 14 labor and delivery rooms, three C-section operating rooms, 36 ante-partum/post-partum rooms, and 108 med/surg patient rooms, The Big Outside and Child Life Services relocation. Overall, the expanded capacity and newly focused strategy on women and infant care further positions Banner Desert Medical Center as a hospital of choice.

Banner Desert Medical Center Women’s Tower Expansion

Location: Mesa, AZ United States

Square Footage: 190,000

Completion Date: September 2022


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