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Kitchell breaks ground on new Emergency Department at Phoenix Children’s Southwest Campus

Kitchell Corporation recently broke ground on a new emergency department and expanded medical campus for Phoenix Children's - Southwest Campus in Avondale, representing a $39.9 million investment. The facility, designed by HKS Architects, will serve West Valley families and include a 35,000-square-foot freestanding emergency department similar in size to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital emergency department.

Phoenix Children’s — Southwest Campus will also feature a multi-specialty clinic and is expected to serve 40,000 West Valley children each year, and will address a pressing need for pediatric-specific emergency health care in this part of the metro. Phoenix Children’s CEO Robert L. Meyer will announce additional growth projects in the West Valley.

Phoenix Children’s will retrofit its existing 35,000-square-foot urgent and specialty care building into a new, freestanding emergency department offering 24/7 pediatric emergency care. The new ED will allow children access to physicians in more than 75 pediatric subspecialties; 40 triage, treatment and resuscitation rooms; six fast-track beds; ultrasound, CT, fluoroscopy and digital radiography.

The health system also is breaking ground on a 71,250-square-foot, three-story medical office building offering expanded services in 25 specialties including allergy/immunology, cardiology, dermatology, developmental pediatrics, endocrinology, fetal development, gastroenterology, general surgery, genetics, hand, neonatology, nephrology, neurology, neuropsychology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, pain management, plastic surgery, psychiatry, psychology, pulmonology, rheumatology, rehab therapy including speech therapy, sports medicine and urology. The clinic will also offer more than double the number of patient rooms, from 27 today to 68.

Phoenix Children’s — Southwest Campus is expected to open by the spring of 2023. There is no expected interruption to urgent care or specialty services during construction.


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