McCarthy Builds New Patient Tower at Chandler Regional Medical Center
McCarthy Building Companies and Devenney Group Architects recently completed an expansion at Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center. Tower D is designed to respond to the growing East Valley community's increasing healthcare needs and is the hospital's second major expansion in less than a decade. Tower D opened to patients in August 2021.
"This expansion project is very exciting for all of us at Chandler Regional and the community at large," said Mark Slyter, president and CEO of Dignity Health Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert Medical Centers. “It is a direct result of the outstanding care our team provides. Their hard work and dedication are why people seek services at Chandler Regional and why the hospital has continued to undergo tremendous growth.”
Tower D will serve as the hospital's main entrance and include 96 additional patient care beds. This addition will bring Chandler Regional's total bed count to 429, providing greater access to excellent and compassionate care.
The construction project also includes a new parking structure with additional surface parking to accommodate more than 1,100 vehicles and renovations to existing space that will allow for eight new surgical suites and the expansion of essential outpatient services and operational departments.
"We began this major hospital construction expansion project in the summer of 2019 not knowing that a global pandemic was just around the corner," said Nick Pearce, project director with McCarthy Building Companies' Healthcare Services Team. "We were honored to help support and give back to our healthcare partners during the pandemic. We made patient safety a top priority and prioritized the health and safety of the crews, who completed more than 500,000 man-hours on the project without incident. Our team is exceptionally proud of our teamwork with our design-build partner Devenney Group Architects, and our many trade partners. Teamwork is what made this project so successful."
The design-build construction team will remain on-site through the spring of 2022 as they complete the renovations of the existing spaces and the garden that serves as a connector of the growing healthcare campus.
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This article originally appeared in the bimonthly Arizona Contractor & Community magazine, Sep/Oct 2021 issue, Vol. 10, No. 5.