Phoenix Children’s Hospital today announced plans to build a $ 135 million detached hospital – Phoenix Children’s Hospital – Arrowhead Campus – in Glendale.
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Phoenix Children’s will soon be breaking new ground with a detached hospital and new multi-specialty clinic in Glendale. Phoenix Children’s Hospital – Arrowhead Campus provides inpatient care, surgical care, pediatric emergency care and more than 25 in-demand sub-specialties in such areas as cardiac care, neurology, general surgery and cancer care.
“The West Valley is booming. The population is expected to grow at twice the national rate over the next five years, and children represent a large portion of this growth. It is estimated that the number of children will grow by 25% from more than 400,000 now to nearly 500,000 by 2030, ”said Robert L. Meyer, CEO of Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
Phoenix Children’s expects more than 76,000 annual visits to the Arrowhead Campus and provides care to approximately 1,250 children who would otherwise have had to travel to the Downtown Campus. The Arrowhead Campus represents a $ 135 million investment in Glendale and the creation of 473 jobs.
“Phoenix Children’s investment ensures that families in Glendale and West Valley have access to quality healthcare facilities. I am confident that the Arrowhead Campus will help families with their healthcare needs by providing access to specialist professionals and top-notch services in a convenient location. The facility will provide a better quality of life for residents, with access to beds, operating rooms, trauma zones and plenty of medical office space for the children’s special services, ”said Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers
The Arrowhead Campus is part of a multi-faceted investment in the West Valley. In March, Phoenix Children’s Hospital announced the Southwest Campus and Sports Medicine Clinic, both located in Avondale.
Phoenix Children’s Hospital – Arrowhead Campus will be built on vacant lot on the north side of Abrazo Arrowhead Hospital, 18701 N. 67th Ave., in Glendale. This complements Abrazo Arrowhead Campus’ commitment to expanding community health services, including services for women and neonates, since the campus opened in 1988.
“All told, we’re investing nearly $ 200 million in the West Valley and creating 650 jobs,” said Meyer. “We may have Phoenix to our credit, but we are a source of Valley and statewide.”