Hospital Growth aids West Valley

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The West Valley is excited to welcome new healthcare providers to the region – from Goodyear to north Phoenix, heavy hitters in the healthcare industry are boosting their facilities in the anticipation of resumed growth from the West Valley.

Healthcare facilities in the West Valley are long overdue – it was estimated by the Phoenix Children’s Hospital that there are 162,000 children in the West Valley, and it has been an area that is underserved for pediatric health care.

Learn about the healthcare growth in the West Valley in the Arizona Republic:
Hospital Growth aids W. Valley

“As growth returns to Arizona, it’s critical that facilities are in place to serve the current and expected population. The addition of new and expanded facilities is needed to address that deficiency.

And, boy, are they coming:

Dignity Health, parent of St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, is planning a 60,000-square-foot hospital in Glendale.

Banner is expanding its Estrella Medical Center with a 144-bed patient tower and is opening a $7.5 million health center in Verrado.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America is investing $9 million to increase its Goodyear hospital by about 19,000 square feet this year.

West Valley Hospital is adding two projects: a three-story tower and two surgical suites.

Construction is under way in Avondale on a $17 million Phoenix Children’s Hospital specialty- and urgent-care center.

“The West Valley is one of the most dynamic regions of the country,” Robert Meyer, president and CEO of Phoenix Children’s Hospital, said at the hospital’s March groundbreaking. “It’s a rapid-growth area.”

One of the benefits of all this growth: new job opportunities for West Valley residents and more business for related industries. Banner Estrella and Dignity Health will each be hiring 200 employees, and Phoenix Children’s will initially be adding 50 workers.”

Read more in the Arizona Republic.

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