McCarthy completes Chandler Regional Medical Center Tower D
McCarthy Construction Companies and Devenney Group Architects recently completed Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center’s new patient care tower, Tower D. Designed to meet the growing healthcare needs of the growing East Valley community, it marks the second major expansion of the hospital in less than a decade. Tower D is expected to open its doors to patients in early August 2021.
“This expansion project is very exciting for all of us at Chandler Regional and for the community as a whole,” said Mark Slyter, President and CEO of Dignity Health Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert Medical Centers. “This is the direct result of the exceptional care our team provides. Their hard work and dedication is the reason people seek services at Chandler Regional and why the hospital has continued to experience tremendous growth.
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Tower D will serve as the main entrance to the hospital and will contain 96 additional care beds. This will bring Chandler Regional’s total bed count to 429, providing greater access to excellent and compassionate care. The impressive structure includes:
First floor: a new main entrance to the hospital and a new hall, patient admission, cardiac rehabilitation, outpatient therapy unit, gift shop and chapel
Second floor: a surgery registration area, preoperative and post-anesthetic care units and 24 thoracic patient rooms
Third floor: 36 intensive care unit patient rooms
Fourth floor: 36 standard rooms
Fifth floor: shell space for future beds
Basement: new pharmacy, material management service and new loading dock
In addition to the new five-story Tower D, the construction project also includes a new parking structure with additional above ground parking to accommodate over 1,100 vehicles and renovations to the existing space that will allow eight new halls. operation and expansion of the main ambulatory care centers. operational departments and departments.
“We started this large hospital construction expansion project in the summer of 2019 without knowing that a global pandemic was imminent,” said Nick Pearce, project director in the services team at health of McCarthy Building Companies. “We have been honored to help support and give back to our health partners during the pandemic. We not only made patient safety a top priority, but we also made the health and safety of the crews a top priority, who completed more than 500,000 hours of work on the project without incident. Our team is exceptionally proud of our teamwork with our design-build partner Devenney Group Architects and our many business partners. Teamwork is what made this project so successful.
The design-build team will remain on site until spring 2022 as they complete renovations to the existing spaces as well as the garden that serves as a connector to the growing healthcare campus.
Chandler Regional opened in 1961 as a true community hospital with only 42 beds, but has grown steadily over the past 5 decades. In the summer of 2014, Chandler Regional opened the first of its major expansions in the past decade, Tower C, which provided space for the hospital’s Level 1 trauma center and an additional 96 beds for patients.
“It has been really exciting to be able to support the hospital in the steps towards its strategic vision and commitment to the community,” said Eric Ubersax, architect and project manager at Devenney Group Architects. “The collaboration between the facility, the Town of Chandler and the entire design-build team has resulted in an incredible project that will serve the community for decades to come. “
Devenney Group Architects and McCarthy Building Companies formed the design-build team for the project. Other project partners include WSP, Stantec, RVi, Buehler Engineering, Cannon & Wendt Electrical Co., TDIndustries, The Berg Group and Schuff Steel Management Company.