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CRMC details hospital expansion
by Laurie Fagen
Construction will begin soon on
two major expansion projects for
Chandler Regional Medical Center,
which will add a new patient tower
and expand its existing cardiac
catheterization laboratories.
The projects will cost a
combined $135 million and will
add more than 200 jobs to the
hospital’s already sizable staff,
according to a spokesperson. In
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addition to meeting the increasing
HOSPITAL EXPANDING: Construction to add more beds and labs is expected to begin later this year at Chandler Regional Medical Center.
healthcare needs of Chandler and
its surrounding communities,
Chandler Regional’s expansion will expansion of our two existing cardiac catheterization also are planning a fi ve-story inpatient tower that will
have a direct impact on other areas of the city’s labs is critical.” help to remove capacity constraints and expand key
economy. The $9.9 million cardiac catheterization laboratory service lines,” White adds.
“I am excited about these projects and the expansion will be the fi rst of the two projects, The $125 million patient tower is scheduled to
commitment Chandler Regional Medical Center has beginning construction later this year with expected begin construction in the early part of 2011 with
made to grow with the community,” says Chandler completion in July 2011. The expanded lab will allow anticipated completion in July 2012. The new tower
Mayor Boyd Dunn. “Not only will this expansion for the creation of 14 highly technical, well-paying will require an additional 180 to 200 employees with
increase physician engagement in the area, it will jobs with an estimated payroll of $1.6 million per salaries estimated to total $22 million each year.
continue to drive new offi ce and medical development year. During the construction phase, an additional 80 During construction, it is estimated the project will
around the hospital, providing critical healthcare construction related jobs will also be created. add an additional 1,050 jobs.
services to our residents.” The expanded cardiac catheterization laboratory The fi ve-story tower will add 100 beds which will
The hospital’s leadership team hopes to add will be housed in a two-story addition to the expand the capacity of CRMC’s emergency services,
incremental capacity in order to continue providing southwest corner of the hospital contiguous with medical-surgical unit, add 30 intensive care rooms,
for the healthcare needs of this growing community. the existing cardiac catheterization labs. The design six additional operating suites and ancillary support
“Heart disease is the leading cause of death in provides fi rst-fl oor space for the development of a infrastructure, including the addition of a chapel.
the United States, killing a half a million people new cardiopulmonary department expansion, with CRMC is located at 475 S. Dobson Rd, on the
each year,” says Patty White, president and CEO the second fl oor housing two cardiac catheterization southeast corner of Dobson and Frye roads in
of Chandler Regional Medical Center. “Cardiology laboratories and an additional 10-bed pre/post Chandler. To learn more about Chandler Regional,
is one of our key service lines, and the community holding unit and ancillary support infrastructure. visit www.ChandlerRegional.org or call 480-728-3000.
is in need of additional capacity in this area. The “In order to meet increasing patient demand, we
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