Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center Completes Construction on Second New Patient Tower in Less than a Decade
CHANDLER, Ariz. (July 16, 2021) – Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center today held a special dedication prior to the opening of its newest patient-care tower, Tower D. Designed to respond to the growing East Valley community’s increasing health care needs, this is the hospital’s second major expansion in less than a decade. Tower D is scheduled to open to patients early next month.
In addition, the Gila River Indian Community contributed a half a million dollars to directly support the construction of the new patient-care tower at Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center, according to the Dignity Health East Valley Foundation. We’ve also learned that the Tribal Council will soon vote on the name of a plaque and where it will appear within the new tower.
Dignity Health in Arizona is grateful for the ongoing partnership with the Gila River Indian Community, and how your continued support is allowing us to help meet the health care needs of the greater East Valley area.
“This expansion project is very exciting for all of us at Chandler Regional, and for 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 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 hospital entrance and lobby, patient admitting, cardiac rehabilitation, ambulatory therapy unit, gift shop and chapel.
- Second floor: a surgery registration area, pre-operation and post-anesthesia care units and 24 thoracic patient rooms.
- Third floor: 36 intensive care unit patient rooms.
- Fourth floor: 36 standard patient rooms.
- Fifth floor: shell space for future beds.
- Basement: a new pharmacy, materials management department and a new loading dock.
In addition to the new five-story Tower D, 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 key outpatient services and operational departments.
Chandler Regional first opened in 1961 as a true community hospital with only 42 beds, but has steadily grown over the last 5 decades. In the summer of 2014, Chandler Regional opened the first of its major expansions of the last decade, Tower C, which provided space for the hospital’s Level One Trauma Center and 96 additional patient beds.
“We’re excited to see what our team will accomplish as we settle into this next evolution of growth on our campus,” adds Slyter. “The new tower will not only bring a large number of new jobs to the East Valley, but it will allow us to further our commitment to provide the best care possible to our growing community.”
Devenney Group Architects and McCarthy Building Companies served as the project’s design build team. Others on the project included WSP, Stantec, RVi, Buehler Engineering, Cannon & Wendt Electrical Co., TDIndustries, The Berg Group, and Schuff Steel Management Company.