by Stephanie Innes
Citing increased patient need, Mayo Clinic in Arizonawill nearly double the size of its Phoenix campus with a five-year building project set to cost $648 million. The construction project, which officials say will add 2,000 jobs by 2029, is the largest expansion in not-for-profit Mayo Clinic's 30-year history in Arizona. The construction is not expected to disrupt patient care at the north Phoenix campus, Mayo Clinic in Arizona CEO Dr. Wyatt Decker said.
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KTAR, Mayo Clinic in Phoenix doubling in size with $648M expansion — The Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, rated as one of the best hospitals in the country, is doubling the size of its campus. The hospital unveiled its $648 million Arizona Forward Project at the northeast Phoenix facility this week. “It will add 1.4 million square feet of clinical space, including 94 hospital beds, five operating rooms, expanded emergency department and much-needed infrastructure, like cafeteria space and parking structures,” Dr. Wyatt Decker, CEO of Mayo Clinic in Arizona, told KTAR News 92.3 FM on Wednesday. The expansion at the campus off 56th Street south of the Loop 101 Pima Freeway was expected to create nearly 2,000 jobs in the next decade, including more than 200 for physicians and scientists. “We have teams working on the designs right now, and we expect that over the next eight to 10 months we will begin breaking ground,” Decker said.
Arizona PBS, Phoenix Mayo Clinic set for big expansion — The Mayo Clinic recently announced a $648 million expansion that will nearly double the size of its Phoenix campus over five years. The Arizona Forward Project will add 1.4 million square feet of building space with more clinical capacity, support services and infrastructure at the campus located near Loop 101 and 56th Street in North Phoenix. The expansion also increases the number of inpatient beds from 280 to 374 by 2023 and creates close to 2,000 new jobs. Dr. Lois Krahn is here today to talk to us about this expansion.
Context: To meet the increasing demand to treat patients with complex health conditions in the growing Southwest, Mayo Clinic announces a $648 million expansion that will nearly double the size of its Phoenix campus over five years. The Arizona Forward Project will add 1.4 million square feet of building space (to the existing 1.7 million) with expanded clinical capacity, support services and infrastructure at the campus located near Loop 101 and 56th Street in North Phoenix. The expansion plan increases the number of inpatient beds from 280 to 374 by 2023 and creates close to 2,000 new jobs, including nearly 200 physicians by 2029. You can read more about the Arizona expansion on Mayo Clinic News Network.
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