Valleywise Health Medical Center

, Valleywise Health

Phoenix, AZ

Burn Center Entrance
Emergency Department

Valleywise Health’s new Medical Center, with the support of the Maricopa County community, is reinventing safety-net care for the residents of Arizona through the Care Reimagined program. The Medical Center is a transformative public teaching hospital that will expand facilities, resources, and services.

Through a collaborative relationship with Creighton University Medical School, Valleywise will bolster the public health system by bridging the gap between training, research, and real-world application. This new, 673,000-square-foot replacement acute care hospital offers the thoughtful integration of classroom and clinical spaces to support every aspect of patient care.

Integrated into the urban fabric, the center’s front door faces the neighborhood it serves, greeting locals and visitors alike with its light-filled, two-story glass lobby. Inside, the services follow the old hospital’s familiar footsteps while showcasing a Level 1 trauma emergency department, 14 operating rooms, and women’s and pediatric programs. The universal design of 233 patient rooms allows for standardization, quickly adapting between ICU and acute care. The center is also home to the Arizona Burn Center, one of the preeminent burn programs in the United States. These services will be on one contiguous floor with a dedicated entry.

Learner and provider rooms are located in every department, equipped with leading-edge technology. And the use of open-care team and numerous hoteling stations throughout the hospital create a flexible, collaborative environment for teaching and learning.

As part of the new flagship campus for the health system, the center forms a highly visible landmark against the Phoenix skyline. The exterior design emulates the striations found in the local rock formations with a color palette pulled from the region’s rich geological history — a fitting backdrop to support Valleywise’s history of exceptional patient care and training.

This integrated project design was in collaboration with Kitchell Construction and The Cunningham Group.

Building Facts

  • 670,000 SF
  • 233 beds
  • Level One Trauma emergency department
  • 14 operating rooms
  • Women’s and Pediatric programs