Chandler Regional Medical Center has embarked on the addition of a new patient tower and recently completed the expansion of its 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. In addition to meeting the increasing healthcare needs of Chandler and its surrounding communities, Chandler Regional's expansion will have a direct impact on other areas of the city's economy.
The hospital's leadership team hopes to add incremental capacity in order to continue providing for the healthcare needs of this growing community.
The $9.9 million cardiac catheterization laboratory expansion project was the first of the two projects and opened to the public in September 2011. During the construction phase, an additional 80 construction related jobs were created.
The expanded cardiac catheterization laboratory is housed in a two-story addition on the southwest corner of the hospital contiguous with the existing cardiac catheterization labs. The design provided first-floor space for the development of a new cardiopulmonary department expansion, with the second floor housing two cardiac catheterization laboratories, and an additional 10-bed pre/post holding unit and ancillary support infrastructure.
Construction on the $125 million, five-story inpatient tower began in December 2011 with anticipated completion in October 2014. The new tower will require an additional 180 to 200 employees. It's estimated that during construction the project will add an additional 750 jobs.
The five-story tower will add 96 beds which will expand the capacity of our emergency services, medical-surgical unit, add 32 intensive care rooms, six additional operating suites, and ancillary support infrastructure, including the addition of a chapel.