John C. Lincoln’s Sonoran Health and Emergency Center, located on 22 acres south of Carefree Highway and Sonoran Boulevard near Interstate 17 in North Phoenix, will open to the public on Monday, Dec. 9.
The $18M Sonoran Health and Emergency Center is a 40,000 SF facility with emergency services, medical imaging and breast health screening with lower dose 3-D mammography. The Center will employ approximately 40 staff members.
Designed by the Devenny Group, Ltd., the medical complex was built by DPR Construction, according to Sheila Gerry, John C. Lincoln senior vice president, Real Estate and Facilities Development. The Health Network acquired the site in October 2012 from shopping mall developer Macerich and its Westcor division for $5.6M.
Ground was broken and construction began during the first week of December 2012. Santa Monica, Calif.-based Macerich put in road and water infrastructure to accommodate the medical complex development. Macerich still owns an adjacent 55 acres in the development along I-17 south of the Carefree Highway.
The $18M funds site work, all construction and purchase of furnishings and medical equipment. The cost does not include future construction of a 120-bed hospital, which is planned to be built on the site. The hospital and additional medical office buildings will be developed at a later time to be determined by developments in the area’s economy and population growth.
John C. Lincoln already has two hospitals under its umbrella: John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital at the Loop 101 and I-17 and John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital on Dunlap in North Central Phoenix. The Health Network also includes the John C. Lincoln Health Center with Urgent Care at Anthem, 33 primary care and specialty physician practices including 22 in the North Valley, and the Desert Mission health and human services for under- and uninsured members of the community.