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Phoenix healthcare growth outpacing national average

The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC) unveiled a new website around the emerging healthcare industry in the Phoenix metro, designed to showcase the innovation capacity and robust ecosystems of the Greater Phoenix healthcare and bioscience sectors.

“The GPEC Healthcare Leadership Council, led by Linda Hunt and Dr. Stuart Flynn, gathers the who’s who of healthcare and biosciences in the Greater Phoenix region,” said Chris Camacho, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “The council’s forward thinking idea to centralize the assets and resources around the region allows us to further promote our growth in these industries.”

The healthcare and bioscience sectors in Greater Phoenix is projected to grow 31.9% over the next 10 years, which outpaces the projected national average growth of 19.5%. This growth complements the HLC mission in positioning the region as a healthcare investment and research destination, and the new site will provide an inventory showcasing that growth within the region and within the healthcare and biosciences industries.

“The new site will highlight the partnerships and resources available to people seeking care, as well as medical professionals wanting to learn more about the healthcare ecosystem in the Greater Phoenix region,” said Linda Hunt, CEO of Dignity Health. “There is an abundance of movement in the healthcare industry in Phoenix metro, and this new site will provide the opportunity to showcase that growth.”

The new site contains a profile of the healthcare and biosciences leadership within the region; collaborations in research, care delivery and education; an interactive ecosystem asset map with the ability to filter by hospitals, academic institutions, incubators, accelerators and more; operating environment data; and outcomes in health, personalized medicine, quality job growth and community and economic impact.

Dr. Stuart Flynn, Dean of the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix stated, “We are proud to be part of the growing healthcare industry in Greater Phoenix and we are glad to see this resource coming online. It is crucial that companies have a place to see the critical mass of clinical, education and research-oriented efforts in the downtown Phoenix Biomedical Campus and beyond. This new microsite will be that resource.”

The site also features demonstrated value—answering the question, “why Greater Phoenix,” and why the region is the best place to live, work, collaborate and heal, along with testimonials from healthcare leaders and practitioners, and news and resources related to healthcare in Greater Phoenix.

To learn more about the vibrant healthcare and biosciences ecosystem in Greater Phoenix, visit http://greaterphoenixhealth.com/.

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UA College Of Medicine Health Sciences Education Building Celebrates “Topping Out”

Health Sciences Education Building, UA College of MedicineA major Downtown Phoenix development project hit a big milestone October 5, 2011 with the “topping out” of construction of the Health Sciences Education Building on the campus of the University of Arizona College of Medicine.

The final beam of the building was ceremoniously lifted and secured at its highest point with workers and college staff and faculty celebrating midday Wednesday.

The $129M, 264,000 SF building – being built in a joint venture by DPR Construction and Sundt Construction, Inc. – will allow the state to take the next step in expanding its medical education facilities.

The new six-story building will house administrative offices, lecture halls, classrooms, class laboratories and a learning resource center. CO Architects is the design and executive architect; Ayers Saint Gross is associate architect and master planner.

The College of Medicine-Phoenix plans to expand its class size and add instruction as Northern Arizona University will also bring a physician’s assistant and physical therapy programs to the Health Sciences Education Building. 

In its fifth year in Downtown Phoenix, the College of Medicine currently anchors the campus with 192 medical students, admitting 48 per year. After the completion of the Health Sciences Education Building in 3Q 2012, the university plans to admit up to 80 students per class and eventually reach a capacity of 120 per class to address the critical need for physicians in Arizona.

Also on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus are the UA College of Pharmacy and the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, the headquarters of the Translational Genomics Research Institute and International Genomics Consortium, and Arizona Biomedical Collaborative building.

For more information about the Health Sciences Education Building, visit ahsc.arizona.edu.

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