Phoenix Children’s Hospital announced plans today to build a $135 million freestanding hospital — Phoenix Children’s Hospital – Arrowhead Campus — in Glendale.

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Phoenix Children’s will soon break ground on a freestanding hospital and a new multi-specialty clinic in Glendale. Phoenix Children’s Hospital – Arrowhead Campus will offer in-patient services, surgical care, pediatric emergency department, and more than 25 high demand subspecialties in things like cardiac care, neurology, general surgery, and cancer care.

“The West Valley is booming. The population is projected to grow at twice the national rate over the next five years, and kids represent a big part of this growth. It’s estimate that the number of children will grow 25% from more than 400,000 today to nearly 500,000 by 2030,” said Robert L. Meyer, CEO of Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

Phoenix Children’s expects more than 76,000 yearly visits to the Arrowhead Campus and provide care to approximately 1,250 children who would have otherwise had to travel to the Downtown Campus. The Arrowhead Campus represents a $135 million investment in Glendale and the creation of 473 jobs.

“Phoenix Children’s investment ensures that Glendale and West Valley families will have access to quality healthcare facilities. I’m confident that the Arrowhead Campus will help families with their healthcare needs by providing access to specialized professionals and top-notch services in a convenient location. The facility will ensure better quality of life for residents, with access to beds, operating rooms, trauma bays, and plenty of medical office space for the children’s specialty services,” said Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers

The Arrowhead Campus is one part of a multifaceted investment in the West Valley. In March, Phoenix Children’s Hospital announced the Southwest Campus and the Sports Medicine Clinic, both located in Avondale.

Phoenix Children’s Hospital – Arrowhead Campus will be built on vacant land on the north end of Abrazo Arrowhead hospital, 18701 N. 67th Ave., in Glendale. This complements Abrazo Arrowhead Campus’ commitment to expanding healthcare capabilities for the community, including women’s and neonatal services, since the campus opened in 1988.

“All told, we’re investing nearly $200 million in the West Valley and bringing 650 jobs,” said Meyer. “We may have Phoenix in our name, but we are a Valley and statewide resource.”