Kitchell tops off Banner outpatient cancer center

Real Estate | 8 Nov |

Construction of a new outpatient cancer center at the Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix campus recently reached its topping out milestone, marking placement of the last steel beam on the project.

“It’s an honor to have a role in Banner Health’s continued growth and expansion in Arizona,” said Kitchell Contractors President Steve Whitworth.

The three-story facility, located on the Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix campus at 9th Street and McDowell Road, takes the place of two buildings that previously occupied the space. The project consolidates radiation oncology, medical/surgical oncology and infusion therapy on the first floor, with two additional levels to accommodate future growth.

The project designer is HKS Architects and is built by Kitchell.

To date, the project incorporates:

• 4,610 yards of concrete or 18,670,500 lbs.

• 229,333 feet of rebar end-to-end or 43.5 miles

• 924,000-pounds of structural steel

Kitchell offers a wide array of services from development and program management to construction and facility management. Founded in 1950 as a modest family-owned construction company, today the employee-owned company manages projects from seven offices around the country. Kitchell offers expertise in health care, hospitality, corrections, gaming, utility, multifamily, renewable energy, retail, performing arts, custom homes and academia. Learn more at www.kitchell.com.

Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix is a large teaching hospital that has provided medical care to Arizona and the Southwest since 1911. It is part of Banner – University Medicine, a premier academic medical network. The hospital, recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the nation’s best hospitals, specializes in heart care, cancer care, high-risk obstetrics, neurosciences and stroke care, organ transplants and Emergency care, including a Level 1 trauma center. Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix is part of Banner Health, a nonprofit health care system with 28 hospitals in six states. The institution, which has trained thousands of doctors over decades as a teaching hospital, is the academic medical center for the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. For more information, visit www.bannerhealth.com/UniversityPhoenix.

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