Central Phoenix has seen an outpouring of healthcare development, but the sector is also thriving with healthcare projects outside of the city limits. Here’s a sneak peek at four recently announced and highly anticipated healthcare projects that will shape how and where Arizonans receive medical treatment in 2022 and beyond.   

Exceptional Healthcare


Texas-based Exceptional Healthcare broke ground on a new community hospital in Yuma in March. It will be the company’s second location in the southwestern city. The
$18 million 20,000-square-foot facility will include a specialty internal medicine hospital, 24-hour emergency department, outpatient and inpatient beds, and more. Once completed in spring 2022, it is expected to provide 60 to 100 jobs.

Dignity Health East Valley Rehabilitation Hospital


Dignity Health and Kindred Healthcare broke ground in October on a 50,000-square-foot inpatient rehabilitation hospital in the East Valley. The two-story facility will help meet the growing need for inpatient rehabilitation services in the community. It will include 40 beds in private rooms, and services will focus on acute rehabilitation for patients who suffer from stroke, traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, neurological disorders, amputation and other injuries or disorders. The hospital is expected to be open by the fourth quarter of 2022.

Northern Arizona Healthcare


Northern Arizona Healthcare has announced plans to expand its Fort Tuthill property to include a new 700,000-square-foot hospital, ambulatory services and a future Health and Wellness Village, set on 190 acres north of Fort Tuthill County Park. It is the largest initiative to be undertaken by the health system. The ambulatory clinic could operational by late 2023, with the hospital slated to open in 2026.

Phoenix Children’s Hospital is building a $135 million freestanding hospital — Phoenix Children’s Hospital – Arrowhead Campus in Glendale.

Phoenix Children’s Hospital — Arrowhead Campus


In a move that will expand access to pediatric health care in the West Valley, Phoenix Children’s Hospital announced in May plans to build a new free-standing hospital in Glendale. The $135 million campus will offer 24 inpatient beds, six operating rooms, two minor procedure rooms, 30 emergency bays/trauma rooms and a 45,000-square-foot medical office building to house orthopedics, neurology, cardiology, oncology and other specialty services. It is expected to bring 650 jobs to the West Valley.