HonorHealth broke ground on its sixth hospital today at Interstate 17 and Dove Valley Road in north Phoenix. The three-story, 210,000-square-foot HonorHealth Sonoran Medical Center will be built on the campus that currently houses the Sonoran Health and Emergency Center.

The site will include an inpatient hospital, ambulatory surgery center and outpatient center to meet the growing health and wellness needs of north Phoenix and Anthem residents.

The hospital will be designed as a comfortable and inviting space for patients. Filled with natural light and colors reflecting the surrounding desert, the hospital will provide:

• 40 inpatient beds with the ability to expand as needs for services increase.

• Comprehensive obstetrical and gynecological care, including prenatal and postpartum care, labor and delivery services, and a Level II neonatal intensive care unit.

• Surgical services with state-of-the-art technology and clinical expertise in joint replacement and minimally invasive orthopedic, spine and general surgery procedures, treatments and therapies.

• 24-hour emergency care for patients of all ages with staffing from residency-trained, board-certified emergency physicians using the latest technologies and treatments.

“Building on a century-long legacy of caring for our community, the HonorHealth Sonoran Medical Center will provide enhanced medical services — including labor and delivery — to residents of north Phoenix,” said Kim Post, HonorHealth CEO-hospitals and chief clinical officer. “The new hospital represents HonorHealth’s commitment to improve the health and well-being of patients in the fast-growing communities of north Phoenix and Anthem. We’ll provide comprehensive care that’s close to home.”

The existing Sonoran Health and Emergency Center, which serves 17,000 patients annually, will become an outpatient center that includes a Breast Health Center, medical imaging services and space for future expansion.

In addition, a new ambulatory surgery center on the campus will offer cost-effective, same-day surgical services and will house obstetric, pediatric, orthopedic and general surgery physician offices.

Slated to open in September 2020, the HonorHealth Sonoran Medical Center represents an investment of $170 million.

McCarthy Building Companies is the general contractor. Devenney Group Architects is the architect on the project and CBRE is construction manager.

The project’s design and construction team have been in pre-construction phase for 14 months, collaborating with the owner and subcontractors through the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) process, which allows the project to be constructed with more certainty of achieving the owner’s vision and interactive problem-solving by the entire team whereby challenges are addressed through group-think.

“With the patient experience being our priority, the new hospital on the HonorHealth Sonoran Medical Center campus is bringing significant innovations in design and construction to the community it will serve,” said Chris Nickle, executive vice president of McCarthy Building Companies Southwest region. “Thanks to our intensive IPD collaboration with the owner, designer and construction team, we’ve been able to provide creative and highly effective solutions that address logistical, functional and cost-related challenges and are ensuring that the community will be well-served for many years.”


From left: Preston Allred, HonorHealth Director of Strategic Projects-Regional; Bill Gates, Maricopa County Supervisor; Jim Waring, Vice Mayor of Phoenix; Todd LaPorte, HonorHealth CEO; Kim Post, HonorHealth Senior Vice President and CEO Hospitals & Chief Clinical Officer; David Price, CEO HonorHealth Thompson Peak and Deer Valley Medical Centers; and Jared Langkilde, President and CEO, HonorHealth Foundation.