Kitchell has been tapped to build out the future Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Phoenix Children’s Hospital (on the second floor of the Hospital), for which a $15 million campaign was recently launched. The “Hope Lives Here” campaign’s Honorary Co-chairs are Arizona Diamondback Paul Goldschmidt and his wife Amy.
Renderings of the new Center:
Renderings provided by Kitchell
The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Phoenix Children’s Hospital is at capacity. Up to 90 cancer patients are treated at the Center each day. Due to the population growth of children in Arizona, Phoenix Children’s will continue to treat more children with cancer, and those requiring bone marrow transplants. In 2015, the Center accommodated 22,000 patient appointments, compared to just 8,900 in 2007.The survival rate at Phoenix Children’s is more than 80 percent.
The new Center will have treatment rooms on site, meaning patients won’t have to be transferred to operating rooms for simple procedures. Patients will be an elevator ride away from the Emergency Department, Imaging and the 7th Floor inpatient areas. Phoenix Children’s collaboration with Mayo Clinic gives its patients access to Arizona’s only proton bean therapy program. This technology minimizes damage to surrounding tissue during cancer tumor radiation.
The project designer is the Phoenix office of Hobbs + Black.
In 2011 Kitchell completed construction of the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Tower at 1919 E. Thomas Rd. Last year it completed the build-out of a 45,000 square-foot, 48-bed medical/surgical unit in existing shell space on the ninth floor of the main tower.