Phoenix Children’s Hospital to expand in Southwest Valley

Phoenix Children’s Hospital is set to build a satellite location in the West Valley to complement existing pediatric care in the community with specialty care.

Comprehensive radiology, diagnostics and laboratory services – as well as urgent-care services offered on evenings and weekends –will be provided at the McDowell Road and Avondale Boulevard location.

Salt River Project will contribute $150,000 to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation over a five year period to support the construction.

“We are so pleased that SRP has chosen to support our mission to bring pediatric specialty and urgent care to the growing population of children in the Southwest Valley,” said Karny Stefan of PCH Foundation. “This gift provides the foundation for our fundraising efforts and gets us one step closer to serving the children and youth who need us most.”

Access to appropriate health services in communities SRP serves with water and electricity is important to community growth and vitality, said SRP Community Outreach Manager Karen Fisch.

The PCH Foundation will need to raise $8 million to begin the first phase of construction. Phoenix Children’s recently expanded the central Phoenix Campus with an eleven-story tower that allowed the hospital to grow from 345 beds to 465 beds and on to 625 when the full build-out is completed in 2013.

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