Chandler Regional Medical Center opens new tower

Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center dramatically increased its ability to serve the East Valley‘s health care needs this week, with the opening of its $125 million, five-story tower that adds 96 beds and a wide array of services. The addition translates to 200 health care jobs at Chandler Regional, around half of which will be nurses.

The project began in 2011, and in addition to the 96 inpatient beds, includes expanded surgical services with six new operating rooms, a new Intensive Care Unit with 32 beds, and an expanded emergency department with more than 50 beds, four trauma bays, two helipads and a dedicated radiology department.

“Chandler Regional is truly a community hospital with more than 50 years of history in the East Valley,” said Tim Bricker, president and CEO of Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert Medical Centers. “This new tower and the services we’re able to provide as a result, exemplify the city’s growth. We’re proud to be expanding to serve the health care needs of our community.”

One area of need particularly addressed by “Tower C” is critical care. The new ICU more than doubles the number of beds available for patients who need this level of care.

The expansion also increases the hospital’s capacity as a trauma center. Chandler Regional has operated since March as a Level I trauma center, under provisional designation from the Arizona Department of Health Services. Official designation is expected this fall.

Health care professionals interested in opportunities with Chandler Regional may visit the center’s careers website.

Source: East Valley Tribune

Source: Dignity Health

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