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Phoenix Children’s Hospital first opened in 1983 as a “hospital within a hospital” at another location. Facing steady growth and an opportunity to establish its own campus, Phoenix Children’s purchased the approximately 22-acre site at Thomas Road and State Route 51 in Phoenix. In 2002, Phoenix Children’s opened Arizona’s first freestanding children’s hospital.

With one of the fastest growing pediatric populations in the country, Phoenix Children’s Hospital focused on a plan to expand clinical programs, recruit new physicians and establish satellite centers in high-growth areas of Metro Phoenix. In 2011, Phoenix Children’s Hospital added a new patient tower, central plant, and parking garage, followed by renovations to existing buildings to improve patient care and expand services.

The campus design creates a welcoming oasis that provides shade and healing while emulating the natural beauty of the surrounding mountains and desert. The entry court is punctuated by a large, vertical sail gracefully bisecting the patient care tower. At sunset, the sail transforms with colorful, moving lights that can be seen from afar.

Today, Phoenix Children’s Hospital is one of the largest freestanding children’s hospitals in the country. The main campus now occupies nearly 40 acres and one million square feet of space. In addition, the hospital operates 363 licensed inpatient beds, serving nearly 14,000 patient admissions and more than 350,000 physician visits each year.

Owner:

Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Inc. 

Developer:

Kitchell Contractors 

Architect:

HKS/Dallas 

Builder:

Kitchell Contractors 

Financing:

Hospital Revenue Bonds 

Title Insurance:

Stewart Title & Trust of Phoenix, Inc.
Brian Hughes, President, CEO
John Lotardo, Senior Vice President, General Counsel
Teri Beebe, Vice President, Title Operations Manager
Jim Balsbaugh, Senior Vice President, Commercial and Developer Services
Lynne Russell, Vice President, Commercial Escrow Manager