Kitchell breaks ground on Phoenix Children’s – Southwest Valley Center

PHOENIX (April 09, 2012) – Extending its relationship with Phoenix Children’s Hospital beyond the recently completed tower in central Phoenix, Kitchell has been tapped to build Phoenix Children’s long-anticipated Southwest Valley Center in Avondale, Ariz.

“We’re the preferred healthcare builder in the Southwest, and when Phoenix Children’s wants to continue its expansion of pediatric care in underserved areas, we hope they’ll continue to look to Kitchell and our healthcare expertise,” said Kitchell President Dan Pierce.

The 35,344-square-foot center will complement children’s health services already in the community with comprehensive specialty and subspecialty care on weekdays and advanced pediatric urgent care on nights and weekends. Plans call for the facility to open in early 2013.

Located right off the 202 at the corner of Avondale Blvd. and McDowell Road, the clinic will feature 25 patient rooms, two treatment rooms, x-ray ultrasound, MRI, fluoroscopy, six-bed triage and on-site lab services.

The construction cost is $8.5 million. The City of Avondale has contributed infrastructure support estimated at $1 million. The project owner and developer is Ensemble/Devman. The Southwest Valley Center is Phoenix Children’s fourth specialty and urgent care center. Others are located in East Mesa, Northwest Phoenix/Glendale and Scottsdale (opening June 2012).


Kitchell built the recently opened Phoenix Children’s Hospital Tower in central Phoenix, which continues to receive industry awards and accolades for sustainability, design and construction features. HKS, the project architect, also designed Phoenix Children’s Hospital Tower.