Arizona Biosciences News

NE Valley health care institutions to expand in 2007

Compiled from media sources

Summary:

Several major health care institutions in northeast Phoenix have planned for substantial growth in 2007. For Mayo Clinic, Paradise Valley Hospital, and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), this growth will include expanding research, increasing hiring, and introducing new buildings.

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Several major health care institutions in northeast Phoenix have planned for substantial growth in 2007.

For Mayo Clinic, Paradise Valley Hospital, and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), this growth will include expanding research, increasing hiring, and introducing new buildings.

According to Dr. Laurence Miller, director for research at Mayo Clinic Arizona, Mayo plans to increase its own bench research by 50 percent in the next two years.

Mayo is also planning to build a third research building, which may begin construction in 2007.

Mayo Clinic Hospital also plans to establish a Transplant Village on the Phoenix campus where patients and their caregivers can await transplants. Construction for the project is expected to begin in early 2007.

Additionally, the transplant program will continue to migrate from the hospital to a 13,500 square-foot suite in the new Mayo Clinical Specialty Building. Most of Mayo's surgical practices will also relocate to the new building in January.

Scottsdale Healthcare, meanwhile, will open its $80 million, 230,000 square foot Thompson Peak Hospital in November.

TGen will expand its Clinical Research Services unit—housed on Scottsdale Healthcare's campuses—in March.

TGen has also asked Scottsdale to alter the payback plan on the city's $3 million investment in TGen's part of the Mayo Clinic Collaborative Research building, which would give the institute extra money to furnish labs and hire researchers.


More information:

"Health care institutions will grow in '07," Arizona Republic, 01/03/2007