By Angela Gonzales
MAR 27, 2017 | BizJournals.com
Banner Health has begun construction on an $8.7 million clinic across from Desert Ridge Corporate Center.
Ryan Cos. US Inc. is providing development, construction and financing services for the 29,350-square-foot project, which will provide primary care services, dermatology services with spa and laser treatments and X-ray imaging.
The health center also will have 30 exam rooms, an independent laboratory and conference room.
This will be the first time a Banner Health clinic will offer dermatology and medical spa amenities, which will be used to enhance patients’ experience and comfort.
DWL Architects + Planners Inc. is the tenant improvement architect for the project, while Butler Design Group is the shell architect.
Rachel Jebaraj, project manager for DWL, said the facility is designed to be a comfortable and empowering environment for the Desert Ridge community.
Ryan Cos. will own the medical property when it is completed in December.
Banner has been growing rapidly over the past several years, with $2 billion worth of construction projects on its plate in 2016 and 377 projects totaling $1.5 billion in 2015.
Those construction projects include the development of several clinics, such as a $50 million multi-specialty clinic near 75th Avenue and Loop 101 in Glendale and a $5.2 million primary care facility on the northwest corner of Tatum Boulevard and Greenway Road in Phoenix, designed by DWL Architects.
Banner also is in the midst of a restructuring project that has called for the elimination of several positions, including management and physicians.
In an effort to save $65 million, one of Banner’s strategies is to enact a Voluntary Separation Incentive program to a select group of employees across several of its departments.
“Our practice of taking proactive steps to make course corrections and reduce expenses through actions such as the VSI help Banner to continue to have a secure financial foundation and to invest in new ways to deliver care and meet consumer needs,” Banner said to eligible employees in an email.
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