Dignity Health (San Francisco) and Phoenix Children’s Hospital (Phoenix, Ariz.) are jointly developing a new facility that will be located on the Dignity Health Mercy Gilbert Medical Center campus in Gilbert, Ariz. Planning and design is currently underway with construction expected to begin in the fall of 2018 and be completed in 2020.

The five-story medical tower will include 24 labor and delivery rooms, including six dedicated to high-risk patients and 48 post-partum beds, operated by Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, along with an emergency department dedicated to obstetrics. Phoenix Children’s will operate 50 pediatric beds, a 12-bed pediatric emergency department, pediatric operating rooms and a new 60-bed Level 3 neonatal intensive care unit.

Both systems participate in the Arizona Care Network, an affordable care organization with more than 5,000 clinicians, and most recently, Arizona Mother-Baby Care. Arizona Mother-Baby Care provides personalized care coordination from preconception through pregnancy, birth, and early childhood by connecting patients to the best specialists and caregivers. Many of these specialists within the Arizona Mother-Baby Care network will soon be located together in the new East Valley facility.

In coordination with the Arizona Care Network, Phoenix Children’s Care Network (PCCN), the state’s only clinically integrated pediatric network, includes more than 1,000 pediatric clinicians. The new facility will support the PCCN members in the East Valley.