Banner Thunderbird Medical Center5555 W Thunderbird Rd.
Glendale, AZ 85306
Design Achievement – Patient satisfaction improved by 50 percent and Banner Thunderbird Medical Center was ranked as a Top 100 Hospital in the nation following a first phase of expansion. An efficient, family-focused design accommodates future growth, expands the offering of core services, and positions the hospital as the major medical center for the community of Glendale, Arizona. With the four-story patient bed-tower addition, Thunderbird Medical Center is one of the largest facilities in metropolitan Phoenix. The program introduces a new paradigm in the neo-natal intensive care unit design of the Women’s and Infants’ Center. The design also added an angiography suite, CT/PET, RF and chest X-ray, and X-ray, and ultrasound spaces in the initial phase of expansion. The design solution was the first phase of a comprehensive master plan that includes 15 additional projects at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center.
Scope Summary – The initial expansion at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center encompassed a new 120,000-SF four-story bed tower, 23,000-SF of renovation, and a new 184,000-SF parking structure. In implementing the comprehensive master plan, the scope of work included a 13,000-SF medical/surgical and pediatric suite; a 32,000-SF lab relocation and expansion; a redesigned and re-engineered emergency department with adjacent pediatric and adult departments; cath lab; CCU/recovery; NICU, and central plant expansion. DLR Group provided master planning, architecture, mechanical and electrical engineering, and interior design.