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The Rendina Family Foundation Healing Garden features gently curving water feature and seating areas for rest and contemplation.

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A 62,835-square-foot medical office building (MOB) was built on the campus of Dignity Health St. Joseph's Westgate Medical Center in Glendale, Ariz., a suburb of Phoenix.

The new state-of-the-art MOB will provide patients with improved access to high-quality health services in the area, according to Rendina Healthcare Real Estate, developer of the facility.

As an extension of the hospital, the new MOB includes multispecialty office space for physician practices, including the Dignity Health Medical Group.

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The two-story atrium lobby is flooded with natural light and is equipped with complementary WiFi.

Photo credit: Rending HCRE | David Huff Photography

“This new MOB is an exciting addition to the St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center campus,” says Richard Rendina, chairman and CEO of Rendina. “With health services in the West Valley expanding rapidly, this facility is important because it provides a convenient on-campus location for physician offices and various outpatient services. The community deserves this new level of access to high-quality health care services, and we are proud to play a part with this medical office building.”

St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center opened in May 2014 and is a state-of-the-art facility that reflects Dignity Health's commitment to excellence. The new model of hospital is built to be flexible and is designed to change along with health care and the community changes.
“What makes this hospital really special is that it is only one piece of a 35-acre medical campus that now includes a new Medical Office Building,” says Tina Brucato-Day, chief administrator, St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center.  "The comprehensive medical site is giving patients one central location for their health care needs. Dignity Health’s commitment to the West Valley is well underway and we couldn’t be more excited to be part of this thriving community and help it become even stronger.”

In developing the new MOB, Rendina embraced Dignity’s “hello humankindness” initiative, which focuses on humanity and kindness as vehicles to improving the healing process and quality of life.

Various aspects of the philosophy are integrated into the design and operations of the facility. A clear and direct approach to the building entry takes the stress out of wayfinding on a first visit and the generous porte-cochere provides protection from the harsh desert sun and summer monsoon rains. 

The two-story entry atrium is flooded with natural light and features complementary Wi-Fi, comfortable seating, USB charging stations for visitors' connected devices and a refreshment station. Art, signage and wayfinding are supportive of the humankindness message.

A healing garden between the MOB and hospital includes desert-appropriate landscaping, a water feature, art and seating areas to provide a place of tranquil respite for patients, visitors and staff.

Architecture firm Orcutt | Winslow, Phoenix, designed the facility and Layton Construction Co. served as general contractor.

In other health care facility news:

  • Sentara Virginia Beach (Va.) General Hospital will begin a $49 million modernization of patient care areas and infrastructure starting in February. The hospital is part of Sentara Healthcare, Norfolk, Va.

    Three intensive care units (ICUs) will be consolidated into one 24-bed ICU; six operating rooms (ORs) in use since 1983 will be replaced in a newly constructed surgery wing and four other ORs will be renovated. Sterile support areas will be expanded and upgraded

    The post-anesthesia care unit will be expanded and renovated to improve patient flow. In addition, the hospital’s central utilities plant will be modernized and its emergency generators replaced. The project is scheduled to last about 30 months.

  • University Hospitals, Cleveland, broke ground on the UH Rainbow Center for Women & Children, a $24 million outpatient health care center that will offer programs focusing on prevention and total health needs.

    The three-story, 40,000-square-foot health center will house programs and services including pediatric primary care, women's health care, social services and additional programs supporting patients, their families and the community, according to UH.

    UH anticipates that the building will receive the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold designation.

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