Construction on the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Phoenix started in September. The 131,000-square-foot center is a joint project of Banner Health and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. It will offer outpatient services, with inpatient services provided in the existing Banner Gateway hospital facility. Cannon Design is the architect for the project.


Parkland Health & Hospital System in Dallas broke ground on a $1.27 billion, 2.5 million-square-foot health care campus that will include an 862-bed hospital, outpatient clinics and parking.


Sutter Health broke ground on the 230,000-square-foot Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Patient Care Pavilion in Oakland, Calif. When completed in 2014, the 11-story tower will house 238 medical-surgical and acute rehabilitation beds. The entire project will cost $350 million. In addition to DPR as the general contractor, the team includes Sutter Health, architect Devenney Group Ltd. of Phoenix and nine design engineers and contractors.


Detroit Medical Center and Vanguard Health Systems broke ground Nov. 1 on their joint venture, Children's Hospital of Michigan Specialty Center in Detroit. The 105,550-square-foot facility will be home to a general pediatrics clinic, adolescent medicine, outpatient rehabilitation, specialty clinics and 200 physician office suites. Construction will be completed in early 2012. The architect is Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott, and the construction contract was awarded to the joint venture team of L.S. Brinker/Barton Malow.