With site preparation under way for TMC’s new West Pavilion hospital wing, vehicles and pedestrians still have access to the Emergency Department and the West Entrance. A temporary loop is designated for patient drop-off near the Emergency entrance, serving those headed for Emergency or other Outpatient Services. Watch for signs to direct traffic – and free valet parking is available every day right at the drop-off point.
Meanwhile, work is under way for utility upgrades and widening of the loop road along the north edge of campus, from the Northeast Entrance to the Beverly intersection, and beyond.
The current projects at the west end of the hospital, with an estimated investment of $100 million, will add upgraded surgery and patient care areas in a four-story pavilion, and a patient/visitor parking deck. The facility will support a partnership between TMC and Tucson Orthopaedic Institute to create a world-class orthopedic specialty center, to be managed cooperatively by TMC and TOI.
To open in the first half of 2012:
- More than 600 spaces in Parking Garage
Planned for occupancy in mid 2013:
- 26 operating rooms, plus future option for two more rooms to be completed later
- 40 private patient rooms, designated for post-surgical care
- Lobby, support services and physician offices on ground floor
- Total size of building, more than 200,000 square feet
TMC also will widen the hospital loop road on the west and north sides of the campus, upgrade the campus entryway at Beverly Avenue, and construct a Founder’s Park to honor important figures in TMC’s history.