PHOENIX — The Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees approved the construction of a $131 million Integrated Education and Research Building in Arizona to accelerate the growth of Mayo Clinic’s education and research programs. The 150,000 square-foot building is part of a massive $748 million expansion project underway on Mayo Clinic’s Phoenix campus. The project was approved by the board on Feb 19.
The expansion project, called “Arizona. Bold. Forward.,” which began in 2018, will add more than 1.6 million square feet of building space (to the existing 1.7 million square feet) and will expand clinical capacity, support services and infrastructure at the campus located near Loop 101 and 56th Street in North Phoenix. This expansion will increase the number of patient beds from 304 to 403 by 2023 and creates close to 2,000 new jobs, including the addition of nearly 200 physicians by 2029.
Additionally, the new building will increase Mayo Clinic’s research footprint on the Phoenix campus to offer new team science opportunities. Mayo will also maintain research space on the Scottdale campus for its investigator programs.
“This past year has made it more evident that we need to create expanded opportunities for medical research and education discoveries that will ultimately benefit patients across the globe,” says Richard Gray, M.D., CEO of Mayo Clinic in Arizona. “We embrace the opportunity to advance Mayo Clinic’s vision to expand serious and complex care in the Southwest and beyond. This expansion solidifies our commitment to grow translational science, train future generations of expert providers and engage biomedical collaborators. We are fortunate to be a part of the vibrant and growing greater Phoenix community.”
Among the features of the new building will be medical simulation suites, procedural labs, learning labs and digitally enabled classrooms for education as well as 20 or more biomedical and translational research labs.
The Integrated Education and Research building will be located on the east side of Mayo Clinic’s Phoenix campus, adjacent to Arizona State University’s new Health Futures Center.
“This new space will place more researchers, scientists, learners and educators in close proximity to Mayo clinicians, helping to foster even greater collaboration among our care teams and transform research and education innovations into enhanced patient care for those with complex medical needs,” says Diane Jelinek, Ph.D., dean for Research, Mayo Clinic in Arizona.
Since opening its Scottsdale location more than 30 years ago and its hospital in Phoenix in 1998, Mayo Clinic has grown to become a vital part of health care and medical research in Arizona and throughout the Southwest. Mayo Clinic has brought many medical innovations to Arizona, including the development of the first proton beam therapy program in the Southwest, and pioneering work in regenerative medicine and individualized medicine. Also, Mayo Clinic in Arizona has grown to become the largest organ transplant program in the U.S., and the hospital’s nursing program has received Magnet quality status from the American Nurses Association.
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