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May. 7, 2013

Tucson Medical Center Unveils $134M Orthopaedic and Surgical Tower

By Amalia Otet, Associate Editor

Tucson Medical Center (TMC), the leading provider of comprehensive healthcare services to greater Tucson and the Southern Arizona region, announced the opening of its new state-of-the-art surgical and orthopaedic tower that has been in the works since 2009.

Built on TMC campus, the facility went through a series of major improvements that resulted in a $134 million investment accomplished through a blend of fundraising, savings and borrowing.

According to the Arizona Daily Star, the 200,000-square-foot building will include medical offices and clinics on the first floor; the second floor will hold 14 operating rooms with integrated technology, dedicated cardiac, interventional, cystoscopy rooms, as well as a dedicated pediatric surgery area; the third and fourth floors will be occupied by the orthopaedic unit, with 10 hi-tech orthopaedic surgical suites, a new education conference center and meeting room, as well as 40 private patient rooms, designed for post-surgical care for the orthopaedic patients.

In an effort to ensure world-class women’s and children’s health care, the center had previously completed a renovation of their Pediatrics wing which resulted in a new Identifiable Children’s Hospital with its own entrance, patient and family focused activity center.

In addition, TMC added more than 600 parking spaces in the West Campus Parking Garage, as part of the same redevelopment project.

Located adjacent to the historic Fort Lowell neighborhood, the four-story tower was designed as an extension of the surrounding neighborhood by incorporating the use of native stone, copper and Sonoran desert colors, as well as several green features such as high insulated windows and high efficiency lighting inside and out.

Image courtesy of tmcaz.com

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