Dignity Breaks Ground on $44M Hospital in Glendale

San Francisco-based Dignity Health officially broke ground on a new West Valley hospital planned at its medical campus near the Loop 101 and Glendale Avenue. Dignity also unveiled the name of the $44 million facility during the groundbreaking ceremony -- "St. Joseph's Westgate Medical Center".

By Camelia Bulea, Associate Editor

Dignity Health has broken ground on a $44 million hospital that will rise on the hospital network’s West Valley campus near Loop 101 and Glendale Ave.

The new facility, named St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center, is scheduled to open in early 2014; the 60,000-square-foot first phase will include an emergency room, 24 inpatient beds, two operating rooms and diagnostic services.

“The campus is designed to be a model for the nation’s changing healthcare environment and will change as medicine and the community evolve,” said Gregg Davis, the new hospital’s president. Dignity Health envisions a full-service medical center on its 35-acre campus that could eventually offer 200 beds and facilities for community physicians and outpatient partners.

St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center will join other three hospitals that Dignity Health operates in the Valley: St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert Medical Centers in the East Valley.

Rendering courtesy of Dignity Health

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