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The Background

Originally built to accommodate 45,000 patients visits annually, the Banner Boswell Emergency Department has outgrown its original space and requires additional rooms and seating. The department also needs several crucial improvements such as a ground floor entryway to streamline patient and ambulance arrivals, and a more efficient interior floor layout to better accommodate movement and care for the growing population.

Our Resolution

Sun Health Foundation is seeking investments of $34 million to completely transform and rebuild the department to support the needs of patients at this health care landmark in Sun City. The first phase of construction is already underway, thanks to the support from generous donors like you.

The impact of this ambitious initiative is far-reaching and includes:

  • Expanding capacity from 45,000 patient visits annually to accommodate more than 60,000 patient visits annually
  • Fulfilling increased equipment needs, including the addition of two CT scanners, ultrasound, X-ray and MRI machines
  • Enhancing triage rooms, treatment areas and observation areas
  • Increasing patient beds from 42 to 56
  • Reducing patient and family wait times
  • Designing new entrance areas on the ground floor to streamline flow for ambulance and patient arrivals
  • Developing interior floor layouts to better accommodate movement and care needs
  • Building a space for future cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology labs
  • Building a structural foundation above the emergency department for a future patient tower

This initiative is going to make a major impact in our community—and potentially a major impact on the future for you. Construction is scheduled to be completed in 2020, just in time for the hospital’s 50th anniversary.