Phoenix Children’s is remodeling and expanding its neurodiagnostic sleep lab as part of a series of campus-wide expansion and improvement projects to increase the amount of clinical space, inpatient beds, and clinical exam rooms at its Thomas Campus. 

Once finished, the renovated pediatric sleep lab on the hospital’s third floor will encompass 6,400 square feet, offering eight electroencephalogram and electromyography rooms, along with clinical support areas. Construction is expected to be completed this spring. 

“Increasing clinical capacity at our Thomas Campus is more important than ever, especially given the high volume of complex, high-acuity care we provide,” says Robert L. Meyer, president and CEO of Phoenix Children’s, in a press release. “As we embark on our 40th year serving the community, I’m proud of our ability to consistently offer the exceptional healthcare families deserve.”

Other expansion projects, which will result in nearly 100 new patient beds and an additional 60 clinical exam rooms, include:

  • 10th and 11th floor: This buildout creates an additional 88,000 square feet of clinical space, including approximately 100 new inpatient beds, patient playrooms, and family lounges. Construction began in 2022. The 11th floor is scheduled to open in the summer of 2024. This will bring the total number of licensed beds at the Thomas Campus to over 500.
  • Office building: A three-story office building, slated to fully open in early 2024, will provide an additional 94,000 square feet of workspace for Phoenix Children’s Medical Group. 
  • Sixty additional exam rooms: By relocating Phoenix Children’s Medical Group to the new office building, Phoenix Children’s is converting 24,100 square feet to clinical space for approximately 60 new exam rooms in high-demand specialty clinics including neurology, rheumatology, and nephrology. Construction is scheduled to be complete by the fall of 2023.
  • Parking garage: Construction will begin in early 2023 and will create up to 670 additional parking spaces for Phoenix Children’s growing workforce.

The campus-wide expansion is part of the health system’s long-range plans to meet the healthcare needs of Arizona’s burgeoning pediatric population.

Photo: A nurses’ station on the newly opened 10th floor of Phoenix Children’s Hospital – Thomas Campus. 

Photo credit: Phoenix Children’s