Phx Valley Hospital Growth

  1. Friday's Republic had an article on new hosptal spending as a result of bond issues in the last vote. They say it's about $1 million/hospital bed.

    -Sun Health will add 98 beds to the Del Web Memorial Hospital in Sun City.
    -John C. Lincoln will do a $40 million expansion in the north Phx location.
    -Scottsdale Healthcare will build a 120 bed hospital in No. Scottsdale in 2007.
    -Banner Health will open a 165 bed hospital in Gilbert in Fall 2007.

    There should be plenty of nursing oppportunities in the valley!
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   Kabin
    I should also add, that doesn't include the newly planned downtown Phoenix medical school/biomed research consortium.
  4. by   suzanne4
    And even more traffic, so hopefully they will be including more trauma beds.
  5. by   Kabin
    Would it be a waste of money if health care employees were better drivers?
  6. by   RainDreamer
    Awesome news, Kabin!! I'm moving back to AZ next month after I graduate. So many opportunities in the valley .... I can't wait to be back home!!

    Thanks for posting this!

    And hmmm, I've never had a problem with traffic in Phx. I know it's real bad at times, I guess it just doesn't bother me or I luck out and avoid it.
  7. by   suzanne4
    Then you haven't been there recently............
  8. by   RainDreamer
    I spend all my breaks there ..... summer break, winter break, spring break, Thanksgiving ..... I'm there for ohh ...... 5 months out of the year? Something like that. You can find ways to avoid the traffic.
  9. by   Kabin
    Your very welcome RainDreamer! There are alot more of us that prefer Phx than those that don't.
  10. by   RainDreamer
    Are you already working at a valley hospital, Kabin? I'm hoping that I can find a new grad program right away and start working. Been in touch with a recruiter from Banner, but they don't offer a new grad program in the area I'm interested in. Hopefully I won't have much trouble, and hearing things like in your original post gives me hope!
  11. by   Kabin
    I wish I could help you out with the job search, but right now I'm out of the system as I'm starting an accelerated BSN program in the fall. From what I hear the hospitals are hurting for nurses, so I'll bet once you're here the opportunities will be more obvious. Sure wish I had you're problem.
  12. by   barefootlady
    I recently deleted a bonus offered from a facility there in Phx from my email. I am sorry but I do not remember the name of the facility. It should not be too difficult to find out which facilities are offereing bonus. This one was for 8,000.00.

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