HonorHealth’s ‘Topping out’ ceremony

Final steel beam placed at HonorHealth’s Sonoran Medical Center, completing frame

The final steel beam is placed, completing the frame of HonorHealth’s Sonoran Medical Center at the “topping out” ceremony on July 10.  (Photo courtesy of HonorHealth)

By ABBY KAUP
SPECIAL FOR THE FOCUS

Phoenix – HonorHealth is officially one step closer to bringing their community-serving mission to North Phoenix.

On the morning of July 10, the HonorHealth senior leadership team joined members of the community and construction crew to celebrate what is soon to be the new HonorHealth Sonoran Medical Center, located near Dove Valley Road and Interstate 17.

A non-profit healthcare system, HonorHealth strives to improve the well-being of the community by providing access to hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, clinical research, medical education and more. much-needed access to healthcare.

They have already made an impact in the greater Phoenix area, where they serve approximately 1.6 million people. In just a few short months HonorHealth will be able to reach even more lives when the new Sonoran Medical Center opens its doors.

The unique “topping out” ceremony featured a signing of a steel beam, which was the final piece of the new Medical Center’s superstructure.

HonorHealth staff, volunteers and construction workers gathered for the “topping out” ceremony at the new  Sonoran Medical Center located near Dove Valley Road and Interstate 17 on July 10. (All photos courtesy of HonorHealth)

Dedicated employees, experienced physicians and any selfless volunteers that compose HonorHealth took turns leaving their mark on the beam, before it was placed on the top of a three-story structure, completing the construction of the new hospital’s frame.

Scheduled to open in 2020, the HonorHealth Sonoran Medical Center will allow the residents of North Phoenix and Anthem to benefit from advanced medical care.

Among other things, Honor Health’s newest addition will provide a 24 hour emergency care facility, a unit designated to women’s services, and a surgery center equipped with state-of-the-art technology.

HonorHealth’s Chief Executive Officer Todd LaPorta signs the final steel beam before it is placed in the new hospital’s three-story frame at the ceremony on July 10.

Most importantly, the hospital is prepared to adapt to the evolving needs of the community. While the hospital plans to open with over 40 beds, it will have the ability to expand to 80 beds if it will better serve the people of North Phoenix and Anthem.

The company also says the new facility is expected to bring 200 new jobs to the area in its first year of opening.

For more information visit HonorHealth.com.

HonorHealth staff, volunteers and construction workers gathered for the “topping out” ceremony at the new  Sonoran Medical Center located near Dove Valley Road and Interstate 17 on July 10.