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News Release: PMB joins forces with Dignity Health once again to develop MOB in suburban Phoenix

San Diego-based healthcare real estate firm is developing the 80,000 square foot Mercy Gilbert Medical Plaza II on the Dignity Health Mercy Gilbert Medical Center campus in Gilbert, Ariz.

The 80,000 square foot Mercy Gilbert Medical Plaza II, being developed by PMB on the Dignity Health Mercy Gilbert Medical Center campus, is 100 percent committed.

GILBERT, Ariz., March 13, 2019 – PMB, one of the nation’s leading real estate owners and developers across the continuum of care, is in the midst of constructing a second medical office building (MOB) on the Dignity Health Mercy Gilbert Medical Center campus in Gilbert. The three-story, 80,000 square foot MOB in the southeast Phoenix suburb is expected to be open to the public by early July 2019.

Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH), the only nationally recognized pediatric hospital in Arizona, will be the anchor tenant in the building and has committed to approximately 56,000 square feet of clinical and administrative space. Programs will include a hematology/oncology infusion clinic, gastrointestinal (GI) clinic, endocrinology clinic, orthopedic clinic; ear, nose and throat (ENT) clinic; and general surgery.

Dignity Health – having recently merged with Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and now operating as CommonSpirit Health, the largest non-profit health system in the country – is expected to occupy approximately 9,000 square feet of clinical space. In total, the building is currently 100 percent committed with signed leases or letters of intent (LOIs).

In November 2018, Dignity Health and Phoenix Children’s Hospital broke ground on a new five-story 373,947 square foot children’s hospital, named the Women and Children’s Pavilion, adjacent to the existing 198-bed Mercy Gilbert Medical Center. The joint venture represents a partnership that dates back to 2011. The new children’s hospital tower is anticipated to be completed in 2020. The Pavilion will include 24 labor and delivery rooms, 48 post-partum beds and an obstetrics-focused emergency department operated by Dignity Health. Forty-eight pediatric beds, a 12-bed pediatric emergency department, pediatric operating rooms and a new 60-bed Level 3 neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) will be operated by PCH. The new tower will bring the finest women’s and children’s healthcare specialists to the East Valley.

The new medical office building, set to be named Mercy Gilbert Medical Plaza II, will support the entire campus, including the new tower. Features of the building include tilt-up panel construction with three-story curtain wall panels; a large enhanced entry canopy; stone and exterior insulation and finish system (EIFS) embellishments; carports to include future photovoltaics (pv) panels; and an elegant cantilevered steel parapet cap along the entire perimeter of building.

“We at PMB are very excited to continue our partnership with Dignity Mercy Gilbert Medical Center and Phoenix Children’s Hospital to provide high-quality outpatient pediatric and women’s services to the fast-growing Gilbert market,” says Mark Toothacre, President of PMB. “We are especially proud of our ability to meet the expedited schedule required by Dignity and PCH for start of construction start and delivery of the completed project.”

This project marks PMB’s second development on the Mercy Gilbert Medical Center campus with Dignity Health.

Additional team members that have contributed to the success of this development include our equity partner, Ventas; project architect, Devenney Group; and our general contractor, Okland Construction.

About PMB

PMB is a full-service real estate development company focused on the continuum of care. We work with health systems, hospitals, medical groups, specialty providers, seniors housing operators and academic medical centers. PMB takes tremendous pride in its dedication to changing the way healthcare is delivered through innovative development of healthcare-related facilities. Its breadth of work includes ambulatory care centers, medical office buildings, inpatient hospitals, post-acute hospitals, senior living and parking structures. PMB has developed over 100 facilities to date representing approximately 5.5 million square feet. The firm owns and manages 66 medical facilities comprising over 4.2 million square feet. For more information, please visit www.pacificmedicalbuildings.com.

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