2019
MIHS becomes Valleywise Health

October

MIHS officially becomes Valleywise Health!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2019

June

Sundt begins construction on a new Community Health Center in South Phoenix/Laveen area. Click here to watch the latest update from South Phoenix.

2019

April

The emergency department and sixth floor of the behavioral health hospital at Maryvale Campus opened to the public Wednesday, April 10. This also included first floor pharmacy, lab, imaging, as well as the lower level kitchen and administration. Learn more here.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2019
Care Reimagined Timeline February 2018

February 

  • Construction for the ground, first and sixth floors is wrapping up as crews prepare to hand over the keys to MIHS for the April 2 opening. Click here to watch a behind the scenes tour.
  • DWL Architects and Sundt Construction are bringing the new MIHS Family Health Centers to life using virtual reality (VR) technology. Mock-up rooms are experienced at true scale as if you were inside the future building. This process allows mock-ups to be shared much faster and far less expensive than physical mock-ups, saving the project time and money.

2019

January

  • We have a building! The West Valley Primary & Specialty Care Center officially has walls, a roof, and three distinct floors. The next phase will be installing plumbing infrastructure and framing in various rooms. Click here to watch the latest update from Peoria.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2018
MIHS Soil Boring

December

  • The first signs of construction begin at Roosevelt Campus. Crews drill into ground to test soil capabilities and determine necessary foundation structure
  • The “Drying In” process begins at the West Valley Primary and Specialty Care Center – the building is now protected from the elements, and drywall and other sensitive materials can be installed
  • A chapter closes on Care Reimagined as we conclude the land acquisition process with the purchase of a facility in Central Phoenix. Click here to hear Dr. Kevin Lopez, Medical Chief of Staff, explain the big picture and where we go from here.

2018
Care Reimagined Timeline November 2018

November

  • Cuningham Group Architecture/EYP is selected as the architecture partner for our new hospital on Roosevelt Campus.
  • Law enforcement uses the Mesa property as a training ground for K9 units before the building is torn town to make way for the new facility. Watch the video.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2018
Care Reimagined Timeline October 2018

October

  • Demolition is completed at Maryvale Hospital and the construction phase begins.
  • After an extensive, year-long process, we’re extremely pleased to announce the Maricopa County Special Health Care District Board of Directors has formally approved our new name. By mid-2019, Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS) will become Valleywise Health. Learn more here.
  • Within a matter of hours on October 22, 2018, several walls were raised at the MIHS West Valley Primary & Specialty Care Center. This will be the first new facility being built for our organization since the 1980s. Click here to watch the video.

2018
Care Reimagined

September

  • Kitchell Corporation is selected as the general contractor for the main hospital and the central utility plant.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2018
Care Reimagined Timeline August 2018

August

  • Our partners at Okland Construction have installed a bird’s eye view camera on the West Valley site which takes a snapshot every 30 minutes.
  • August 20 – crews worked overnight pouring the 36,000 square foot concrete slab for the first floor of the West Valley Primary & Specialty Care Center.

 

2018
West Maryvale Ambulatory

July

  • MIHS closes escrow on a third and fourth property, located in West Maryvale at 75th Avenue and W. Thomas Road (across from Desert Sky Mall) and in Mesa at E. Main Street and N. Miller Street. Once completed, the ambulatory clinic facilities will be about 20-25-thousand square feet.
  • Demolition begins at Maryvale Hospital. Watch the video.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2018

June

  • Construction Begins at the MIHS West Valley Primary and Specialty Care Center in Peoria. Watch the video here.
  • Escrow closes on land purchase for two future ambulatory clinic sites. The properties are located in North Phoenix (19th Avenue and W. Northern Avenue) and South Phoenix (35th Avenue and W. Southern Avenue)

2018

February 

  • MIHS to expand West Valley emergency and behavioral health services with the acquisition of Maryvale HospitalMaricopa Integrated Health System is proud to announce it is acquiring the Maryvale hospital and reopening its Emergency Department to provide the local community access to board-certified emergency medicine physicians 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Watch the video here.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2018
MIHS Peoria Groundbreaking

January

  • West Valley Primary and Specialty Care Center Groundbreaking Ceremony.

2017

October

  • October 5, 2017- MIHS held community engagement events throughout Maricopa County, informing the public of the progress made with respect to Care Reimagined and the West Valley Primary and Specialty Center.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2017

September

  • September 27, 2017- Board approved issuance and sale of general obligation bonds for $75 million, for the purposes of financing, refinancing or reimbursing the costs for the healthcare facilities.
  • September 27,2017- Board ratified a Purchase and Sale Agreement  for approximately 20 acres located in Peoria, Arizona for the West Valley Primary and Specialty Care Center.

2017

August

  • August 23, 2017- Board approved the Beta Site Project to construct a West Valley Primary and Specialty Care Center.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2017

June

  • June 27, 2017- Proposition 480 strategic capital projects named Care Reimagined, as it was inspirational and denotes a redefining and broadening of the word “care”.

2017

February

  • February 22, 2017- Board approved the final programming agreement with Vanir Construction Management, Inc. to provide Integrated Program Management Construction Services for the purpose of developing, implementing and administering the Proposition 480 strategic capital projects.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2016

September

  • September 28, 2016- Board formally acknowledged the receipt of the Proposition 480 Implementation Planning Findings and Recommendations of Navigant Healthcare and Kaufman Hall & Associates. In accepting the findings and recommendations, the Board directed MIHS staff to coordinate implementation.

2015

August

  • August 26, 2015- The implementation planning process begins with the assistance of Navigant Healthcare to provide planning services to efficiently utilize funding from Proposition 480 to develop, improve and expand facilities for outpatient health care and behavioral health services and replacement of Maricopa Medical Center.
  • August 26, 2015- Board approved issuance and sale of general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $106 million for the purpose of financing, refinancing or reimbursing the cost of facilities.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2015

January

  • January 15, 2015- MIHS President and Chief Executive Officer begins leadership development approach to drive a sustainable financial turnaround of Maricopa Integrated Health System, leading to at $50 million operating margin improvement in the first year.

2014

November

  • November 4, 2014- Voters of Maricopa County approve Proposition 480 by margin of 63%.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2014

June

  • June 25, 2014- Citizens begin submitting arguments for and against Proposition 480, the proposition assigned for the question authorizing the issuance and sale of the general obligation bonds, for the Voter Information Pamphlet.

2014

May

  • May, 28, 2014- Board approved a Resolution to authorize the application to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to order a Special Bond Election, to be held November 4, 2014, submitting the Question of Authorizing the Issuance and Sale of general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $935,000,000.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2014

April

  • April 23, 2014- Board acknowledged the receipt of Navigant Healthcare’s review of the conclusions and recommendations from the Bond Advisory Committee’s Report.

2014

February

  • February 26, 2014- Board formally acknowledged the receipt of the Report and Recommendations from the Bond Advisory Committee.  Their recommendation was to issue general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $935 million for financing strategic capital projects.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2012

October

  • October 24, 2012- Board creates the Bond Advisory Committee (BAC), composed of a variety of community stakeholders, to review, prioritize and make recommendations on the issuance of bonds to fund capital projects in support of the mission, vision and community needs.  The Committee would obtain public comment, community and stakeholder input, and expert opinion in to bond project and proposal deliberations.

 

2012

July

  • July 20, 2012- Board recognized the need to issue bonds to replace current facilities, build new facilities and improve access to care.  The Board directed MIHS staff to engage in a one-year planning process.  The focus of the planning process would explore the issuance and sale of general obligation bonds for the Maricopa County Special Health Care District and present the anticipated vote for a bond election held in November 2013 or November 2014.