Phoenix-based Banner Health is moving ahead with plans to build a $500 million hospital and clinic in Tucson. The new facility will be built west of the existing Banner-University Medical Center Tucson. The new hospital is being referred to as a replacement for the existing hospital on Campbell Avenue. Diamond Children’s Medical Center and a recent expansion project that included a new emergency department will be incorporated into the new facility.
The replacement hospital is expected to open in the second quarter of 2019.
In addition to being the area’s only academic medical center, Banner-University Medical Center Tucson is Southern Arizona’s only top-level trauma center.