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New Banner University Medical Center tower set to welcome patients on April 22

The new tower offers more privacy for patients
Posted at 1:12 PM, Apr 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-06 14:25:15-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — After nearly four years under construction, the new Banner University Medical Center in Tucson is set to open on April 22nd. As part of the $446 million project, the Tucson community will have a state of the art nine story patient tower.

CEO Sarah Frost said, "The tower will have private patient rooms and have new technology all while be surrounded by the beautiful views of the Catalina Mountains."

The new tower which included $50 million in new patient care equipment and computer technology will be an investment for students learning at the University of Arizona's college of Medicine.

"People want to deliver healthcare in these beautiful surroundings, to deliver state of the art surgery and research and it's just really exciting times," said House Supervisor Kim Hilty.

Hilty says the new additions of a cafeteria and the extra privacy in patient rooms will only enhance a visitors stay. "We want people to heal and get the state of the art care."