By Katy Reeve

North Phoenix will soon be home to HonorHealth’s newest hospital, Sonoran Medical Center, at Interstate 17 at Dove Valley Road. HonorHealth broke ground on the new hospital on Wednesday, Dec. 5. This will be its sixth full-service hospital location.

“Building on a century-long legacy of caring for our community, the HonorHealth Sonoran Medical Center will provide enhanced medical services — including labor and delivery — to residents of north Phoenix,” said Kim Post, HonorHealth CEO-hospitals and chief clinical officer. “The new hospital represents HonorHealth’s commitment to improve the health and well-being of patients in the fast-growing communities of north Phoenix and Anthem. We’ll provide comprehensive care that’s close to home.”

Sonoran Medical Center and its award-winning staff and services will serve patients with:
• 24-hour emergency care for patients of all ages.
• Comprehensive obstetrical and gynecological care.
• Labor and delivery services with an on-site Level II neonatal intensive care unit.
• Breast health and medical imaging ambulatory services.
• Ambulatory Surgery Center with adjacent physician office space.
• State-of-the-art medical technology for joint replacement, orthopedic and spine surgeries along with general surgical procedures, therapies and treatments.

The three-story, 210,000-square-foot facility is set to open September of 2020 with 40 beds initially, with the ability to expand to meet the growing health and wellness needs of north Phoenix and Anthem residents.

Sonoran Medical Center is a $170 million facility designed by Devenney Group Architects of Phoenix. Devenney Group specializes in healthcare facilities and how innovative designs can impact care and treatment of patients at their facilities throughout Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Texas, California and other locations. Sonoran Medical Center will reflect the natural aesthetics of the surrounding desert, flooded with natural light to create a healing environment.

The new facility will be built on the campus of the free-standing Sonoran Health and Emergency Center, which serves 17,000 patients annually since 2013. When the hospital opens, the Sonoran Health and Emergency Center will become an outpatient center that includes a Breast Health Center, medical imaging services and space for future expansion.

HonorHealth is an Arizona-based integrated healthcare system focused on delivering simple, accessible healthcare to patients. HonorHealth currently includes five hospitals, a specialty surgical hospital and specialty surgical center, a medical group with more than 70 locations, a research institute, the Virginia G. Piper Pediatric Center of Excellence, the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Care Network with locations throughout central Arizona, and three breast health and research centers.
More than 3,400 physicians, 11,600 staff and 3,000 volunteers make up the HonorHealth team. All five of HonorHealth’s current hospitals have earned Magnet status for nursing staff. This designation is achieved by only six percent of hospitals in the U.S.

HonorHealth was formed by a merger between Scottsdale Healthcare and John C. Lincoln Health Network. HonorHealth’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of those they serve.

To learn more and stay up to date on construction progress for the new HonorHealth Sonoran Medical Center, visit