In December of 2020, Banner Health and real estate developer Alter announced plans for an 80,000-square-foot, three-story sports medicine center. The $54 million facility will be located at the Riverwalk mixed-use development, located along the Loop 101 at Indian Bend Road in Scottsdale.
The new center will be a one-stop-shop for sports medicine, performance training, injury prevention, recovery, and improvement. The development is in the design stage, and the facility has planned its opening for the fourth quarter of 2022.
Dr. Evan Lederman, MD., head of Banner’s Orthopedic Sports Medicine program, commented that “Athletes have unique needs related to their fitness training, injury prevention, and injury recovery. They require specialized and focused care, which we are dedicated to providing in a convenient location.” He also stated that “We are very excited to develop this facility to anchor our sports medicine services in Arizona, where athletes of all ages will benefit from our ability to provide comprehensive sports medicine care.”
Scott Nordlund, Banner’s chief strategy and growth officer, said, “This project is a great example of Banner’s mission to make health care easier so life can be better. We are proud to invest in the community and to be able to provide comprehensive sports medicine services under one roof to serve all athletes.”
The new sports medicine facility will offer services including orthopedics and sports medicine, physical therapy, surgical care, imaging, concussion treatment, nutrition, performance training, and sports psychology. Banner Health’s Sports Medical Center’s development is reportedly in strategic alignment with its existing partnership with several area sports teams, including the Arizona Diamondbacks, Phoenix Mercury, Phoenix Suns, and the University of Arizona.
Richard M. Gatto, executive vice president of Alter, commented about the venture that “We are pleased to welcome Banner Health to the Riverwalk development,” said, “This is a unique opportunity to provide a one-stop destination for athletes, and we are proud to be a part of such an important project that will positively impact so many for generations to come.”
The new center will be located on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community land, across from Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.
According to a recent report, the project architect is HKS Inc. Additionally, in addition to Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, other project partners include Atlas Healthcare Partners, Banner’s joint-venture ambulatory surgery partner, Select Medical, Banner’s joint venture physical therapy and rehabilitation hospitals partner (Banner Physical Therapy), and (Banner Surgery Centers). Banner Physical Therapy operates and owns 49 physical therapy clinics. Banner Surgery Centers operated and owns and operate 14 ambulatory surgery centers.
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