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MIHS, Maryvale Campus

Gilbane’s construction management team achieved a highly accelerated construction schedule to provide the local community with a modernized emergency room and dedicated behavioral health facility.


The MIHS Maryvale Hospital project consisted of renovating a decommissioned, former acute care hospital into a behavioral health inpatient facility. The remodeled building includes 192 beds, along with an updated pharmacy, imaging and laboratory facilities. The original emergency department was upgraded and remodeled to provide 30 exam/treatment stations along with observation beds in an adjacent space. Major upgrades were also made to the MEP infrastructure and central plant.

The behavioral health inpatient bedrooms now occupy the upper four floors of the building. Each patient unit was completely renovated to improve patient and staff safety and provide the highest level of visibility within the existing footprint. The finishes, furnishings and colors create a restorative, healing space while still minimizing an institutional feel. As safety is central to the design of each unit, extreme attention was placed on incorporating anti-ligature devices, accessories and fixtures, helping to significantly reduce the risk of patient harm.

I am extremely happy with the team’s performance and without a doubt would hire Gilbane again. You guys are the ONLY reason we have a prayer to be successful. Thanks to your whole team.

– Steve Hockins, Vanir Construction Management, Owners Rep for MIHS

Client Value

The construction team worked on a highly accelerated schedule – often around the clock, seven days a week – to quickly renovate and reopen the hospital because of the high demand from the community.

Stephen Blaylock, MIHS Project Executive for the IPMO, of the renovation, “We did in 9 months what is normally done in 18 months, so it’s been very quick.”