Dec 2, 2020
New Sports Medicine Center Coming to Scottsdale

A state-of-the-art sports medicine center will be arriving at Scottsdale, AZ in 2022.

The 80,000 square foot, $54 million facility was announced by Banner Health earlier in the week, according to an issued press release.

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Photo: Banner Health Center in Maricopa County / Banner Health

A three-story building, the future sports medicine facility will be designed to provide both professional and amateur athletes of all ages with sports-related medical care, athletic performance training, recovery, and prevention.

“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,” Evan Lederman, MD., head of Banner’s Orthopedic Sports Medicine program, said in the release. “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.”

When completed, the project will be a destination center for athletes that provides key services dedicated to sports medicine all in one location, making it unlike any other in the region. Preliminary design is underway, with a planned opening in the fourth quarter of 2022, according to the release.

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Services will include the following:

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery Center
  • Physical Center
  • Imaging
  • Concussion Center
  • Performance Training
  • Nutrition
  • Sports Psychology

This development is in strategic alignment with Banner’s existing partnership with several prominent local athletic teams, including Arizona Diamondbacks, Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury, and the University of Arizona, according to the release.

The plans for a comprehensive facility in the Maricopa County area is fitting as the region was named in April 2019 as the fastest-growing county in the country. Maricopa County added 81,244 people from July 2017 to June 2018 — equal to more than 200 people a day. Home to cities including Phoenix, Mesa, Chandler, Scottsdale, Tempe, Glendale, and more, Maricopa County remained the fourth most populous county in the U.S. with 4,410,824 total residents, according to a news release from Arizona Governor Doug Ducey

To read the full press release from Banner Health, click here

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