Mayor Gallego Announces New Phoenix Medical Quarter in Central Corridor

Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego announces in State of the City address that Creighton University, Barrow Neurological Institute and others will be part of newly designated Phoenix Medical Quarter.

Creighton University will serve as a central element of the future-focused Phoenix Medical Quarter. The new designation acknowledges the significant influx of healthcare, bioscience, and medical education in Park Central and midtown Phoenix.

“Creighton University is proud to be a part of the incredible healthcare expansion happening in Phoenix,” said the Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, SJ, PhD, president of Creighton University. “The collaboration shared across the institutions that will make up this new medical hub is precisely why our health sciences graduates are filling the increasing demand for medical professionals in Arizona. The Phoenix Medical Quarter will strengthen and expand these efforts as the city seeks to lead the way in healthcare education and delivery. Efforts like this are not just needed, they are essential to providing world-class health services that benefit both providers and patients.”

This transformation recognizes that Creighton University, along with Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Barrow Neurological Institute, and new biomedical institutions coming into the area are creating a collaborative healthcare ecosystem that is advancing health and education in Greater Phoenix.

The encompassing area of the Phoenix Medical Quarter will stretch from Central Avenue to 5th Avenue and Thomas to Osborn.

Creighton University opened its seven-story, 196,000-square-foot academic health sciences facility in Phoenix in fall 2021. The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Health Sciences Building is located in midtown. The campus will soon enroll more than 1,000 students, invigorating Arizona’s healthcare infrastructure with physicians, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and more.

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