Banner Health building new hospital in Queen Creek

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Banner Ironwood Medical Center is scheduled to open Nov. 1. By Catherine Holland Banner Ironwood Medical Center is scheduled to open Nov. 1. By Catherine Holland

QUEEN CREEK -- Banner Health is building a new hospital in Queen Creek, a first for the growing city.

Right now, the nearest hospital for Queen Creek residents is in Gilbert.

 The new Banner Ironwood Medical Center, which is under construction now on an 80-acre site at Combs and Gantzel roads, is slated to open Nov. 1.

When is first opens, Banner Ironwood will have a full-service emergency department, 24 in-patients beds, a 12-bed obstetrics department, four surgical suites and medical imaging services.

Banner Health said the facility is designed to grow with the community, eventually expanding to 500 beds.