Banner Health Arizona has been named the ENR Southwest Owner of the Year for 2017 by the regional editors of Engineering News Record. The company is the state’s largest employer and currently has nearly 300 active projects worth more than $1.5 billion in progress. Most of the projects are smaller ($10 to $20 million) improvement projects, but they also have committed to updating major facilities.

In 2016, the company garnered a ENR Southwest best project win for their new Headquarters in Phoenix.

However, they are also building two patient towers, one in Phoenix, the other in Tucson. Phoenix projects: a $179 million emergency department scheduled to open in July 2017; the 13-story, $239 million patient tower set to open in late 2018; and a $50 million clinical space near the hospital. Tucson: a $400 million, nine-story tower and hospital at Banner-University Medical Center Tucson; and a $100 million, 250,000-sq-ft  building next to the Arizona Cancer Center on its Tucson North campus.

Read more about Banner Health in the next issue of ENR Southwest.