Ground broken for MGRMC’s second medical office complex

Members of MGRMC's District and Governing Board, administrative team, architects, project managers, and local government leaders were among those who broke ground on the hospital's new medical office complex Tuesday, Nov. 14. - Contributed Photo

SAFFORD — Medical services in the Gila Valley are expanding once again.

On Tuesday, Nov. 9, Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center broke ground for its new medical office complex.

“This is another key day in our history going forward. All of this is to meet the needs of our community, that’s what we do as the community hospital; that’s always our focus . . . we’re going to continue to do our best to meet the needs of our community,” said Roland Knox, MGRMC chief operating officer.

The new facility boasts 32,000 square-feet and will have ample room for its occupants to continue to grow services and better care for current and future patients. The second medical office complex has an estimated completion date of January 2025.

The new complex will house Mt. Graham Obstetrics and Gynecology, with Dr. Harrison and Dr. Patel; Gila Valley Orthopedics, with Dr. Rex Bryce; The Pain Institute, with Dr. Nick Elkins; and Roadrunner Rehab.

“This building, unlike the first medical office complex, will be filled and utilized the day we open the door. It’s going to be a great opportunity for expansion. It’s just part of our commitment to our community to retain and expand specialty services here in our valley so folks don’t have to drive out of town to receive care,” said Eric Neal, MGRMC chief operating officer.

An artist’s rendering of the new MGRMC medical office complex, which is expected to be complete and open in 2025.
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In 2021, the hospital welcomed Mt. Graham Surgical Associates as the first tenant at its first medical office complex. That complex also houses Copper Mountain Clinic.

MGRMC will celebrate its 50th anniversary on Sunday, Dec. 3.