Willmeng Marks Opening of Banner Sports Medicine Scottsdale

James Murphy and partners at Banner Sports Medicine Scottsdale
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Willmeng and Banner Health recently marked the opening of a first-of-its-kind medical facility on the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community in Scottsdale. The Banner Sports Medicine Scottsdale facility opened to the public, providing a destination for best-in-class sports-centered clinical services and performance programs.

The three-story, 80,000 SF modern medical office facility is located at 7400 N. Dobson Rd. in Scottsdale, next to less than a quarter mile from Talking Stick Resort and across the 101 freeway from Salt River Fields. Willmeng led the construction of the project that was designed by HKS Architects. Other partners on the project include Affiliated Engineers, Aspen Technologies, EPS Group, GK Flanagan Associates, Midstate Mechanical, Paul-Koehler Consulting Structural Engineers, Inc., and Wilson Electric.

“The Banner Sports Medicine Center is truly the culmination of an all-star team to deliver full-service sports medicine care for Banner Health, off the 101 at Talking Stick Way in Scottsdale,” said Willmeng CEO James Murphy. “Willmeng Construction, Inc. is grateful to be a part of the first-of its-kind facility in Arizona, with 80K SF, 6 surgical suites, 48 exam rooms, full performance assessment and training facilities, and more to serve more than 100K projected patient visits annually. In partnership with professional sports teams of Phoenix SunsArizona DiamondbacksPhoenix MercuryUniversity of Arizona Athletics, Phoenix Coyotes Hockey Club LLCTucson Roadrunners, the facility will attract renowned talent to lead the care of this impressive center.

“Thank you to Lisa OndracekBill SmithMark BarkenbushMo SteinLarry Lazarus and Banner CEO Peter Fine, along with an outstanding, true team effort I am so proud to work with every day.”

Banner Sports Medicine Scottsdale is home to Banner Sports Medicine High Performance Center, a state-of-the-art sports analytics and training complex. It features roughly 17,000 square feet of indoor space that is complemented by a 29,000-square-foot outdoor training area suited for real-time, true-to-sport assessment and training. The center is Arizona’s most comprehensive collection for athletic training, diagnostic and monitoring systems, including the latest in force plate technology and motion capture camera systems capable of serving athletes across virtually all court, field and track sports.

“I wanted to take a moment to thank Willmeng CEO James Murphy and his team for the effort they have put in over the last few months and the extraordinary lengths you took to make our ribbon cutting a success,” said Banner Health Project Executive Bill Smith. “I have heard nothing but praise for our project and could not have gotten to where we are without your support and the hard work of your team. We have come a long way in a short time and could not have done it without their dedication. You must be an amazing leader to inspire such an awesome team. Great job, and thank you for your support.”

Some of the key features of this three-story, build-to-suit sports medicine clinic include a physical therapy and sports performance center on the first floor. The sports performance center features an indoor half-court basketball area and a lighted, athletic synthetic turf agility training field to use during physical therapy. There is also an imaging center for both MRIs and X-rays on the first floor as well. A health clinic will be housed on the second floor. On the third floor there is an ambulatory surgical center with six operation rooms, pre- and post-operatory surgical accommodations as well as sterilization facilities that have air particle and air pressure requirements. In addition, the clinic has laboratory and medical office spaces with a full medical gas system.

The development is in strategic alignment with Banner’s partnerships with prominent local athletic teams, including Arizona Diamondbacks, Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury, Arizona Coyotes, Tucson Roadrunners, University of Arizona, Phoenix Rising Youth Soccer Club and others.

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