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Hacienda HealthCare and RJM Construction hosting groundbreaking ceremony for Children’s Hospital in Mesa, Arizona

Hacienda HealthCare Children’s Hospital in MesaMesa, Ariz. (Sept. 18, 2014) — On Sept. 22, 2014 at 11 a.m., Hacienda HealthCare and RJM construction will host the groundbreaking ceremony for Hacienda HealthCare Children’s Hospital in Mesa, the new 24-bed, 20,900-square-foot children’s hospital.

Located at 610 W. Jerome Avenue in Mesa, the hospital will feature: four themed patient wings with unique floor cuts and patient room headwalls to synchronize with the themes; four indoor/outdoor healing gardens and family lounge/play areas; and architecture to make the building child-friendly, such as bright colors and lights, and windows at children’s height

Ceremony speakers will include Gary Orman, President of Hacienda HealthCare Board of Directors; Bill Timmons, President and CEO, Hacienda HealthCare; Dennis Kavanaugh, Councilmember, District 3, City of Mesa; and John Giles, Mayor, City of Mesa. Notable guests: Kelly Townsend, Arizona State Representative, LD 16; Catherine Miranda, Arizona State Representative, LD 27; representatives from the office of US Senator Jeff Flake’s office; leaders from the Mesa Chamber of Commerce and Mesa United Way.

“Hacienda HealthCare was asked by East Valley physicians, parents, hospital CEOs and health care plans to establish a children’s hospital similar to our Phoenix hospital in this area,” said Hacienda HealthCare President & CEO, Bill Timmons. “We’re thrilled to break ground on this project, and appreciate RJM Construction’s efforts to get the hospital completed as quickly as possible.”

Construction will be complete in the summer of 2015. In addition to Hacienda HealthCare and RJM Construction, project partners include architect Devenney Group, Ltd. and construction manager CORE Construction.

About Hacienda HealthCare
Hacienda HealthCare is a highly diversified nonprofit health care system providing a wide range continuum of care for Arizona’s medically fragile and chronically ill infants, children, teens and young adults, as well as those with developmental disabilities. To learn more, visit www.haciendahealthcare.org.

About RJM Construction
RJM Construction has been providing general contracting services since 1981. Headquartered in Minneapolis, with offices in Denver and Phoenix, RJM has more than 150 specialized staff members and an annual construction volume of approximately $200 million. RJM delivers on clients’ vision in ground-up construction, interior remodeling and long-term project planning. For more information, visit rjmconstruction.com or follow on Twitter at @rjmconstruction.