Banner – UMC Tucson’s New Hospital Tower Opens Today

Monday, April 22, 2019

The new, nine-story hospital tower under construction for the past four years at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson opens to the public today.

The hospital’s main entrance and lobby now shifts to The Pavilion in the new ‘Tower 1,’ off of Elm Street and Campbell Avenue.

All patients and visitors will use this new entrance, which will have valet parking and nearby surface and covered parking. Attached is a map showing public parking and the new hospital entrance.

The hospital’s cafeteria, gift shop and chapel have been relocated to the ground floor of the new tower.

Over the weekend, about 60 patients from the trauma and medical ICUs were transitioned into spacious new ICU rooms inside the tower. Several other inpatient units in the original hospital building, which opened in 1971, will transition into Tower 1 over the next month.

The pediatric inpatient units in Banner – Diamond Children’s Medical Center will remain in their current locations.

Banner – UMC Tucson’s $446 million renovation is so massive that the hospital has a new street address as of today:

1625 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson AZ 85719

News assignment editors: here is a link to short video about the new tower that was distributed to hospital staff this morning.

About Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and South

Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, nationally ranked as a Best Hospital by U.S. News and World Report, and Banner – University Medical Center South, are part of Banner – University Medicine, a premier academic medical network. These institutions are academic medical centers for the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. Included on the two campuses are Diamond Children's Medical Center and many specialty clinics. The two academic medical centers are part of Arizona-based Banner Health, one of the largest nonprofit health-care systems in the country, with 28 hospitals in six states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. For more information, visit or

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