A new hospital touted for serving more patients will soon bring something else to Scottsdale: more jobs.
Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak is scheduled to open in November, but the recruiting process will be starting in a few weeks, said Keith Jones, hospital spokesman.
Already, the hospital has received applications from people looking to transfer from the company’s Osborn and Shea campuses, he said.
Once those are in, they’ll turn to the community to fi ll remaining positions.
“We’ll be recruiting for positions throughout the hospital, which not only includes clinical, but housekeepers, food services, maintenance positions ... virtually from top to bottom, there are openings of all types of different jobs,” Jones said.
With 6,000 workers, Scottsdale Healthcare is the largest employer in the city, he said.
The organization in January held two informational sessions for employees looking to transfer. About 100 people attended.
“The great thing about Thompson Peak is that it offers a whole different environment for health care workers than what we have now,” said Judie Goe, director of recruitment and compensation.
The Osborn hospital has a trauma center, and the Shea hospital handles several different surgical specialties. Goe said. Each has about 400 beds.
“Thompson Peak will have about 60 beds, it’s very patient- and family-directed, ” she said. “It’s a much smaller environment.”
Construction for the hospital began last year, and the exterior is almost finished.
The 230,000-square-foot facility will cater to general medicine, while also providing a few comforts not typically found in hospitals.
Thompson Peak will offer all private rooms with pull-out couch beds for visitors, room service and a café.
The nonprofit hospital company also is in the process of constructing the Grayhawk Medical Plaza, which will feature 55,000 square feet of medical office space.
That can hold up to 15 physicians’ practices, Jones said.
The medical plaza is expected to open along with the hospital in November, he said.
Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak
Location: Northeast corner of 73rd Street and Thompson Peak Parkway
Beds: 64 to start, with space for 60 more
Specialties: General medical and surgery for a wide array of health concerns
Amenities: Internet access, inroom spa services, 24-hour room service, all private rooms
Cost: $98 million