PHOENIX – Phoenix Children’s is preparing to open a new facility this summer in Bell Bank Park that caters to young athletes and other children in the East Valley.
The park’s 3,915-square-foot facility will provide pediatric-specific medical services to injured athletes, as well as on-call support for athletic trainers on the field or on the field during games, according to a news release.
Pediatric sports medicine specialists will work at the clinic, which will operate from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.
“Children and adolescents have different medical and developmental needs than adults, and they deserve care tailored to their needs,” said Jeffrey Vaughn, orthopedic surgeon at Phoenix Children’s, in the press release.
“This clinic will be staffed by doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and other healthcare professionals who have special training in caring for children and adolescents.”
Children of all ages can move into emergency care from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends, the statement said.
“With the number of athletes who train here daily, we are fortunate that Phoenix Children’s is opening a treatment center here to help our athletes return to competition and provide best practices for staying fit and nourishing themselves,” Brett Miller, chairman of Bell Bank Park, said in the statement.
The park has indoor and outdoor facilities used for a range of sports, as well as a multi-purpose arena and outdoor lawn for concerts and events.