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Abrazo Health unveils new name, stepped up investment

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus

Abrazo Health is now Abrazo Community Health Network. The new name for Abrazo is more than simply a name change, it reflects Abrazo’s philosophy of embracing patients with the compassion of a friend while delivering best-in-class care at an expansive network of six acute-care hospitals, emergency centers, urgent care centers, primary practices and specialty practices.… Read More →

Unregulated e-cigarette industry raises health concerns


It’s common now to spot someone in public holding an electronic cigarette and “vaping,” or inhaling and exhaling a cloud of flavored vapor. Oxford Dictionaries even picked up on the trend, naming  “vape” the 2014 word of the year, signifying the beginning phase of replacing an age-old habit of smoking tobacco. But is vaping a… Read More →

Abrazo hospitals offer free stroke checks


Abrazo Health is offering free StrokeCheck events  in May to raise  awareness about stroke  risk factors, symptoms and treatments. Stroke is the Number 4 cause of death in the United States, killing nearly 129,000 people a year. Someone in the U.S. has a stroke once every 40 seconds, according to the American Stroke Association. Abrazo… Read More →

Az Business names Healthcare Leadership Awards finalists


Each year, AZ Business magazine hosts the Healthcare Leadership Awards to honor the women, men and institutions that bring excellence and innovation to Arizona’s healthcare sector. Az Business is proud to announce the 2015 Healthcare Leadership Awards finalists, who were chosen by a panel of industry experts and will be recognized at the Healthcare Leadership… Read More →

New Arrowhead procedure helps heart patients

Dr. Michael Caskey

Abrazo Health’s Arrowhead Hospital offers a new minimally invasive procedure to treat patients with narrowed, failing aortic heart valves who are unable to have open heart surgery. “Our Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) program provides options to patients who have been denied life-saving therapy. These patients were deemed either inoperable or extremely high risk for open heart… Read More →

Abrazo Health launches redesigned website


Abrazo Health, the second largest health care delivery system in Arizona, has launched a redesigned website. The new website, www.AbrazoHealth.com, has a clean, modern design and enhanced site navigation and content. Features include: Online emergency room check-in. Portal for patients to access their medical records. Our Stories section spotlighting Abrazo patients, staff and volunteers. Community… Read More →

Abrazo helps Arizonans with healthcare enrollment


Abrazo Health on Nov. 20 is launching its Path to Health education series aimed at helping Arizonans get affordable insurance coverage. The new enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplace, a one-stop shop to more affordable and accessible health care, is Nov. 15-Feb. 15. Abrazo Health will hold free Path to Health… Read More →

Abrazo recognized for patient safety

Michele Finney, Market CEO for Abrazo Health.

Abrazo Health’s Arrowhead, Maryvale, Paradise Valley and West Valley hospitals received top grades in The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2014 Safety Score, representing the hospitals’ continued commitment to delivering safe, high-quality healthcare services. The Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Score is a rating system designed to give consumers information they can use to make healthcare decisions for… Read More →

Paradise Valley Hospital celebrates 30th anniversary

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Abrazo Health’s Paradise Valley Hospital will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a free Autumn Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 25 at the hospital, 3929 E. Bell Road. Free food, blood pressure checks, bicycle safety, posture checks, shoe assessment for wound care are among the highlights.  A walk-in inflatable heart exhibit will educate… Read More →

What to do when life gives you lemon water

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Grape, strawberry kiwi, cherry pomegranate, pineapple coconut and mixed berry. What do all these flavors have in common? They are just a few of the many flavor enhancers that can be added to water. Based on the sheer number of flavored waters for sale, plain water is no longer good enough for some people. When… Read More →

New robotic surgery debuts at West Valley Hospital

Dr. Miles Howard, an OB-GYN on staff at West Valley Hospital, who performed the first surgery with the new da Vinci Xi.

The first surgery in the Valley using the new da Vinci Xi robotic surgical system was performed September 15 at Abrazo Health’s West Valley Hospital. West Valley Hospital in Goodyear is the only hospital in the Phoenix metropolitan area that has the da Vinci Xi, which is designed to offer patients minimally invasive procedures and… Read More →

AZ Big Media honors Most Influential Women


They are the best business minds in Arizona. They are innovators, trailblazers and leaders of men. They are Az Business magazine’s Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2014, as selected by the editorial team at Az Business magazine and a panel of industry experts. The Most Influential Women were honored Thursday at a reception… Read More →

Phoenix Baptist Hospital uses innovative brain surgery technology

A computerized image of the brain fibers shows the sheath, deployed in conjunction with the BrainPath, inserted into the brain. The sheath allows a neurosurgeon easy access to the surgical site inside the brain.

Abrazo Health, the second largest health care delivery system in Arizona, has announced that Phoenix Baptist Hospital is the first in Arizona to provide a breakthrough surgical approach to remove once-inoperable brain abnormalities while minimizing damage to healthy brain tissue. Dr. Marco Marsella, a neurosurgeon on staff at Phoenix Baptist has successfully performed this new… Read More →

Expert offers tips on heat-related emergencies

Exercise Addiction: Do You Know When To Stop?

Dr. Kevin Haselhorst, an emergency medicine physician at ’s Arrowhead and West Valley hospitals, answered questions about how to prevent heat-related emergencies. Question: What can be done to prevent heat-related medical emergencies? Answer: The high temperatures we experience in Arizona make us vulnerable to heat-related illnesses, so it is important to know how we can… Read More →