Abrazo Health Archives

Free flu shots at Abrazo Scottsdale Campus

Abrazo Scottsdale Campus

Free vaccinations for children and free flu shots for children and adults will be available from 3p.m. to 7 p.m. March 16 at Abrazo Scottsdale Campus, 3929 E. Bell Road. The Phoenix Fire Department Baby Shots Immunization Program is providing the children’s vaccinations and the flu shots. The Phoenix Fire Department provides free vaccinations to children who are eligible under the… Read More →

Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital hosts heart event for women

Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital

Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital will host Go Red for Women, a free community event to raise awareness about women and heart disease on Feb. 3. Go Red for Women raises awareness that one in three women die of heart disease and stroke each year, said Cindy Roberts, a registered nurse who is organizing the Go… Read More →

Abrazo Central Campus names cath lab medical director

Abrazo Central Campus

Abrazo Central Campus has named interventional cardiologist Nirav Mehta as the medical director of its cardiac catheterization lab. Mehta is a graduate of Pramukh Swami Medical College in India. He served as chief fellow in cardiology at Creighton University Medical Center in Nebraska. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology. Mehta will be… Read More →

Abrazo Community Health Network hospitals host job fairs on Sept. 13-14

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus

Abrazo Community Health Network’s six hospitals are hosting job fairs on Sept. 13 and 14. Available positions include registered nurses, allied healthcare professionals, administrative,  clerical, food services and housekeeping. Applicants are encouraged to bring their resume to the event. Job fairs include: 1-4 p.m. Sept. 13 Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital, 1930 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix Abrazo… Read More →

Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital procedure breaks ground


As part of a nationwide clinical trial for patients with complex heart conditions, Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital is the first in Arizona to perform the first Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedures on low-risk patients. The procedures are being performed by a team of physicians and other caregivers from the hospital’s Institute for Valvular Diseases… Read More →

Abrazo names Tami Biggs as director of business development

Tami Biggs

Tami Biggs, RN, BSN is the new Market Cardiovascular Service Line Director of Business Development for Abrazo Community Health Network. “Tami will be instrumental in developing various cardiovascular sub service lines and interdisciplinary cooperation across all Abrazo hospitals as we propel Abrazo’s legacy of excellence in cardiovascular care to an even higher level in Arizona… Read More →

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus earns top safety score

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus

Abrazo Community Health Network’s Abrazo Arrowhead Campus received an “A” rating in The Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2016 Safety Score, demonstrating the hospitals’ commitment to deliver safe, high-quality patient care. The Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Score is a rating system designed to give consumers information they can use to make healthcare decisions for themselves or a loved… Read More →

Abrazo hospitals earn patient safety designation

Abrazo Scottsdale Campus

Abrazo Community Health Network’s Abrazo Arrowhead Campus and Abrazo Central Campus have been named as America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety in 2016 by the Women’s Choice Award. The designation was announced, Tuesday, during Patient Safety Awareness Week. Abrazo Arrowhead Campus and Abrazo Central Campus qualified based on having a low incidence of problems arising from surgical errors and… Read More →

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus partners with MomDoc

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus is partnering with MomDoc a new service that ensures women in labor have access to the care they need, as they need it. Through this new program, laborists who are board-certified OB physicians are on-site 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on the Abrazo Arrowhead Campus. “While many obstetricians divide… Read More →

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

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 →