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Hacienda Healthcare breaks ground on children’s hospital

On Monday, Sept. 22, at 11 a.m., Hacienda HealthCare and RJM construction will host the groundbreaking ceremony for the new 24-bed, 20,900-square-foot children’s hospital in Mesa, Ariz. The hospital, located at 610 W. Jerome Ave., will feature:

  • Four themed patient wings with unique floor cuts and patient room headwalls to synchronize with the themes
  • Four indoor/outdoor healing gardens and family lounge/play areas
  • Architecture to make the building child-friendly, such as bright colors and lights, and windows at children’s height

“Hacienda HealthCare was asked by East Valley physicians, parents, hospital CEOs and health care plans to establish a children’s hospital similar to our Phoenix hospital in this area,” said Hacienda HealthCare President and CEO, Bill Timmons. “We’re thrilled to break ground on this project, and appreciate RJM Construction’s efforts to get the hospital completed as quickly as possible.”

Construction will be complete in the summer of 2015. In addition to Hacienda HealthCare and RJM Construction, project partners include architect Devenney Group, Ltd. and construction manager CORE Construction.

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Midwestern Appoints New Director of Development

Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D., President and CEO of Midwestern University, announced a new director on the University’s Glendale Campus.

Staci Glass has been named Director of Development and Alumni Relations for the Glendale Campus. Ms. Glass brings nearly two decades of administrative, planning, fund-raising, and event management experience to Midwestern. Most recently, Ms. Glass served as the Chief Development Officer of Florence Crittenton Services of Arizona; she has also worked in the past for Hacienda HealthCare of Phoenix and the Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association.

Over her professional career, Ms. Glass has been heavily involved in Valley non-profit operations. She has worked with such organizations as the Junior League of Phoenix, Junior Achievement, and Arizona Spina Bifida, and is a past president of the Rotary Club of Phoenix West. She has also volunteered for the Halo Animal Shelter, Child Crisis Center, and the Ronald McDonald House.

“I am both grateful and excited to join the Midwestern University family in supporting the mission of educating tomorrow’s healthcare team and building resources for our students, faculty, and patients,” said Ms. Glass.

In her new role at Midwestern University, Ms. Glass will oversee fundraising and alumni relations for all of the University’s six colleges, including event sponsorship programs, corporate and foundation relations, annual giving, major gifts, donor stewardship, alumni organizations and programs, and grant writing.

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Hacienda HealthCare Celebrates 45 Years Caring For Special Needs Children

One person with compassion and dedication can impact many special lives. Hacienda HealthCare will celebrate its 45th year of service with a special dedication honoring the late Ilene Butler, Friday, June 29, 2012 at 9 a.m. The dedication will be held in the Felipe Gonzales Garden Courtyard at the main location at 1402 E. South Mountain Ave. in Phoenix.

Butler’s legacy started in 1967 when she was told she could not legally adopt children because of her unmarried status. Undeterred by this obstacle, Butler’s compassion and love for children took her down a path where she would become a foster parent for three special needs children who had been abandoned by their families. Seeing how great the need was, Butler took in more children and hired staff to help take care of them. Thus started what is Hacienda HealthCare today. Hacienda specializes in the care of intellectually disabled, medically fragile and chronically ill infants, children, teens, and young adults throughout Arizona. They come to Hacienda because of a near drowning, terrible accident, debilitating disease, child abuse, and a whole host of other tragic events.

CEO, Bill Timmons, will reveal the compelling story of Ilene Butler and Hacienda. Special guest speakers include Arizona Representative Catherine Miranda, Vice Mayor Michael Johnson, and a parent of a near drowning child who had been with Hacienda Healthcare. Drowning is the # 1 cause of death for Arizona children under 5, but for those who survive, what is life like for them and their families? Hear how one parent’s journey brought her to Hacienda. As a member of the Drowning Prevention Coalition of Arizona, Hacienda provides medical care to near drowning victims and continues to campaign for awareness through real life stories of near drowning victims and the life changing impact on their families.

For more information about Hacienda Healthcare or to attend the dedication, please call Sierra Kamela at 602-243-4231 ext 176 or email skamela@haciendahealthcare.org. Visit Hacienda Healthcare at haciendahealthcare.org