Phoenix Baptist Hospital Archives

Abrazo Central Campus employees give back to schools

ACC book drive photo

Abrazo Central Campus employees donated more than 100 children’s books as well as backpacks and school supplies to Washington Elementary School. Staff at Abrazo Central Campus (previously known as Phoenix Baptist Hospital), 2000 W. Bethany Home Road, collected donations over the summer. Donated school supplies included backpacks, notebooks, markers, glue sticks, pencils and crayons. Tissues… 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 →

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 →

Abrazo Health launches redesigned website


Abrazo Health, the second largest health care delivery system in Arizona, has launched a redesigned website. The new website,, 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 offers mammogram scheduling site

Breast cancer treatment

Abrazo Health, the second largest health care delivery system in Arizona,  is offering a new online scheduling for routine screening mammograms. Women can book their annual screening mammogram appointments at Arrowhead Hospital and Phoenix Baptist Hospital by visiting from an Internet-connected computer, phone or tablet.  They are the first hospitals in Arizona to use InQuicker’s online… 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 →

Phoenix Baptist Hospital improves care for pregnant women


Abrazo Health’s Phoenix Baptist Hospital has added a new service to ensure that women in labor have access to the care they need, as they need it. Through the new 24-hour Obstetric Emergency Department, hospitalists who are board-certified OB/GYN physicians, are on site 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Phoenix Baptist Hospital is… 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 →

Phoenix Baptist Hospital nurse earns honor

Paul Martsall - Surgical Services Nurse for PBH

Abrazo Health, the second largest health care delivery system in Arizona, has announced that Phoenix Baptist Hospital surgical services nurse Paul Marstall has been inducted into the Tenet Heroes Hall of Fame. The announcement was made at a ceremony in Dallas, Texas earlier this month. Marstall is recognized for his compassion and professionalism during one… Read More →

Abrazo Announces Cutting-Edge Neuroscience Center


Abrazo Health announced that Phoenix Baptist Hospital is now home to a new state-of-the-art Neuroscience expansion. The new suite will include all the latest equipment, including a Biplane Neuroangiography System. The Biplane Neuroangiography technology will allow surgeons to deliver potentially life – saving care to patients with speed and accuracy by providing enhanced visualizations of… Read More →

Arizona’s Health Care Industry Has Flourished From Cottages To World-Class Facilities

Good Samaritan Hospital - AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011

A Century of Care From cottages to world-class facilities, Arizona’s health care industry has flourished In the nearly 100 years since Arizona became a state, the health care sector has become a powerful economic force. According to a study by Arizona State University’s L. William Seidman Research Institute, Arizona’s hospital community alone employs more than… Read More →

2010 HCLA – Nurse or Nursing Advocate

2010 Health Care Leadership Awards recognizes the Valley's professionals in the health indsutry

Honoree: Kim Wilson, RN, BS, MS Vice President of Patient Care Services and CNO Mercy Gilbert Medical Center Even before the doors opened at Mercy Gilbert Medical Center in 2006, Kim Wilson was shaping the hospital’s work environment, quality of patient care, clinical excellence and innovations. As chief nursing officer, she has worked closely with… Read More →