Stan Holm Archives

Abrazo West’s Trauma Center earns national verification

Abrazo West Campus

The Abrazo West Campus Trauma Center has been verified by the American College of Surgeons. Abrazo West Campus underwent a voluntary review process by the American College of Surgeons. Verified trauma centers must meet the essential criteria that ensure trauma care capability and institutional performance. The program provides confirmation that Abrazo West Campus Trauma Center… Read More →

Abrazo West Campus donates 24,000 bottles of water

Abrazo water bottles

Abrazo West Campus and Abrazo Buckeye Emergency Center donated more than 24,000 bottles of water to All Faith Community Services Food Bank. On Sept. 4, Abrazo West Campus Chief Executive Officer Stan Holm, Buckeye Mayor Jackie Meck and Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord presented the donated water to Buckeye Councilman Craig Heustis who is president of… Read More →

WESTMARC turns West Valley into healthcare hotbed

Dr. Miles Howard utilizes da Vinci Robotic Surgery technology at Abrazo Arrowhead Hospital.

There was a time when many West Valley residents had to travel to downtown Phoenix or the East Valley for specialized healthcare services and treatments. Times have dramatically changed. “Whether it’s specialized pediatric care, trauma care, cutting-edge heart care, or state-of-the-art cancer care, you can find some of the leading providers of those services in… Read More →

Abrazo West Campus named Large Business of the Year

Stan Holm and Kelli Hernandez

Abrazo West Campus has been named Large Business of the Year by the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce. Stan Holm, Chief Executive Officer of Abrazo West Campus, accepted the award on the hospital‚s behalf during the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Awards Dinner on June 19. The chamber honored businesses, individuals and organizations that… 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 →

New Level 1 Trauma Center opens in West Valley

Dr. Christopher Salvino, West Valley Hospital’s Trauma Medical Director, (far right) watches during one of the mock drills leading up to the opening of West Valley Hospital’s Level 1 Trauma Center that opened on July 21. Photo by Abrazo Health.

Abrazo Health, the second largest health care delivery system in Arizona, announced that West Valley Hospital has earned a state designation as a Level 1 Trauma Center, which is the highest status attainable. As a result, the Level 1 Trauma Center at West Valley Hospital is officially open to the public. The Level 1 Trauma… Read More →

Abrazo hospital 1st to get da Vinci Xi surgical system


Abrazo Health’s West Valley Hospital in Goodyear is the first in Arizona to receive the robotic-assisted da Vinci Xi Surgical System, which offers patients less invasive options and faster recovery from a variety of surgeries. The new technology, approved by the FDA on April 1, provides advanced robotic technology including high-definition, 3-D visualization. It also… Read More →