west valley hospital Archives

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 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, 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 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 AbrazoHealth.com/Mammogram 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 →

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 →

Abrazo announces new trauma program manager

Tiffiny Strever

Abrazo Health, the second largest health care delivery system in Arizona, has announced the appointment of Tiffiny Strever as Trauma Program Manager for West Valley Hospital. As Trauma Program Manager, Strever will be responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining a quality, cost-effective system of care for trauma patients and their families. She will manage trauma… Read More →

Abrazo Health Announces New Trauma Medical Director

by in Business News | Healthcare

Abrazo Health, the second largest health care delivery system in Arizona, has announced Dr. Christopher Salvino as West Valley Hospital’s new Trauma Medical Director. Dr. Salvino is an accomplished trauma surgeon with experience in leading American College of Surgeons (ACS)-verified trauma centers. As Trauma Medical Director (TMD), Dr. Salvino will be responsible for the development… Read More →

Banner Estrella Breaks Ground On $151M Patient Tower

Banner Estrella Tower

Banner Estrella Medical Center, recently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the Valley’s top 10 hospitals, kicked off construction of a $151M patient tower. Construction of the tower provides an economic injection to the West Valley, creating more than 200 jobs while expanding its emergency room, neonatal intensive care unit and operating rooms.… Read More →

HCLA 2011- Hospital Executive

healthcare leadership awards - AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011

Honoree: David Veillette, President and CEO, Cancer Treatment Centers of America David Veillette, president and CEO of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, is a leader and innovator in medical technology — and his accomplishments are evident across the country. In 2002, he built the first all-digital heart hospital in the nation at Indiana Heart… Read More →