Abrazo Community Health Network announced today that it is closing Abrazo Maryvale Campus, effective Dec. 18, 2017. Abrazo Maryvale has been reducing services and was realigned as a satellite facility of Abrazo West Campus in May 2017.

“Over the past several years Abrazo Maryvale has experienced a significant decline in community demand for its services,” said Frank Molinaro, market CEO of Abrazo Community Health Network. “The Abrazo Community Health Network’s top priority is delivering high-quality, cost-effective care to residents of the greater Phoenix area, and we are properly allocating our resources to meet our patients’ and our communities’ healthcare needs.”

The closure of the Abrazo Maryvale campus should not impact the community’s ability to access care. The 6-mile area surrounding Abrazo Maryvale contains numerous healthcare facilities, including four full-service acute care hospitals with 157 ER treatment rooms and the capacity for an additional 90,000 ER visits above their current volume.  Abrazo Maryvale’s ER currently handles 43,000 visits annually.  Additionally, within a 5-mile radius, there are 11 urgent care centers with 58 treatment rooms.

“This was a difficult decision, and we do not anticipate any disruption to patient care,” Molinaro said. “The Abrazo Maryvale facility will remain appropriately staffed and will continue to treat patients until it closes on Dec. 18. The ER will remain open through Dec. 17.  We will no longer admit inpatients after Dec. 1. We will assist patients and their physicians in transitioning their care to other Abrazo Network facilities or the healthcare provider of their choice.”

All impacted Abrazo Maryvale employees in good standing will have priority for open positions for which they are qualified within the Abrazo Community Health Network and its affiliated partners.

Notifications about the closing are being made to the appropriate federal and state regulatory agencies and community representatives. The Abrazo Community Health Network is in discussions with other parties who could repurpose the Abrazo Maryvale Campus for other healthcare-related services.