Exceptional Healthcare, a Texas-based hospital group, is building a critically needed community hospital in Yuma and is breaking ground in March on the new facility. 

Exceptional Healthcare is building its second Arizona facility in Yuma. The 20,000-square-foot Phase 1 of the facility will be located in the heart of the community just off Interstate 8.

The state-of-the-art facility includes a specialty internal medicine hospital, a 24-hour emergency department, a digital imaging suite – including CT Scan, X-Ray, mobile MRI and ultrasound – an in-house laboratory, and outpatient and inpatient hospital beds for acute admissions and overnight observation of patients. 

Additionally, in partnership with higher-level hospitals in the region, Exceptional Healthcare will feature a landing area for air ambulances to ensure the fastest transfer of patients needing a higher level of care.

Exceptional Healthcare is already planning for additional facilities in Arizona as well as locations in as many as six other communities throughout the state. 

“We are very excited to be entering the Yuma marketplace with the newest Exceptional Healthcare hospital in the state,” said Saeed Mahboubi, Chief Financial Officer for Exceptional Healthcare. “Arizona is facing a shortage of healthcare facilities and professionals, particularly in rural areas and smaller communities in the state. These new hospitals will fill a critical need and help strengthen the state’s overall healthcare infrastructure.”

A socially distanced, outdoor groundbreaking event will take place on Friday, March 12 at the Yuma site.

Neighborhood community hospitals are important because they offer residents of communities without large healthcare resources an alternative to driving long distances — often at times of medical emergency when seconds count.  It also provides patients with the ability to stay closer to home for less significant internal medicine-related admissions, allowing patients to be closer to their families and loved ones. 

At the Exceptional Healthcare facilities, each inpatient room will have accommodations for a family member to stay the night, as well as high-level concierge-style service.  Plans include chef-prepared individualized meal service as well as complimentary toiletries, bath robe, and slippers for patients to increase their level of comfort. 

The $18 million facility in Yuma is expected to employ between 60-100 employees, and is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2022.

Exceptional Healthcare is forging partnerships with medical groups from across the region to best integrate its new facilities into the overall healthcare marketplace and ensure patients enjoy the maximum efficiencies possible as a result of the new community hospitals. 

Exceptional Healthcare operates more than a 15 clinics and emergency medical centers throughout the state of Texas. The new Arizona hospitals will mark an expansion of their usual footprint.

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