Construction on Maricopa’s first community hospital is in the home stretch with plans for a mid-December opening of the new facility.
Exceptional Healthcare is about to open Exceptional Community Hospital-Maricopa in the heart of the community on State Route 347. The 20,000-square-foot Phase 1 of the facility will be the first facility of its kind in the community, and is expected to open for patients in mid-December.
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 Phoenix area, Exceptional Community Hospital will feature a landing area for air ambulances to ensure the fastest transfer of patients needing a higher level of care.
“We are very excited to open this much-needed new community hospital in Maricopa and serve the healthcare needs of Maricopa residents,” said Saeed Mahboubi, Chief Financial Officer for Exceptional Healthcare. “We have seen since Day 1 that the people of Maricopa and the surrounding communities have been waiting for a facility like this one, and we’re proud to be the company that is making this a reality for Maricopa residents.”
Grand opening events will be announced for the community in the next few weeks, with the goal of having the hospital accept its first patients the week of December 13.
Exceptional Healthcare, the parent company of Exceptional Community Hospital-Maricopa, is already in construction on an additional facility in Yuma as well as planning for locations in other communities throughout the state.
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. They also provide 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 Maricopa is expected to employ between 60-100 employees. 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 hospital medical centers throughout the state of Texas. The new Arizona hospitals will mark an expansion of their usual footprint.
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