Abrazo Health unveils new name, stepped up investment
Abrazo Health is now Abrazo Community Health Network.
The new name for Abrazo is more than simply a name change, it reflects Abrazo’s philosophy of embracing patients with the compassion of a friend while delivering best-in-class care at an expansive network of six acute-care hospitals, emergency centers, urgent care centers, primary practices and specialty practices.
“There has been a surge of news about hospital system mergers, acquisitions and name changes locally and across the nation,” said Michele Finney, Abrazo Community Health Network’s market CEO. “What makes our announcement different is our transformative vision to shape health care in Arizona.”
Along with the system name change come changes to the hospital and emergency center names:
• Abrazo Community Health Network (formerly Abrazo Health)
• Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital (formerly Arizona Heart Hospital), 1930 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix.
• Abrazo Arrowhead Campus (formerly Arrowhead Hospital), 18701 N. 67th Ave., Glendale.
• Abrazo Central Campus (formerly Phoenix Baptist Hospital), 2000 W. Bethany Home Road, Phoenix.
• Abrazo Maryvale Campus (formerly Maryvale Hospital), 5102 W. Campbell Ave., Phoenix.
• Abrazo Scottsdale Campus (formerly Paradise Valley Hospital), 3929 E. Bell Road, Phoenix.
• Abrazo West Campus (formerly West Valley Hospital), 13677 W. McDowell Road, Goodyear.
• Abrazo Emergency Center Buckeye (formerly West Valley Emergency Center), 525 S. Watson Road, Buckeye.
• Abrazo Emergency Center Peoria, (formerly North Peoria Emergency Center), 26900 N. Lake Pleasant Parkway, Peoria.
Abrazo means embrace, “and that’s just what we do every day to help patients understand and take control of their health,” said Dr. William Ellert, chief medical officer. “We view our role not only to care for our patients at our network of facilities, but also to teach our community a different – and healthier – way of life.”
The company also is embracing the future of health care in Arizona by expanding the depth and breadth of its resources.
Since 2014, the company has invested $100 million in new technologies to allow for better integration of medical records. The Arrowhead Campus expanded its advanced cardiovascular programs. The Central Campus became the only Arizona hospital to have the BrainPath system enabling minimally invasive surgery to remove deep brain tumors, and recently opened an acute rehabilitation unit.
Last year, the West Campus also opened the only Level 1 Trauma Center serving the burgeoning West Valley. the Maryvale Campus is developing new behavioral health services and the Scottsdale Campus will be expanding orthopedic surgery services.
There are more changes coming, according to Finney. “In the months ahead, we will be expanding our ambulatory footprint to include urgent care centers and outpatient centers, too,” she said.