Construction is underway for expansion of the Interventional Radiology and Pharmacy departments at Abrazo West Campus, an $8.4 million project to accommodate growth in healthcare needs of the West Valley.

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Hospital board members, community leaders, physicians and staff recently signed one of the final steel beams to commemorate construction progress. The 6,900 square foot expansion will add a second Interventional Radiology suite and allow more efficient hospital Pharmacy operations for handling complex medications.

Abrazo West Campus, 13677 W. McDowell Rd., is a 216-bed Level I Trauma Center and thrombectomy capable Primary Plus Stroke Center serving the Southwest Valley and beyond.

“As the West Valley continues to grow we have grown with it through expansion of new patient rooms, new surgical capabilities and new technology. This new expansion improves our capacity and increases our clinical capability, furthering our commitment to improving the quality of life of residents of the communities we serve,” said Abrazo West Campus CEO Hans Driessnack.

The new Interventional Radiology suite is designed to offer minimally invasive procedures to diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions. Examples of its uses include biopsies, angiography, angioplasty, and vascular procedures.

Medications used in hospitals are increasingly more sophisticated. The expanded pharmacy will accommodate present needs while improving efficiencies and allowing for more specialized therapeutics in the future, he said.

“Abrazo West Campus serves a wide population across the West Valley. Our trauma and stroke programs are leaders in the community and we continue to grow our neuro, spine and cardiology capabilities. It’s an exciting time for our hospital as we invest in our facility to bring more capability and capacity of clinical services to our community,” said Driessnack.

The new additions for Interventional Radiology and Pharmacy are expected to be complete later this year. For more information about Abrazo Health hospitals, take a free health risk assessment or to find a doctor, visit