Abrazo West Campus is planning a multimillion-dollar expansion project to meet a growing need for inpatient beds in the hospital serving numerous West Valley communities.

A 12-bed nursing unit will be built in existing shelled space, fulfilling a projection for added hospital capacity in the coming months. The new unit will provide additional beds for Telemetry patients, while offering the flexibility to accommodate medical/surgical patients as needed. 

“Bed expansion in the hospital’s South Tower will help accommodate the area’s increasing population and serve the patients and physicians who are entrusting Abrazo West with their care,” said Abrazo Community Health Network CEO Frank Molinaro. The project is expected to be complete in 2019.

“Abrazo West Campus opened 15 years ago as a small community hospital and has evolved into a thriving medical center serving the West Valley and beyond. Over time the hospital has added complex services like the Level 1 Trauma program, neurosurgery, electrophysiology and interventional cardiology. This addition is another step in providing the resources needed to deliver on our mission to help people live happier, healthier lives,” said Molinaro.

Abrazo Community Health Network continues to invest in Arizona and the Abrazo West project is the latest example of the Network’s commitment to the West Valley, he added. “The Abrazo West Campus has an outstanding future, with an engaged board and physicians all working together with hospital staff to keep Abrazo West moving forward.” 

Abrazo West Campus has achieved Leapfrog A grades for patient safety three consecutive times, received the 2018 Icon Award from the Southwest Valley Chamber and earlier this year opened a new biplane imaging Interventional Radiology suite. A Chest Pain Center and Primary Stroke Center, it also earned the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and Target: Stroke Honor Roll award recognizing the hospital’s commitment to quality patient care.

“This multimillion dollar expansion project is an investment for a sustainable future for the Abrazo West Campus and a sign of confidence in the direction we are headed as an organization,” said Molinaro. “With more and more patients choosing Abrazo West, it’s important to meet our community’s expectations for high quality care and an excellent patient experience.” 

Abrazo West staff recently celebrated the hospital’s 15th anniversary. Established in 2003 at 13677 W. McDowell Rd., Abrazo West Campus has evolved into a thriving 188-bed medical center serving the West Valley and beyond. A Level 1 Trauma Center, it also offers comprehensive orthopedics, neurosurgery, robotic-assisted surgery, cardiovascular, obstetrics, women’s health, wound care with hyperbaric treatment and therapy services as well as 24-hour emergency care. For more information, visit abrazohealth.com.