Maricopa Integrated Health System re-established critically needed health services at Maryvale Campus, which was closed in late 2017 by the previous owner. MIHS, soon to be named Valleywise Health, acquired Maryvale Hospital in February, 2018 and today begins providing 24/7, full-service emergency care. The critical need for this service was reflected by the more than 40,000 patients annually who were visiting the emergency center prior to its closure.
Maryvale Hospital will also provide behavioral health care for patients requiring hospitalization for mental health illnesses. This care is for court-ordered psychiatric evaluation and treatment. There will be 48 beds available when this service opens. This number of beds is planned to gradually expand to 192 beds.
“This facility addresses two critical health needs – 24-hour access to full-service emergency care for Maryvale residents and increased capacity of behavioral health hospital beds that will benefit patients from across the Valley,” said Steve Purves, President and CEO of MIHS. “This project is a strong example of how MIHS is fulfilling its commitment to use taxpayer dollars approved by Proposition 480 in 2014 to meet critical health needs in Maricopa County.”
“We are excited to expand services to Maryvale and the entire West Valley,” said Mark Dewane, Chairman of the Maricopa County Special Health Care District Board of Directors.
The newly remodeled ED at Maryvale Hospital will feature 30 treatment bays and a 16-bed Clinical Decision Unit. Services supporting the patient care in the ED include general radiology, ultrasound, computerized tomography (CT), full laboratory and pharmacy services.
“When the ED service was closed along with Maryvale hospital, West Valley residents were very concerned,” said Health Care District Board Director Mary Rose Wilcox. “MIHS has stepped up and the community can count on us to provide the emergency care that is needed.”
The Maryvale campus total acquisition and renovation costs of roughly $59 million are dramatically less than the cost of building a new behavioral health hospital. It will be part of MIHS’s growing services across the Valley that fulfill the public health system’s mission.