Abrazo Health announced today that will be breaking ground soon on the first phase of development for its new medical campus in Buckeye at I-10 and Verrado Way. The 27-acre campus will include medical offices, ambulatory services and an acute care hospital.

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The first phase will be a three-story, 60,000-square-foot medical office building. Tenants are slated to include cardiology, orthopedics, spine, primary care and urology physician practices, physical therapy and other offices. Dallas-based healthcare facility developer Cambridge Holdings Incorporated will develop the new medical office building.

Abrazo’s Buckeye campus at Verrado Way is well-positioned within Buckeye’s growth corridor. It will be Abrazo’s sixth major medical campus in the greater Phoenix area.

“We are excited to see the continued strong interest in our new medical campus. As a long-term partner of Buckeye, we have seen and felt the rapid growth of this area, as well as clearly heard the needs of residents, physicians, and our civic partners,” said Hans Driessnack, CEO of Abrazo West Campus.

Buckeye has been ranked as one of the fastest growing cities in the country over the past several years thanks to a growing economy, competitive cost of living and plentiful job opportunities.

“The array of medical specialties and services that are committed to a presence on the Buckeye campus at Verrado Way reflect Abrazo’s continued partnership and desire to expand health services in the Buckeye community. We view this as a long-term commitment to serve current and future residents,” said Driessnack.

Abrazo Health officials anticipate that the Buckeye medical campus at Verrado Way will be a healthcare anchor for the area and a driver of economic activity. Construction, staffing and support services for the future medical facilities are expected to add hundreds jobs in the West Valley.

Abrazo Health currently serves the West Valley through its Buckeye Emergency Center, a freestanding ER at I-10 and Watson Road, and the Abrazo West Campus, a 216-bed Level 1 Trauma Center and thrombectomy-capable Primary Plus Stroke Center in Goodyear.

“Abrazo continues to invest in facilities, talent and technology to grow with the communities we serve. We are proud to launch the first phase of development on our Buckeye medical campus,” Abrazo Health Market CEO Brian Elisco.

Leasing services for the medical office building being developed by Cambridge will be provided by Transwestern’s Phoenix office.