Abrazo Health celebrated the start of construction of its new medical campus in Buckeye with hospital, City of Buckeye and local business leaders. Participants signed a steel beam representing the start of ‘going vertical’ on the first phase of development.

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Abrazo’s 27-acre campus in Buckeye is planned to include medical offices, ambulatory services and an acute care hospital to help meet the need for more health services in one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S.

The first phase of development is a three-story, 60,000-square-foot medical office building. 

“We’ve had the fastest growing city in the United States for the last decade.  We are ready for quality, first class healthcare like this,” said Buckeye Mayor Eric Orsborn. “I cannot wait see the finished building with the Abrazo logo on it.”

Abrazo officials anticipate that the new medical campus at I-10 and Verrado Way will be a healthcare anchor for the area and a driver of economic activity.

“We have tremendous partners in the City of Buckeye, to partner with this community and build a state-of-the art medical campus that will help improve the quality of lives of the citizens of Buckeye and beyond,” said Hans Driessnack, CEO of Abrazo West Campus. “All of you here have been so integral in making this a reality for this community.”

Abrazo West Campus Board of Governors were among the first to sign the beam commemorating start of construction on Abrazo’s new campus in Buckeye.

Medical office building tenants are slated to include cardiology, orthopedics, spine, primary care and urology physician practices, physical therapy and other offices. 

“We are very excited that we will be able to provide healthcare for the community in Buckeye,” said Dr. Deepanshu Garg. “In addition to the physician offices Abrazo plans to provide other outpatient services and a future hospital, and we are very dedicated to this campus.”

Abrazo Health Market CEO Brian Elisco noted that the new campus will offer additional specialties and services closer to home for area families.

“What we are celebrating today is just the first step in a multiple step journey, because this is a multi-year investment to serve not only the City of Buckeye but the entire west side community,” said Elisco.

“It’s critical that we build developments like this here in Buckeye. We’re excited about being able to talk about more phases in the future,” added Mayor Orsborn.

Abrazo’s closest facilities include a freestanding ER at I-10 and Watson Road west of the new campus, and the Abrazo West Campus, a 216-bed Level 1 Trauma and Stroke Center 10 miles east in Goodyear. 

Dallas-based healthcare facility developer Cambridge Holdings Incorporated will develop the new medical office building. Leasing services for the medical office building will be provided by Transwestern’s Phoenix office.

For more information about Abrazo Health hospitals, take a free health risk assessment or to find a doctor, visit AbrazoHealth.com.