About Abrazo Health

Awards and Distinctions


Providing quality care is top priority at Abrazo Health. Our affiliated board certified physicians, nursing professionals and trained staff have been recognized by national organizations that reflect the excellent care patients receive at our hospitals.

Distinguished Awards:

American Heart Association & American Stroke Association

2013 American Heart Association Gold PlusGet With The Guidelines Gold Plus Achievement Award - American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognizes Phoenix Baptist Hospital (2013) for their success in reaching an aggressive goal of treating stroke patients with a higher compliance to core standard levels of care for twenty four consecutive months.

2013 American Heart Association Silver PlusGet With The Guidelines Silver Plus Achievement Award - American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognizes Maryvale Hospital (2013) and West Valley Hospital (2013) for demonstrating their commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that patients receive treatment according to national accepted standards and recommendations.

2013 American Heart Association Bronze PlusGet With The Guidelines Bronze Achievement Award - American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognizes Arrowhead Hospital (2013), with the Stroke Bronze Achievement Award. These guidelines include aggressive use of medications, anticoagulation therapy, DVT prophylaxis, cholesterol reducing drugs, and smoking cessation.

Arizona Quality Alliance

Arizona Quality Alliance Arizona Quality Alliance Award
Arrowhead Hospital
received the 2012 Category Award for Excellence - Category 4 "Measurement, Analysis, and Knowledge Management".

Blue Distinction Center+

Blue Distinction Arrowhead Hospital (2013, 2012) received the Blue Distinction award from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona for Cardiac Care. Arrowhead is recognized for its proven expertise in delivering specialty care.

Midas + Platinum Quality

Midas+ Platinum Quality Award: Top Performing Hospitals in the Midas+ Platinum Quality Award for Excellence in Clinical Outcomes - Arrowhead Hospital (2012), Paradise Valley (2012) and Maryvale Hospital (2011) are recipients of the award which honors top performers in clinical outcomes at the Midas+ Symposium.

Nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals

Truven Top 50 HospitalsArrowhead Hospital and Phoenix Baptist Hospital/Arizona Heart Hospital is among the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals awarded by Truven Health Analytics. The 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals is an annual quantitative study that identifies the nation's best providers of cardiovascular service. Arrowhead Hospital and Phoenix Baptist Hospital/Arizona Heart Hospital were selected from more than 1,000 hospitals in the U.S. for achieving superior clinical outcomes.

Practice Greenhealth

Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Award by Practice Greenhealth (2012) - Paradise Valley Hospital was recognized for their proven success in improving environmental awareness and establishing higher standards of sustainability.

Ranking Arizona

Ranking ArizonaAbrazo Health Recognized as ‘Best’ in Arizona (2013) - Public opinion poll from the Annual Ranking Arizona Magazine’s ‘Best of Arizona’.
Paradise Valley Hospital - #1 Acute Care Hospital in Arizona
Arizona Heart Institute - #1 for Cardiology in Arizona

Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care

Society of Cardiovascular Patient CareAccredited Chest Pain Centers by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care
Arrowhead Hospital, Maryvale Hospital, Paradise Valley Hospital, Phoenix Baptist Hospital and West Valley Hospital are accredited by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC).

The Joint Commission

Joint Commission Seal OrthopedicAccredited by The Joint Commission (TJC) on Health Care Organizations - All six Abrazo Health Hospitals are accredited. TJC has accredited hospitals for more than 50 years and approximately 88 percent of the nation's hospitals are currently accredited.
TJC Public Notice for Arizona Heart Hospital
TJC Public Notice for Arrowhead Hospital
TJC Public Notice for Maryvale Hospital
TJC Public Notice for Paradise Valley Hospital
TJC Public Notice for Phoenix Baptist Hospital
TJC Public Notice for West Valley Hospital

Certified Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission (TJC) - Arrowhead Hospital, Maryvale Hospital, Phoenix Baptist Hospital and West Valley Hospital are recognized as a certified Primary Stroke Center for their exceptional efforts to achieve better outcomes for stroke care. Certification ensures those suffering stroke symptoms will be able to receive the care they need close to home, avoiding a long transport to another hospital when time is of the essence.

Joint Commission Top Performer
Maryvale Hospital
ranked among best in nation by The Joint Commission for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.

The Leapfrog Group

Hospital Safe Score“A” Hospital Safety ScoreSM by The Leapfrog Group - Arrowhead Hospital (2013) and Maryvale Hospital (2012) were awarded an "A" for their safety. The Hospital Safety Score was calculated using publicly available data on patient injuries, medical and medication errors and infections.

Top Performer

Joint Commission Top Performer Arrowhead Hospital, Maryvale Hospital and Paradise Valley Hospital have been named Top Performers on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. Each hospital is recognized for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions: heart attack, pneumonia, surgery, stroke, venous thromboembolism, as well as inpatient psychiatric services.

U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News and World Report Hospital Rankings One of the ‘Best in Phoenix’ by U.S. News & World Report (2011) - Arrowhead Hospital received national recognition for top quality care and ranked #12 in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Women’s Choice Award

2014 Womens Choice Award West Valley Hospital (2014) has been named a recipient of the Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals in Emergency Care. The Women’s Choice Award sets the standard for helping women make smarter choices by collectively identifying the brands, products and services most recommended and trusted by women and those that deliver a customer experience worthy of her recommendation.

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