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6/20/2012 1:00:00 AM

Abrazo Heath Care Facility Ranked Among Highest in Nation for
Patient Care and Hospital Safety

PHOENIX (June 20, 2012) – Abrazo Health Care announces today that Arrowhead Hospital has been recognized as top performing hospitals in the Hospital Safety Score program by the Leapfrog Group with an “’A” grade for its improvement of patient care and hospital safety standards.

This prestigious award is based upon a comparative performance score of more than 2,600 hospitals nationwide. Taken into consideration are the number of patient injuries, medical and medication errors and infections. Hospitals were assigned an A, B, C, D, or F based on numbers tabulated for their safety.

“This is an achievement and an honor for Arrowhead Hospitals,” said Tyna Williams, regional vice president and chief quality officer, Abrazo Health Care. “This award recognizes Arrowhead Hospital as a leader in something we’ve based our company foundation around. It is Abrazo Health Care’s mission to promote safety and responsibility in our community and help our patients achieve a healthy life, with this award, we’ve done just that.”

Abrazo’s Arrowhead Hospital, located at 18701 North 67th Avenue in Glendale, is a full-service, acute care hospital that focuses on specialized services including diagnostic and interventional cardiovascular programs, comprehensive orthopedic services, 24-hour emergency care, obstetrics, inpatient and outpatient surgery and women’s health care.

About Abrazo Health Care
As the second largest health care delivery system in Arizona, Abrazo Health Care is committed to providing excellent medical care to the residents of Maricopa County. The Abrazo system includes five acute care hospitals: Arrowhead Hospital, Maryvale Hospital, Paradise Valley Hospital, Phoenix Baptist Hospital and West Valley Hospital; and one specialized cardiovascular hospital, Arizona Heart Hospital; with a combined 1,027 licensed beds. In addition the system consists of two health plans: Phoenix Health Plan, and Abrazo Advantage, serving nine counties in the state; School-Based Health Centers; and Abrazo Medical Group with 70 employed physicians in 19 Valley locations. Visit for more information.

About The Leapfrog Group
The Leapfrog Group ( is a national organization using the collective leverage of large purchasers of health care to initiate breakthrough improvements in the safety, quality, and affordability of health care for Americans. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey allows purchasers to structure their contracts and purchasing to reward the highest performing hospitals. The Leapfrog Group was founded in November 2000 with support from the Business Roundtable and national funders, and is now independently operated with support from its purchaser and other members.


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