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Abrazo Health Announces New Trauma Operations Director For West Valley Hospital

6/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

PHOENIX (June 9, 2014) – Abrazo Health, the second largest health care delivery system in Arizona, has announced the appointment of Daniel Didier as the new Trauma Operations Director for West Valley Hospital.

Daniel Didier, Trauma Director, West Valley HospitalAs Trauma Operations Director, Didier will be responsible for managing the hospital’s daily trauma center operations, including the oversight of all trauma performance improvement activities. Additionally, he will work in collaboration with other hospital administrators to assure the smooth integration of trauma services into Wes t Valley Hospital’s missions and goals.

Didier is an accomplished healthcare leader with 20 years of experience in managing emergency medical services and trauma care, including strategic planning and business development. Prior to joining West Valley Hospital, he served as the State of Arizona’s Trauma Section Chief where he provided regulatory and designation oversight to the state’s trauma system. He also worked with the American College of Surgeons and trauma stakeholders to ensure quality care is delivered to communities across Arizona.

Didier holds a Paramedic Certification from Sinclair Community College and completed the Project Management Professional Training course at Ohio State University. He earned his M. B. A. from the New York Institute of Technology and his B.S. in Organizational Leadership from Wilberforce University in Ohio.

About Abrazo Health

As the second largest health care delivery system in Arizona, Abrazo Health is committed to providing excellent medical care to the resident s of Maricopa County. The Abrazo system includes six acute care hospitals: Arizona Heart Hospital, Arrowhead Hospital, Maryvale Hospital, Paradise Valley Hospital, Phoenix Baptist Hospital and West Valley Hospital; with a combined 1,027 licensed beds. In addition, the system consists of two emergency centers: North Peoria Emergency Center and West Valley Emergency Center; Abrazo Medical Group with 14 Valley locations; Phoenix Health Plans; and School - Based Health Centers.

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