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10/10/2012 1:00:00 AM

PHOENIX (October 10, 2012) – One of only five hospitals in Arizona, Abrazo Health Care’s Maryvale Hospital has been named among the best in the nation by The Joint Commission, a national evaluator and accreditor of healthcare organizations.


Maryvale Hospital is recognized as a “Top Performer” for its treatment for common illnesses including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. 

"This achievement is indicative of Maryvale’s commitment to providing our patients with the highest level of care," said Crystal Hamilton, Maryvale Hospital CEO. “The Maryvale team is passionate about our community’s health and wellness, and we are extremely proud to be named to the list of The Joint Commission’s Top Performers.” 

This prestigious recognition was given to the top 18% of The Joint Commission-accredited hospitals. The list features just 620 hospitals nationwide whose quality met the accrediting organization’s stringent guidelines.


Maryvale Hospital has been serving the Valley for over 50 years. Located at 5102 West Campbell Avenue in Phoenix, the 232-bed, 24-hour hospital offers comprehensive inpatient services, an emergency care and accredited chest pain center. For more information visit www.maryvalehospital.com.

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 18 Valley locations. Visit www.abrazohealth.com for more information.

About The Joint Commission

The Joint Commission is an independent, non-profit organization, based in Washington, D.C., that accredits and certifies more than19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. This accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards. The mission of the Joint Commission is to continuously improve health care for the public by evaluating health care organizations and inspire them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. Visit http://www.jointcommission.org/ for more information. 


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