Emergency Services

Treatments & Conditions

Shorter Wait Times
Our emergency department team of medical professionals has made a commitment to see patients within 30 minutes.

Accredited Chest Pain CentersCertified Chest Pain Centers
All six Abrazo Health hospitals offer Certified Chest Pain Centers ready to give you the urgent treatment you need in case of a heart attack.

Primary Stroke Center
Abrazo hospitals have the expertise in evaluating, treating and managing patients who have strokes. Patients receive accurate diagnosis and efficient care, which is crucial for time-sensitive treatment. This is particularly important in cases of ischemic stroke that are caused by a blocked artery in the brain.

Quick diagnosis by EMS (Emergency Medical Services) results in faster recognition and transport and ensures the best possible treatment of stroke patients.

Certified Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission (TJC) which recognizes hospitals that make exceptional efforts to achieve better outcomes for stroke care. Obtaining primary stroke certification ensures those suffering stroke symptoms in our communities 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. Two Abrazo Health hospitals are designated Certified Primary Stroke Center by TJC:
- Phoenix Baptist Hospital
- West Valley Hospital
- Arrowhead Hospital
(to be certified in 2012)
- Maryvale Hospital (to be certified in 2012)
- Paradise Valley Hospital (to be certified in 2012)

Member of the Arizona Primary Stroke Center from the Phoenix Primary Stroke Center Initiative – Phoenix Coalition through the American Heart Association. Arrowhead Hospital is recognized as a member of the Arizona Primary Stroke Center.

Get With The Guidelines Silver Plus Achievement Award by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. Phoenix Baptist Hospital received the award 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. To receive the Get With The Guidelines–Stroke Silver Plus Achievement Award, Phoenix Baptist Hospital consistently followed the treatment guidelines for the past 12 months.

Get With The Guidelines Bronze Achievement Award by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. West Valley Hospital received the Stroke Bronze Achievement Award for the past 90 days. These guidelines include aggressive use of medications, anticoagulation therapy, DVT prophylaxis, cholesterol reducing drugs, and smoking cessation.

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