PHOENIX (May 10, 2012) – Abrazo Health Care announces today that Maryvale Hospital and Arrowhead Hospital have been recognized as top performing hospitals in the Midas+ Platinum Quality Award program, an award given to hospitals that have been successful at improving patient care and reducing cost.
This prestigious award is based upon a comparative performance score of more than 654 hospitals nationwide. Areas of measure include acute care readmission rates, heart care, stroke care, pneumonia care, length of stay, major small and large bowel procedures, septicemia and infections, as well as related mortality rates.
“This is an achievement and an honor for both Maryvale and Arrowhead Hospitals,” said Tyna Williams, regional vice president and chief quality officer, Abrazo Health Care. “This award recognizes Maryvale and Arrowhead for being among the highest ranked in the nation and truly underscores Abrazo Health Care’s mission to change the way health care is delivered in our community and help our patients achieve health for life.”
Part of Abrazo Health Care, Arizona’s second largest healthcare system, Maryvale Hospital, located at 5102 West Campbell Avenue in Phoenix, has been serving the Valley for nearly 50 years. The 232-bed hospital is an accessible resource to the Phoenix community offering diagnostic and interventional procedures, 24-hour emergency services and comprehensive obstetrics.
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 www.abrazohealth.com for more information.
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