Awards & Distinctions

Providing quality care is top priority at Abrazo Health. Our affiliated board certified physicians, nursing professionals and trained staff have been recognized by state and national organizations that reflect the excellent care patients receive at our hospitals. Below are examples of just a few of the recognitions:

Cardiovascular Care

Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital, Abrazo Arrowhead Campus, Abrazo Central Campus, Abrazo Scottsdale Campus and Abrazo West Campus are accredited Chest Pain Centers by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care.

Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital earned the Mission: Lifeline Silver Receiving Award from the American Heart Association for its success in adhering to quality measures for STEMI Receiving Centers for STEMI heart attacks patients. Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital has also earned the Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Cath Lab, Chest Pain Center and Heart Failure accreditations from the American College of Cardiology. These designations represent the hospital’s commitment to consistent, high-quality cardiovascular care and dedication to all patients, providers and other stakeholders.

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Abrazo Arrowhead Campus was recognized with the Blue Distinction Center Award for Cardiac Care by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona for meeting national standards for quality and affordability.

Abrazo Central Campus received the Mission: Lifeline Bronze Receiving Award from the American Heart Association for its success in adhering to quality measures for STEMI Receiving Centers for STEMI heart attacks patients.

Emergency

Abrazo West Campus is a Level I Trauma center. This demonstrates that the hospital meets essential criteria for trauma care, institutional performance and commitment to providing high quality care for critically injured patients.

Orthopedics

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus has been designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® Orthopedic Care Facility for total joint replacement of knees and hips.

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus was recognized with the Blue Distinction Center Award for Knee and Hip Replacement for meeting national standards for quality and affordability by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona.

Stroke Care

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus, and Abrazo Scottsdale Campus are certified Primary Stroke Centers by DNV Healthcare.

Abrazo Central Campus is certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, reflecting the hospital’s investment in neuroscience talent and capabilities. Comprehensive Stroke Centers can treat patients suffering hemorrhagic or large ischemic strokes with follow up care in an intensive care unit. Centers can also treat patients with suspected aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage, those requiring specialized testing or therapies such as endovascular surgery, and those requiring multispecialty management. The certification affirms that Abrazo Central addresses the full spectrum of cerebrovascular diseases – diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and education – and establishes clear metrics to evaluate outcomes. It is based on standards created by the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association, and granted by DNV Healthcare, a certification body operating in more than 100 countries.

Abrazo West Campus is certified as a Primary Plus Stroke Center by DNV Healthcare and is committed to providing the highest quality stroke care. This certification recognizes rigorous standards and a commitment to excellence for stroke care. Abrazo West Campus provides the critical elements to achieve long-term success in improving outcomes.

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Abrazo Arrowhead Campus and Abrazo Central Campus are recipients of the 2022 American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get with the Guidelines Gold Plus Honor Roll Elite awards for using the most up-to-date, evidence-based treatment guidelines for improved patient care and outcomes.

Surgical Weight Loss

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The Abrazo Medical and Surgical Weight Loss program at Abrazo Scottsdale Campus, an accredited comprehensive bariatric facility through the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), has earned top designations for quality and value in bariatric surgery. We are proud to have Blue Distinction+, Optum Center of Excellence and Cigna 3 Star Quality designations for bariatric surgery!

Women’s Care

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus was recognized with the Blue Distinction Center Award for Maternity Care for meeting national standards for quality and affordability by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona.