We’re only as good as the ways in which we give back to the communities we serve. Great things happen every day in our hospitals – children born, lives saved, families gathering with their loved ones. In addition to what happens inside our hospital walls, we’re also an active member in the community. In addition, Abrazo Health continues to provide healthcare information and education to our community. Here are just a few of the ways we give back.
American Heart Association
Abrazo Health employees participate in the annual American Heart Association Phoenix Heart Walk to fund research to fight against heart disease and stroke.
Abrazo encourages healthy families and promotes active communities through education and outreach. Our hospitals offer a variety of classes including heart health, orthopedics, medical weight loss, diabetes education, health screenings, childbirth and breast feeding classes.
Partners for Health 2019 Scholarship
Partners for Health, a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity, are offering scholarships for post-secondary students interested in pursuing a healthcare career. Five scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded. Students who demonstrate financial need will be given preference.
Applicants must be currently enrolled as a full-time student in a credit-awarding college or university and working toward a career in a health-related profession. The application deadline is March 15, 2019. Candidate Application can be downloaded here.
The completed application and two letters of recommendation from non-family members should be submitted in one envelope to Partners for Health Scholarship Committee, c/o Dawn Gielau, Abrazo West Campus, 13677 W. McDowell Road, Goodyear, AZ. 85395. Recipients will be notified by April 15, 2019.
Valley of the Sun United Way
Abrazo system-wide has partnered with the Valley of the Sun United Way for many years. Abrazo employees raise funds through employee payroll deduction pledges; employee cash, check, and credit card gifts; physician contributions; and special event fundraisers. Valley of the Sun United Way reaches a network of more than 400 nonprofit service programs working to improve the lives of people throughout Maricopa County.
Helping Our Community
Throughout Abrazo Health, hospital employees help our community every year by collecting food, water, flip flops, gifts, blankets, clothing and hosting blood drives.
Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive
Abrazo Health collects cereal and money each year that helps provide thousands of healthy breakfasts for hungry children in support of the St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.
Honoring Our Veterans
Abrazo hospitals offer free meals for veterans on Veterans Day to honor those who have bravely served our country.
Abrazo Health offers numerous health screenings available throughout the year.
Holiday food drives and gift giving
Abrazo employees are showing their compassion and generosity through food drives and gift collections for the needy during the holidays.