Abrazo continues Buckeye Campus development planningSep 27, 2022
BUCKEYE – Abrazo Health continues development planning for its new Buckeye campus, releasing a conceptual rendering of a 65,000 sq. ft. medical office building. Construction on the site is expected to begin in the coming months.
Abrazo Health acquired 27 acres for its Buckeye medical campus near the southwest corner of I-10 and Verrado Way earlier this year. Plans for the campus include a medical office building, ambulatory services and an acute care hospital. The Buckeye campus will be Abrazo’s sixth major medical campus in the Valley.
“We are excited to see the strong interest in our new Abrazo medical campus in Buckeye. The array of medical specialties and services that are committed to a presence on the Buckeye campus will have a substantial impact on the community,” said Hans Driessnack, CEO of Abrazo West Campus.
Ongoing growth and development in the area provide the opportunity to complement existing Abrazo services with the new Buckeye medical campus. Abrazo currently serves the West Valley through a freestanding emergency center at I-10 and Watson Road and the Abrazo West Campus, a 216-bed Level 1 Trauma and thrombectomy-capable Primary Plus Stroke Center in Goodyear.
“As a long-term partner of Buckeye, we have seen and felt the rapid growth of this area, as well as clearly heard the needs of residents, physicians, and our civic partners,” said Driessnack. “The Buckeye campus is designed to strengthen Abrazo’s ability to provide essential health services to the Buckeye community. We view this as a long-term commitment to serve current and future residents.”
Abrazo officials anticipate that the Buckeye medical campus will be a health care anchor for the area and a driver of economic activity. Construction, staffing and support services for the future medical facilities are projected to add numerous jobs in the West Valley.
“Abrazo continues to invest in facilities, talent and technology to grow with the communities it serves. We are proud to partner with local civic leaders, our physicians and employees to offer needed services for those who entrust us with their care,” Abrazo Health Market CEO Brian Elisco.
Planning for services provided at the new medical campus will include input from local health care providers and the community.
“Buckeye is looking forward to Abrazo’s expansion in the city,” said Buckeye Mayor Eric Orsborn. “Their commitment and investment in our community will create good, quality jobs closer to home for our residents and help fill the healthcare gap for the area.”
“Their new location at Verrado Way and I-10 is booming with new employment, retail and other services, and Abrazo’s presence will help us continue meeting the needs of our community as we continue to grow together,” said Buckeye Mayor Eric Orsborn.
Abrazo is well-positioned for expansion and investment in its facilities Valleywide, added Elisco. “We view the Buckeye campus as a critical investment for those we serve. Research shows that nearby excellent, cost-effective healthcare is considered a ‘must-have’ by employers and families alike,” he said.
Abrazo West Campus is approximately 10 miles east the new campus site, providing high acuity services including Trauma, Stroke, Cardiology and Advanced Spine Care, and the hospital is currently upgrading is cardiovascular and spine surgical capabilities.
“Abrazo is proud to take this step forward in delivering the right care, at the right place, at the right time. We are excited to continue to work with physicians and our community partners to develop and advance this new medical campus in Buckeye,” said Driessnack.