Abrazo West Campus receives PebbleCreek's Friends of Kare Bears Award

Nov 16, 2017

Teri Sellers and Stan Holm Kare Bears AwardGOODYEAR (Nov. 17, 2017) – Abrazo West Campus was honored with the PebbleCreek’s 2017 Friends of Kare Bears Award .

Stan Holm, Abrazo West Campus Chief Executive Officer, received the award on behalf of the Goodyear hospital on Nov. 8.  The 9,000-resident PebbleCreek community recognized Abrazo West Campus for the outstanding service the hospital provides to their residents, said Teri Sellers, president of Kare Bears, a non-profit organization in PebbleCreek which provides healthcare information and resources to PebbleCreek residents.  

“Four years ago, PebbleCreek had little to no confidence in the hospital services and today they acknowledged the positive contribution the hospital is making towards the health and wellness of their citizens,’’ Sellers said. “It is because of Stan’s efforts to build bridges with the community and his vision of healthcare excellence that allows for this type of recognition.”

Abrazo West Campus participates in Kare Bears’ annual health and wellness fair, provides speakers on various healthcare topics, recently provided diabetes education, and hosts tours and luncheons with the CEO.

The 188-bed acute care hospital has been serving the healthcare needs of the growing western region of metro Phoenix since 2003. 

 “I am blessed to be surrounded by great physicians and other care givers that have allowed us to advance our mission and earn the trust of those in our communities served. Pebble Creek residents are full of life, full of talent and energy. It’s been our privilege to better serve them,” Holm said.

Opening in 2014, Abrazo West Campus became the first Level 1 Trauma Center in western Maricopa County. It not only provides the highest level of care for injured patients but it has prompted expansion of non-trauma medical resources for the community and transformed Abrazo West Campus into a regional medical center.

“We continue enhancing our service lines which already include comprehensive orthopedics, neurosurgery, plastics, hand, cardiovascular with open-heart surgery, obstetrics, women’s health, advanced robotic surgical technology wound care with hyperbaric treatment and therapy as well as 24-hour emergency plus trauma care,’’ Holm added.

The hospital has been recognized for high standards of quality and safe patient care by receiving an “A’’ rating in The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2017 Safety Score and being named Large Business of Year by the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce.  Abrazo West Campus is also accredited by The Joint Commission and is a Joint Commission-designated Primary Stroke Center and accredited Chest Pain Center.

The hospital hosts the annual Rescue Roundup in partnership with several community partners and features health and safety educational booths, car seat checks, bike rodeo, helmet fittings, K9 demonstration and public safety vehicles on display.


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