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'Best of the West' award goes to Abrazo West Campus

Dec 3, 2018

Annual awards recognize outstanding community contributions

Abrazo West Campus buildingGOODYEAR (Dec. 3, 2018) – Abrazo West Campus, the 188-bed acute care hospital and Level I Trauma Center serving West Valley communities and beyond, received the 2018 Quality of Life Enhancement Award from economic development group WESTMARC.

Abrazo West Campus was showcased as an economic driver and community leader for its ongoing investments in patient care and its community engagement.

“Abrazo touches, changes and saves lives through its commitment to excellence. Perhaps equally importantly, Abrazo clearly believes in the power of community engagement,” said WESTMARC.

The Best of the West Awards recognize outstanding contributions to the image, lifestyle and economic development of the West Valley.

Abrazo Community Health Network Chief Executive Officer Frank Molinaro is upbeat about the hospital and its commitment to serving the West Valley. “The Abrazo West Campus has an outstanding future, with an engaged board and physicians all working together with hospital staff to keep Abrazo West moving forward,” said Molinaro.

The award program included many compliments for the hospital.

“Abrazo West Campus prioritizes quality care and serves our communities with distinction. Award-winning board-certified physicians, nursing professionals and staff have all been recognized by national organizations,” said WESTMARC.

“Not only a valuable economic driver, but the hospital also provides essential humanitarian benefit in all our communities through a variety of community groups, organizations, and events – making Abrazo West Campus a pivotal partner to the communities in which they serve.”

The award cited several other recent accolades for the hospital including the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Icon Award and stroke care awards from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.

In addition to high-quality patient care, WESTMARC acknowledged Abrazo West Campus for enhancing surrounding communities through leadership and participation in events and projects such as the annual Heart and Sole 5K, development of the Wellness Park, a City of Goodyear community park currently in the master-planning stage, the Annual Rescue Roundup, and blood drives, water drives, cereal drives and more.

WESTMARC, the Western Maricopa Coalition, is a public/private partnership of 15 communities, the business community and the educational sector in the West Valley of the Greater Phoenix region. The organization was formed in 1990 to enhance economic development and promote the quality of life in western Maricopa County.

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