Abrazo Arrowhead Campus, Abrazo Central Campus and Abrazo West Campus have been certified as a Pediatric Prepared Emergency Care hospital by the Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AZAAP).
This voluntary certification means that Abrazo Arrowhead Campus, Abrazo Central Campus and Abrazo West Campus are ready to provide emergency care resources and capabilities for pediatric patients every day. If necessary, Abrazo Arrowhead Campus, Abrazo Central Campus and Abrazo West Campus can stabilize critically ill or injured children for transfer to a facility that offers more specialized pediatric care.
Arizona is among five states to implement a pediatric emergency care system. Certification is a quality improvement process that includes matching hospital capabilities and capacity to established guidelines through a self-assessment process and a site visit by a team of peer professionals. Pediatric Prepared Emergency Care is a private-public partnership among hospitals, health care professionals, emergency personnel and state agencies throughout Arizona, committed to an effective regionalized pediatric emergency care system.