Abrazo Health to break ground on Buckeye's first hospital in 2022 near I-10 and Loop 303
Buckeye, the country's fastest-growing city, is getting its first hospital after Abrazo Health announced it acquired 27 acres to build a new medical campus.
Planning is underway to also include medical offices and ambulatory services near the southwest corner of Interstate 10 and Verrado Way, according to Abrazo Health.
Buckeye Mayor Eric Orsborn expressed his excitement for Abrazo’s continued investment in Buckeye and the West Valley.
“Abrazo Health is already an excellent partner in our community, and this new facility will significantly enhance the health care services currently available to our residents and businesses, with the flexibility to expand with our fast-growing city,” Orsborn said in a statement included in the announcement.
Abrazo Health already has an emergency center at Watson Road and the I-10 that offers diagnosis imaging, cardiovascular services and emergency care services, according to its website. The health care company also operates Abrazo West Campus, a 216-bed Level 1 Trauma and Stroke Center in Goodyear.
The initial phase of development for the Buckeye medical campus is expected to break ground in 2022, according to the announcement from Abrazo Health.
The Buckeye campus will provide additional services and improve access with its proximity to I-10 and Loop 303, Abrazo Health spokesperson Keith Jones said in an emailed statement.
He said it is too early to estimate the number of inpatient beds the hospital will offer because they are still in the early planning process.
Abrazo will seek input from local health care providers and the community as it plans the campus.
Brian Elisco, Abrazo Health Market CEO, said they view this as a “long-term commitment to serve current and future residents” in the West Valley. Abrazo Health anticipates construction for the medical campus and staffing for future medical facilities will bring numerous jobs to Buckeye.
Abrazo Health has not presented any plans to the Buckeye City Council, city spokesperson Annie DeChance confirmed.
Reporter Maritza Dominguez covers the southwest Valley and can be reached at email@example.com or 480-271-0646. Follow her on Twitter @maritzacdom.
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