The 232 bed Abrazo Maryvale hospital in Phoenix was formerly owned by Dallas-based Tenet and shut its doors in December 2016.
Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS) acquired Maryvale hospital and will reopen the hospital’s emergency department as well as remake the facility as a behavioral health hospital with up to 203 beds to address mental health services in the West Valley in early 2019. Before the hospital’s closing last year, 40,000 visited the ER annually.
The Maricopa County Special Health Care District Board of Directors voted unanimously today (February 28) to buy the hospital.
MIHS President and CEO Steve Purves stated,
This acquisition will meet two very critical community health needs – 24 hour access to full service emergency care for the residents of Maryvale and increased access to behavioral health services for the entire community. We are very happy with the positive collaboration with Abrazo Community Health to ensure that the Maryvale community continues to have access to top quality health care.
According to the MIHS press release, the new emergency department and behavioral health facility will be part of its coordinated care system, providing Maryvale residents with linkages to MIHS’s comprehensive medical, surgical, and ambulatory services. This includes Arizona’s only Trauma Center verified by the American College of Surgeons to treat adults and children and the nationally recognized Arizona Burn Center located at its teaching hospital in Phoenix.
The new behavioral health hospital will be part of MIHS’s network of behavioral health facilities at the main campus at 2601 E. Roosevelt Street and MIHS’s Desert Vista Behavioral Health Center in Mesa. Combined, those facilities currently have 241 licensed adult and adolescent inpatient beds.
Susan Gerard, Chairman of the Maricopa County Special Health Care District Board of Directors said,
We are excited to expand our services in Maryvale and build on its already strong sense of community. As we have proven throughout our more than 140 year history in Maricopa County, we are very much committed to being part of every community that we serve.