Abrazo Cave Creek Hospital opened July 26, at 5227 E. Carefree Highway, offering area residents closer care for all patients, including a 13-bed emergency department, an operating room and eight inpatient rooms.
Abrazo Cave Creek Hospital, according to a press release, is smaller in scale than a typical general hospital, yet offers surgical services, a full emergency department, inpatient care, ultrasound, x-ray and CT scan, laboratory, pharmacy and other services.
Administrator Sarah Bird, a registered nurse, noted that staff have developed strong relationships with local EMS providers and looks forward to serving the community with first responders.
“Abrazo Cave Creek Hospital is in an ideal location for ease of access and was planned with an emphasis on quality medical care and efficiency,” said Bird in a prepared statement. “We are able to offer shorter ER wait times, and will have 24/7 emergency and general surgery coverage.”
“As an emergency medicine physician, it is an honor to be involved with this new hospital. The Town of Cave Creek and its residents will surely benefit from having medical care nearby. Minutes matter in an emergency. We will strive to keep ER wait times short, and to provide safe, high quality care. It’s about providing the right care in the right place,” said Dr. Sara Beckett, Abrazo Cave Creek Hospital medical director of emergency services.
She added the benefits patients will have with a closer facility to go to if experiencing abdominal pain, sprains and broken bones, lacerations, pneumonia and flu, which are “typical conditions we expect to see in the emergency department.”
“We are very excited to open the doors at our Cave Creek Hospital. The ribbon cutting ceremony that we hosted was very well received and attended by the Cave Creek community and first responders,” added Naman Mahajan, CEO of Abrazo Cave Creek Hospital and Abrazo Scottsdale Campus, in a prepared statement.
“Many of our leaders and team members have dedicated a significant part of the last year making Cave Creek a reality. I could not be prouder of the team who over the course of the last month has worked diligently around the clock to ensure a successful opening,” said Mahajan in a prepared statement.
Abrazo Health hospitals include Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital, Abrazo Arrowhead Campus, Abrazo Cave Creek Hospital, Abrazo Central Campus, Abrazo Mesa Hospital, Abrazo Scottsdale Campus, Abrazo Surprise Hospital and Abrazo West Campus, added the release.
For more information: AbrazoHealth.com.