Surprise’s first hospital opening next spring at Bell, Loop 303

Abrazo Surprise Hospital will open next spring at 16815 W. Bell Road. It is near the WinCo at Bell and the Loop 303. [Submitted photo]

Surprise residents who are wondering what development is going up near the WinCo on Bell Road and the Loop 303 now have an answer.

Abrazo Community Health Network officials said their new hospital is expected to open at 16815 W. Bell Road next spring.

Abrazo Surprise Hospital will focus on providing emergency care and less complex medical procedures. It will include a 13-bed emergency department, an operating room and eight inpatient rooms, along with additional services.

The Abrazo Surprise Hospital is a new kind of hospital created with an emphasis on convenience and efficiency, and the second of its type for Abrazo, said Abrazo Community Health Network CEO Frank Molinaro.

The hospital’s emergency department will be open around the clock and staffed by board-certified emergency physicians. The hospital will offer minor surgery, diagnostic imaging, laboratory, pharmacy and other outpatient services in the 32,500-square-foot building.

A similar facility in the East Valley, Abrazo Mesa Hospital, is opening this summer.

Abrazo Community Health Network currently operates five acute care hospitals in the greater Phoenix area, along with physician practices and freestanding emergency and urgent care centers.

“As the Valley continues to grow, we understand that consumers prefer to receive care closer to home,” said Jeff Patterson, CEO of Abrazo Arrowhead Campus. “Community residents will be able to receive 24/7 emergency care, undergo minor procedures and have outpatient exams performed at the Surprise hospital.

“Our goal is to provide multiple access points for care.”

Abrazo Surprise Hospital is expected to create approximately 50 full-time equivalent clinical and support staff jobs.

“The Abrazo Surprise Hospital is designed as a patient-friendly environment in an efficient, convenient location,” Patterson said. “It will offer close integration with our other facilities including the Arrowhead Campus for patients who may require more complex care.

“Abrazo is part of a community built on care, providing an integrated network of medical services close to home for its patients.”

Molinaro said the hospital is growing to meet the needs across the Valley.

“We want to be good neighbors and bring our services into the City of Surprise,” Molinaro said.

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