Maricopa Health District To Acquire, Renovate Maryvale Hospital

By Casey Kuhn
Published: Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 7:33am
Updated: Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 9:38am

A publicly funded health-care system announced Wednesday it is taking over a Maryvale hospital that closed in December and will focus on mental health services.

Abrazo Community Health Network closed the Maryvale hospital last year after what company officials say was a decline in demand. The emergency department saw 40,000 visits annually.

Maricopa Integrated Health System’s district board voted to acquire the hospital and renovate it for $59 million.

The county health district will reopen the facility’s ER department and put an emphasis on behavioral health services, which officials say will help fill a void in the West Valley.

Taxpayers approved Proposition 480 several years ago to upgrade the county’s health system, and will help fund the renovation. The hospital will re-open in early 2019.

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