Construction of two new micro-hospitals is underway in Arizona with Abrazo Community Health Network building one in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa, and Carondelet Health Network building one in the Tucson suburb of Marana. Both facilities are slated to open in mid-2019.
The micro-hospitals will focus on providing emergency and lower acuity inpatient procedures. Each facility’s emergency department will be open around the clock and staffed by board-certified emergency physicians. Additional services include inpatient surgery, diagnostic imaging, laboratory and pharmacy. Both locations will share a similar footprint and design within a 32,500 square-foot building.
“Medical care continues to evolve with a consumer focus, and this is a new model for bringing healthcare services into the community,” said Frank Molinaro, CEO of Abrazo Central and Abrazo Scottsdale Campuses, and Tenet’s Arizona group. “Micro-hospitals offer a patient-friendly design with emergency and acute care services in an efficient, convenient location, with close integration with our other facilities for patients who may require more complex care.”
The micro-hospitals expand both networks’ footprints into new geographic areas within their respective markets.
“Carondelet Health Network is proud to invest in the Marana community to offer options for consumers and additional access points for those who are seeking value, quality and convenience in healthcare,” said Mark Benz, CEO of Tenet’s Tucson market.
Tenet currently operates seven micro-hospitals within its network.