Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare says it will shutter its Abrazo Maryvale Campus in West Phoenix effective Dec. 18, after the 232-bed hospital experienced shrinking patient volumes.
The hospital is part of the Tenet-owned Abrazo Community Health Network, which includes six acute-care hospitals along with freestanding emergency centers, urgent care centers, primary practices, and specialty practices.
“Over the past several years, Abrazo Maryvale has experienced a significant decline in community demand for its services,” Frank Molinaro, CEO of Abrazo Community Health Network, said in a news release. Abrazo’s “top priority is delivering high-quality, cost-effective care to residents of the greater Phoenix area, and we are property allocating our resources to meet our patients’ and our communities’ healthcare needs.”
The Maryvale campus had been reducing its services and became a satellite facility of the Abrazo West Campus in May, according to the release.
Abrazo Maryvale’s ER handles about 43,000 visits annually, but existing facilities within a 6-mile radius around the hospital have the capacity for an additional 90,000 ER visits over and above their current volume, the Abrazo Network said.
It added that it’s in talks with other healthcare-related parties about what to do with the Maryvale property, which it owns.