As opening day nears, staff at the new Abrazo Mesa Hospital, located in Mesa, Arizona, is finalizing training in anticipation of soon caring for patients. The new medical facility will offer 24-hour emergency care, surgical procedures and eight inpatient rooms when it opens, and will be able to admit patients with many different diagnoses and offer around-the-clock general surgery, hospitalist and emergency physician coverage.
The 32,500-square-foot building is smaller than a typical general hospital, and designed as a neighborhood hospital focused on convenience and efficiency. Like bigger facilities, it will include a surgical suite, diagnostic imaging, laboratory and other services. The hospital will be staffed by board-certified or eligible emergency physicians, general surgeons and hospitalists.
Patients with abdominal pain, sprains and broken bones, cardiac arrhythmias, seizures, minor trauma, lacerations, bladder infections, dehydration, pneumonia and flu are typical of injuries and illnesses expected to be treated in the Abrazo Mesa Hospital emergency department.
All hospital staff participated in training for its upcoming opening. Admitting, nurses, radiology, transporters, food service, housekeeping and security all tested processes and procedures. Many staff played mock patients, and patient simulators included life-size figures.
Project team included general contractor Adolfson & Peterson Construction and architect E4H Architects.