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GUEST COMMENTARY

30 years of caring for our Northwest Valley neighbors


When the doors to what Healthcare has trans- With the advent of DaVin- upgrades to our Women’s I am full of optimism for
is now known as the Abra- formed to include much ci and other robot-assist- Care and Neonatal Inten- the future of the Abrazo Ar-
zo Arrowhead Campus more education and pre- ed systems, what were once sive Care units in the near rowhead Campus. We have
opened at 7 a.m. on Oct. 17, vention, and now surgery major open surgeries are future. great momentum and a la-
1988, the dream of a com- often is minimally invasive, now performed with min- By the numbers, Abra- ser focus on fulfilling our
munity hospital serving meaning shorter imal incisions. This zo Arrowhead Campus is a mission to our patients,
the new Arrowhead Ranch hospital stays and a has benefited pa- busy place. Serving a pop- physicians and colleagues
area became a reality. quicker return to re- tients in urologic, ulation of approximately 3 to help them live healthier,
In those early days our covery. gynecologic, ortho- million Northwest Valley happier lives. Our patients
e, service area encompassed a So much has pedic and spine pro- residents, our surgeons per- demand quality care and an
five mile radius of the hospi- changed in the past cedures, for exam- form nearly 11,000 surgeries excellent experience, and
tal’s location near 67th Av- three decades. For ple. annually, and our emergen- not only are we dedicat-
enue and Union Hills. As example, cardio- Women’s and in- cy department treats more ed to continuous improve-
the Northwest Valley grew, vascular care has Jeff fants’ services have than 43,000 patients every ment in those areas, we re-
so did the capabilities and evolved at a rap- Patterson always been a big year. And those newborns? main poised to execute on
service area of our hospi- id rate, particu- part of the Arrow- Every year more than 3,100 additional opportunities to
tal, which today offers treat- larly in the past 10 head Campus. We babies are born at Abrazo serve our community.
as ments and technology only years. Who would have ever are continually improving Arrowhead Campus. We are a part of some-
dreamed of 30 years ago. thought that a patient could the facility and making it Perhaps one of the big- thing very special, creating
The hard-working team send data from his heart to the place to deliver for ex- gest changes we have no- the future healthcare envi-
of physicians, nurses, sup- his doctor’s office over a Wi- pectant mothers. We’ve ticed is that patients are ronment for our communi-
port staff and other caregiv- Fi connection? It’s a reali- even had two generations of more empowered and more ties. We believe that caring
ers at Abrazo Arrowhead ty today for those suffering Arrowhead deliveries when active in making healthi- for you or your loved one is
Campus continue the lega- from heart failure, thanks the hospital’s first baby re- er lifestyle changes. It’s en- a privilege, and we are most
cy of the original staff at Ar- to an FDA-approved device turned for a delivery of her couraging to see because grateful to you for entrust-
rowhead Community Hos- called CardioMEMS. own. Our staff is proud to we can’t do this alone. Pa- ing your care to Abrazo Ar-
pital. That 84-bed hospital In the operating room, ro- welcome newborns into tients and their families rowhead.
has grown to 217 beds, but botics have revolutionized the world every day, and must take an active role in Editor’s Note: Mr. Patterson
that’s only part of the story. the approach to surgery. we look forward to further managing their health. is CEO of Abrazo Arrowhead
Campus.
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Panthers’ referee call heard across nation
This is your public forum. Peoria receiver Cameron tion changed the tone of excited but he did not try I don’t know how the refs
ts We welcome your opinions, Torres made an impressive the game immediately, end- to belittle his opponent or are out in Texas but they
which can be emailed to catch down field and high- ing in a barnburner loss for draw attention to himself. can be pretty bad out here
wvnews@newszap.com stepped — although this is Peoria, 27-22. #Truth #CoachPrime — in AZ. The AIA makes
or posted online under the contentious — into the end Social media respond- Deion Sanders some of the worst calls ever.
stories at YourValley.net. zone for a 39-yard touch- ed in an uproar, and Tor- BROTHER RESPONDS — @CaBinJo_Jr
down. res will miss his homecom- Does this deserve an un- If we had this ref in high
A questionable call by a The play drew a second ing game, which played out sportsmanlike flag on my school u would’ve been
o referee at the Peoria High unsportsmanlike conduct Sept. 28, before press time. brother?! — Nathan Caleb flagged a lot lol — @Myle-
School football game ver- penalty of the game for Tor- Even Deion Sanders, Torres sAhead_23
sus Goodyear Desert Edge res, resulting in his ejection known for his high-step- My little brother is not These officials are out
Sept. 21 has led to a local and an automatic game ping, opposed the call. able to play in his home- here getting their Ralph
firestorm and a response suspension. FORMER FOOTBALL coming game this Saturday Tresvant on nowadays.
from people across the The touchdown gave Peo- STAR because of this flag. — Na- #sensitivity — Lisa Mal-
country, even from a for- ria a 15-0 lead in the sec- This is a bad call! This kid than Caleb Torres lozzi
mer NFL showboater. ond quarter, but the ejec- made a great play and got NATION RESPONDS >> See Voices on page 13

LETTER TO THE EDITOR


o Resident most in the street. Do you Let’s keep our city looking from Anthony Alejan- erships on Bell Road and
realize how unsightly that neat and clean and keep ve- dro, assistant to the may- take care of the issue. With-
thanks Peoria looks? I am assuming that hicles or anything else out or, who informed me that in two days all vehicles were
for swift code strip of ground between of that area. The landscap- he would pass this on to off city property and back
the street and their prop- ing placed there is very Mr. Jack Stroud, who is on their lots exposing the
enforcement erty belongs to the city and nice when you can see it be- code enforcement super- beautiful landscaping again.
I am wondering why the therefore have the authori- tween the vehicles parked visor for the city of Peoria. Thanks to the mayor and
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October 3, 2018dealerships ty to determine what can be there!! Thank you.
10:23 am (GMT +7:00) Mr. Stroud contacted me by her staff for prompt
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along Bell Road to park placed there. I have had nu- After sending this re- email the next day and in- positive action.