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Abrazo Arrowhead Campus in Glendale plans $14M intensive care nursery expansion

Nov 2, 2022, 4:25 AM | Updated: 6:38 am

(Twitter Photo/Abrazo Arrowhead Campus)...

(Twitter Photo/Abrazo Arrowhead Campus)

(Twitter Photo/Abrazo Arrowhead Campus)

PHOENIX — A West Valley hospital announced Tuesday a $14 million expansion of its intensive care nursery is underway.

The NICU at Abrazo Arrowhead Campus located in Glendale near 76th Avenue and Union Hills Drive will increase its unit from 21 to 35 beds following the 8,500-square-foot expansion, Abrazo Health said in a press release.

Set to be built next to the existing Level IIIA prenatal care center, the project is expected to be finished in late 2023.

“Our existing nursery will continue to be open and available during construction,” Dr. Stephan Garner said in the release.

“The expansion will allow our providers and caregivers to offer an even higher level and care for babies of all gestational ages after the new unit is certified by the state.”

The hospital is also working to attain certification as a higher Level IIIB Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for complex fetal complications, and maternal and neonatal medical conditions.

Currently, the hospital is certified to care for premature infants at 28 weeks gestation.

When certified, babies of any gestational age could be given treatment and care.

“With this strategic expansion, Abrazo Arrowhead will be able to serve more families and keep moms and babies together in their community,” Dr. Amit Agrawal, medical director of neonatology, said in the release.

Comparatively, the hospital works to improve its clinical services, including orthopedics, general surgery and heart and vascular.

“The future of Abrazo Arrowhead Campus is bright and I am proud of our hospital’s commitment to increasing access to high quality, specialty care closer to home for our Northwest Valley community,” Garner said.

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Abrazo Arrowhead Campus in Glendale plans $14M intensive care nursery expansion