Public invited to Abrazo Cave Creek
Hospital Oct. 21 event with tours, refreshments
Staff Reports | Digital Free Press
Abrazo Cave Creek Hospital is inviting the public to attend its one-year anniversary celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, at 5227 E. Carefree Highway.
The public can join the Abrazo team, town officials, local healthcare providers and EMS for guided tours of the facility and enjoy refreshments, according to a press release.
Abrazo Cave Creek Hospital opened in mid-2021, offering care closer to home for Cave Creek, Carefree and north Valley area residents. The neighborhood hospital serves patients of all ages and includes a 13-bed emergency department, on-site imaging and eight inpatient rooms.
“Abrazo Cave Creek Hospital is in an ideal location for ease of access and was planned with an emphasis on quality medical care and efficiency,” said Administrator Ashley Mitchel, who is a registered nurse. “The hospital has been embraced by the community as we are able to offer 24/7 emergency coverage with shorter ER wait times.”
Staff have developed strong relationships with local EMS providers and work side-by-side with first responders every day, according to Ms. Mitchel.
“We treat patients from all over the north Valley. Being in Cave Creek, the hospital has seen its share of horseback riding- and outdoor activity-related injuries in the ER. Winter visitors also seek us out when our population goes up during the cooler months,” she pointed out. “The feedback we get is that patients appreciate the friendly atmosphere and faster service without long ER wait times.”
Abrazo Cave Creek Hospital is smaller in scale than a typical acute care hospital, yet offers a full emergency department, inpatient care, ultrasound, x-ray and CT scan, minor procedures, laboratory, pharmacy and other services, she noted.
“A lot of our staff live around here and take pride in working for a local hospital that serves their friends and neighbors. Our unique, smaller size lends itself to a family environment and people like working here,” Ms. Mitchel said.