The Finer Properties of the Valley of the Sun

The Finer Properties of the Valley of the Sun

Abrazo Central employees volunteer to help create ‘Wellness Room’ at Maryland School in Phoenix

Abrazo Health offers $12K in funding for furniture

Staff Reports | Digital Free Press

The new school year is starting and children at Maryland School in north central Phoenix will have a new Wellness Center thanks to hospital employees from Abrazo Central Campus. Over the summer, Abrazo staff volunteered to spruce up the room with new paint and furnishings.

The Wellness Center will offer a place where students can experience a calming environment to help with emotional needs, according to Abrazo Central Campus CEO Omar Pineda.

Abrazo Central Campus employees not only helped with painting and outfitting the room, physicians from the hospital’s medical staff contributed funding for furniture and equipment, for a total contribution valued at more than $12,000, according to a press release.

“This was a great summer project to support the children in our community,” Mr. Pineda said in the release. “Abrazo Central Campus is the home hospital for the North Central corridor, providing care and support for our community. We are grateful for the opportunity to contribute to our neighborhood schools and the 19North [Community Alliance] area.”

Maryland School provides education for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade students, the release states.

Hospital staff from Abrazo Central Campus also donated school supplies for Maryland School during the beginning of the 2021 school year. The back-to-school items were donated by Abrazo employees and physicians to provide needed items for neighborhood kids.

Most recently, Abrazo Central Campus was named a “High Performing” hospital for stroke care by U.S. News & World Report 2022-2023 Best Hospitals. Abrazo Central is a comprehensive stroke center, and the rating of high performing indicates the hospital was significantly better than the national average in stroke care.

“As a community hospital with deep roots in the North Central corridor, the opportunity to contribute to the Wellness Room project was a great way to get involved during the summer break. Our goal is to create a culture among the staff at Abrazo Central Campus that demonstrates a long-term commitment to those in need,” Mr. Pineda said.

The Abrazo Central Campus is 2000 W. Bethany Home Road in central Phoenix.

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