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Abrazo Scottsdale adds cardiac catheterization lab to expand cardiac services

Photo of Ribbon Cutting event at Abrazo Scottsdale
From left are Dr. Christian Lopez, Dr. James Carty, Brian Elisco, Rhonda Ward and Miriam Hayenga cutting the ribbon to dedicate a new cardiac catheterization lab at Abrazo Scottsdale Campus in the northeast Valley. (File Photos/

Abrazo Scottsdale continues medical march into 21st century

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The Abrazo Scottsdale Campus dedicated its new cardiac catheterization lab earlier this week with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to introduce the hospital’s state-of-the-art cardiology equipment.

Abrazo Scottsdale physicians and administrators welcomed first responders, community leaders and hospital staff to tour the new facility, which offers a wide array of services to diagnose and treat heart problems, according to a press release.

“Our Northeast Valley residents will continue to receive excellent care in cardiology now with a wider range of services available using the most advanced techniques and equipment,” said Dr. James Carty, chief of staff at Abrazo Scottsdale Campus.

Congratulating the Abrazo team that planned and opened the new cath lab, Cardiologist Dr. Christian Lopez offered her sentiments at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

“We couldn’t have done it without all the people here,” she said. “I’m really excited, I’m happy to be here, and really enthusiastic about where the hospital is heading.”

Physicians began treating patients in Abrazo Scottsdale’s new cardiac cath lab shortly after the ribbon-cutting festivities concluded. (File Photos/

An exciting day for Abrazo Scottsdale

Leaders from the hospital, which is found at Bell Road and SR 51, say the new cath lab is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and uses the latest technology for procedures such as balloon angioplasty, stents, rhythm device placement and more, the release states.

“It’s a really exciting day and I’m really pleased to be able to introduce the community to our brand new state-of-the-art cath lab,” said Abrazo Scottsdale Campus CEO Brian Elisco in a prepared statement. “Our planning considered the patient journey from the moment they enter our doors for advanced care with an excellent patient experience.”

Abrazo representatives contend the cath lab symbolizes the dedication hospital team members have for their patients, as well as Abrazo Scottsdale’s investment in providing advanced care with talented physicians and staff.

“This is a huge contribution to our Scottsdale and north Phoenix community, and we can’t be more thrilled with what our hospital staff have done with this program,” said Miriam Hayenga, chair of the Abrazo Scottsdale Campus board of governors. “On behalf of the board, we can’t thank you enough and we are so proud of Abrazo Scottsdale.”

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