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City of Maricopa's health and wellness offerings for all ages

Posted: 7:30 AM, Feb 22, 2017
Updated: 2017-02-22 17:27:55Z

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The City of Maricopa is committed to building a healthcare community that can service the growing needs of its many young families and expanding retiree population. The first steps have already been taken with the opening of the Banner Health Center in May 2012 and Dignity Health's recent expansion into the community.

BANNER HEALTH CENTER

The first major medical facility in Maricopa, the center is the result of a public/private partnership between the City of Maricopa and Banner Health. Recognizing a critical need for medical services among Maricopa's rapidly growing population, the City started discussions with Banner Health back in 2006 with the partnership solidifying in 2010.

The center focuses on primary care and provides residents of Maricopa and surrounding communities with access to Family/General Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and OB/GYN physicians. Ancillary services, including laboratory services, general X-ray imaging and patient education are also offered. One innovative feature of the center is the consult room, which connects patients in Maricopa to physicians and specialists from Banner's other branches via live video feed. The center has approximately fifteen staff members, including six physicians, six medical assistants and a radiology technician. Specialists are available at the facility a few times each week.

Banner Health plans to expand the 41,000-square-foot facility in the future as Maricopa's population continues to grow and additional medical services are needed. Two more phases are envisioned, which could include expanding the facility and increasing staff. The center is unique from Banner Health's previous projects in that it is the first facility conceptualized and designed from scratch, based on knowledge acquired through construction and operation of its other branches.

Dignity Health

Dignity Health Urgent Care opened in April 2013 and treats patients of all ages with non-life threatening illnesses or injuries that require immediate attention. The healthcare provider has also acquired 18.6 acres in the city with long-term plans for a 34,800 square foot emergency hospital.

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