Dignity Health and Adeptus Health Opened First Freestanding Emergency Room in Chandler, Arizona

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First freestanding emergency room opens in Chandler, Arizona

Dignity Health Arizona General Hospital Emergency Room

The joint venture between Dignity Health and Adeptus Health (NYSE:ADPT) opened its first freestanding emergency room in Chandler on Friday, May 1st. The facility is licensed under Dignity Health Arizona General Hospital, which is also part of the Dignity Health and Adeptus Health joint venture. To celebrate the grand opening, Dignity Health Arizona General Hospital Emergency Room hosted a ribbon cutting yesterday with the Chandler Chamber of Commerce and donated $5,000 to Campo Verde High School.

“Our highly experienced clinical team is pleased to be part of the first Dignity Health Arizona General Hospital Emergency Room,” said Dr. Lawrence Pollack, Facility Medical Director of the Chandler facility. “We look forward to providing the residents of Chandler and the surrounding communities with an additional access point to high quality emergency medical care.”

Dignity Health Arizona General Hospital Emergency Room is a full-service emergency room, licensed by the state, and open 24-7. The new facility is staffed by board-certified physicians, emergency trained registered nurses and radiology technologists and equipped with a full radiology suite and an accredited laboratory. Additionally the new emergency room has full access to Dignity Health’s network of physicians and specialists.

The new Dignity Health Arizona General Hospital Emergency Room in Chandler is located at 2977 E. Germann Road, Chandler, Arizona. For more information, visit http://www.azgeneraler.com/locations/chandler.

About Dignity Health, Arizona Service Area
Dignity Health in Arizona includes five outstanding hospitals – Chandler Regional Medical Center, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, which includes Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph's Westgate Hospital and Arizona General Hospital. From this foundation, Dignity Health in Arizona has expanded into a comprehensive health care system, which includes imaging centers, clinics, specialty hospitals, urgent cares, insurance providers, an accountable care organization and other clinical partnerships. The Dignity Health Medical Group includes more than 40 practices and covers a wide range of specialties. Dignity Health in Arizona is part of Dignity Health, one of the nation’s largest health care systems. For more information, please visit http://www.dignityhealth.org/arizona.

About AdeptusHealth Inc.
Adeptus Health Inc. owns and operates First Choice Emergency Room in Texas and, in partnership with University of Colorado Health (UCHealth) in Colorado. Together with Dignity Health, the company owns and operates Dignity Health Arizona General Hospital. First Choice Emergency Room (FCER.com) is the nation's leading network of independent freestanding emergency rooms; it is both the largest and the oldest. First Choice Emergency Room is revolutionizing the delivery of emergency medical services for adult and pediatric emergencies by offering patients convenient, neighborhood access to emergency medical care. First Choice Emergency Room facilities are innovative, freestanding, and fully equipped emergency rooms with a complete radiology suite of diagnostic technology (CT scanner, Ultrasound, and Digital X-ray) and on-site laboratory. All First Choice Emergency Room locations are staffed with board-certified physicians and emergency trained registered nurses. First Choice Emergency Room has facilities in Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio. In Colorado, facilities are in Colorado Springs and Denver in partnership with UC Health. According to patient feedback collected by Press Ganey Associates Inc., First Choice Emergency Room provides the highest quality emergency medical care and received the 2013 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award for exceeding the 95th percentile in patient satisfaction nationwide.

About Dignity Health Arizona General Hospital
Dignity Health Arizona General Hospital is a full-service healthcare facility, licensed by the state as a general hospital. Spanning 39,000-square-feet, the hospital has inpatient rooms, two state-of-the-art operating rooms - for inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures, an emergency department, a high-complexity laboratory and a full radiology suite offering the latest technologies. Furthermore, patients have full access to the Dignity Health area facilities and physicians, and the hospital provides Phoenix-area residents with 24/7 access to emergency medical care. Dignity Health Arizona General Hospital Emergency Room is a fully-equipped off-campus emergency department, located within the community to bring a greatly needed access point to emergency medical care. For more information, visit azgeneraler.com.

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