Dignity Health Names Dr. Joel Humphrey Facility Medical Director of New Freestanding Emergency Room

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Joel Humphrey, MD to Lead New Dignity Health Arizona General Hospital Emergency Room – Glendale

Dignity Health Arizona General Hospital Emergency Room

Dignity Health named Dr. Joel Humphrey the Facility Medical Director the new Dignity Health Arizona General Hospital Emergency Room – Glendale opening in July. The new facility is licensed under Dignity Health Arizona General Hospital, which opened earlier this year in the West Valley.

“Dr. Humphrey is an excellent leader and will ensure our new freestanding emergency room delivers the highest quality care to Glendale and the surrounding communities,” said Robert “Bob” Honeycutt, President and CEO of Dignity Health Arizona General Hospital.

Dr. Humphrey received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. He completed his residency in occupational and preventive medicine at the University of Michigan. He is board-certified in primary care medicine and has over 28 years experience in emergency medicine.

The Dignity Health Arizona General Hospital Emergency Room will be a full-service emergency room, licensed by the state, and open 24-7. The new facility will be 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 will have full access to Dignity Health’s network of physicians and specialists.
The new Dignity Health Arizona General Hospital Emergency Room in Glendale is located at 5171 West Olive Ave, Glendale, AZ 85302. For more information, visit http://www.azgeneraler.com/locations/glendale.

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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 also owns and operates Dignity Health Arizona General Hospital and freestanding emergency rooms in the Phoenix area. First Choice Emergency Room (FCER.com) is the nation's largest and oldest network of independent freestanding emergency rooms. It 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. According to patient feedback collected by Press Ganey Associates Inc., First Choice Emergency Room provides the highest quality emergency medical care and received the 2014 and 2013 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award for exceeding the 95th percentile in patient satisfaction nationwide. First Choice Emergency Room currently has facilities in Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio in Texas. In Colorado, facilities are in Colorado Springs and Denver in partnership with University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). Dignity Health Arizona General Hospital is a full service general hospital in the Phoenix area. Arizona General Hospital has inpatient rooms, state-of-the-art Operating Rooms, an Emergency Department, a high complexity laboratory, and a full radiology suite.

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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