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

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Joint venture between Dignity Health and Adeptus Health opening its first freestanding emergency room later this Spring.

Dignity Health Arizona General Hospital Emergency Room

The joint venture between Dignity Health and Adeptus Health (NYSE:ADPT) announced today it is opening its first freestanding emergency room later this Spring. The facility will be located in Chandler, Arizona and will be licensed under Dignity Health Arizona General Hospital, which is also part of the Dignity Health and Adeptus Health joint venture.

Tim Bricker, President and CEO of Dignity Health Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert Medical Centers said the new facility will complement the existing hospitals’ emergency departments. “We are focused on providing the best access to care of any health care system in Arizona and this new facility will help achieve that goal.”

Dignity Health Arizona General Hospital opened earlier this year in the West Valley as a joint venture between Dignity Health and Adeptus Health. Based in Texas, Adeptus Health is a leader in establishing freestanding emergency rooms. The Chandler facility is formally licensed through Dignity Health Arizona General Hospital and thus will carry its name.

“We are pleased to bring this new, full-service emergency room to Chandler, which will provide residents with an additional source of around-the-clock access to high quality emergency medical care right in their neighborhood,” said Robert “Bob” Honeycutt, President and CEO of Dignity Health Arizona General Hospital.

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 Chandler will be located at 2977 E. Germann Road, Chandler, Arizona. For more information, visit http://azgeneraler.com.

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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 Adeptus Health Inc.
Adeptus Health Inc. owns and operates First Choice Emergency Room, and, together with Dignity Health, 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, Colorado Springs and Denver. 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 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 http://azgeneraler.com.

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