September 26, 2019

Steward Health Care Opens Florence Hospital

97,000 square-foot facility offers exceptional health services and around-the-clock patient care

Steward Health Care, the nation’s largest private, tax paying physician-led health care network, announced today the opening of Florence Hospital, the fifth Steward hospital to serve Arizona.

“The addition of Florence Hospital to the Steward family advances our successful, physician-led, integrated care model in Arizona,” said John Polanowicz, Chief Operating Officer of Steward Health Care. “We look forward to working with the exceptionally talented doctors and medical staff to provide the highest quality of care to residents in Florence and surrounding communities.”

Florence Hospital is a 97,000 square-foot, 36-bed facility including a 20-bed multi organizational service unit (MOSU) for those that have high critical needs such as intensive care and noncritical needs such as medical surgery and telemetry. The facility also has a team of hospitalists providing 24-hour inpatient care, seven days a week, as well as imaging equipment with a digital radiology suite that includes 1.5 Tesla MRI and 64-Slice CT. Additionally, as an extended campus, the hospital offers neurology, neurosurgery, stroke and heart care services.

“We are thrilled to deliver quality and innovative care to Florence,” said William Comer, President of Mountain Vista Medical Center and Florence Hospital. “Patients and families can expect to have access to community-focused care with world-class services the moment they walk through our doors.”

In Florence and throughout the country, Steward has built a new model of care that keeps patients healthy and active – while bringing down overall medical expenses. Florence Hospital will have a dedicated team of top physicians and staff who care for inpatients, around-the-clock, supported by Steward’s platform supplying the tools and resources to provide the highest quality of care for the people in Florence.

About Florence Hospital, Campus of Mountain Vista Medical Center

Florence Hospital, A Campus of Mountain Vista Medical Center is a 36-bed, state-of-the-art hospital located in Florence, Arizona, offering comprehensive health care, imaging services, and help for a broad range of medical conditions. Equipped with the most advanced medical technology and staffed by a team of highly skilled health care professionals, Florence Hospital is committed to providing high quality care in a friendly hospital environment.

About Steward Health Care

Steward Health Care is the largest private, for profit physician led healthcare network in the United States. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Steward operates 38 hospitals in the United States and the country of Malta that regularly receive top awards for quality and safety. The company employs approximately 42,000 health care professionals. The Steward network includes multiple urgent care centers and skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health services, over 7,900 beds under management, and approximately 2.2 million full risk covered lives through the company's managed care and health insurance services. The total number of paneled lives within Steward's integrated care network is projected to reach three million in 2018.

The Steward Health Care Network includes five thousand physicians across 800 communities who help to provide more than 12 million patient encounters per year. Steward Medical Group, the company's employed physician group, provides more than six million patient encounters per year. The Steward Hospital Group operates hospitals in Malta and nine states across the U.S., including Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah.