West Valley Leaders Offer Support to Bring Pediatric Healthcare Closer to Home for Families in Southwest Valley
As construction on the new Phoenix Children’s Hospital Specialty and Urgent Care Center in Avondale continues, west valley leaders offer tremendous support for the expansion of the Hospital’s unique brand of healthcare to the Southwest Valley.
Mike Etchart has joined Mike Yates as Co-Chair of the West Valley Advisory Board and the Hospital’s Southwest Valley Center Capital Campaign. Etchart is co-owner of EverKrisp Vegetables, a family-owned business in the West Valley supplying produce to all 50 U.S. states.
“I’m honored to be part of this campaign,” said Etchart. “There’s no better place to take sick or injured children than Phoenix Children’s Hospital. With the population growth we’ve experienced in the West Valley, it will be much more convenient for our families to get that care with the new center, and I’m pleased to play a role in it.”
Additional members who have joined the Southwest Valley Center Capital Campaign include:
- Wade Accomazzo of Accomazzo Farms
- John Chilton, president of Handwerker-Winburne – an agriculture brokerage firm
- Linda Cavanaugh, owner and broker, Cavanaugh Realty
- Deborah Blake, principal of The Ipsum Group, LLC
More than one-fourth of Maricopa County’s children live in the West Valley, and that number is expected to climb in future years. The 35,355-square-foot center that will open in early 2013 will offer urgent care on nights and weekends, and specialty care by appointment during the day. It will be the fourth and largest Phoenix Children’s Hospital Specialty and Urgent Care Center in the Valley, with others in Mesa, Scottsdale and northwest Phoenix.
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About Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Phoenix Children’s Hospital, ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals, is Arizona’s only licensed children’s hospital, providing world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families in Arizona and throughout the Southwest. As one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country with 465 licensed beds, Phoenix Children’s provides care across nearly 50 pediatric specialties. The hospital is poised for continued growth in quality patient care, research and medical education. For more information about the hospital, visit www.phoenixchildrens.com.