By Mara Knaub | Yuma Sun
Kevin Meek, chief nursing officer for Exceptional Healthcare, noted that “when it comes to life-saving emergencies, minutes count.” A new community hospital in the east side of Yuma will shorten the distance that ambulances and residents must drive to reach the nearest emergency room.
Exceptional Healthcare, a Texas-based hospital group, on Friday celebrated the groundbreaking of the future hospital, which is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2022. The new hospital will have eight beds in the emergency room and nine beds for acute admissions and overnight observation of patients.
The first phase will include a 20,000-square-foot facility built on 2½ acres at 2632 S. Araby Road, close to Interstate 8, heading toward 24th Street.