By Joey Chenoweth | PinalCentral (Photo via Exceptional Healthcare Press Release)
A public health crisis is hard enough for any community to get through, but it might be a little easier if there’s a hospital in town. While all can hope that there isn’t another pandemic for many years to come, at least Maricopa will be more prepared with a wider diversity of health care options, thanks to one of the most anticipated projects of the year.
Quickly rising from a vacant lot between the State Route 347 overpass and Maricopa High School is a big milestone for a growing city like Maricopa — its first real hospital, Exceptional Healthcare. And while it may not be as big as some of the massive complexes found in the Valley, this will provide the city with a 24-hour emergency room with staff ready to help in times of need.
“We’re coming to fill the need for access of care,” said Exceptional Healthcare Chief Operating Officer Bruce McVeigh. “For us, it’s about providing the right level of care for patients. We could build any size, but what’s right for the patients?”