By Jay Taylor | InMaricopa
The ceremonial ribbon-cutting event at Exceptional Community Hospital-Maricopa Friday ushered in more than a new era for the city with its first hospital. It provided a glimpse into the future growth of that hospital.
The 20,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility opened in December and includes nine in-patient rooms and eight emergency department treatment rooms, allowing local residents to receive 24-hour emergency treatment in Maricopa rather than facing a half hour ambulance ride to an emergency room in Chandler or Casa Grande.
Exceptional Community Hospital also includes a specialty internal medicine hospital, in-house laboratory, and a digital imaging suite including CT Scan, X-Ray, mobile MRI and ultrasound.