Friday, April 01, 2011 - Abrazo Health Care recognized as 'Best in Arizona'

PHOENIX (April 1, 2011) – The 2011 edition of Ranking Arizona released a list of top businesses in more than 175 categories around the state. Abrazo Health Care, the second largest health care system in Arizona, its six hospitals and two health plans were placed in the top 10 for hospitals and for health maintenance organizations (HMOs).

Based purely on voters’ opinions, winners are determined on quality of product, service, and who they would recommend doing business with. Participants can vote throughout the year through the magazine’s website or through mail-in ballots.  

Abrazo’s winners were ranked as follows:

Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs)

#3:  Phoenix Health Plan

#4:  Abrazo Advantage 

Hospitals with 199 beds and fewer

#1:  Paradise Valley Hospital

#3:  West Valley Hospital

#6:  Arizona Heart Hospital 

Hospitals with 200-324 beds

#2:  Arrowhead Hospital

#4:  Phoenix Baptist Hospital

#6:  Maryvale Hospital


“We are honored that our entire system of hospitals and our two health plans were named as Arizona’s best,” said Dan Ausman, president, Abrazo Health Care. “This recognition proves our renewed commitment to the quality of medical care and coverage we provide to Valley residents.”

To learn more about Abrazo Health Care, visit For a complete listing of the top organizations listed in Ranking Arizona, visit

About Abrazo Health Care

As the second largest health care system in Arizona, Abrazo Health Care's mission is to help people achieve health for life. The Abrazo system includes five acute care hospitals: Arrowhead Hospital, Maryvale Hospital, Paradise Valley Hospital, Phoenix Baptist Hospital and West Valley Hospital; one cardiovascular specialty hospital: Arizona Heart Hospital; one freestanding dedicated cardiovascular outpatient facility: Arizona Heart Institute, and has 1,043 licensed beds. In addition the system consists of two health plans: Phoenix Health Plan, and Abrazo Advantage, serving nine counties in the state; Abrazo Advanced Imaging Centers with five locations; School-Based Health Centers; and Abrazo Medical Group with 84 employed primary care and specialty physicians in 20 Valley locations. Visit for more information.