Shuttered Phoenix hospital to reopen as behavioral health facility in 2019

Phoenix-based Abrazo Maryvale Campus, a 232-bed hospital that shuttered last December, will reopen as an emergency department and behavioral health hospital, according to AZCentral.

Maricopa Integrated Health System, also in Phoenix, purchased the hospital campus from Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare for $7.6 million. The health system's board approved the purchase agreement, along with an additional $52.5 million in renovation costs, Feb. 28.

MIHS officials said they plan to convert the shuttered 250,000-square-foot hospital into a 203-bed behavioral health hospital and emergency department. Officials claimed purchasing and renovating the hospital made more fiscal sense than building a new facility from scratch, the report states.

The new behavioral health facility and ED is expected to open in 2019, according to AZBigMedia.

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