10 Things to Know About Chandler Regional Medical Center

The Phoenix metropolitan area has recently been a hotspot for hospital expansion and development, but Chandler (Ariz.) Regional Medical Center's history in the area traces back more than 50 years.

Here are 10 things to know about Chandler Regional Medical Center.

1. Tim Bricker is the president and CEO of Chandler Regional Medical Center. He doubles as president and CEO of Mercy (Ariz.) Gilbert Medical Center, also part of San Francisco-based Dignity Health.

2. Mark Kem serves as vice president and CFO of Dignity Health's East Valley market in Arizona, which encompasses Chandler Regional Medical Center.

3. Chandler Regional Medical Center has 243 beds and includes several unique services to the area, including a full-service heart and vascular center and a neonatal intensive care unit. Currently, expansion is under way to add a new five-story inpatient tower, which would boost CRMC's bed total to more than 300.

4. The hospital has roughly 2,000 employees and more than 800 staff physicians across all major specialties. Roughly 410 volunteers also donate their time at Chandler Regional Medical Center

5. According to the American Hospital Directory, Chandler Regional Medical Center recorded $1.48 billion in total revenue last year. Net income topped $25.3 million for a 1.7 percent profit margin.

6. In Chandler Regional Medical Center's most recent fiscal year (July 2011 through June 2012), it recorded more than 17,000 admissions, more than 10,000 surgeries and more than 64,000 emergency department visits.

7. Arizona Business Magazine ranked Chandler Regional Medical Center as the number one medium acute-care hospital in 2011 and 2012. It is also ranked seventh in the Phoenix metro area by U.S. News & World Report, and Practice Greenhealth has awarded the hospital the Partner for Change Award for three straight years.

8. Chandler Regional Medical Center opened in July 1961 as Chandler Community Hospital with 40 beds. Chandler citizens who supported the hospital's development had to canvass the community for donations before it opened to ensure it had enough cash for two years of operations, per Arizona state law.

9. In December 1999, Chandler Regional Medical Center officially became part of Dignity Health, then known as Catholic Healthcare West, even though it is a non-Catholic hospital.

10. The idea of a hospital in Chandler, Ariz., first occurred in 1956, when members of Chandler's Lions Club decided the town needed one.

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