In 2021, Maricopa got its first hospital

Exceptional Community Hospital-Maricopa is the first hospital in Maricopa. [Brian Petersheim Jr.]

After years of anticipation and many runs to medical facilities in Casa Grande and Chandler, residents now have a hospital of their own – with another on the way.

Exceptional Community Hospital
Exceptional Community Hospital-Maricopa, with a 24-hour emergency room and specialty internal medicine department and digital imaging suite, opened to patients in December off John Wayne Parkway, just south of the overpass. The $18 million, 20,000-square-foot facility will have outpatient and inpatient hospital beds for acute admissions and overnight observation of patients as well as a landing area for medical helicopters to transport serious cases to other regional medical facilities. It will employ 60-100 staffers. Subsequent phases of construction at the site are planned by Exceptional Healthcare of Texas.

Nutex Health hospital
A second hospital is already planned in the city that waited 18 years for its first. A specialty ER facility would be operated by Texas-based Nutex Health, on the southeast corner of West Bowlin Road and John Wayne Parkway, near Copper Sky. It would have about 125 beds. As originally conceived, the hospital would be joined by a seven-floor luxury condominium building and parking garage on adjoining acreage with most of its 70 units sold to the public. Some units could be made available to hospital visitors and doctors visiting overnight to perform surgery.

This year in review was first published in the January edition of InMaricopa magazine.