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    July 13, 2018

    Health & Wellness-Focused Event Celebrates Mesa Hospital’s
    Ongoing Commitment to the Community

    Mountain Vista Medical Center is celebrating 11 years of delivering quality health and wellness care to the East Valley community with a free Family Fun Celebration on Saturday, July 21, from 9 a.m. to noon in Mesa.
    As part of the celebration, attendees will be able to take part in fire truck tours from Superstition Fire and Medical Dept. and Mesa Fire and Medical Dept., and enjoy a water safety seminar, a physician meet-and-greet, games and crafts, face painting and more. There will be several special appearances including Captain America; Phoenix Mercury Street Team; Phoenix Mercury Hip Hop Squad; Phoenix Mercury Mascot, Scorch; and Phoenix Suns Mascot, The Gorilla. The hospital will also provide light snacks and refreshments.
    In addition to a chock-full morning of activities, Mountain Vista Medical Center will conduct free Arizona Interscholastic Association sports physicals for high school students, just in time for the 2018-19 school year.
    WHEN:                 Saturday, July 21, from 9 a.m. to noon
                                    9 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Special appearance by Phoenix Mercury Hip Hop Squad
    9 a.m. to noon: Special appearances by Captain America and the Phoenix Mercury Street Team
    10 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Special appearance by Phoenix Mercury Mascot, Scorch
    11:30 a.m. to noon: Special appearance by Phoenix Suns Mascot, The Gorilla
    WHERE:               Mountain Vista Medical Center (Outpatient Entrance), 1301 S. Crismon Road in Mesa
    RSVP:                    Guests are encouraged to pre-register for the event, which automatically enters them into a drawing for a $100 VISA gift card and other prizes at the event. Some restrictions apply. Visit mvmedicalcenter.org or call 1-877-924-WELL (9355) to register for the event. 
    WHY:                    Through its growth and diversity, the East Valley has changed significantly since 2007, but one thing that has remained consistent is Mountain Vista Medical Center’s ongoing commitment to providing quality health care resources to the community it serves. Now a part of the Steward Health Care family of hospitals, Mountain Vista Medical Center is continuously seeking new opportunities to invest in excellence and quality care for its patients.
    Today the hospital offers a wide range of comprehensive health care services to specifically address the evolving needs of East Valley residents, including orthopedics, cardiovascular care, maternity and women’s services, geropsych, emergency and trauma care, and neurosurgery and stroke care. Located in a resort-like setting, the hospital is equipped with some of the most modern medical technologies available, along with tools that help doctors diagnose and treat a wide variety of medical conditions – faster – and with greater precision than ever before.
    INFO:                    Mountain Vista Medical Center, part of Steward Health Care, is a 178-bed, full-service hospital located north of the U.S. 60, at Crismon Road and Southern Avenue in Mesa. Designed to provide comprehensive health care services for residents of the East Valley, the hospital features all-private rooms and advanced medical technologies. Mountain Vista Medical Center is accredited as a Primary Stroke Center, Chest Pain Center, and a Level III Trauma Center. The hospital also features a Cardiac Receiving Center. Mountain Vista Medical Center is an Official Health Care Partner of the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury. For more information, visit mvmedicalcenter.org or call 1-877-924-WELL (9355).
    Steward Health Care, the largest private, for-profit hospital operator in the United States, is a physician-led health care services organization committed to providing the highest quality of care in the communities where patients live. Headquartered in Boston, the company employs approximately 40,000 health care professionals. Steward operates 38 community hospitals in states across the U.S. – including Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah – and one hospital in the country of Malta. The Steward network also includes more than 25 urgent care centers, 42 preferred skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health services, more than 7,300 beds under management, and approximately 1.5 million full-risk-covered lives through the company's managed care and health insurance services. The total number of paneled lives within Steward's integrated care network is projected to reach 3 million in 2018. Steward’s Health Care Network includes thousands of physicians who help to provide more than 12 million patient encounters per year. Steward Medical Group, the company's employed physician group, provides more than 4 million patient encounters per year. For more information, visit steward.org.
    Kristy Jozwiak