Since our beginnings as a small community hospital more than 50 years ago, Chandler Regional has placed a high value on working with others to care for our neighbors. From small non-profit organizations who share our values to large healthcare organizations, we have shown our commitment to these partnerships throughout our history.
As we grew, we recognized that our community would be much better served if we were part of a system of hospitals that are committed to the same things we are. In 1999, after lengthy consideration of several possible partners, Chandler Regional chose to merge with Catholic Healthcare West, the parent company of St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center and Barrow Neurological Institute.
We were right. Since we joined Catholic Healthcare West (now known as Dignity Health), Chandler Regional has been able to partner with the other hospitals in the system to care for those with lesser means and build healthy communities. Although Chandler Regional is not a Catholic hospital, we do abide by the system’s Statement of Common Values, a declaration of the commitments and values shared by Dignity Health and the non-Catholic hospital.
Where We Are Today
In 2007 we changed our name to reflect our growth, becoming Chandler Regional Medical Center.
In 2012 Catholic Healthcare West became Dignity Health. The new name, and the governance structure that came along with it, reflects who we are and what we stand for. The value of dignity is a big part of our culture, and we hope it is apparent in all we do that we recognize the inherent dignity of each person.
We will remain dedicated to our neighbors as a non-profit guided by a Community Board of Directors. And our neighbors show their appreciation by continuing to allow us to care for them, and by their generous contributions to our Foundation, which raises funds in support of our programs and services.