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Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project
Aug. 2, 2019 – KTAR
Construction recently began on a 220,000-square-foot project that will add a medical tower at a Chandler hospital.

Bariatric surgery: New enthusiasm, new energy, new life
July 18, 2019 – Wrangler News
“I was always a big girl—since my teens,” says Chandler resident Janet Castro. Things have changed for Castro now, though: she’s lost more than 60 pounds in just one month.

CommonSpirt Health, Contessa launch in-home care services
May 20, 2019 – Becker’s Hospital Review
Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health partnered with Contessa, an acute home care management company, to offer its patients home recovery care services including virtual visits by a physician and remote monitoring.

In opioid epidemic, women’s natural empathy hailed as previously undiscovered key
May 6, 2019 – Wrangler News
The statistics are staggering: Fatalities nationwide due to opioid overdoses numbered 42,000 in 2016 and 71,568 in 2017, according to a 2018 Centers for Disease Control report.

From Spencer, a floppy-eared wag to Dignity’s vision of human kindness
April 26, 2019 – Wrangler News
Those big, brown eyes. That sensitive, helpful attitude. That curly, blonde hair, so charming to the ladies (and everybody else). His name is Spencer, and yes, he’s a dog—one who apparently is able to enthrall just about everyone who crosses his path.

Mom with preemie twins gives back to Dignity hospital that saved her boys
April 6, 2019 – Wrangler News
It was a night in 2014 like any other, with no hint of trouble, as a young mother-to-be went about her daily tasks and then retired, oblivious to the life-changing event—and the reality that a crisis was lurking only moments away.

“Life changing” brain operation seen as an East Valley first
Feb. 23, 2019 – Wrangler News
A 68-year-old man with Parkinson’s disease has undergone deep brain stimulation, known medically as DBS, at Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center, marking the East Valley’s first such operation since Barrow Neurological Institute expanded to Chandler Regional.

For Valentine’s Day, there’s no better gift than life itself
Feb. 12, 2019 – Wrangler News
“You’re telling me that I had a heart attack?” These were the first incredulous words Scott Eckenrode remembers saying after a routine afternoon with his wife in their Chandler living room last Aug. 3.

Motorcycle injuries among most frequent at Chandler trauma center
Jan. 29, 2019 – Arizona Republic
The number of motorcycle and vehicle injuries from collisions has skyrocketed in recent years, making them the most frequently seen injuries at a Valley hospital, according to trauma surgeons at Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center.

Chandler Regional hospital is about to expand. Here’s what will change
Jan. 18, 2019 – Arizona Republic
Chandler Regional Medical Center is undergoing a multimillion-dollar expansion that will add 96 beds and 200 jobs.

Slyter: World-class neurological care comes to the East Valley
Jan. 15, 2019 – Apache Junction Independent
During my long career in health care, I’ve witnessed the struggles of patients facing complex neurological conditions. For some, a lengthy commute to the hospital can pose a barrier to the care they desperately need.