Valleywise Health is a public teaching health system that has served the greater Phoenix area for more than 143 years.
More than 65% of Valleywise patients are financially vulnerable safety net patients who are uninsured, underinsured or covered by AHCCCS (Arizona’s Medicaid program) for Federal Emergency Services. Valleywise Health is partially funded by the Maricopa County Special Health Care District to ensure availability of services for safety net patients. In total, our health system includes 680+ licensed beds (including 360 Behavioral Health beds) served by close to 4,000 employees.
Valleywise Health is home to the Arizona Burn Center, one of the nation’s premier adult and pediatric burn centers. Valleywise Health is also the largest provider of inpatient psychiatric care in Arizona with more than 3,500 admissions each year, helping address the mental health crisis in our community. As Arizona’s only public teaching health system, Valleywise Health is also passionate about training tomorrow’s healthcare leaders.
The Arizona Burn Center – Valleywise Health is among the largest academic burn centers in the nation and Arizona’s nationally verified adult and pediatric burn center serving the entire Southwest.
The Arizona Burn Center – Valleywise Health provides a true patient and family-centered approach to this very specialized care. As a founding member of the American Burn Association Multicenter Trials Group and a participant in nearly every major clinical trial of burn products, our patients benefit from the most advanced innovations and applied research treatments available in the world.
More than 6,000 outpatient visits and 1,000 inpatient admissions take place each year, and through its programs and networks, The Arizona Burn Center – Valleywise Health provides burn care, education, research and support. The Arizona Burn Center’s 55-year history includes life-changing stories of saved lives and preserved futures of burn survivors, with a 98% survival rate — among the highest in the nation.
Healing the mind is just as important as healing the body.
Valleywise Health is the largest provider of inpatient psychiatric care in Arizona with more than 3,500 admissions each year. We provide 100% of the court ordered mental health evaluations in Maricopa County.
We have three behavioral health hospitals in Maricopa County – located in Phoenix, Mesa and Maryvale. Valleywise behavioral health programs include the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Program for the severely mentally ill in Maricopa County, the First Episode Center for adolescents and young adults experiencing their first episode of psychosis, the Mesa Behavioral Health Specialty Center program and integrated behavioral health programs for those seeking outpatient care.
The Creighton University-Arizona Health Education Alliance oversees the Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs for two of the Valley’s largest healthcare institutions – Valleywise Health and Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, as well as the program for District Medical Group.
Valleywise Health is a public teaching hospital and one of Arizona’s largest and longest running physician training programs. More than 400 full-time Graduate Medical Education Residents (affiliated with more than 60 medical schools nationwide) train here each year. Valleywise also hosts approximately 875 medical students, more than 260 rotating medical residents and nearly 2,000 nursing and allied health students.