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Councilwoman Kate Gallego Praises MIHS’ Plans to Reopen Maryvale Hospital Councilwoman Kate Gallego Praises MIHS’ Plans to Reopen Maryvale Hospital <div class="ExternalClass20845E830B124931946ED0B8F7B716A5"><p>​Yesterday, the Maricopa County Special Health Care District Board of Directors unanimously approved plans to reopen the Maryvale Hospital by the Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS). </p><p>"I am very happy to see MIHS step up to the plate and reopen Maryvale Hospital to address the emergency and mental health needs in the West Valley," said Councilwoman Kate Gallego. "This is a great relief for those residents who were left without emergency services when the hospital closed in December." <br></p><p>Before closing in December, the Maryvale Hospital's Emergency Department had more than 40,000 visits annually. With plans to reopen in 2019, the facility will also include a behavioral health hospital with up to 203 beds. <br></p><p>"I applaud Board Director Mary Rose Wilcox and the entire board on the approval of this plan but also on the innovative approach used to invest and renovate the hospital," said Councilwoman Gallego. "They are fulfilling their promise of being wise stewards of Prop 480 funds." <br></p><p>Approved in 2014, Proposition 480 was meant to meet the healthcare needs of Maricopa County, including behavioral health. Maryvale Hospital's total purchase and renovation cost is estimated to be $59 million, significantly less than the cost of building a new hospital. <br></p></div>3/1/2018 8:50:00 PMNick Valenzuela602-495-5405