Southern Arizona hospital to expand rural health care access

Copper Queen Community Hospital, Arizona.

Copper Queen Community Hospital in Bisbee has ambitious growth plans on the drawing board that will benefit 27,820 people, according to projections.

The 27,000-square-foot expansion project will house operating rooms, pre-and post-operative areas, a sterile processing area and a new unit for inpatient beds.

Current services will move into the new facilities, allowing the hospital to repurpose existing areas for outpatient behavioral health care with tele-psych, specialty physician offices, expanded pharmacy and a staff training center.

The encouraging extension of rural health services for patients is underwritten by a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture as part of the American Rescue Plan Act signed by President Biden in 2021.

Copper Queen Community Hospital was the only Arizona recipient.

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