The Abrazo Arrowhead Emergency Department

The Abrazo Arrowhead Emergency Department acknowledges first responders who saluted them April 20.

Peoria and Glendale and firefighters, police and emergency medical services personnel gathered at Abrazo Arrowhead Campus April 20 to salute hospital workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Emergency vehicles including fire trucks, a ladder truck, ambulances, police cars and motorcycle officers lined up in front of the hospital’s Emergency Department in a show of support, while a rescue helicopter circled overhead. 

“There is such incredible teamwork going on throughout our Valley’s health care system. We are proud of everyone’s willingness to help and proud to be on the front lines serving our community during this pandemic,” Abrazo Health CEO Brian Elisco said.

He added people who need emergency care should not hesitate to come to the ED.

“We are committed to safe, quality care as always, and we want you to feel confident coming to our hospital. We take precautions to separate COVID-19 patients and ensure a safe environment for treating non-COVID-19 emergencies, chronic conditions and new or worsening symptoms,” he said.

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