Emergency medicine residency program to be launched at Chandler Regional

Visions of a new program to train emergency medicine physicians in the East Valley is about to become reality. Officials at Dignity Chandler Regional Medical Center say the initiative is designed to maintain and further empower current and future physicians with
advancing curriculum and cutting-edge technology.

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In announcing the program, Chandler Regional administrators noted that the hospital staff’s goal “goes beyond just developing an excellent program; it aims at maintaining a high standard of becoming the premier emergency medicine residency program in Arizona.”

Historically, the desire for even more advanced emergency services has existed as the volume of Emergency Department visits has increased, officials noted. Kevin Daniels provided a case in point. When Daniels left his house in Chandler on a January morning in 2020, he never imagined that he would wake up in the Level 1 trauma center at Chandler Regional. Or that he would spend the next 89 days in the hospital, followed by months of home visits, appointments, complications and relapses.

The motor vehicle crash that caused his need for care was and will always be a mystery, says his wife, Linda. Doctors believe he experienced a medical anomaly that caused him to lose control of his vehicle, never braking when he left the freeway and heading toward the exit. Thankfully, no one in the other vehicles was seriously injured. Kevin was not so fortunate. From Linda’s viewpoint, where luck was on his side came from the fact that he was so close to an acclaimed trauma center.

“The gratitude I feel for the staff at Chandler Regional is boundless, Linda said. “They were
always there when I needed them, and they always approached us with care and kindness.”

Chandler Regional’s role in providing the East Valley with trauma care capability is now solidly imbedded in the area’s reputation for top-of-the-line medical services, according to those familiar with the availability of such abilities. On March 24, the hospital’s trauma services team marked a significant achievement—a decade of acknowledged excellence since the unit’s receipt of Level I designation, the highest status of emergency care.

In the 10 years that have passed since then, history shows that countless lives have been
touched by Chandler Regional’s trauma physicians and ICU staff. As 2024 progresses, a variety of events and programs illustrate the range of services and abilities available at or through Chandler Regional Medical Center.

Among those:

Women’s Health Council Brunch — Presenting an opportunity to network with like-minded individuals, with presentations focused on women’s health, including OB/GYN and postpartum support services, as well as men’s and Children’s Pavilion.

April 10 — 22nd Annual George Rozsa Golf Classic — Whirlwind Golf Club in Chandler
welcomes the 22nd annual golf classic that raises important funds for the areas of greatest needs within our medical centers. Over $3 million has been invested into our medical centers from this event. Individual golfer spots have sold out and only sponsorships remain.

April 13 — 2024 Dignity Health FREE Sports Physicals — Dignity Health provides an annual free sports physicals event to over 700+ students from Chandler Unified School District, Gilbert Public Schools, Queen Creek Unified School District and a host of other area schools who participate in the Dignity Health Sports Medicine Program. Thanks to the Arizona Cardinals and the many volunteers who support this special event.



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