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Mesa General Hospital set to reopen in October

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Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 9:44 pm | Updated: 10:51 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

West Mesa residents will soon have health care services back in their neighborhood.

Mesa General Hospital, which closed two months ago, will reopen in October as Arizona Regional Medical Center.

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A doctors' group affiliated with Advanced Cardiac Specialists, a privately owned cardiology and internal medicine practice led by Dr. Robert Siegel, has signed a lease with the property owner, Sierra Land Group.

In a prepared statement, Dr. Siegel said that the group "has been impressed with the efforts of neighborhood leaders, the local businesses and government working together to keep these vital health care services available in this part of Mesa."

The 126-bed Mesa General Hospital closed on May 31, after Tennesse-based Iasis Healthcare announced it would no longer run the hospital.

Another area hospital, Banner Mesa Medical Center, closed its doors in September.

Located on Mesa Drive north of University Drive, Mesa General had been in operation in the East Valley since 1965.

City leaders had been working to get a bill passed by the Legislature to overcome regulations that would have prevented Siegel's group from reopening the hospital.

It had been more than 30 days since the hospital's closing and by state law, various code upgrades would have been needed since the hospital had been closed for some time.

Mesa Mayor Scott Smith, in a prepared statement, commended "the passionate dedication and collaboration from the ACS doctors, neighborhood leaders and government representatives (that) made this project possible."

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