If you are not familiar with Maricopa Integrated Health System, or our acronym MIHS, let me take a moment to introduce you to your community hospital or perhaps refresh your perspective of our hundred and forty plus years of care.
MIHS has a proud tradition of being both Maricopa County's safety net health care system, with a mission of providing exceptional care without exception every, patient every time, and Arizona's only public teaching hospital.
If you were to visit our main hospital, two behavioral health centers or thirteen neighborhood Family Health Centers, you would see hundreds of people come and go. They may be elderly or young. Affluent or poor. Patient or visitor. Simply put, these individuals are the very reason for everything that we do, both within our walls and in the communities around us.
They are the reason our 3463 employees, five hundred physicians, two hundred and forty-five volunteers, twelve Governing Council members and five District Board members are united in a commitment to provide unparalleled quality and compassionate patient service.
As our community safety net, MIHS is there when you need us the most. We provide the states only nationally verified adult and pediatric burn center, serving the entire southwest as the nation's second busiest burn center. Also, the only trauma center in Arizona verified by the American College of Surgeons to treat adults and children - keeping families together in their hour of need.
And we have the Arizona Children's Center, a refugee women's health clinic and the McDowell Healthcare Center - the largest provider of HIV primary care in our state.
MIHS also delivers comprehensive primary care throughout our community. Our thirteen Family Health Centers and specialty outpatient center treat over 400,000 Maricopa County adults and children every year.
We're also a leader in behavioral health with 241 inpatient beds to serve those challenged by severe mental illness, a first episode clinic to help teens and young adults address their first psychotic break, and an assertive community treatment team that provides community-based services to people with serious mental health issues.
Now you have most likely read or heard about the national and local shortages of physicians, nurses and other medical professions. MIHS is one of the valleys oldest and largest physician training institutions, training more than 400 physicians annually in 13 graduate medical education programs. And each year, we partner with other teaching institutions to train nearly 3,000 non-physician professionals, such as nurses and military medical personnel to ensure that the students of today are prepared to be the health care professionals of tomorrow.
This video serves as a mere introduction to give you a snapshot of who we are; but, we invite you to learn more about MIHS and the diversity of our services by visiting our website at MIHS.org.
To your good health from all of us at MIHS.