Nurses and hospital staff recently signed a steel construction beam with positive messages, marking a milestone for expansion of the neonatal unit at Abrazo Arrowhead Campus in Glendale, Ariz. Being built by DPR Construction, the 8,500-sq-ft addition to the hospital’s specialty unit for preterm infant care is scheduled to be completed in late 2023. The addition will increase the unit’s size to 35 beds from 21 and support enhanced capabilities to pursue certification as a higher Level IIIB Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for more complex maternal and neonatal medical conditions and obstetric and fetal complications. Dr. Amit Agrawal, the hospital’s medical director of neonatology, said, “With this strategic expansion, Abrazo Arrowhead Campus will be able to serve more families and keep moms and babies together in their community.”

The Sundt Foundation

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The Sundt Foundation recently awarded grants totaling more than $150,000 to charities in Phoenix and Tucson. In Phoenix, the foundation awarded $104,000 in grants to 19 area charities. “The work these nonprofits are doing for the education and betterment of the community is incredible,” said Scott LaPoint, the Sundt Foundation’s Tempe/Phoenix region board member. “One of our core values is service, and it is great to witness our employee-owners work together for the Sundt Foundation’s initiatives and serve a common goal of helping our local communities.” Five Phoenix-area organizations each received $10,000. In Tucson, the Sundt Foundation’s grant awards totaled $52,000 for nine area charities. The Children’s Museum Tucson (left) was among the Tucson groups receiving grants. “These nonprofits are tirelessly working toward the betterment of the people of Southern Arizona,” said Rick Buchanan, the Sundt Foundation’s Tucson region board member. “We are happy to award these grants and contribute to their initiatives.”