During the early 80's, the North Valley of Phoenix was growing at a considerable rate, a hospital was needed to coincide with the rising population. A Consumer Advisory Board was part of the planning process for the new hospital. It was the first time in Arizona that consumers had input into the development of a community hospital.
In August of 1983, Humana-Desert Valley Hospital Medical Center opened at 40th Street and Bell Road in Phoenix. Its principal services were emergency care, maternity care, outpatient surgery (called "day surgery" then), intensive care, cardiac care and oncology. The new hospital housed more than $1.5 million worth of radiology equipment.
The hospital's name was changed to Paradise Valley Hospital in 1993. What has not changed and will never change is their commitment to provide family-centered quality healthcare to the continually expanding population in the North Valley.