New CEO Named at Abrazo Central Campus

Abrazo Health

Omar Pineda, MSN, RN, has been named chief executive officer for Abrazo Central Campus and Abrazo Mesa Hospital. Pineda previously was Chief Operating Officer at Abrazo Arrowhead Campus in Glendale.

As CEO, Pineda is responsible for hospital administration and strategy, building positive staff and physician relationships, quality management and patient satisfaction.

“Omar is an action-oriented leader known for strengthening relationships with our team and trusted partners, and he is effective at identifying strategic initiatives to support the hospital’s position in the community,” said Abrazo Health Market CEO Brian Elisco.

While COO at Abrazo Arrowhead Campus, Pineda was instrumental in developing hospital programs, guiding development of Abrazo’s Surprise and Cave Creek microhospitals, and providing leadership during pandemic surges. His background includes serving as National Senior Director of Patient Experience and Service for Abrazo’s parent organization, Tenet Healthcare. A former Emergency Department nurse, he has also been a hospital nursing executive leader and organ transplant program leader.

“Our hospitals have great momentum for an outstanding future. I look forward to working closely with our physicians, staff and board and collaborating with our community to provide care and improve health in the North Central Phoenix area,” said Pineda.

Abrazo Central Campus, 2000 W. Bethany Home Rd. is a Comprehensive Stroke Center, with neuro and endovascular surgical capabilities for treating complex neurological conditions. The hospital also offers emergency care, cardiovascular, orthopedics, surgical oncology, inpatient rehabilitation and other services. A teaching hospital, it is home of the Abrazo Family Medicine Residency Program.

Abrazo Mesa Hospital, 5750 E. Baseline Rd., is a neighborhood hospital with 24-hour emergency care, eight inpatient rooms and an operating room for minor surgical procedures.

For more information on services available at Abrazo Health hospitals, visit and follow on Facebook @AbrazoHealthCare.

Abrazo Health includes Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital, Abrazo Arrowhead Campus, Abrazo Central Campus, Abrazo Cave Creek Hospital, Abrazo Mesa Hospital, Abrazo Scottsdale Campus, Abrazo Surprise Hospital and Abrazo West Campus – along with freestanding emergency centers, primary care and specialty physician practices.

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