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Affiliations / Clinical Sites

Our residents rotate through Valleywise Health, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, and Phoenix Children's Hospital (PCH). Read more details about each facility in the content shown below.


Valleywise Health Medical Center is a 325-bed acute care hospital located near the heart of downtown Phoenix and is a tertiary referral center for ambulatory care and long-term care within Maricopa County, as well as the state of Arizona. Valleywise Health Medical Center’s primary mission is providing care for the poor in the community. The hospital sees a large case load in Level I Trauma, contains a Pediatric Level 2 Trauma center, and houses the renowned Arizona Burn Center.

The Arizona Burn Center (ABC) at Valleywise Health has the distinction of being the state’s only adult and pediatric tertiary burn center verified by the American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and has 45 beds. At the ABC, we treat every imaginable type of burn – including those caused by fire, hot liquids, electricity and lightning, chemicals, smoke inhalation, and Arizona’s extreme summer heat. Working in partnership with our nationally verified Trauma Center, the Arizona Burn Center offers critically injured patients a greater than 98 percent survival rate, exceeding the national average of 94 percent.

Phoenix Children's Hospital (PCH) is a 363-inpatient bed facility that offers the most comprehensive pediatric health care in the state, providing inpatient, outpatient, trauma and emergency care across more than 70 pediatric subspecialties.

As of June 1, 2018, Creighton University School of Medicine became the official sponsoring institution for all of the graduate medical education (GME) programs within the institution. In addition to the above, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center is home to and/or has affiliations with:

  • Barrow Neurological Institute, an internationally and nationally recognized center for Neurosurgery and Neurology
  •  Norton Thoracic Institute, one of the busiest double lung transplant centers in the nation, in addition to expertise in foregut surgery
  • An ACS verified Level 1 Trauma Center, the busiest in metropolitan Phoenix
  • Dignity Health Cancer Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, which treats more than 60 types of cancer by employing advanced genetic and molecular testing