Translate with Google

HonorHealth Foundation - 2024 Impact Report - Military PartnershipImpact Report | HonorHealth Military Partnership

Your philanthropy makes a difference when and where it’s needed most

Your gift to the HonorHealth Military Partnership fuels hope, healing and hands-on patient care training.

Because of you, we’re able to provide our dedicated service members and first-responders with the training they need to dramatically improve the chances of survival for seriously injured soldiers and civilians.

Philanthropy is a link in the chain of survival. It’s your kindness, compassion and generosity that provides this high-quality training to improve, extend and save lives.

And for that, we thank you!

Download the Military Partnership Impact Report (PDF format)
HonorHealth Foundation - 2024 Impact Report - Military Partnership

HonorHealth Foundation - 2024 Impact Report - Military Partnership



“As a first responder, I will be better prepared in the future to further assist with the medical calls I respond to.

Thank you.”

— Military Partnership participant


HonorHealth Foundation - 2024 Impact Report - Military PartnershipMaking great care possible is just the start!

The HonorHealth Military Partnership Program began in 2004 with 24 Arizona Air National Guard medical personnel.

Since then, the program has trained more than 4,000 soldiers, airmen and first responders in trauma and deployment skills at the 15,500 square foot training center on the HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center campus, made possible by a grant from the Del E. Webb Foundation.

Medical training is only available at a limited number of military facilities throughout the country — and to a limited number of personnel. Today’s military branches simply cannot accommodate all who need to be trained.

The U.S. Military has more than 73,000 activeduty enlisted medical personnel who must be ready to provide life-saving care to injured and ill service members during deployed operations, using their wartime medical skills.

Recently, the U.S. Government Accountability Office found significant gaps in the military’s ability to sustain a ready enlisted medical workforce, due in part to lack of training opportunities. They formally recommended that the Department of Defense further develop military-civilian training partnerships.

HonorHealth is the only community-based hospital in the country to provide realistic, high-quality trauma medical training to military nurses and medics as well as local first responders. And thanks to the generosity of donors, this life-saving training allows these heroes to maintain their certifications and stay on top of evolving treatment protocols — all provided at no charge.

Participants learn in a realistic, yet threat-free environment, and work with advanced patient simulators with life-like functions, including heart beats, breathing and the ability to talk, respond to treatments and even “bleed” from mock injuries.

HonorHealth is proud to feature cutting-edge equipment and technology to aid in the training of military and civilian medical personnel. The newest piece of state-of-the-art equipment is a Blackhawk helicopter simulator, made possible through the generosity of a gift in 2023 by the Michael J. Dillon Family.

Military PartnershipMilitary Partnership training includes:

  • Advanced practical learning with high-tech, lifelike human patient simulators called manikins
  • Real-life experience during clinical rotations, at our six hospitals, including three Level I Trauma Centers
  • Simulation training rooms, including one set up as a battlefield medical aid station
  • Readiness Skill Sustainment Training for any military medical personnel
  • Exposure to burn trauma management through a Valley burn center
  • K-9 trauma care for our loyal four-legged soldiers and officers

HonorHealth Foundation - 2024 Impact Report - Military PartnershipWhat our heroes are saying about the program

“I liked the noise, the blood, the overwhelmingness of the scenario... it added to the reality of the SIM environment.”

“We were able to see what it would be like in a chaotic environment and deployment setting.”

“I loved that I was able to practice my skills in a controlled environment rather than on a real patient for my first time.”

“The manikins are amazing! It’s very useful to be able to apply a tourniquet and assess that it’s adequate. Seeing the chest rise and fall and respond to a needle was incredible! You can really create that muscle memory that will be invaluable when we need it in a real trauma situation.”

“I loved the entire setup from prep to triage to transport — amazing! And adding a dog simulator into the mix? So cool!”

Download the Military Partnership Impact Report (PDF format)