HonorHealth - A rich history

In 2014, one year after affiliating, John C. Lincoln Health Network and Scottsdale Healthcare officially merged. In March 2015 came a new brand — HonorHealth — to signify our unity as a single company.

Drawing on two rich legacies, HonorHealth continues to be a locally owned, nonprofit, integrated health system. Our commitment is to provide our communities with:

  • Personalized, connected, quality care with a focus on improving the health and well-being of those we serve
  • More convenient access to healthcare
  • Increased coordination of medical care
  • An expanded network of high-quality primary care and specialty physicians

John C. Lincoln Health Network

  • In the 1920s, people from other parts of the country migrated to Phoenix, hoping for a cure for respiratory ills, including tuberculosis. Some individuals and families, having spent all their money to reach their destination, camped in the desert north of the city limits. They needed food and medical care, and in 1927, Desert Mission formed to help them. Its services continue today as part of HonorHealth to help the vulnerable in the community.
  • In 1931, John C. and Helen Lincoln headed west from Ohio in hopes of curing Helen's tuberculosis. They stayed in Phoenix, Helen recovered, and she and John C. — an entrepreneur and millionaire — became actively involved in Desert Mission's work and its expansion into the area's first medical clinic and emergency station.

    Eventually, a hospital was built at Dunlap and Central avenues and in 1954 was named John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital. John C. Lincoln Medical Center stands there today with 262 beds and one of the first Level I Trauma Centers in the Valley. The Lincoln family remains actively involved in HonorHealth, supporting initiatives and offering guidance.
  • In 1997, John C. Lincoln merged with Phoenix General Hospital to become a two hospital system as John C. Lincoln Health Network. Located near Interstate 17 and Loop 101, Deer Valley Medical Center offers comprehensive medical services and has 204 beds.
  • As communities continued to expand north into Cave Creek, Anthem and beyond, the Sonoran Health and Emergency Center opened in 2013 and further expanded in 2020 with the opening of Sonoran Crossing Medical Center. The facility is just east of Interstate 17, between Dove Valley Boulevard and Carefree Highway.
  • Over the years, a network of primary and specialty physician practices joined the network, providing expert, convenient care for patients.

Scottsdale Healthcare

  • In 1962, the one-story City Hospital of Scottsdale opened at 7400 E. Osborn Road to serve the growing needs of the community of 10,000. Today, Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center's campus encompasses 337 beds, comprehensive medical services, a Level I Trauma Center and one of the nation's largest military trauma training programs based at a civilian hospital.
  • In 1984, Scottsdale Shea Medical Center opened to serve north Scottsdale. With 433 beds, the center is easily accessed from Loop 101 and Shea Boulevard and offers a wide range of comprehensive services.
  • In 2001, the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center opened on the Shea campus. The center is known throughout the Southwest and the U.S. for its commitment to providing personalized cancer care.
  • In 2007, Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical Center opened north of Loop 101. Each medical center in Scottsdale is about 10 miles apart to offer convenient care for the southern, central and northern parts of Scottsdale and its neighboring communities.

Over a combined history spanning 140-plus years, HonorHealth continually invested in new and better ways to serve our community and its healthcare needs. One key factor remains the same in the 21st century: We always will be honored to be a part of your community.