As a physician on the front lines of the public behavioral health system in Maricopa County, I see lives being positively impacted every day thanks to a highly functioning, integrated system of care.Read More »
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Arizona suffers from a critical shortage of physicians that is compounded by the downturn in national and state economies and the subsequent loss of many jobs. Five years ago, the Legislature took steps to address these issues by supporting the expansion of the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine in downtown Phoenix.Read More »
Three big hospital groups in the state have severed their membership from the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association.
Abrazo Health Care, Banner Health and Dignity Health, which runs St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix, today informed the association that they are withdrawing.
Hoping for the best but preparing for the worst is a somewhat cynical English proverb. But it can also serve to remind us that we should take steps to ensure our quality of life and provide a clear understanding of our wishes for ourselves during traumatic events.Read More »
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is forming a special squad to target people who use Arizona's new medical marijuana law to violate other drug laws.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer dedicated a high-tech medical training center Wednesday designed to help military personnel prepare for battlefield emergencies.Read More »
We should know Tuesday whether the Phoenix Catholic Diocese ends its relationship with a Phoenix hospital ordered to comply with church teachings or else lose its Catholic status.Read More »
Arizona health officials want to use public-spirited video to reduce the frequency of infections that people get in health-care settings such as hospitals while receiving treatment for other conditions.Read More »
Today, one in 10 transfusions in Arizona comes from blood donated by high school students, up from one in 13 transfusions before a 2008 law lowered the minimum age for donors from 17 to 16 with parental consent.Read More »
Cynthia Bowers’ experience with donating a kidney to save a dying child at Phoenix Children’s Hospital in 2008 drove her to establish her own volunteering organization.Read More »