PCH has earned the top rating of three stars from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) based on congenital cardiothoracic surgery outcomes data for the period from July 2013 through June 2017.
The Cardiothoracic Surgery team at Phoenix...Arizona News
Kellogg hired as Regional Vice President, Provider Experience for the Central West Region. Kellogg will be responsible for oversight of Humana’s Commercial and Medicare provider networks in Humana’s Central West Region, which encompasses Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico. In this role, he will be responsible for building...Arizona News
Banner Health has been preparing to transition its Tucson facilities from Epic to the Cerner EHR, which is used by the rest of the health system, since it entered the Tucson market in 2015.
Difficulties arise from a $45 million conversion to a new EHR — electronic health records — platform. The conversion is the second new EHR...Arizona News
Under Uchrin's leadership, Health Choice grew from a small Arizona Medicaid plan into a multi-state managed care organization operating health plans and accountable care networks.Troy Smith, Health Choice’s COO, will serve as interim division CEO after Uchrin's departure March 16. Uchrin has been with Health Choice for 15...Arizona News
In 2016, Mohave County had more opioid prescriptions than people.The vast rural county in northwest Arizona dispensed 127.5 opioid prescriptions per 100 residents that year, making it Arizona's most prolific county by that measure, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The CDC data shows that Arizona's rate of...Arizona News
Aurora operates psychiatric hospitals in California, Illinois, Arizona, Massachusetts, Nevada and Texas.
The suit was filed in Sonoma County Superior Court on behalf of Teresa Brooke, the former Chief Nursing Officer at Aurora Santa Rosa Hospital, an acute psychiatric facility in Sonoma County operated by the two companies.
The annual Give Kids A Smile day will offer free dental care to Tucson children from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 10.
The Arizona Department of Health Services says nearly 30 percent of Arizona children have urgent, untreated tooth decay such as swelling, pain and infection.
The event is aimed at children who do not...
Amy Beiter, MD, president and CEO of Tucson's Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital recognized as a leader.
February 3 marks the birthday of Elizabeth Blackwell, MD, the first woman in the U.S. to obtain a medical degree. To honor the NWPD 2018, Becker's Hospital Review identified 27 female physician executives who have made significant...
Paige Rothermel given the newly created position.
In this role, she will ignite new opportunities to deliver on what customers need and want, and help drive the mission for improving the quality of life for Arizonans.
Rothermel joins BCBSAZ from Anthem Inc., where she served for more than 30 years. In her most recent role as...
AHCCCS Complete Care will integrate physical and behavioral health care contracts for the majority of the 1.9 million AHCCCS members.
Seven managed care organizations (MCOs) submitted their proposals to serve AHCCCS members across all three geographic services areas in Arizona.
Magellan Complete Care of Arizona, Inc.
The idea is to offer health plans in Maricopa County that promise to save employers money on health insurance premiums.
This is the first time the two organizations not only jointly govern the health plans they are launching, but also will share in the risks of the plans' financial success, said Dr. David Hanekom, CEO of Arizona Care...Arizona News
The two national market leaders in DME will form a single brand to meet the clinical, financial and operational needs of customers across 50 states.
The new brand will operate a national network of more than 1,300 DME provider locations and 21 company-owned distribution centers serving more than 100,000 patients each day. The...Arizona News
Marjorie Bessel, MD, replaces John Hensing, MD, as chief clinical officer, who announced his retirement last year.
Bessel has been with the top health system in the valley for more than a decade and has served in a variety of physician leadership positions including her role as CMO for several Banner hospitals in the Phoenix metro...
The 127,000-square-foot health clinic will be built on 20 acres at Grand Avenue and Cotton Crossing.
The new $70 million project will feature an urgent care, dental clinic, dialysis clinic and a procedural platform that includes four operating rooms, two major procedure rooms, pre-operative and recovery bays and onsite sterile...
Kentucky will be offering a novel way to reactivate your medical coverage: a health or financial literacy course you must pass.
The waivers approved by the Trump administration present opportunity for new ways to think about how to empower individuals to improve their health.
The precise content of the courses is not yet worked...Arizona News
By calling a concurrent special session, Ducey sets the stage to go from proposal to finished law in three days.
Dr. Cara Christ, the state’s health director, said at a ceremony where Gov. Doug Ducey signed a proclamation for a special legislative session to confront the issue:
In 2016, more than two Arizonans died each day due to...Arizona News
There are 58 Next Generation ACOs in 2018, two in Arizona.
The strong participation in the Next Generation Model shows the commitment of these ACOs to improving quality of care while reducing unnecessary expenditures. The Next Generation Model is at the forefront of redesigning healthcare delivery, and payment.
The Arizona ACOs...Arizona News
Ducey's budget will use that money to fund his spending priorities in education.
The governor’s proposal, released last week, shows $79 million in “efficiency savings” or cuts to agency budgets for things like employee vacancies and lower utility bills. A lot of money is being moved around, differing sources and differing...Arizona News
Expect announcement today at an afternoon news conference with Ducey and leaders of the Legislature from both parties.
The Associated Press reports:
A special session means the Legislature could pass the measure in as little as three days with limited time for public comment or analysis of the proposed legislation.
Ducey's proposal...Arizona News
New tenants will include The CORE Institute and Sonora Quest.
The four-story, 64,000-square-foot space is slated to open December of 2018 and is specifically designed for its future tenant's focus on health and wellness.
Plaza Companies recently broke ground on the building located on the Banner Estrella Medical Campus, located at 9201...