According to data tracking by the Arizona Department of Health Services and Maricopa County Department of Public Health, the vast majority of patients testing positive for the coronavirus are under the age of 65, with an equal number of hospitalized patients under the age of 65 as over. As of April 1st, 79 people are hospitalized with...Arizona News
Terms of a settlement agreement will allow Hacienda Healthcare to keep its state license and Medicaid contract under several conditions, including the mandatory hiring of a quality improvement expert.
In June 2019, the Arizona Department of Health Services issued a notice of intent to revoke the facility's license following the...National News
In back-to-back rulings, two federal judges struck down a rule by the Trump administration which allowed healthcare providers to decline patient care based on religious or moral objections to specific procedures, patient gender or patient sexual preference.
On Wednesday, Judge Paul A. Engelmayer of a United States District Court...News
A damaging report by the Arizona Auditor General found that ADHS’s incompetence in responding to complaints against their long-term care facilities could be endangering patients.
The report reviewed 33 complaints filed against five “judgmentally selected” skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) in 2017 and 2018. They found that 14 of...Arizona News
Valley Fever, or coccidiodomycosis, is on the rise in Arizona as more and more people contract the lung infection caused by fungus common to Arizona soil as well as southern and central areas of California.
The Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS) has identified 6,414 reported cases of Valley Fever as of the Aug. 27 count, a...Arizona News
Questions over patient care at Hacienda Healthcare loom as more than ten members of its management team, including the CEO, have resigned. The mass exodus of top officials followed the announcement that board chairman Tom Pomeroy would resign Friday, March 1st.
A 29-year-old woman in a vegetative state for over a decade gave...Arizona News
Awarded by the US Department of Health and Human Services, the funding will enhance efforts to recruit health providers to serve in rural and underserved areas through ADHS’ State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP).
According to the press release from ADHS, the new funding will facilitate improved access to care in communities that...