The coronavirus outbreak is putting unprecedented strain on local and national economies across the world, and Arizona’s healthcare-centric small businesses are feeling the effects.
Even as money is poured into the healthcare sector to fight the virus, many corners of the industry are hurting. The healthcare landscape has...Arizona News
As American hospitals stare down the coronavirus, health care workers worry about their employers’ preparedness and their own personal safety.
The global coronavirus threat escalated last week as cases soared and spread to new countries, the CDC announced its inevitable proliferation into the US, and financial markets crashed...Arizona News
Local health officials are urging Phoenicians to keep calm and wash their hands in the wake of the coronavirus’ arrival in Arizona.
The virus has infected 3,000 people, killing 100. Most afflicted are from the Chinese province, Hubei, where the virus originated. A “member of the ASU community” who recently traveled to the...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...
Three cases of vaping-related respiratory illnesses were confirmed in Maricopa County last week by the state's health department; the outbreaks are among a national epidemic totaling 530 cases. There are another three suspected cases in Arizona, one in Tucson.
A surge in respiratory infections across the country has doctors scratching...
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
Arizona is teetering on the edge of an obstetrician and gynecologist (OB-GYN) shortage as population growth surges, raising concerns in the state's healthcare sector for ways to combat the lack of resources.
Last month Phoenix was ranked 14th most at risk for a maternity provider shortage, according to a Doximity study that found...Arizona News
Earlier this month Hacienda Healthcare announced plans to close down it's Children's Hospital in Mesa without notifying the Arizona health department and on Tuesday state health officials confirms Hacienda is terminating its skilled nursing facility operations on its south Phoenix campus.
The health facility has been under intense...Arizona News
Phoenix is ranked 14th for most at risk of an obstetrician and gynecologist (OB-GYN) shortage with a concerning percentage of maternity doctors over the age of 40; more than 30 percent are likely headed toward retirement.
KGUN 9 spoke to Nick Goodman, CEO of MomDoc, who said there are more people and fewer clinicians and although...Arizona News
Doctors in the state are supposed to check a patient's prescription history in a database before administering a prescription for a controlled substance. The law took effect in Arizona last April following a statewide public health emergence due to opioid deaths.
Less than 40 percent of doctors actually check the databases,...Arizona News
Arizona non-medical exemption rates have increased across all age categories three years in a row. Arizona Department of Health Services Director Cara Christ, MD sees more parents submitting vaccine exemption forms for childcare, pre-school age and K-12 age groups.
Dr. Christ called the trend alarming and is concerned about a measles...Arizona News
Former Hacienda Healthcare nurse accused of raping and impregnating an incapacitated 29-year-old patient has decided to fight court-ordered HIV and other STD testing. Nathan Sutherland's attorney argued on Tuesday that the tests would be a constitutional violation of his rights.
In January Sutherland, 36, was arrested for...Arizona News
The Phoenix long-term care facility is now being overseen by the state of Arizona, Hacienda is now under strict scrutiny of the Arizona Department of Health Services (DHS). Earlier this week, Hacienda grabbed the public's attention again with a shooting involving an off-duty officer and a man with a gun in the center's parking...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
Department of Health Services official said the state has recorded more than 23,000 flu cases this season.
It will likely go down as one of the worst seasons on record said Jessica Rigler, the branch chief for public health preparedness for the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Rigler went on to say the the 461 people who...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...