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“I still don’t know what they said to each other,” a Texas nurse told Nurse-Week magazine in 1999 after enlisting a hospital house cleaner to interpret for a patient who could not speak English.
New hospitals in Queen Creek and Casa Grande are among Catholic Healthcare West’s aggressive expansion plans across the south East Valley.
Few, if any, patients who check into the University of Utah's Huntsman Cancer Institute for surgery or chemotherapy will give a moment's thought to whether its medicine cabinet is stocked.
Regardless of what you think about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also called Obama Care, the delivery of healthcare in the U.S. needs a major overhaul. The focus should be on patients and on high value healthcare. That means doing what it takes to get better outcomes, better safety, better service at lower overall costs — a focus on value, not on volume.
WASHINGTON – Arizona could lose more than 9,800 health-care and other jobs next year if a 2 percent cut in Medicare takes effect Jan. 2 as part of the $1.2 trillion federal budget “sequestration,” a new report claims.
Arbor Rose Senior Living in east Mesa is adding 32 new apartments, including 17 secure units that will focus on memory care services to support patients with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. Construction is expected to be complete in February.
Banner Desert Medical Center is making plans for an East Valley trauma center that emergency workers say will help save lives. "We would love to have that," said Mesa fire Capt. John Jayne.
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Downtown S cottsdale’s greatest challenge may be to develop a unified vision for diverse interests in a city that is known for having its share of squabbles.
Downtown Scottsdale’s greatest challenge may be to develop a unified vision for diverse interests in a city that is known for having its share of squabbles.
Nadine Miller, director of the Mesa Unified School District’s health services and audiology department, was elected president of the School Nurses Organization of Arizona. Her two-year term began Jan. 15.
Sixteen states now have “medical” marijuana laws, but many in these same states are now fighting back.
The Medicaid Restoration plan put forth by Gov. Brewer is a prudent economic option that helps our state stay competitive while serving those who are most vulnerable. We need a solution that works with us to reinstate coverage for those in need, while remaining fiscally responsible by reigning in the out of control costs of uncompensated care. The Governor’s plan is an excellent solution for Arizonans since it allows our hospitals and providers to continue giving the very best standard and quality of care, while reducing stress on taxpayers and the general fund to pay for the costs of uncompensated care.
Arizona's temporary health insurance program for children from low-income families is again accepting new applications for coverage.
The state's first medical marijuana dispensaries could be up, running and selling the drug by mid July.
Gov. Jan Brewer is rejecting a plea from county attorneys that she order the state health department to stop issuing cards for people to legally obtain marijuana for medical reasons and not to license dispensaries to sell the drug.
Health care workers across Arizona saw their wages increase an average of 2.7 percent over the past year, a new survey by Scottsdale-based WageWatch shows.
PHOENIX - Gov. Janet Napolitano said today she doesn’t want Arizona’s budget problems to block efforts to improve education and other government services.
The fate of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) will be determined within the next few months. We’ll soon know if America will be saddled permanently with an unaffordable, unworkable, unpopular entitlement when we can least afford it.
A University of Arizona physician has taken the first political steps in her bid to do medical marijuana research at state-run schools.
The fate of free health care for 250,000 Arizonans likely will be settled by the state Supreme Court.
Attorneys representing some gay state and university workers said the U.S. Supreme Court should spurn as "unworthy'' a bid by Gov. Jan Brewer to let her immediately slash domestic partner benefits.
Nancy Pelosi once famously advised some questioners to not bother being too curious about Obamacare, then under discussion. "We have to pass the bill to find out what's in it," she told them.
Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, a Catholic Healthcare West hospital, has received certification as a Primary Stroke Center from the Joint Commission, an independent, nonprofit group that accredits and certifies healthcare organizations and programs in the United States. This certification designates Mercy Gilbert as a facility that demonstrates “exceptional effort in treating and improving long-term outcomes for stroke patients.”