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$60 million on the way to Arizona hospital staff

| Sep 2, 2021 | Arizona

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced this week that more than $60 million in funds is on its way to support staff at health care sites throughout the state.      The funding is aimed at supporting facilities that, according to the release, administer proven techniques which prevent the spread of...[ Read More ]

James Driving Hawk becomes CEO of the Phoenix Indian Medical Center

| Aug 30, 2021 | Arizona

The Indian Health Service (IHS) announced James Driving Hawk as the new chief executive officer of the Phoenix Indian Medical Center on August 25.     Driving Hawk, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, has served as both the director and the acting director at the IHS Great Plains...[ Read More ]

Governor Ducey names Don Herrington as interim ADHS director, taps Richard Carmona as senior public health advisor

| Aug 26, 2021 | Arizona

Governor Doug Ducey today named Don Herrington, a 21-year veteran of the Arizona Department of Health Services, to succeed Dr. Cara Christ and oversee the frontline health care workers who have spearheaded the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor and Herrington together named Dr. Richard Carmona, the 17th Surgeon...[ Read More ]

5 Things Arizona: Competitive Contract Expansion, Rep. Lorenzo Sierra, Hospital transparency

| Aug 25, 2021 | Arizona

Projections for Arizona show that COVID may not be as bad this fall and winter as it was last year when Arizona had one of the worst levels of the virus in the US. While overall vaccination rates are still low in Arizona relative to other states, estimates are that 30%...[ Read More ]

Arizona leads US in unvaccinated nursing home residents

| Aug 24, 2021 | Arizona

According to data from Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on nursing home resident vaccinations, as of August 16, Arizona has the lowest percentage of fully-vaccinated nursing home residents in the country at 72%.     Data from the AARP’s Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard showed that Arizona is among the top...[ Read More ]

Arizona health officials praise FDA’s Pfizer approval, encourage Arizonians to get vaccinated

| Aug 23, 2021 | Arizona

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has officially granted full approval for the Pfizer-BioNTech version of the COVID-19 vaccine. The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) said the vaccine will be under the brand name Comirnaty and is available for anyone 16 and older. Individuals in the 12 to 15...[ Read More ]

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