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Arizona hospital expands neonatal unit for preterm babies

| Jan 9, 2023 | Arizona

Abrazo Health is investing $14 million in expanding the hospital’s neonatal unit for preterm babies at the Arrowhead Campus. Over 3,000 babies, including high order multiple births such as triplets, are born annually at the Abrazo Arrowhead Campus. The 8,500 square-foot addition will be built adjacent to Arrowhead’s existing Level...[ Read More ]

Phoenix Children’s Hospital launches Division of Anesthesiology

| Jan 9, 2023 | Arizona

Phoenix Children’s Hospital, one of the fastest growing pediatric health centers in the country, launched a Division of Anesthesiology and announced the leadership team for the Division last month. Dr. Narasimhan “Sim” Jagannathan is acting as Division Chief, while Dr. Amod Sawardekar is Associate Division Chief. “Phoenix Children’s is preparing...[ Read More ]

ADHS emphasizes how Arizona’s Naloxone Leave Behind program is saving lives

| Jan 3, 2023 | Arizona

Arizona’s Naloxone Leave Behind program allows emergency responders to provide lifesaving naloxone to administer and leave behind when responding to opioid overdoses. The program was administered in 2019 by the Arizona Department of Human Services (ADHS). State law allows Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agencies to leave behind prepackaged, intranasal naloxone,...[ Read More ]

Arizona Teen Mental Health Ad Hoc Committee adopts recommendations for next steps

| Dec 15, 2022 | Arizona

During their final meeting of the year last week, the Arizona House Mental Health Ad Hoc Committee adopted recommendations to put the committee’s work into action. The committee was established earlier this year to research and review information on how substance abuse, bullying, and social media affect the mental health...[ Read More ]

ADHS 911 Call Volume Dashboard reveals valuable data to improve state EMS and trauma response

| Dec 7, 2022 | Arizona

In November, the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) Bureau of EMS and Trauma System launched the 911 Call Volume Dashboard to track and understand trends in EMS and trauma data at the state and regional levels.     According to ADHS, the Bureau of EMS and Trauma System collects,...[ Read More ]

Arizona measure to increase funding to rural fire districts fails despite ‘major disparity’ in quality of EMS care compared to urban districts

| Dec 2, 2022 | Arizona

Rural fire districts in Arizona will not be receiving supplemental funding through a new statewide sales tax anytime soon, according to results of the November 8th election.      Proposition 310, or the Sales Tax for Fire District Funding Measure, would have created a 0.1% sales tax for 20 years...[ Read More ]