— In an effort to increase donations and make a bigger dent in childhood hunger, Phoenix Children’s is inviting the community to participate in the seventh-annual employee cereal drive. The event, which yielded 1.3 million servings last year, reflects a partnership between Phoenix Children’s and St. Mary’s Food Bank to stock up on breakfast options for Arizona’s at-risk children and families.
— Phoenix Children’s and Arizona State University’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation are thrilled to announce an expansion of their strategic partnership with the development of pre-licensure and graduate-level programs that enhance the preparation of Arizona’s future pediatric nurses.
— Each year in the United States, more than 600,000 children are seen in emergency rooms due to traumatic brain injury, a disruption to the normal function of the brain caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head. Severe TBI results in approximately 7,000 childhood deaths annually, while survivors of the condition may suffer from long-term health conditions such as seizures, learning difficulty and communication disorders. To help promote the highest standards of care, and improve the overall rates of survival and recovery following TBI, a panel of pediatric critical care, neurosurgery and other pediatric experts today issued the 3rd edition of the Brain Trauma Foundation Guidelines for the Management of Pediatric Severe TBI.
— For the sixth time in a row, Phoenix Children’s has earned the top rating of three stars by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS). The newest rating is based on congenital cardiothoracic surgery outcomes data for the period from July 2014 to June 2018. The Cardiothoracic Surgery team at Phoenix Children's is one of just 10 programs in North America to earn this rating out of 118 participating programs.
Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s is at the Forefront of Autism Research with Two New Grants
— Patients of Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI) at Phoenix Children’s Hospital will soon benefit from two new research grants supporting clinical trials for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The grant recipient and principal investigator on these studies, Richard E. Frye, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurology at Phoenix Children’s, continues to earn major grants as he conducts his decades-long research in autism and other neurodevelopmental abnormalities.
— Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) and Phoenix Children’s Hospital announced the two organizations reached agreement on a new three-year contract. Under this new Contract, Phoenix Children’s Hospital will continue to be an in-network provider for BCBSAZ members and those families insured under plans that utilize the BCBSAZ network.
— Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Phoenix Children's Hospital was named a Top Children's Hospital by The Leapfrog Group for the fourth time. Announced today, the Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive honors American hospitals can receive. The Top Hospital designation is awarded by The Leapfrog Group, an independent hospital watchdog organization.
Enterprise Mobility Exchange Declares Phoenix Children’s a Winner for Excellence in Innovation at the Inaugural Mobie Awards
— Phoenix Children’s Hospital was announced the winner of the Best Use Of Innovative Mobile Technology category in the 2018 Mobie Awards, an inaugural awards event presented by Enterprise Mobility Exchange. The Hospital is recognized for deploying customizable iPad devices in patient rooms.
— Beginning on October 1, 2018, most AHCCCS Children’s Rehabilitative Services (CRS) members will be enrolled in one of the seven AHCCCS Complete Care (ACC) plans. ACC plan members may choose to receive care from any community provider contracted as an in-network provider with their ACC plan. Phoenix Children’s is contracted as an in-network provider with five of the seven ACC plans, including Care 1st, Steward Health Choice Arizona, Banner University Family Care, Mercy Care and UnitedHealthcare Community Plan. Phoenix Children’s continues to work with the other ACC plans to have its care and facilities in-network with these plans.
— “Our 35th anniversary provides an opportunity to acknowledge the commitment and sacrifice of the people who helped us overcome our challenges and come out on the other side,” said Robert. L. Meyer, President and CEO of Phoenix Children’s, who joined Phoenix Children’s in 2002 and helmed the organization’s expansion. “We are grateful for employees, providers and donors who banded together to serve our children – even in uncertain times.”
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