News and Updates from Phoenix Children's
Phoenix Children’s Expands Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Team with Hire of Globally Renowned Brittle Bone Expert
- The health system system has added another internationally renowned surgeon-scientist to its medical staff. Maegen Wallace, MD, MBA, is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and expert in osteogenesis imperfecta, or brittle bone disease.
- As Chief Physician Executive, Muenzer will lead all clinical care, including the health system’s growing behavioral health services, Phoenix Children’s Care Network, clinical research efforts at the Phoenix Children’s Research Institute, medical education and the growing network of Phoenix Children’s Pediatrics practices. He will continue to serve as Chief Operating Officer of Phoenix Children’s Medical Group, a role he has held since 2016.
Phoenix Tourette Syndrome Program Earns Reaccreditation as Tourette Association of America Center of Excellence
- The Phoenix Tourette Syndrome program is a unique partnership between Phoenix Children’s and Banner Sun Health Research Institute. It first earned its Tourette Association of America (TAA) center of excellence designation in 2020.
- The new site is designed to accommodate up to 50,000 visits each year. The 35,000 square-foot space will provide 24/7 emergency care, 40 treatment rooms, 24/7 onsite laboratory services and around-the-clock imaging including ultrasound, computerized tomography, fluoroscopy and digital radiography.
- When it opens in 2024, it will continue to be Arizona’s only American Academy of Pediatrics-designated Level IV NICU, a designation indicating the highest level of medical care available for the most complex neonatal conditions, the sickest and the most premature newborns.
- Bruhn, who assumed her position on July 17, will oversee finance, treasury, revenue cycle and managed care contracting. She also is directly responsible for fiscal policy, performance goals and planning for the growing health system.
Phoenix Children’s Named a “Best Children’s Hospital” by U.S. News & World Report for 13th Year in a Row
- For the 13th consecutive year, Phoenix Children’s is among the nation’s “Best Children’s Hospitals and is the No. 1 children’s hospital in Arizona. Phoenix Children’s is the only children’s hospital in Arizona ever to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report.
Phoenix Children’s Appoints Seasoned Human Resources Professional as Vice President of Leadership Development & Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
- Perkins has more than four decades of experience in human resources, education and training. In his new role, he will focus on leadership development, performance management and engagement, and advancing Phoenix Children’s DEI strategy.
- PHOENIX (June 1, 2023) – Phoenix Children’s and United Healthcare announced the two organizations reached a multi-year agreement yesterday, ensuring families the organizations mutually serve have continued, uninterrupted access to the care they need.
- We want patient families to find the best and easiest way to get to us. As expansion projects continue on Phoenix Children’s Hospital – Thomas Campus, a temporary road closure on our campus is necessary to support construction work. In addition, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has an upcoming pavement improvement project impacting State Route 51 between I-10 and Colter Street, which may affect families traveling to Phoenix Children’s.