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News and Updates from Phoenix Children's

May 15, 2020 - Like health care professionals worldwide, Phoenix Children’s staff are working tirelessly to care for our patients and serve this community. We are immensely proud of them and grateful for their work.
May 11, 2020 - As Arizonans continue to abide by COVID 19 social distancing restrictions, drowning risk for Arizona’s children is expected to rise. Toddlers in Arizona are already drowning at double the national rate. Economic hardship is also increasing caregiver stress, childcare options are severely limited, and families are confined to apartments and single-family homes, where drowning risk is highest.
March 25, 2020 - Phoenix Children’s has just learned that a physician at one of our ambulatory clinics has tested positive for COVID-19. As part of our commitment to transparency, and to ensure our community has the most up-to-date and accurate information, we are sharing all pertinent details in this statement and will update our website and social pages as new information emerges.
March 04, 2020 - Neonatology at Phoenix Children’s, ranked among the nation’s top programs by U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals,” announced today that Gregory Martin, MD, FAAP, will serve as Division Chief of Neonatology for Phoenix Children’s Hospital East Valley.
March 02, 2020 - The Phoenix Tourette Syndrome, a unique partnership between Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Banner Sun Health Research Institute, has been verified as a Center of Excellence by the Tourette Association of America, an institution that aims to advance research and advocacy for Tourette Syndrome and other tic disorders.
February 18, 2020 - Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Mesa Pediatrics Professional Association (“Mesa Pediatrics”) are thrilled to announce Mesa Pediatrics and its four locations across the Phoenix East Valley joined Phoenix Children’s Pediatrics. The collaboration brings together providers from two of Arizona’s original pediatric institutions. Mesa Pediatrics was the first pediatric practice established in the East Valley with a board certified pediatrician, and Phoenix Children’s is the first and only standalone children’s hospital in Arizona.
January 27, 2020 - Phoenix Children’s is pleased to announce Jared Muenzer, MD, MBA, has been promoted to serve the organization as Physician-in-Chief.
January 24, 2020 - Phoenix Children’s Center for Family Health and Safety has been awarded a grant by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). The funds, which total more than $36,000, will support the distribution of car seats, booster seats, helmets, and education for parents on protection from motor vehicle crash-related injuries.
January 16, 2020 - DUBLIN and PHOENIX, Jan. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nationally ranked pediatric leader, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, is the first-ever health system in the U.S. to receive and deploy the newly FDA-cleared Medtronic Stealth Autoguide™ platform. Medtronic, a global leader in medical technology, chose Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI) at Phoenix Children’s as its first partner using this robotic technology. The highly advanced surgical tool is intended for use with the Medtronic StealthStation™ system, and Phoenix Children’s Hospital will use it in surgery for pediatric patients suffering from a range of neurological conditions.
January 14, 2020 - Phoenix Children’s Hospital (“Phoenix Children’s”) recently learned that it was the victim of a cyber attack where an unauthorized third party obtained access to seven Phoenix Children’s employees’ email accounts between the period of September 5, 2019, and September 20, 2019.

Upon learning of the incident, Phoenix Children’s took immediate steps to respond to the incident, including launching a comprehensive investigation with a leading forensic security firm to help determine the scope of the incident and those impacted. Additionally, Phoenix Children’s is taking measures to help prevent this type of incident from occurring in the future.
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