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News and Updates from Phoenix Children's

August 13, 2019 - Phoenix, Ariz. – Highlighting efforts in patient safety and quality, Phoenix Children’s Hospital received a Five Star Patient Care “Vigi Award” from VigiLanz, a provider of SaaS clinical surveillance solutions. The award recognizes a new quality improvement solution Phoenix Children’s implemented with VigiLanz technology. Phoenix Children’s Infection Control team is now able to monitor patients’ blood draw contamination information in real time.
August 01, 2019 - Dignity Health Mercy Gilbert Medical Center and Phoenix Children’s Hospital celebrated a major milestone today in the construction of the new Women’s and Children’s Pavilion on the Mercy Gilbert campus as the final steel beam of the structure was set into place.
July 18, 2019 - The Department of Pulmonology at Phoenix Children’s, a top 40 specialty program ranked by US News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals, is proud to announce Rajeev Bhatia, MD, MBBS as Pulmonology Division Chief at Phoenix Children's.
July 15, 2019 - Kari Cornicelli, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Phoenix Children's, brings more than 30 years of experience to the organization, with expertise in healthcare finance and value growth.
June 24, 2019 - Again recognized as a Best Children’s Hospital and a top Pediatric Cardiology and Heart Surgery program by U.S. News and World Report, Phoenix Children’s has earned the top rating of three stars from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for the sixth consecutive year.
June 20, 2019 - On the heels of its top “three-star” rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, a repeat “Best Children’s Hospital” designation, and its ranking among the nation’s top Pediatric Heart Centers from U.S. News & World Report, Phoenix Children’s will open a newly expanded Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) in July 2019. With 48 total inpatient beds, the new CVICU doubles the capacity of the previous 24-bed unit. New CVICU rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art technology like surgical lighting, lifts for mobilizing adult patients and improved monitoring capabilities.
June 18, 2019 - Phoenix Children’s Hospital is proud to announce the organization is again ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals in 10 out of 10 specialties. The health system remains Arizona’s only children’s hospital to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report and is one of only 24 children’s hospitals in the United States to make the list in all 10 surveyed specialties for 2019-20.
June 10, 2019 - For the second time in a row, Phoenix Children’s annual cereal drive for St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance yielded more than 1 million servings of food for Arizona’s vulnerable children. Two of the largest non-profit organizations in the state, Phoenix Children’s and St. Mary’s provide meals to children through the summer. For the seventh year, Phoenix Children’s cereal drive is the largest donation event of the year for St. Mary’s and stocks the shelves during the season when children lose access to school-provided meals. Hospital staff gathered at St. Mary’s Food Bank Warehouse on Monday morning to celebrate as the organization delivered its contribution to fighting childhood hunger.
June 04, 2019 - For the sixth year in a row, Phoenix Children’s Hospital has been recognized by Becker’s Healthcare as one of “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare,” and is one of only seven children’s hospitals in the nation named to the 2019 list. The hospital continues to receive acknowledgement for its robust wellness program and high marks in employee satisfaction.
May 10, 2019 - 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.
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