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November 19, 2019 - One of the country’s foremost pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons has joined the top-ranked pediatric heart program at Phoenix Children’s. Roosevelt Bryant III, MD, now serves as surgical director of the Cardiac Transplantation and Mechanical Assist Device Program at Phoenix Children’s Heart Center, ranked 14 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals and one of just 10 congenital cardiothoracic surgery programs in North America to earn the Society of Thoracic Surgeons’ highest-achievable three-star rating.
October 22, 2019 - Phoenix Children's Hospital has received a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). CARF International is an independent nonprofit accreditor of health and human services aimed at raising care standards for service providers.
August 23, 2019 - Phoenix Children’s Hospital is proud to announce that three of the hospital’s leaders were selected as Health Care Heroes Awards finalists during Phoenix Business Journal’s award breakfast on August 22. Carmen Neuberger, Phoenix Children’s general counsel and executive vice president, was selected as a finalist and the winner for the Non-physician category. Angus Wilfong, MD, Division Chief of Pediatric Neurology, was selected as a finalist for the Innovator category, and Daniel Velez, MD, Division Chief of the Heart Center at Phoenix Children’s, was selected as a finalist in the Physician category.
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.
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