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News and Updates from Phoenix Children's

January 02, 2019 - Starting Saturday, December 17 at 5:00 a.m., Respiratory Virus Season visitor restrictions will be in effect at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. This means visitors must be at least 12 years old to visit with patients who are hospitalized.
December 28, 2018 - 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.
November 07, 2018 - 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.
October 12, 2018 - 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.
October 12, 2018 - “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.”
September 19, 2018 - Phoenix Children’s Sports Medicine program is opening sports physical therapy facilities specifically aimed at patients’ ages four to 30. The program will open two clinics in the Valley this fall, in Gilbert and North Phoenix, which will be the first Arizona sports physical therapy clinics designed for pediatric and young adult populations. The facilities will offer everything from return-to-sports readiness care, to cupping and dry needling.
September 13, 2018 - On the heels of receiving a top 10 ranking for its heart surgery and cardiology programs from U.S. News & World Report, Phoenix Children’s has earned the top rating of three stars by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for the fifth time in a row. The newest rating is based on congenital cardiothoracic surgery outcomes data for the period from January 2014 through December 2017. The Cardiothoracic Surgery team at Phoenix Children's is one of just 12 programs in North America to earn this rating out of 119 participating programs.
September 05, 2018 - The Phoenix Children’s Heart Center, a top 10 program for pediatric cardiology and pediatric heart surgery as ranked by US News & World Report, is proud to announce Wayne J. Franklin, MD, as Co-Director of the Heart Center, Director of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease program and Chair of Adult Medicine at Phoenix Children’s.
August 22, 2018 - Phoenix Children’s is recently acknowledged with three top-employer awards, proving dedication to employee satisfaction. For the fifth year in a row, the Hospital is recognized by Becker’s Healthcare as one of “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare,” and is the only Arizona hospital on the list. The organization is also the only hospital awarded in the large business category of the Phoenix Business Journal’s Valley’s Healthiest Employers 2018 Awards, and it received a platinum ranking for Maricopa County’s Healthy Arizona Worksites Program.
August 22, 2018 - They’re grace under fire working long hours, making split-second life-changing decisions, while offering unending comfort and support to patients and families who face enormous healthcare challenges. In fact, when patients and their families recount their experiences at Phoenix Children’s, their nursing team is often the first to receive their admiration and gratitude.
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