In the Spotlight at Phoenix Children's Hospital
Patients with cancer at Phoenix Children’s will have access to cutting edge radiation therapy in collaboration with Mayo Clinic, Arizona
Phoenix Children’s and St. Joseph’s announce a strategic alliance for pediatric care
Phoenix Children’s Hospital and St. Joseph’s are aiming to make Arizona a destination for patients with the most complex and acute healthcare needs. To facilitate the necessary growth, we have agreed to negotiate transferring a substantial portion of St. Joseph’s pediatric services to Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Learn more about the strategic alliance between Phoenix Children's Hospital and St.Joseph's. Watch the video on YouTube.
Valley students bring a community together for this year's Water Safety Day
For the 12th year, Phoenix Children's leads the charge to prevent child drownings with Water Safety Day. Over 1,100 first grade students this year come to East Valley, which includes a water safety curriculum in the classroom. Learn more.
Phoenix Children’s earns top rankings in Leapfrog quality and safety survey
The 2009 Leapfrog Survey is in, and Phoenix Children’s Hospital received excellent scores for quality and safety. Read more about the Leapfrog Survey results.
Respiratory virus and H1N1 (Swine Flu) – Know the facts
There is so much information about this year's flu and H1N1 (Swine Flu) that most parents don't know who to believe. We asked the Infection Control department at Phoenix Children's Hospital to give us the facts about H1N1.
The only verified Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center in Arizona
Phoenix Children’s Trauma Center has been verified as a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons. Verification exemplifies the ability to provide the highest quality trauma care to seriously injured children. Learn more.
State's poor ratings in child health demand action
National reports rank Arizona near the bottom for child health and well-being. Chief Medical Officer Murray Pollack, MD wrote an editorial about the reports and how we can affect change. Read the full article.
Comeback Student Athlete of Year awards program is officially here
Have you ever had to sit on the sidelines because of injury or illness? Well, here’s your chance to be rewarded for your hard work and dedication to get back in the game. Learn how to enter and win!
Health Care Heroes Honored at Business Journal Awards Breakfast
Phoenix Children’s took center stage at the Business Journal’s 2009 Health Care Heroes awards breakfast. President and CEO Bob Meyer was joined by finalists Janice Piatt, MD; Mitchell Shub, MD; Laurie Vasquez, RN; and Rich Dozer, donor and volunteer with the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation. Read more.
August - Drowning Impact Awareness Month
For the seventh year in a row, Phoenix Children's lead the effort to save lives. Join the campaign to increase awareness of child drownings and water safety by wearing a purple ribbon. Learn more.
Renowned pediatric neurosurgeon leads the new Children’s Neuroscience Institute
Dr. P. David Adelson has been recognized as one of the foremost experts on pediatric head injury in the country. Learn more.
Join Phoenix Children's Parent Action Committee
You can stand up for children's healthcare. Learn more or sign-up.
Child abuse spikes during recession - CBS Evening News
Hospitals across the country are seeing a rise in incidents, severity of child abuse cases. Sandra Hughes, CBS News, talks to experts at Phoenix Children's.
Senator John McCain visits Phoenix Children’s to host a healthcare reform discussion
Arizona’s senior senator stopped at Phoenix Children’s Hospital on July 1, to tour the expanding hospital and hear from some of the state’s largest healthcare providers as he and other members of Congress start working on healthcare reform. Learn more.
President and Chief Executive Officer Bob Meyer named to Most Admired CEO
Bob Meyer, Phoenix Children’s President and CEO, was honored by the Phoenix Business Journal as one of the Top 25 Most Admired CEOs for 2009. Read more.
Headaches in children
Headache specialist at Phoenix Children’s, Dr. Marcy Yonker - one of a few pediatric specialists nationwide -helps children suffering from recurrent headaches.
Learn about H1N1 or swine flu
Washing your hands is the best way to avoid viruses. Learn more about H1N1 and how to protect yourself.
Daisy Awards honor extraordinary nurses
Shirley Eschbach, RN, is the first DAISY award recipient from Phoenix Children's Hospital. Learn more.
David Cavazos Elected Chairman of the Board for Phoenix Children’s Hospital
David Cavazos, a Deputy City Manager at the city of Phoenix, has been elected Chairman of the Board for Phoenix Children's Hospital. Cavazos joined the board in 2004 and has since served as Treasurer and as Vice Chairman. Download the press release.
Healthcare Leadership Awards honor Phoenix Children's Hospital and staff
The 2nd Annual Health Care Leadership Awards honored Phoenix Children's Hospital as Arizona’s leading Medical Center/Hospital, Dr. Jeffrey Buchhalter as Physician leader, and finalists in three additional categories. Read more.
Arizona's newest MILLIONAIRE announced at inaugural Phoenix Children's Hospital Raffle
In front of a live studio audience at the ABC15 studios, the inaugural Phoenix Children’s Hospital Raffle with a Heart announced seven winners, including the Grand Prize winner of $1 million cash and a 2009 Escalade, Cherrie Swindall of Avondale. “I am going to pay off my daughter’s wedding,” said Swindall, with hands shaking and tears in her eyes. Read the whole story.
As summer approaches, Phoenix Children's raises awareness of outdoor safety
Phoenix Children's Emergency Department and Level 1 Trauma Center have banded together to educate parents and children of steps they can take to safeguard against the dangers of a variety of outdoor activities. Learn more.
Phoenix Children’s among Top 25 Workplaces for Women
Arizona Woman Magazine announced the results of their mission to find companies in the state that excel in nurturing women in the workplace. Phoenix Children’s Hospital has made the list for two consecutive years. Learn more.
Keeping our patients safe during respiratory virus season
To help protect our patients, all visitors on both the Thomas campus and McDowell campus must be at least 12 years old and in good health. These visitor restrictions will be in effect until the end of respiratory virus season, which is generally in the spring. Read more.
Sports Medicine Program for kids
The difference between treating a kid's sport injury and an adult's sport injury, is that kids are still growing. That's why Phoenix Children's recently opened the only comprehensive pediatric Sports Medicine Program in Arizona. Learn more.
Phoenix Children’s Hospital celebrates 25 years
On September 18, 1983, Phoenix Children’s opened its doors as a “hospital within a hospital.” That day marked a triumph for the children and families of Arizona who would now receive the specialized pediatric care found only in a children's hospital. Join us in celebrating our 25th Anniversary.
Finding new ways to diagnose, treat, and cure epilepsy in children
Epilepsy is a disorder that commonly begins during childhood; about half of all people with epilepsy in Arizona are under 18 years of age. Many of those children have seizures that require specialized care beyond common epilepsy medications. Phoenix Children's has the only pediatric-dedicated program in Arizona. Learn more.
Dr. Randy Christensen featured in People magazine
The Oct. 13 issue of People magazine, featured a two-page spread on Dr. Christensen and Phoenix Children's Hospital's outreach work with homeless kids in the area who need medical help and compassionate care. The mobile clinic - the Crews'n Healthmobile - brings free care to this vulnerable population. Read the article or learn more about the Crews'n Healthmobile and Dr. Christensen.
Trauma Center at Phoenix Children's now open
Trauma cases represent the most dramatic injuries for children. And traumatic injury is the No. 1 killer of Arizona children between the ages of 1 and 15. Phoenix Children's responds the need in the Valley by opening the only level I trauma center, exclusively for children. Read more.
Phoenix Children’s unveils $538 million multi-year expansion plans
The expansion of Phoenix Children’s will more than double the campus size from 19 to nearly 40 acres, and from 345 to 632 licensed beds by 2012. Every square foot of Phoenix Children’s will undergo renovation without ever shutting its doors, or compromising the level of care that the community has come to expect from the Hospital. Read more and watch the video.
Drowning Impact Awareness
For the fifth year, Arizona united this past August to fight child drownings. Our state is second in the nation for these preventable tragedies. Read more.
Thank you Arizona Cardinals!
Phoenix Children's Hospital would like to congratulate the Arizona Cardinals for their NFC-championship victory. Cardinals team members made a few visits to the hospital recently. See photos and read more.
Governor Napolitano visits Phoenix Children’s Hospital's school patients
On Thursday, July 24, Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano visited students at Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s 1 Darn Cool School. The Governor shared interesting Arizona facts and stories with the students for Arizona Week. Read more.
Phoenix Children’s Hospital leads the “Children’s March on Child Abuse”
Phoenix Children's is committed to reducing the risk of abuse for children in our hospital and our community by raising awareness and providing outreach programs that teach prevention. Read more.
Phoenix Children’s Hospital representatives honored as leaders in healthcare
The awards recognize the people who bring excellence to the Valley’s healthcare system. Humanitarian Volunteer Honoree David Beyda, MD, talks on his journeys to provide hope and healing to children in third-world countries. Read more.
Water Safety Day aims to prevent child drownings
Every year, an average of 20 children drown in Maricopa County alone. It's the second most common cause of injury for children in Arizona. And it is completely preventable. Read more.
As summer approaches, Phoenix Children’s raises awareness of outdoor safety
As the mercury rises in the Valley, Phoenix Children’s Hospital reminds the community of common recreational hazards and provides essential tips to keep families safe while enjoying Arizona’s warm weather. Read more.
Phoenix Children’s doctors make “Best Doctors in America” list
The Best Doctors list recognizes the top 3 to 5 percent of specialists in the country; more than 20 percent of Phoenix Children’s medical staff physicians appear on the newly-released list. Read more.
Pchhandprints.org – incredible stories of hope, courage, and a team of specialists who wouldn't give up
If you have a seriously ill child, they deserve the very best specialty care delivered by accomplished clinicians, with the latest technology, and family-centered care. Our new “sister” website tells the true stories of patients who just needed us to give them a chance. Read more.
Phoenix Children's brings care closer to home for East Valley residents
Access to our Hospital's unique brand of healthcare is about to get easier for East Valley residents as the Phoenix Children's Specialty and Urgent Care Center – East Valley opened in December. The 30,000-square-foot facility offers specialty pediatric medical services and evening and weekend urgent care. Read more.
The house that love built
Phoenix Children's Hospital and Ronald McDonald House of Phoenix have joined forces to provide families with a new home featuring 18 guest rooms, a reception entry, full-service kitchen, social dining area, family-friendly activity room, and full-service business offices. Learn more.
Back to school tips
As summer break comes to an end and the new school year begins, parents and caregivers rush to buy their kids all the school supplies they’ll need to start the year. But there are other things to consider so that your child is safe and healthy when they walk through those school doors. Read more.
Private NICU rooms at Phoenix Children's Hospital offer womb-like environment
Private patient rooms with individual lighting controls may seem like creature comforts to some, but for tiny patients in Phoenix Children's Hospital’s NICU, they will be an integral part of the road to recovery. Read more.