Annie Mooney Promoted to Vice President Public Affairs and Advocacy at Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Phoenix, Arizona – (September 28, 2012) Phoenix Children’s Hospital announces the promotion of Annie Mooney to the position of Vice President Public Affairs and Advocacy. Mooney brings more than 20 years of health care and government relations experience to her new role. Prior to joining Phoenix Children’s Hospital, she led the integrated departments of government, community, and public relations for CIGNA HealthCare and served as business and product development leader for Schaller Anderson. Annie served in Arizona Governor Fife Symington’s administration, and has been integrally involved in public policy and political campaigns ranging from gubernatorial to congressional, as well as state-wide initiative and legislative races.
In 2007, Mooney joined Phoenix Children's Hospital as a consultant, creating the government relations department. A year later, she became an employee of the hospital overseeing all aspects of state and federal legislation, appropriations, electioneering and relationship management. Her primary areas of focus include the development of strategic policy initiatives, promoting constituent and employee advocacy for children and pediatric health care, maintaining strong relationships and effective communications, and advancing the organization’s financial stability. She is a respected leader in her field, earning the trust and support of some of the most influential political, corporate, and industry decision makers in Arizona and in Congress.
A native of California, Annie attended Pepperdine University majoring in Business Administration. Board and community affiliations include: Arizona Chamber of Commerce, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association, National Association of Children’s Hospitals, and is a Life Member of the Fiesta Bowl.
“Annie’s focus on state and federal legislation, appropriations and relationship management has contributed significantly to the financial well-being of the Hospital,” said Bob Meyer, President and CEO of Phoenix Children’s. “She was instrumental in securing over $100 million in additional funding to defray the increasing costs associated with uncompensated care,” he added.
About Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Phoenix Children’s Hospital, ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals, is Arizona’s only licensed children’s hospital, providing world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families in Arizona and throughout the Southwest. As one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country with 465 licensed beds, Phoenix Children’s provides care across nearly 50 pediatric specialties. The Hospital is poised for continued growth in quality patient care, research and medical education. For more information about the Hospital, visit www.phoenixchildrens.com.