Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association Archives

Healthcare leaders form Health System Alliance of Arizona

Banner Health President and CEO Peter Fine will serve as chairman of the Health System Alliance of Arizona.

Arizona has a new healthcare association that could become a powerhouse. The state’s four largest health systems — Banner Health, Dignity Health, HonorHealth and Tenet Healthcare Corp., which owns Abrazo Community Health Network — have united to form the Health System Alliance of Arizona. All four healthcare organizations left the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association… Read More →

AzHHA CEO sees encouraging trends in Arizona healthcare

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When he arrived in Arizona in 2013, Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association President and CEO Greg Vigdor brought more than 30 years of experience in the evolving and ever-changing healthcare industry. With two years in Arizona under his belt, Az Business magazine sat down with Vigdor to hear his thoughts on industry trends and challenges,… Read More →

Clinical trials change Arizona’s bioscience, business sectors

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Last November, Arizona voters resoundingly passed Prop. 303 making it legal in Arizona for companies and physicians to provide terminally ill patients the “right to try” investigational drugs or therapies outside an FDA approved clinical trial.    While it sounded good in the short description provided to voters, in reality, it is unlikely to provide… Read More →

Experts share ‘wins and losses’ on Arizona state budget

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Alberta Charney said she hasn’t heard much outrage from the business community over Arizona’s latest budget. “Maybe we are used to it,” said the research economist at the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona. “We have seen so many cuts over the years.” The fiscal 2016 budget is no different. Gov. Doug Ducey… Read More →

Brewer faces choice on Arizona health exchange

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Gov. Jan Brewer is being pulled one way by major business groups and another by fellow conservatives as she faces a fast-approaching deadline to decide whether to implement a key part of the federal health care law. The decision, due Friday, will determine if Arizona creates a state-run, online marketplace for consumers to use when… Read More →

AzHHA Conference Addresses Challenges Facing Health Care Industry

AzHHA Conference - AZ Business Magazine July/August 2011

The health care industry has undergone its fair share of challenges in the past, but 2011 has proven to be an exceptionally tough year. The difficult climate has set the stage for the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association’s (AzHHA) Annual Membership Conference, which will tackle the challenges head-on with the all-too appropriate theme, Between a… Read More →

AzHHA’s New President And CEO Is Ready To Tackle The Industry’s Challenges

by in AZ Business Magazine | Healthcare

A familiar face has been named the new president and chief executive officer of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (AzHHA). Laurie Liles assumed her new role on Sept. 7, succeeding John Rivers, who will be available as a consultant until his retirement becomes official in January. Selected by the AzHHA board of directors on… Read More →

AzHHA’s 2010 Annual Membership Conference Is Aimed At Helping Members Prepare For Change

by in AZ Business Magazine | Healthcare

With the health care field on the brink of a major upheaval, the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association’s (AzHHA) 2010 Annual Membership Conference offers members information on what to expect in the future. The theme, Bringing the Future into Focus, incorporates a mix of topics and speakers intended to appeal to a diverse hospital audience.… Read More →

Despite Restoring Some Funds, State Budget Cuts Will Hit Arizona Hospitals

State Budget Cuts Will Hit Arizona Hospitals - AZ Business Magazine Sept/Oct 2010

It was looking pretty grim at 1700 W. Washington St., as Gov. Jan Brewer and a badly splintered Arizona Legislature struggled to cobble together a state budget that would have the appearance of being balanced. Taking a follow-the-money tactic, policymakers targeted programs such as education and health care that annually receive large sums of taxpayer… Read More →

Outgoing AzHHA Leader John Rivers Talks About The Past, Present And Future Of Health Care In Arizona

After more than 23 years as president and CEO of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (AzHHA), John Rivers announced he will be stepping down in January of next year. Arizona Business Magazine asked Rivers about his tenure at AzHHA and the challenges facing the health care system. How has the Valley and state’s health… Read More →

Hidden Health Care Tax Hits Workers

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The Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (AzHHA) and the Arizona Chamber Foundation are joining forces to stop what we call a hidden health care tax on businesses and consumers. According to a study released by the Arizona Chamber Foundation, which is associated with the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Arizona employers and the state’s… Read More →

Nursing Shortage Still Plagues Arizona’s Health Care Industry

Nursing Shortage Still Plagues Arizona’s Health Care Industry

Arizona’s nursing shortage is a very serious problem and it is not going away any time soon. The state is going to need approximately 49,000 new registered nurses by 2017 to keep pace with population growth, RNs retiring and nurses lost to attrition, according to the Arizona RN Shortage: 2007 Results, a report published by… Read More →