October 7, 2014

AZ Business Magazine

AZ Nurses Association Endorses Prop. 480

The Arizona Nurses Association (AzNA) has announced its strong support for ‘Yes on 480,’ giving the campaign another boost of momentum and the backing of a major health care group. AzNA’s mission is to promote and advance professional nursing in Arizona and the group points out that Maricopa Medical Center is a premier teaching and training ground for nurses.

Proposition 480 would make upgrades to the public teaching hospital and ensure more physicians and nurses get the training they need to treat the next generation of residents in Maricopa County.

“Maricopa Medical Center is Maricopa County’s only public teaching hospital and a training ground for many nurses throughout the Valley,” said Robin Schaeffer, Executive Director of the AzNA. “Over the years, they have found ways to offer exceptional training and do more with less, but the facility is more than 40 years old and based on an obsolete design. Our community is also faced with needs for increased behavioral health, improved clinics, and comprehensive health centers. The Arizona Nurses Association is encouraging a ‘Yes’ vote on Proposition 480.”

Proposition 480, which is on the Nov. 4th ballot, would make critical upgrades and modernize MIHS that includes a Level One trauma center, the highly acclaimed Arizona Burn Center, a new behavioral health center for seriously mentally ill, a world-class teaching hospital and 11 community health centers across the Valley.

Visit www.Yeson480.com for more details about the campaign.