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Last Day to Register for the AzHHA 2019 Annual Leadership Conference
In celebrating 80 years of healthcare excellence, this year’s event will showcase the latest information on healthcare trends, policy developments, advocacy efforts and leadership strategies. Read

Join AzHFMA in the 7th Annual Women Lead HERe Conference
A one-day conference carefully curated to develop mindful leadership skills, facilitate meaningful connections and inspire professional development. Read

Tis the Season for Flu Shots
Encourage you patients, families and community members to get their flu shot this season. Read

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Oct. 26.
Take part in this month’s Drug Take Back Day to properly dispose of prescription drugs. Read

Point of Pride: Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center
Six years in the making, Summit Healthcare completes its $80-plus million expansion project. Read

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Health and Human Services Proposes Changes Stark and the Anti-kickback Rules
HHS proposes to remove regulatory burdens that hinder collaboration and coordination. Read

AzHHA Welcomes New Marketing and Communications Director
Valley native and communications expert Holly Ward fills new position. Read

AzHHA Leadership Conference Registration Closes Next Week
Register before Oct. 17 to avoid late registration fees. Read

Housing and Healthcare, How Maximize Opportunity Zones
Missed last month’s webinar? Here is your chance to find out what you missed. Read

Point of Pride: UA Center for Rural Health
AzFlex program is awarded a five-year grant to improve access to rural healthcare in Arizona. Read

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AzHHA’s July Hospital Financial Survey Results Are Out
Request the surveys to be sent directly to your inbox each month. Read

AzHHA’s Leadership Conference Room Block is Nearly Full, Reserve Your Trustees' Room Today!
Register your Trustees for this exclusive session designed for member Trustees and Advisory Boards. Read

Together for the Duration, a Program to Educate Healthcare Professionals on Lactation
15 online courses that will help your clinical staff build stronger community partnerships while working with maternal and infant populations. Read

Transforming Your Practice for the Future of Value-Based Care
Value-based care webinar for organizations who work within value-based contracts. Read

Showcase your Organization in the 2020 Arizona Hospital Directory
E&M Consulting will be contacting members on advertising opportunities. Read

Point of Pride: Valleywise Health
Formally known as Maricopa Integrated Health System, Valleywise Health makes its debut. Read

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AzHHA Releases Several DataGen Reports in September
AzHHA sends hospital-specific DataGen reports directly to AzHHA members. Read

Register Your Trustees/Advisory Boards for AzHHA’s 2019 Leadership Conference Today!
Conference opening session to focus on Trustee/Advisory Board responsibilities in CEO transitions. Read

Managed Security Services Make Sense (and Save Dollars)
A webinar geared to have you think differently about monitoring cyber security. Read

6th Annual Health Equity Conference Registration is Closing Soon
The conference is almost sold out—register today! Read

Point of Pride: Copper Queen Community Hospital Opens Health Clinic
The new Bisbee Rural Health Clinic offers imaging, PT, telemedicine and more. Read

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Arizona Insurers to Pay At Least $92.3 Million In ‘MLR’ Rebates This Year
2018 data shows record high amounts in rebates to consumers beginning this month. Read

AzHHA Steps Up Its Role in the Arizona Coalition for Healthcare Emergency Response (AzCHER)
Join the coalition today to enhance your capabilities and preparedness during an emergency. Read

Results from AzHHA’s September Trip to Capitol Hill

Discussions centered on the Medicaid DSH cut delay and ‘surprise billing’ legislation. Read

AzHHA Annual Leadership Conference Room Block Closes Sept. 30

Secure a lower room rate! Reserve your room by Sept. 30. Read

Point of Pride: Vitalant (formerly United Blood Services)
Recognizing the importance of blood donations. Read

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Group Convenes After Gov. Ducey Signs SB1040 into Law
Read this update on the Advisory Committee on Maternal Fatalities and Morbidities’ meeting. Read

New End-of-Life Care Partnership Convenes Sept. 18 to Lead a Statewide Initiative
AzHHA continues to create a roadmap to improve advanced care quality across the nation. Read

Webinar: How to Maximize ‘Opportunity Zones’ and Create Affordable Housing
Find out how the lack of affordable housing impacts healthcare delivery. Read

Reserve Your Stay at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort Today
Enjoy all of the benefits of attending this year’s Annual Leadership Conference. Read

Point of Pride: Mark Marchetti and Roland Knox
Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center will have a new CEO in the New Year. Read

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Southwest Region Continuous Service Readiness Workshop
Learn best practices for improving quality and patient safety within your organization in this 1.5-day event. Read

340B Drug Pricing Program: Opportunities and Responsibilities
If your organization is enrolled in the 340B program or is considering enrollment, don’t miss this webinar. Read

6th Annual Health Equity Conference
Oct. 10 event promotes health equity in Arizona. Read

Stand Up to Falls Symposium and Community Education Event
Learn, network and earn CEUs. Read

Point of Pride: Little Colorado Medical Center
New care center offers patients the services they need in their community. Read

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Download AzHHA's 2019 Legislative Report Today
This is your chance to dissect the state of the healthcare industry, as voted on by the 2019 Legislature. Read

California-Based Union Wants to Increase the Cost of Healthcare Without Improving It
Proposed ballot initiative seeks support for measures already in place in Arizona. Read

Coding Education and Staff Development Resources for HIM Professionals
Series of webinars guaranteed to sharpen your coding skills. Read

AzHHA Releases Latest DataGen Reports and Offers Webinar
AzHHA sends hospital-specific DataGen reports directly to AzHHA members. Read

Point of Pride: Tucson Medical Center, Oro Valley Hospital and Northwest Medical Center
Three Tucson-area hospitals rank as ‘Best Regional Hospitals’ in Arizona. Read

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We’ve Come a Long Way: AzHHA Telemedicine Update
Get the latest information on how Arizona is moving the topic of telehealth forward. Read

AzHHA’s June Hospital Financial Survey Results Are Out
Get a glimpse of the June 2019 data. Read

AzHHA’s ‘Affiliated Partners Program’ Offers Members Useful Resources at Affordable Prices
AzHHA members have access to discounts from thoroughly vetted vendors. Read

Professional and Community Training on Having End-of-Life Conversations
Training across Arizona is available—just ask! Read

Point of Pride: Havasu Regional Medical Center
Despite being hospitalized, Lake Havasu City couple celebrates their 60th wedding anniversary. Read

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Webinars Now Available: Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances
Get ready to e-prescribe opioids by January 2020. Read

AzHHA 2019 Annual Leadership Conference
Check out the line-up of speakers for this year’s conference! Read

New Report Suggests Short-Term Plans Pay out 39% of Premiums on Care
Free one-day training course covers telehealth policy in Arizona. Read

AzHFMA 2019 Fall Conference
The spotlight is on creativity and ‘Fun and Games’ this year. Read

Point of Pride: Maricopa Integrated Health System
8 MIHS employees are finalists in the Phoenix Business Journal’s 2019 Health Care Heroes awards program. Read

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CMS Finalizes FY2020 IPPS and IRF, IPF, LTCH and SNF PPS Rules
AzHHA members will receive facility-specific analyses in the coming weeks. Read

AzHHA HIIN Update
Participating hospitals continue to see improvement in reduction of harm and lives saved. Read

Arizona Telemedicine Policy Symposium
Free one-day training course covers telehealth policy in Arizona. Read

6th Annual Health Equity Conference
Early bird deadline has been extended to Aug. 23. Read

Phoenix Business Journal Healthcare Hero Finalist: AzHHA’s Sandy Severson
PBJ confirms what we at AzHHA have known for years: Sandy is a healthcare hero! Read

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CMS Releases CY2020 OPPS and CY2020 PFS Proposed Rules
CMS proposal includes continued cuts to drugs purchased under the 340B. Read

Register for AzHHA’s 2019 Annual Leadership Conference and Golf Tournament
Early bird registration ends soon. Read

AzHHA Releases Hospital Financial Survey Results
Get a glimpse of the May 2019 data. Read

AzHHA Releases Latest DataGen Reports
AzHHA sends hospital-specific DataGen reports directly to AzHHA members. Read

Point of Pride: LifePoint Health
LifePoint Health hospitals celebrate the system’s 20th anniversary by giving back to the communities they serve. Read

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Senate Finance Leaders Release Proposal to Reduce Prescription Drug Prices
Draft legislation includes changes to both Medicare and Medicaid programs. Read

Debt Ceiling and Budget Agreement Announced
White House, Congress strike a two-year debt ceiling and budget deal. Read

AHCCCS Seeks Comments on Provider Qualification and Enrollment
Comments are due August 30. Read

Success Doesn’t Come Easily. Contribute to the AzHHA PAC Today
AzHHA PAC helps move the needle forward to improve healthcare in our state. Read

Point of Pride: Sierra Tucson
Jamie Vinck has been named one of Arizona’s most influential women. Read

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Energy and Commerce Committee Advances Healthcare-Related Legislation
House E&C Committee passes surprise billing, Medicaid DSH legislation. Read

CSPMP Task Force Convenes to Discuss E-Prescribing Implementation
AZ Board of Pharmacy convenes task force to discuss enhancements and compliance issues. Read

Registration Now Open: 2019 AzHHA Annual Leadership Conference
Take advantage of our early bird registration rates. Read

46th Annual Arizona Rural Health Conference
Register before time runs out. Read

Point of Pride: Tuba City Regional Healthcare Corporation
Patients in the Navajo Nation now can receive chemotherapy. Read

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ADHS Reviews Air Ambulance Regulations
AzHHA encourages ADHS to require prior notification. Read

AzHHA Leads New Partnership to Continue Improving End-of-Life Care
AzHHA will help create a roadmap to improve advanced care quality across the nation. Read

The Future of RBHA Services
AHCCCS to host forums to gather feedback on upcoming changes to RBHA services. Read

Showcase your Organization in the 2020 Arizona Hospital Directory
E&M Consulting will be contacting members on advertising opportunities. Read

Point of Pride: Northwest Medical Center
Arizona’s first hospital to use the world’s smallest heart pump. Read

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Senate HELP Committee Releases Revised Health Cost Legislation
HELP Committee leaders address surprise billing in new amendment. Read

Price Transparency Executive Order Signed by President Trump
Find out what is included in Trump’s executive order on healthcare. Read

Join AzHHA July 17 at the 6th Annual HAI/HAC Prevention Summit
This is a must-attend event for acute-care facilities. Read

6th Annual Health Equity Conference
October 10 event promotes health equity in Arizona. Read

Point of Pride: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

BCBSAZ helps tackle the mental health physician shortage. Read

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Success Doesn’t Come Easily. Contribute to the AzHHA PAC Today.
AzHHA PAC helps move the needle to improve healthcare in our state. Read

AzHHA Comments on the Proposed FY 2020 IRF PPS Rule
Comments call for clarification and stakeholder input. Read

AzHHA Welcomes Two New Members
AzHHA Board of Directors approves membership for Valley Hospital and Avenir Behavioral Health Center at Surprise. Read

Coding Education and Staff Development Resources for HIM Professionals
Series of webinars guaranteed to sharpen your coding skills. Read

AzHHA Releases Latest DataGen Reports
AzHHA sends hospital-specific DataGen reports directly to AzHHA members. Read 

Point of Pride: Yuma Regional Medical Center
Dr. Jacob Schwartz has been appointed President Elect of AzPA. Read

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Supreme Court: HHS DSH Policy Change Violates Medicare Act
HHS must give advance notice and comment period before making changes. Read

AzHHA Hospital Innovation Improvement Network’s Newest Member
Winslow-based Little Colorado Medical Center joins HIIN. Read

Join AzHHA July 17 at the 6th Annual HAI/HAC Prevention Summit
This is a must-attend event for acute care facilities. Read

 Save the Date: AzHHA Annual Leadership Conference
Oct. 23 – 25 at Lowes Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson. Read

Point of Pride: UA Center for Rural Health
Dr. Dan Derksen Named UA College of Medicine ‘Alumni of the Year’. Read 

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Arizona is Experiencing a Hepatitis A Outbreak
ADHS recommends that all at-risk patients be vaccinated for Hepatitis A. Read

AzHHA Releases Hospital Financial Survey Results
Get a glimpse of the March 2019 data. Read

Are you Prepared to Have End-of-Life Conversations?
Thoughtful Life Conversations, an AzHHA program, provides the tools you need to have meaningful conversations with patients. Read

House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Healthcare Bills
Committee hears AzHHA-supported Patient Access Protection ACT. Read

Point of Pride
AZ Big Media releases the 2019 list of Arizona Healthcare Leaders of the year. Read

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Legislative Update: We did it and did it well!
The 54th legislative session has come to an end. Here are some highlights. Read

Senate Committee Releases Draft Legislation on Lowering Healthcare Costs
This bill includes provisions from surprise medical bills to improving patient access to health information. Read

AzHHA  APP Partners with Tryon Clear View Groups
TCVG provides cost-reduction solutions to AzHHA membership. Read

The Hertel Report’s Summer State of the State
AzHHA members receive discounted registration rates to The Hertel Report’s Summer State of the State event covering the hottest trends in Arizona’s healthcare system. Read

Point of Pride: Maricopa Integrated Health System
MIHS announces a new executive vice president/chief medical officer. Read