Author: amanda

How You Can Prevent a Brain Attack?

By: Yuma Regional Medical Center Many in the medical community now use the phrase “brain attack” in place of “stroke.” That’s because strokes have lots in common with heart attacks. A heart attack happens when an artery that delivers blood to the heart becomes blocked. Deprived of oxygen and nutrient-rich blood, heart tissue begins to […]

Celebrating Hope and Healing

 Celebrating Hope and Healing is this year’s theme for National Hospital Week.  All week we will share the videos and photos through our communications. And there’s a lot to celebrate! For more than a century, hospitals have played a central role in our nation’s healthcare system, serving as a key community anchor institution caring for […]

Virtual Care II

By: Kerry Luciani, Business Intelligence Manager, Healthcare Resource Group Inc. This year, Medicare (CMS), began paying for virtual care visits under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. As recently published in the fee schedule regulations, this is what we know: THE NEW VIRTUAL VISIT CODE (HCPCS CODE G2012), IS DESCRIBED AS: Brief communication technology-based service, e.g. […]

Nurses Providing Hope and Healing

Yesterday was the official start of National Nurses Week – a chance to honor and recognize the women and men who play such a critical role in health and healthcare across Arizona and around our country. There will be many opportunities to celebrate those nurses at all levels with May 8th being National Student Nurse Day and […]

The Cards Nurses Really Play

It’s almost the start of National Nurses Week – a chance to honor and recognize the women and men who play such a critical role in health and healthcare across Arizona. In the blog below, Julia Strange, AzHHA Board member and Benson Hospital CEO, shares the important and various roles nurses play in healthcare. The healthcare industry […]

New Study Proves the Physician-Shortage Bill Would Drive the State’s Economy and Patient Access to Care

In an effort to discover how the passage of a legislative proposal to combat the state’s severe physician shortage would affect the state’s economy and patient access to care, AzHHA commissioned an independent economic-impact study, which was released last week. At a high level, it shows “the state and rural areas could realize significant economic […]

Five Keys: A More Successful Approach to Treating Opioid Addiction

By John Sorboro, MD, ABPN, Chief Medical Officer, Behavioral Health, for Health Services Advisory Group Traditional psychosocial treatments for addictions—such as 12-step programs—can be successful tools, but unfortunately, they often fail. The failure is in part because 12-step therapy relies on an appeal to a “higher power,” despite the fact that many patients lack religious […]