Author: amanda

It’s Baaaaack

Ready or not, it’s flu season again here in Arizona. At least 30 cases have already been reported in our state, which is about 30 percent higher than the same time period last year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “recommends people get vaccinated by the end of October because it takes about two […]

Here Comes the Sun(screen)

It’s officially fall in the desert, so you know what that means? Everyone is heading OUTSIDE either walking, hiking, biking or just simply enjoying a patio meal. But don’t be fooled, even though there might be a cooler breeze in the air, those steamy rays are still blazing. If you put on sunscreen before you […]

AzHHA Partners with APIC to Celebrate International Infection Prevention Week

In recognition of the important role consumers and healthcare providers both play in infection prevention, the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association has partnered with The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) to promote International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW), October 14-20. To celebrate IIPW and this year’s theme of Protecting Patients Everywhere, APIC […]

Five Tips to Prevent the Flu this Season

Autumn ranks as our country’s favorite season, but even it has its downside – namely, seasonal flu. “People tend to minimize the flu,” said Sharon Lee, FNP-C, Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, YRMC PhysicianCare Family and Internal Medicine in Prescott Valley. “The flu is more than a bad cold that keeps you down for a few days. It can be […]

Post Acute Care 101

The Basics (Part 1 of 2) Many hospital stays are transitioned to a recovery scenario requiring rehabilitative support, otherwise known as “post-acute care.” Post-acute care continues the healing process from an illness or injury, and may be short- or long-term, depending on the patient’s situation. The process of selecting post-acute care can be daunting. During a […]

Thoughtful Life Conversations

You can help transform how we talk about dying in America — changing us from a culture that doesn’t talk about crucial end-of-life concerns to one that does. We invite communities of every faith to join us for the Conversation Sabbath this October 26 – November 4, 2018. It’s a simple idea: We are inviting clergy leaders across […]

Behavioral Healthcare Critical to Arizona’s “Healthiest State” Mission

Here at AzHHA, our No. 1 focus is on making Arizona the Healthiest State in the Nation. While we’ve made significant strides, serious challenges remain. Among them is the need to find better and more sustainable ways of preventing, treating and managing behavioral healthcare needs of Arizonans. For decades, behavioral healthcare issues were thought of as […]

Vote For The Health Of It

Time is running out if you plan to vote in this year’s general election. You must register by October 9th to be eligible and that is only five days away! And make no mistake, this is an incredibly important election and one that is likely to effect health and health care in our state. This […]

Understanding Everyday Stress and Mental Health

Today’s blog comes from, Gregory Jahn, President of St. Luke’s Behavioral Health Center. St. Luke’s Behavioral Health Center, a 124-bed behavioral health facility located on the campus of St. Luke’s Medical Center in Phoenix, with an outpatient center in the East Valley. St. Luke’s has been serving the mental health and substance abuse needs of […]

Medicare and End of Life Care

For the past several years, the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association’s Thoughtful Life Conversations (TLC) program has been working to do community outreach and education across the state about the importance of planning for end-of-life care. Another focus has been to provide education for healthcare professionals, doctors, nurses, and social workers, on how to initiate […]