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AHCCCS CRS Patients May Soon Choose to Receive In-Network Care at Phoenix Children’s

Beginning on October 1, 2018, most AHCCCS Children’s Rehabilitative Services (CRS) members will be enrolled in one of the seven AHCCCS Complete Care (ACC) plans. ACC plan members may choose to receive care from any community provider contracted as an in-network provider with their ACC plan. Phoenix Children’s is contracted as an in-network provider with five of the seven ACC plans, including Care 1st, Steward Health Choice Arizona, Banner University Family Care, Mercy Care and UnitedHealthcare Community Plan. Phoenix Children’s continues to work with the other ACC plans to have its care and facilities in-network with these plans.
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Phoenix Children’s Celebrates Milestone Anniversary

“Our 35th anniversary provides an opportunity to acknowledge the commitment and sacrifice of the people who helped us overcome our challenges and come out on the other side,” said Robert. L. Meyer, President and CEO of Phoenix Children’s, who joined Phoenix Children’s in 2002 and helmed the organization’s expansion. “We are grateful for employees, providers and donors who banded together to serve our children – even in uncertain times.”
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Phoenix Children’s Opens Arizona’s First-Ever Sports Physical Therapy Clinics Specifically for Kids, Teens and Young Adults

Phoenix Children’s Sports Medicine program is opening sports physical therapy facilities specifically aimed at patients’ ages four to 30. The program will open two clinics in the Valley this fall, in Gilbert and North Phoenix, which will be the first Arizona sports physical therapy clinics designed for pediatric and young adult populations. The facilities will offer everything from return-to-sports readiness care, to cupping and dry needling.
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For the Fifth Time Phoenix Children’s Earns Top Rating From The Society of Thoracic Surgeons’ Congenital Heart Surgery Database

On the heels of receiving a top 10 ranking for its heart surgery and cardiology programs from U.S. News & World Report, Phoenix Children’s has earned the top rating of three stars by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for the fifth time in a row. The newest rating is based on congenital cardiothoracic surgery outcomes data for the period from January 2014 through December 2017. The Cardiothoracic Surgery team at Phoenix Children's is one of just 12 programs in North America to earn this rating out of 119 participating programs.
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Top Adult Congenital Cardiologist Wayne J. Franklin, MD, Joins Phoenix Children’s

The Phoenix Children’s Heart Center, a top 10 program for pediatric cardiology and pediatric heart surgery as ranked by US News & World Report, is proud to announce Wayne J. Franklin, MD, as Co-Director of the Heart Center, Director of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease program and Chair of Adult Medicine at Phoenix Children’s.
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Well-Being and Positive Culture Among Top Perks Phoenix Children’s Employees Enjoy

Phoenix Children’s is recently acknowledged with three top-employer awards, proving dedication to employee satisfaction. For the fifth year in a row, the Hospital is recognized by Becker’s Healthcare as one of “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare,” and is the only Arizona hospital on the list. The organization is also the only hospital awarded in the large business category of the Phoenix Business Journal’s Valley’s Healthiest Employers 2018 Awards, and it received a platinum ranking for Maricopa County’s Healthy Arizona Worksites Program.
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Excellence Hits Epidemic Proportions as Phoenix Children’s Celebrates Outstanding Nurses During National Nurses Week

They’re grace under fire working long hours, making split-second life-changing decisions, while offering unending comfort and support to patients and families who face enormous healthcare challenges. In fact, when patients and their families recount their experiences at Phoenix Children’s, their nursing team is often the first to receive their admiration and gratitude.
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