Mental Well-Being Has Workplace Valuee

by Jeff Kirke

Creating a work environment that fosters employee productivity is forefront in the minds of many employers I work with in the Phoenix area. While productivity is important, how employers approach it can be different. A holistic approach to employees and their well-being can help create a more productive workforce. Mental well-being plays a significant role in an individual’s … [More]

Why Hospitals Must Seek Scale

by Ken Kaufman

Each day seems to bring a new outcry that hospitals are attempting to get bigger to raise prices. A recent article, for example, said that hospitals are “behemoths” that are “throwing their weight around”… and have “essentially banished competition and raised prices for hospital admissions.” Reading these articles, you would think it was 1985, rather than closing in on … [More]

Small Businesses Gain the Buying Power of Big Corporations in Healthcare Benefits

by Mike Hunter

CarynHealth, the small-business association health plan brand of Association Health Plans of America, LLC, offers an “association in the box,” the next-generation approach to the small employer healthcare marketplace. AHPA was formed to meet the breakthrough opportunity provided by the Association Health Plan regulation recently put forth by the U.S. Department of Labor … [More]

DoL Offers New Tool to Help Employers Understand Mental Health Issues

by Mike Hunter

The U.S. Department of Labor has launched a new resource that helps employers better understand mental health issues, and provides valuable information and guidance for employers on strategies for recruiting, hiring, retaining, and advancing people with disabilities in the workplace. Created in coordination with the Department’s Office of Disability Employment Policy and its … [More]

New Med School Augments Phoenix’s ‘MedTown’ Triangle

by Mike Hunter

On what has been part of the parking lot for Park Central, the mid-town Phoenix mall on Central Avenue, Creighton University will be building a two-story, 180,000-square-foot medical school and student residences. The four-year health sciences campus is part of the adaptive reuse of the Southwest’s first enclosed shopping mall; Creighton is taking the southeast corner of the … [More]