MeMD Addresses Needs of Trucking Companies Nationwide


Trucking and transportation companies across the country now can access on-demand virtual healthcare through a new partnership between national telehealth provider MeMD and the Healthy Transportation Foundation (HTF), a national not-for-profit foundation advocating and supporting health and well-being of professional truck drivers. The partnership, part of HTF’s Shift Into … [More]

Arizona Partners with Ability360, The Arc, Special Olympics and DES to Expand Vaccinations

Arizona Department of Health Services

Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) today announced a new targeted effort to ensure individuals with disabilities have quick, easy access to COVID-19 vaccination appointments. Arizona is partnering with Ability360 and The Arc, organizations that empower individuals with disabilities and support their full inclusion in the community, and the Special Olympics to hold … [More]

Autism Center Expands Services; Addresses Mental Health Concerns for Individuals with Autism

Devereux Arizona

With the ever-increasing prevalence of mental health disorders worldwide, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Arizona’s Autism Center is expanding its service model by using the latest evidence of comorbid psychiatric disorders to better address behavioral and mental health concerns for individuals living with autism spectrum disorder. Among the changes, Devereux Arizona is … [More]

State Farm Stadium Vaccination Site Moving into Gila River Arena

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Arizona’s largest vaccination site at State Farm Stadium, described as a “national model” by President Biden, will transition to an indoor site at Gila River Arena in Glendale on Friday, April 23 as temperatures heat up in Arizona. Home to the Arizona Cardinals, the State Farm Stadium site has administered more than 632,000 doses since … [More]

Vālenz Announces Acquisition of Kozani Health


Vālenz® announced today it has acquired Kozani Health, integrating a new and innovative means for self-funded employers and the self-insured community to control costs across the life of a claim. Kozani Health, which provides customized solutions to meet the challenges of paying medical claims appropriately, joins the ever-expanding Valenz ecosystem of data and solutions as … [More]

Ducey Eases Restrictions on Elective Surgeries and Long-Term Care Facilities

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Governor Doug Ducey today rescinded three Executive Orders issued during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic: “With nearly three and a half million vaccine doses administered across Arizona, we’re on track to fighting off the pandemic and returning to normal,” said Governor Ducey. “At the beginning of the pandemic, we took necessary measures to protect vulnerable … [More]

Health & Your People

by RaeAnne Marsh

“The COVID pandemic has turned the healthcare industry upside down," says Brian Riveland, M.D., Arizona medical director at Devoted Health. That’s true of every aspect of life as we’ve experienced it, of course. In healthcare, delivery has had to rapidly adapt and change to meet the needs of patients with disparate income levels, social circumstances, and a wide range of … [More]

The Ongoing Role of COVID-19 Testing 

by Ruth Seigel

An unexpected, unwelcome and unpredictable guest arrived in 2020 threatening our personal lives and business livelihood — SARS-CoV-2, or what is commonly known as COVID-19. Information regarding this virus shifts daily as world health and government leaders tackle issues related to its transmission, diagnosis, treatment, eradication, et cetera.  Top infectious disease … [More]

Reduce Healthcare Disparities among Employees 

by Patty Starr and Craig Kurtzweil 

Over the past year, especially during the pandemic, we’ve seen an increased number of employers interested in having conversations about health equity and disparities in care. And everyone needs to have those conversations … even if they’re uncomfortable. A recent white paper by the Health Action Council and UnitedHealthcare, “Finding the Uncommon,” finds companies that … [More]

Arizona’s Surge Line – A Case Study of Success

from doctors who worked on the project, listed at the end of this article

A year ago this month, Central Logic, the industry innovator in enterprise visibility and tools to accelerate access to care, announced a first-in-the-nation statewide agreement with the Arizona Department of Health Services to power a new Regional Access Center, leveraging Central Logic’s technology. The Access Center has been successful in ensuring all the state’s patients … [More]

Frances Ducar, Healthcare Solutions Centers

from Frances Ducar

Almost everything now is seen through the lens of COVID-19, from work to entertainment to family. Perhaps the most impacted is healthcare itself. In March of 2020 Arizona healthcare providers and systems had to dramatically adapt to the fear that the Coronavirus would develop into the next 1918 Spanish Flu.  Lacking PPE, most healthcare providers quickly transformed to … [More]

Integrative Healthcare – The Ideal Benefit for 2021

by Bill Gianoukos

Keeping healthy was the goal of 2020. Employers took a closer look at their healthcare benefits and made additions and adjustments to help employees stay healthy. This goal continues in 2021. However, one of the most difficult aspects of providing employees with health benefits that are both easy to navigate and cost-effective is dealing with an overly complicated health … [More]

Bioscience and Healthcare Contribute to a Healthy Economy

by Mike Hunter

As an economic sector locally, bioscience and healthcare is strong and growing.  In the City of Phoenix (not the metropolitan area; just the city), there is more than $3 billion in bioscience healthcare facilities under construction or in the final design pipeline. This will bring to market over the next two years more than 4.4 million square feet of new facilities and 7,000 … [More]

Expansion Underway for Banner Gateway Medical Center in Gilbert

by Mike Hunter

McCarthy Building Companies recently broke ground on the $243-million, 351,000-square-foot Banner Gateway Medical Center Tower and Emergency Department expansion and renovation project, located at 1900 N. Higley Road in Gilbert, Ariz. The expansion essentially doubles the size of the medical center campus, addressing growing needs for women and infant care and cancer care by … [More]

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) is working to make a difference and is committed to helping Arizonans get healthier faster and stay healthier longer. With a focus on connecting people with the care they need, we offer health insurance and related services to more than 1.7 million customers. Through advanced clinical programs and community outreach, BCBSAZ is … [More]

Embry Health

Embry Health operates the widest network of COVID-19 test locations in the State of Arizona. In March 2020, CEO Raymond Embry saw the toll COVID-19 was taking on his community, so he pivoted resources from Embry Women’s Health clinic in Mesa and began offering free* PCR COVID testing to the public.  Today, Embry Health has more than 1,000 employees and more than 70 … [More]

Equality Health

Equality Health is a Phoenix-based whole-health delivery system focused on transforming value-based care delivery with population-specific programs that improve access, quality and member trust. Through an integrated technology and services platform, culturally competent provider network and personalized care model, Equality Health helps managed care plans and healthcare … [More]


Fennemore’s client-focused approach means that in today’s complex and constantly evolving business and legal landscape, we aggressively protect the legal interests of the companies we serve, while identifying endless opportunities. As a law firm with 135-plus-years of storied history in Arizona and the Mountain West, and now California, Fennemore lets clients safely assume – … [More]

Healthcare Solutions Centers

Healthcare Solutions Centers, LLC (HCS) provides employers and their employees with exceptional and unique healthcare through our on-site, near-site and shared healthcare clinics. HCS assists your company reduce its overall healthcare costs and expenses, while improving the well-being of your workforce and attracting and retaining top talent.  Employers want healthcare that … [More]


To stay alive over the last year, your business has had to incorporate new protocols to keep your team and customers physically safe. However, the ongoing trauma-level stress which has assaulted your team neurologically corrodes the underlying sense of psychological safety. The perception of safety is a critical cornerstone in having the mental and physical capacity to focus … [More]

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