TESTING UPDATE: Pre-Register for Free Surge Testing

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Tomorrow is the last day to take advantage of free COVID-19 surge testing at sites operated by the Department of Health and Human Services in Maricopa County. Testing is available at two sites: South Mountain Park, 10919 S. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85042 Maryvale High School, 3415 N. 59th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85033 Arizonans can pre-register HERE. Plenty Of Tests … [More]

Collaboration Meant to Vastly Expand COVID-19 Testing Capacity in Arizona

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

A strategic collaboration with Sonora Quest Laboratories, the market share leader in diagnostics laboratory testing in Arizona, the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and PerkinElmer, Inc. (NYSE: PKI), a global leader committed to innovating for a healthier world, to expand testing in Arizona. The collaboration helps catapult COVID-19 diagnostic testing capacity well … [More]

ADHS and ASU Announce Partnership to Increase COVID-19 Testing in Arizona

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and Arizona State University (ASU) announced a new partnership today that will increase COVID-19 diagnostic testing in Arizona. ASU will launch several testing sites that will provide free saliva diagnostic testing for COVID-19 in high-need underserved communities around the state. The testing will begin this Saturday, July 11 in … [More]

As COVID-19 Cases Spike, Nurses Need More Than PPE

by Mike Hunter

Across the U.S., coronavirus infection rates are surging, with no end in sight. If you're a nurse, you may feel like you're sinking. Sure, you soldier on, working long shifts, comforting desperately ill patients, grieving losses, and protecting yourself as best you can. But Rich Bluni says all the PPE in the world can't protect a nurse's spirit. "It's that sense of purpose … [More]

Has the World Forgotten Healthcare Workers? (What Leaders Can Do to Keep the Support Coming)

by Gary R. Simonds, MD, MHCDS, and Wayne M. Sotile, PhD

For a while, the whole world was celebrating healthcare professionals. The news and social media were filled with heartwarming videos of entire cities of people cheering and clapping to show their gratitude for frontline workers. Lately, not so much. Our national focus seems to have shifted to other issues, but COVID-19 isn't going anywhere—and neither is the need to support … [More]

Arcadia Pharmacy Chosen as COVID-19 Testing Site

Metier Pharmacy

Metier Pharmacy is offering free COVID-19 test collection that began May 12, 2020 in select pharmacies across the U.S. Metier Pharmacy has been successful in streamlining wait times and the testing process and making sure eligible persons are successfully tested. “We are extremely proud to be a part of this community service.  With the pandemic reaching new levels here in … [More]

Stay on Top of Your Health during COVID-19

By Dr. Cary Schnitzer

Let’s face it: even before the current pandemic, many of us had apprehension about going to the doctor for check-ups and routine care. As a Chief Medical Officer with many years of experience helping people in the Valley live healthier lives, I’ve certainly seen my share of patients who are nervous going to the doctor. Now, with health authorities and physicians asking … [More]

HR Pros Should Be Investing in Sleep

by John Letter

In today’s business climate, HR professionals are responsible for much more than hiring candidates, managing conflicts and enforcing labor laws; they are the lifeblood of an organization, often helping to define its culture, improve its efficiencies and foster a healthy workplace environment. As such, HR professionals are also responsible for the often nebulous task of employee … [More]

Loneliness Solutions during COVID-19: Healthcare Orgs Turn to AZ Startup

by Christina Rice

We are all now familiar with the loneliness that results from social distancing. But for many on Medicare and Medicaid, loneliness isn’t anything new. Arizona-based startup Pyx Health aims to solve that problem by improving loneliness and the negative effects it has on a person’s social determinants of health (SDOH), from having shelter to buying groceries. The company has … [More]

Arizona Testing Blitz Continues this Saturday, May 30

Arizona Department of Health Services

Governor Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Health Services have partnered with the community to expand COVID-19 testing for Arizonans. Again, this Saturday, several community providers will be participating in the Arizona Testing Blitz. Below is information on where to find the COVID-19 testing sites, hours of operation, and information about pre-registration. … [More]