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]

Valley Behavioral Health Co. Virtually Connecting Youth at Critical Time

Magellan Health, Inc.

Magellan Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: MGLN), one of the nation’s leaders in behavioral health, today announced a virtual program called Stay at Home for MY LIFE (Magellan Youth Leaders Inspiring Future Empowerment) for youth ages 13-23 who have experience with mental health, substance use, juvenile justice and foster-care-related issues. In response to the novel coronavirus … [More]

As ‘Back to Business’ Looms: A CEO’s Experience with the ‘Long Tail’ of COVID-19

Ericho Communications

“I was bedridden for 29 days and literally couldn’t walk from my bedroom to my bathroom without losing my breath.” So began Eric Yaverbaum’s personal experience with COVID-19 in early March. But more than two months after his symptoms first began, he's still short of breath, exhausted, and requires a little more oxygen everyday than was expected from the tank that is now in his … [More]

Local Provider Teams to Offer Free Access to Anxiety Program due to Pandemic

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ), the state's largest locally based health insurer, and Sharecare, the digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place, today announced a collaboration to help all Arizonans better manage stress, anxiety, and burnout. With an estimated 230% increase in worry among Americans due to the pandemic, BCBSAZ is … [More]