Stories tagged: "hospitals"


Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey answers a question at a news conference attended by U.S. Census Director Steven Dillingham and other state leaders to urge Arizonans to participate in the nation's once-a-decade census population count Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Phoenix. Ending the 2020 census at the end of September instead of the end of October, could cost Florida and Montana congressional seats and result in Texas, Florida, Arizona, Georgia, and North Carolina losing $500 million in federal funding for healthcare for its neediest residents. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool)
Ducey Commits to Keeping State Open Despite Rise in COVID-19 Cases

The number of deaths reported daily in Arizona peaked in mid-July, when more than 90 COVID-19 related deaths were being recorded on a daily basis.

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Arizona Supreme Court to Decide on Surprise Billing Ballot Measure by Friday

The measure would add protections for patients with pre-existing conditions, end surprise billing, raise hospital inspection standards, and increase wages for healthcare workers.

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Arizona Has Fewer Than 200 ICU Beds Available

Arizona’s availability of beds isn’t the only resource being stressed. Hospitals have asked workers from other cities and states to help keep things moving.

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Hospitals in Arizona Asked to ‘Fully Activate’ After Steady Climb of COVID-19 Cases Over Two Weeks

Hospitals have once again been asked to postpone elective surgeries in order to save room for coronavirus patients.

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Chinese American Group Donates 30K Masks to Arizona Hospitals, Says More to Come

Chinese American COVID-19 Relief AZ has raised enough money to purchase and ship 100,000 medical masks to Arizona hospitals in need.

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Nurses Feel Conflicted About Their Jobs As Supply Shortages Put Their Lives At Risk

Hospitals and clinics across the United States have struggled to stay afloat amid a crippling shortage of personal protective equipment.