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Arizona Health Care

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The Arizona Department of Health Services offers efficient health care services and education to the people of Arizona to enhance the health and living standards of the community. The Department of Health Services is actively implementing many health regulation services and policies to ensure optimum health benefits to the people. The various agencies and divisions that work under the department are Arizona State Hospital, Public Health Services, Behavioral health Services, State Laboratory Services, Licensing Services, and Vital Records. Several programs are implemented to promote superior health standards, including disease prevention and control, behavioral health programs, community and environmental health promotion, efficient emergency services and regulation of hospitals, nursing homes and other health care centers.


Hospitals in Arizona


Arizona has many well equipped and well manned hospitals including nationally ranked and high performance specialties that efficiently serve the entire community and are also one of the major employers of the state.

Major Hospitals in Arizona

  • Arizona State Hospital - Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona
  • Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale - Scottsdale, Arizona, Maricopa County
  • Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center - Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona
  • University of Arizona Medical Center - Tucson, Arizona, Pima County,
  • Banner Estrella MediEmergencycal Center - Phoenix, Arizona, Maricopa County
  • Saint Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center - Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona
  • Banner Desert Medical Center - Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona
  • Mercy Gilbert Medical Center - Gilbert, Maricopa County, Arizona
  • John C. Lincoln Health Network - Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona
  • Banner Gateway Medical Center - Gilbert, Maricopa County, Arizona
  • Chandler Regional Hospital - Chandler, Maricopa County, Arizona
  • Banner Health Center - Payson, Gila County, Arizona
  • Flagstaff Medical Center - Flagstaff, Coconino County, Arizona
  • Banner Del E Webb Memorial Hospital – Sun City West, Arizona
  • Banner Boswell Medical Center (former Boswell Memorial Hospital) - Sun City, Arizona
  • Banner Thunderbird Medical Center - Glendale, Maricopa County, Arizona

Arizona State Hospital

The Arizona State Hospital is the only publicly owned and operated hospital located in a 93 acres campus in Phoenix, Arizona. The hospital is one of the best insane asylum hospitals that treat most severely mentally ill residents. The hospital prServicesovides a comprehensive medical facilities and many inpatient beds are newly added to the hospital to attend and treat the psychiatric patients who are court ordered to the hospital for treatment.

Contact Details:
2500 E. Van Buren,
Phoenix, AZ 85008,
Phone: (602) 244-1331
Fax: (602) 220-6355
Website: http://www.azdhs.gov/azsh/about.htm

Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic is a non-profit worldwide medical center that provides medical care, research and education to the entire community of Arizona as well as worldwide. The clinic has several major campuses across United States in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. In Arizona, the campus is located in Scottsdale and Phoenix. Mayo Clinic has over 3,300 [1] physicians, researchers and scientists that render their exceptional skills and expertise to serve the entire community. The various departments of the clinic include all medical departments and centers, research centers and programs, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Graduate School, medical products, Mayo School of Continuous Medical Development, health plan administration and healthy living programs.

Contact Details:
Scottsdale:
13400 E. Shea Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ 85259
Phone: 480-301-8000 (General)
Phoenix:
5777 E. Mayo Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85054
Phone: 480-515-6296 or 480-342-2000 (General)
Website: http://www.mayoclinic.org

Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center

The Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center is a nationally ranked adult speciality hospital and a Level 1 trauma center which is located in Phoenix, Arizona. The hospital is equipped with advanced technologies and efficient staffs that provide medical and emergency services and is also one of the top teaching hospitals. Some of the notable and superior services offered by the hospital include high-risk obstetrics, basic cardiac care to technologically advanced treatments such as the left ventricular assist device, or LVAD, advanced treatments to patients with diseases, disorders and injuries of the brain, spine and nervous system, and top transplant services. The hospital provide high performance in Geriatrics, Cancer Care, Cardiology and Heart Care, Diabetes & Endocrinology, ENT, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Gynaecology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, Pulmonology and Urology.
There are several affiliated hospitals and campuses located across Arizona.

Contact Details:
1111 E. McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85006
Phone: (602) 839-2000

University of Arizona Medical Center

The University of Arizona Medical Center has been ranked among the best hospitals in the United States of America in Geriatrics by U.S News and World Report. The hospital is located in Tucson, Arizona and provides various medical and surgical facilities to people from all walks of life and is also among the nation’s top teaching, clinical trails and research hospitals. The hospital is rated as high performing in adult speciality services, including Cancer, Cardiology and Heart, Diabetes & Endocrinology, ENT, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Gynaecology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, Pulmonology and Urology.

Diamond Children’s is a program integrated by the University of Arizona Medical center to provide medical treatment and tends to the need of children and their families. The Diamond Children’s offer superior services in neonatal, pediatric intensive care, pediatric intensive care and other specialized services as pediatric cancer care.

Contact Details:

The University of Arizona Medical Center - University Campuscross
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
Phone: (520) 694-0111

The University of Arizona Medical Center - South Campus
2800 E. Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ 85713
Phone: (520) 874-2000

For more information on the University of Arizona Medical Center Click here.

Diamond Children's
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
Phone : (520) 694-0111
Website: http://www.uahealth.com/diamondchildrens

Saint Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center

The Arizona Saint Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center is a non-profit hospital and a member of Dignity Heath which is located in the heart of Phoenix. The hospital is ranked among the best hospital in the United States of America in Neurology and Neurosurgery. It is also rated as high performing in Geriatrics, Orthopedics and Pulmonology. In addition to providing comprehensive health care and medical services, the hospital also offers humanitarian, social and support services especially focused on attending to the needs of the poor and the undeserved. St. Joseph’s Foundation is successfully dedicated in raising funds for research, medical education and clinical programs.

Contact Details:
350 West Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85013-4496
(602) 406–3000
Website: https://www.dignityhealth.org/stjosephs/


Blood Banks and Organ donators in Arizona


Several organizations in Alaska are dedicated to provide organ, blood and tissue donations to those in need. The organizations are committed and striving to meet the transplant needs of the people of Arizona.

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Top Blood Banks in Arizona
United Blood Services
Phone: (623) 849-6561
2929 N 75th Ave Ste 5&6 Phoenix, AZ 85033

Biomat USA
Phone: (602) 272-3224
3529 W Mcdowell Rd Phoenix, AZ 85009

Csl Plasma
Phone: (520) 790-0025
4775 S Butterfield Dr Tucson, AZ 85714

Myers Harmon DO Medicine
Phone: (520) 626-6489
1501 N Campbell Ave Tucson, AZ 85724

Blood Systems
Phone: (928) 233-1110
345 S River Run Rd Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Plasma Works
Phone: (928) 556-0284
809 W Riordan Rd Flagstaff, AZ 86001

DCI Biologicals Inc
Phone: (928) 773-1334
1250 S Plaza Way # C Flagstaff, AZ 86001

ZLB Plasma Svc
Phone: (480) 894-1338
1000 E Broadway Rd Tempe, AZ 85282

ZLB Plasma Svc
Phone: (480) 968-6139
1334 E Broadway Rd # 102 Tempe, AZ 85282

Blood Systems Inc
Phone: (480) 946-4201
6210 E Oak St Scottsdale, AZ 85257
United Blood Services
Phone: (866) 771-2888
6220 E Oak St Scottsdale,AZ 85257

Tissue Management Solutions
Phone: (480) 419-6443
14795 N 78th Way # 900
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Talecris Plasma Recources
Phone: (623) 939-0441
5949 W Northern Ave Glendale, AZ 85301

Biomat USA Plasma Ctr
Phone: (623) 937-8021
5242 W Camelback Rd
Glendale, AZ 85301

United Blood Services
Phone: (480) 732-9007
1989 W Elliot Rd Ste 33
Chandler, AZ 85224

IBR Plasma
Phone: (928) 782-2101
1881 S 4th Ave # F
Yuma, AZ 85364

Ruiz & Associates
Phone: (928) 726-1435
1020 S 4th Ave # 217
Yuma, AZ 85364

Talecris Plasma Recources
Phone: (928) 782-2101
1881 S 4th Ave Ste F
Yuma, AZ 85364

Talecris Plasma Resources
Phone: (928) 782-3238
1881 S 4th Ave Yuma, AZ 85364

Donor Network of Arizona

Donor Network of Arizona (DNA) is non-profit, federally recognized organ procurement and a tissue and eye recovery organization for the state of Arizona.Under the assistance of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), DNA has been successfully providing organs regionally and nationally. There are five organ transplant centers operated by DNA in Arizona. DNA is diligently serving the people in need by providing organs, tissues, cornea and also offer heart, lung, kidney, pancreas and liver transplants. DNA provides education and awareness of organ donation, assist the donor families and also offer recovery services. DNA works concurrently with several equipped hospitals and transplant centers to accomplish the mission to save lives of people in need through organ, tissue and cornea donation.

Contact Details:
Phone: (602)-222-2200 or 1800-94-DONOR
Website: http://www.dnaz.org/Home.aspx

Also read: Arizona Hospital Compare


Nursing Homes in Arizona


Arizona offers some of the best five star rated nursing homes in the United States. The nursing homes are rated by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for their overall services in nurse staffing, quality of medical care and cost effective. Almost all the nursing homes provide for medicare and medicaid services.
residentsseniorsImage source: http://www.aznciaboard.us/

Some Five Star Rated Nursing Homes in Arizona:

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Advanced Health Care of Scottsdale
9846 North, 95 Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Phone: (480) 214-4200
Number of Medicare/Medicaid beds: 38
Continuing Care Retirement Community: No

Arizona grand Senior Living Community
4602 North 24Th Street,
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: (602) 954-9178
Number of Medicare/Medicaid beds: 36
Continuing Care Retirement Community: Yes

Arizona State Veteran Home-Tucson
555 East Ajo Way,
Tucson, AZ 85713
Phone: (520) 638-2150
Number of Medicare/Medicaid beds: 120
Continuing Care Retirement Community: No

Beatitudes campus
1712 West Glendale Avenue,
Phoenix, AZ 85021
Phone: (602) 995-2611
Number of Medicare/Medicaid beds: 72
Continuing Care Retirement Community: Yes
Acacia Health Center
4555 East Mayo Blvd,
Phoenix, AZ 85050
Phone: (480) 384-5600
Number of Beds: 38
Continuing care retirement community: Yes

Acuity Speciality Hospital of Arizona
215 South Power Road,
Mesa, AZ 85206
Phone: (480) 985-6992
Number of Beds: 60
Continuing care retirement community: No

Advanced Health Care of Glendale
16825, North 63 Avenue,
Glendale, AZ 85306
Phone: (602) 732-3400
Number of beds: 54
Continuing Care Retirement Community: No

Advanced Health Care of Mesa
5755 East Main Street,
Mesa, AZ 85205
Phone: (480) 214-2400
Number of Medicare/Medicaid beds: 38
Continuing Care Retirement Community: No

To narrow your search for a Best Nursing Home according to location and quality Click here.

Arizona Health Insurance

The Affordable Care Act, also known as the Obamacare Act requires all individual, including children to get insured or pay a penalty through the Obamacare Tax Penalty based on their taxable annual income and household size. U.S News generally advises the citizens to get insured because unexpected emergency medical expenses can easily bankrupt anyone who is not covered under any insurance. Those people whose income falls below the threshold to file a tax return are exempted from the Obamacare Tax Penalty.

The Obamacare also determines whether the person qualifies for a tax credit or subsidy to pay for the health insurance. To avail the subsidy, it is advised to opt for a health plan that has been approved by the government of Arizona or federally approved. An Exchange Program is provided to the people who are not qualified for a subsidy, otherwise one can buy the many private health insurance plans available in Arizona’s policy marketplace. The official portal to buy Obamacare Health Exchange Plan is Health Insurance Marketplace.

The health care reform has included numerous affordable health insurance options for women, particularly pregnant women. The Affordable Care Act provides affordable coverage and also offers financial assistance to minimize any personal expenses. Legally all health insurance plans must cover maternity, prenatal care visits and newborn care health benefits without any personal out of pocket cost-sharing.


Arizona Health Statistics and Vital Records


The Arizona Bureau of Public Health Statistics
overviews the Population Health and Vital Statistics, Office of Health Registries, Office of Vital Records, Section of Cost Reporting and Discharge Data Review, and Arizona Behavioural Risk Factor Surveillance System. The Office of Vital Records maintains all certified copies of vital records, including birth, death, fetal death and still birth certificates, marriage certificates, divorce certificates in Arizona.

Under the state/federal law, Birth certificates are confidential records maintained by the office of Vital Records. The Center furnishes the certificates to the person named on the certificate parents, son, daughter, sister, brother, grandparents, foster parents or legal representative of the person and the applicant must be 18 years of age or older to obtain the certificates. Certain legal fees are levied to obtain the certificate or additional copies, to search the certificate and also to expedite the process.

Under the state/federal law, Death certificates are confidential records maintained by the office of Vital Records. The Center furnishes the certificate to the spouse, parents, immediate family members, or legal representative of the person. The certificates may be obtained upon payment of the proper fees and the applicant must be 18 years of age or older.

All records and certificates related to marriage and divorce in Arizona are not available from the Office of Vital Records. The records are managed and maintained by the Clerk of the Superior Court in the county where the event occurred.

Contact Details of the Office of Vital Records

1818 W. Adams
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 3887
Phoenix, AZ 85030
Phone: (602) 364-1300
Toll Free: (888) 816-5907
Office hours: 8.00 a.m to 5.00 p.m

Infant Mortality

Infant mortality is defined as the death of an infant at any time from birth but less than one year of life. Infant mortality is divided into two distinct categories; neonatal (from birth to 27 days old) and post-neonatal (from 28 days old but less than one year). A majority of infant deaths occur in the neonatal period. Infant mortality rate in Arizona is calculated by dividing the number of infant deaths by the total sum of live births during a calendar year.

Rate of Infant Deaths per 1000 of Live Births 2000 to 2009


Infant mortality rate
Graph Source: http://www.azdhs.gov/

Leading Causes of Death

The leading causes of death in Arizona from 2003 to 2013 is given below [2].

  • Malignant neoplasms: 11,193
  • Diseases of heart: 10,497
  • Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 3,295
  • Accidents (unintentional injury): 3,137
  • Alzheimer's disease: 2,384
  • Cerebrovascular diseases: 2,047
  • Diabetes: 1,744
  • Alzheimer's disease: 2,384
  • Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis: 1,040
  • Influenza and pneumonia: 724
  • Essential primary hypertension and hypertensive renal disease: 711
  • Parkinson’s disease: 578
  • Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis: 391
  • Assault (homicide): 383
  • Parkinson’s disease: 578

Contact Details:

Arizona Department of Health Services
150 North 18th Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
General and Public Information:
Phone: (602) 542-1025
Fax: (602) 542-0883

Behavioral Health Services
Phone: (602) 364-4558
Fax: (602) 364-4570

Public Health Services
Phone: (602) 542-1025
Fax: (602) 364-3445

Office of the Director
Phone: (602) 542-1025
Fax: (602) 542-1062

Planning & Operations
Phone: (602) 542-1025
Fax: (602) 542-1062

State Laboratory Services
250 North 17th Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Phone: (602) 542-1188
Fax: (602) 542-0760

Also Read: Details on Arizona Department of Health Services


References:
  1. Mayo Clinic
  2. Leading Causes of Death in Arizona

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