It’s Baaaaack

Ready or not, it’s flu season again here in Arizona. At least 30 cases have already been reported in our state, which is about 30 percent higher than the same time period last year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “recommends people get vaccinated by the end of October because it takes about two weeks for a person’s body to create the antibodies needed … Continue reading It’s Baaaaack

Post Acute Care 101

Finding the Right Providers (Part 2 of 2) In our last post on post-acute care, we explored the basics of what post-acute care is, including the four types of environments in which patients recuperate after they are discharged from the hospital. And, most importantly, AZHHA armed you with the Post-Acute Care Patient Placement Guide, an easy-to-use decision-making tree, to help consumers and health care professionals … Continue reading Post Acute Care 101

AzHHA Partners with APIC to Celebrate International Infection Prevention Week

In recognition of the important role consumers and healthcare providers both play in infection prevention, the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association has partnered with The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) to promote International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW), October 14-20. To celebrate IIPW and this year’s theme of Protecting Patients Everywhere, APIC has expanded the resources for both patients and healthcare professionals … Continue reading AzHHA Partners with APIC to Celebrate International Infection Prevention Week

Five Tips to Prevent the Flu this Season

Autumn ranks as our country’s favorite season, but even it has its downside – namely, seasonal flu. “People tend to minimize the flu,” said Sharon Lee, FNP-C, Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, YRMC PhysicianCare Family and Internal Medicine in Prescott Valley. “The flu is more than a bad cold that keeps you down for a few days. It can be dangerous, especially for children and older adults.” Who should get … Continue reading Five Tips to Prevent the Flu this Season

Post Acute Care 101

The Basics (Part 1 of 2) Many hospital stays are transitioned to a recovery scenario requiring rehabilitative support, otherwise known as “post-acute care.” Post-acute care continues the healing process from an illness or injury, and may be short- or long-term, depending on the patient’s situation. The process of selecting post-acute care can be daunting. During a time when you and your loved ones are already on … Continue reading Post Acute Care 101

Thoughtful Life Conversations

You can help transform how we talk about dying in America — changing us from a culture that doesn’t talk about crucial end-of-life concerns to one that does. We invite communities of every faith to join us for the Conversation Sabbath this October 26 – November 4, 2018. It’s a simple idea: We are inviting clergy leaders across Arizona to “preach or teach” about the vital importance of … Continue reading Thoughtful Life Conversations