Wagner: Banner hospital unwanted, unneeded in Scottsdale

By Shirley Wagner | Scottsdale: My relationship with HonorHealth goes back to 1977, when I started working at Scottsdale Memorial Hospital as a nuclear medicine technologist. The system has had name changes over the years, but quality patient care has always been the top priority. Physicians that practice at the hospital are innovative and forward […]

North Scottsdale needs more doctors and nurses, not another hospital

By Sasha Weller, President, Scottsdale Fire Fighters Association Why is the Scottsdale Fire Fighters Association opposing Banner Health’s proposed new hospital and helipad near Hayden and the Loop 101? The short answer is quality healthcare is dependent on healthy hospitals. North Scottsdale already has great medical care. An unneeded hospital puts that quality care in […]

Arizona facing doctor shortage

Dr. Cheryl O’Malley is on the front line, teaching students at the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine what they need to know to become doctors. She’s also doing her best to address the physician shortage across the state. “Whether it takes a little longer to get to the appointment you needed, it might be […]

AZ has 9th lowest rate of nurses per capita in the country

On average, approximately 195,400 openings for registered nurses are projected from 2021-2031, according to the United States National Bureau of Labor Statistics. Burnout, lack of educators, and an aging workforce are all contributing factors to the country’s nursing shortage – which only continues to grow, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic. To provide a better understanding […]