Monthly Archive: July 2010

The Word Is Out In Tucson Health Care Circles

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It was good to see our client Danville Children’s Medical Center get some early notice from the Tucson press last weekend.

Arizona Daily Star reporter, Dale Quinn, got wind of the hospital’s imminent opening this fall and focused his piece on two important contributions Danville Children’s is making to the community. One being the addition of a step down, or long term care facility for kids—something families have to drive to Phoenix for at present. Two, Danville Children’s will be hiring dozens of medical professionals including registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nursing assistants.

Quinn interviewed Chris Hatton, the medical center’s chief financial officer, for the story and Hatton really brings home one of Danville Children’s key points of difference.

“We’re going to provide an environment where the caregivers for these children can learn within our facility how to care for their children,” Hatton said.

Children with a chronic illness or a serious injury can need special treatment and medical equipment, and providing such care can present a challenge to parents without medical training, Hatton said.

“We’re hoping to provide that opportunity where the nursing staff can interface and train those caregivers how to operate the equipment and how to interact with the children,” Hatton said.

In other words, when a child is seriously ill, the whole family needs care.