Spotlight Stories


Alex's Story

25-year-old Alex Zabaski was born with a complex heart condition, and spent most of his childhood in the hospital. He has undergone more than 20 surgeries at Phoenix Children's, three of which were open-heart. Alex shares his story to raise awareness of heart disease. Watch his Story!

Docs that Rock Honored for Quality

PCCN presented the “Innovators of Quality” award to the top 10 groups that have shown high performance against the PCCN quality agenda within the Vision platform. See the winners!

proton beam and brain tumor imagePatients with Cancer at Phoenix Children’s will have Access to Cutting Edge Radiation Therapy in Collaboration with Mayo Clinic, Arizona

Proton pencil beam therapy targets cancerous tumors with great precision.



Phoenix Children’s and St. Joseph’s Announce a Strategic Alliance for Pediatric Care

Phoenix Children’s Hospital and St. Joseph’s are aiming to make Arizona a destination for patients with the most complex and acute healthcare needs. To facilitate the necessary growth, we have agreed to negotiate transferring a substantial portion of St. Joseph’s pediatric services to Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Learn more about the strategic alliance between Phoenix Children's Hospital and St.Joseph's. Watch the video on YouTube.

Respiratory Virus and H1N1 (Swine Flu) – Know the Facts 

There is so much information about this year's flu and H1N1 (Swine Flu) that most parents don't know who to believe. We asked the Infection Control department at Phoenix Children's Hospital to give us the facts about H1N1.


Mia, first trauma center patientThe Only Verified Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center in Arizona

Phoenix Children’s Trauma Center has been verified as a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons. Verification exemplifies the ability to provide the highest quality trauma care to seriously injured children. Learn more.


Health Care Heroes 2009 LogoHealth Care Heroes Honored at Business Journal Awards Breakfast

Phoenix Children’s took center stage at the Business Journal’s 2009 Health Care Heroes awards breakfast. President and CEO Bob Meyer was joined by finalists Janice Piatt, MD; Mitchell Shub, MD; Laurie Vasquez, RN; and Rich Dozer, donor and volunteer with the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation. Read more.


dr-adelson-patient_sm.jpgRenowned Pediatric Neurosurgeon Leads the New Children’s Neuroscience Institute

Dr. P. David Adelson has been recognized as one of the foremost experts on pediatric head injury in the country. Learn more.



Senator McCain visiting HospitalSenator John McCain Visits Phoenix Children’s to Host a Healthcare Reform Discussion

Arizona’s senior senator stopped at Phoenix Children’s Hospital on July 1, to tour the expanding hospital and hear from some of the state’s largest healthcare providers as he and other members of Congress start working on healthcare reform. Learn more.


Bob Meyer homepage imagePresident and Chief Executive Officer Bob Meyer Named to Most Admired CEO

Bob Meyer, Phoenix Children’s President and CEO, was honored by the Phoenix Business Journal as one of the Top 25 Most Admired CEOs for 2009. Read more.



David CavazosDavid Cavazos Elected Chairman of the Board for Phoenix Children’s Hospital

David Cavazos, a Deputy City Manager at the city of Phoenix, has been elected Chairman of the Board for Phoenix Children's Hospital. Cavazos joined the board in 2004 and has since served as Treasurer and as Vice Chairman. Download the press release.



healthcare leadership awards logoHealthcare Leadership Awards Honor Phoenix Children's Hospital and Staff

The 2nd Annual Health Care Leadership Awards honored Phoenix Children's Hospital as Arizona’s leading Medical Center/Hospital, Dr. Jeffrey Buchhalter as Physician leader, and finalists in three additional categories. Read more.


As Summer Approaches, Phoenix Children's Raises Awareness of Outdoor Safety

Phoenix Children's Emergency Department and Level 1 Trauma Center have banded together to educate parents and children of steps they can take to safeguard against the dangers of a variety of outdoor activities. Learn more.


Best Workplaces for Women logoPhoenix Children’s Among Top 25 Workplaces for Women

Arizona Woman Magazine announced the results of their mission to find companies in the state that excel in nurturing women in the workplace. Phoenix Children’s Hospital has made the list for two consecutive years. Learn more.


first sign in colorPhoenix Children’s Hospital Celebrates 25 Years

On September 18, 1983, Phoenix Children’s opened its doors as a “hospital within a hospital.” That day marked a triumph for the children and families of Arizona who would now receive the specialized pediatric care found only in a children's hospital. Join us in celebrating our 25th Anniversary.


People Mag CoverDr. Randy Christensen Featured in People Magazine

The Oct. 13 issue of People magazine, featured a two-page spread on Dr. Christensen and Phoenix Children's Hospital's outreach work with homeless kids in& the area who need medical help and compassionate care. The mobile clinic - the Crews'n Healthmobile - brings free care to this vulnerable population. Learn more about the Crews'n Healthmobile and Dr. Christensen.


trauma ribbon cuttingTrauma Center at Phoenix Children's Now Open

Trauma cases represent the most dramatic injuries for children. And traumatic injury is the No. 1 killer of Arizona children between the ages of 1 and 15. Phoenix Children's responds the need in the Valley by opening the only level I trauma center, exclusively for children. Read more.


cardinals homepage imageThank You Arizona Cardinals!

Phoenix Children's Hospital would like to congratulate the Arizona Cardinals for their NFC-championship victory. Cardinals team members made a few visits to the hospital recently. See photos and read more.


sad girlPhoenix Children’s Hospital Leads the “Children’s March on Child Abuse”

Phoenix Children's is committed to reducing the risk of abuse for children in our hospital and our community by raising awareness and providing outreach programs that teach prevention. Read more.


best_docs_logo_smPhoenix Children’s Doctors Make “Best Doctors in America” List

The Best Doctors list recognizes the top 3 to 5 percent of specialists in the country; more than 20 percent of Phoenix Children’s medical staff physicians appear on the newly-released list. Read more.


bob_ronald_mayorThe House that Love Built

Phoenix Children's Hospital and Ronald McDonald House of Phoenix have joined forces to provide families with a new home featuring 18 guest rooms, a reception entry, full-service kitchen, social dining area, family-friendly activity room, and full-service business offices. Learn more.


busBack to School Tips

As summer break comes to an end and the new school year begins, parents and caregivers rush to buy their kids all the school supplies they’ll need to start the year. But there are other things to consider so that your child is safe and healthy when they walk through those school doors. Read more.

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