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UA College of Medicine – Phoenix Holds Sixth GraduationUA College of Medicine – Phoenix Holds Sixth Graduation<div class="ExternalClass5EB88AAD056E47CA9025CC81FB8CF813"><html> <p>​</p> <h4 class="o_gEPV1NTWQkXX0HDg_0 as_gEPV1NTWQkXX0HDg_0 inheritFontFamily"> <span style="font-size:11pt;"> <strong> <font color="#000000" face="Helvetica">College Confers Medical Degrees on 66 Physicians, Addressing State’s Doctor Shortage</font> </strong></span></h4><p><a href="http://phoenixmed.arizona.edu/commencement2016" target="_blank">http://phoenixmed.arizona.edu/commencement2016</a></p><p><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"><span style="color:black;">Sixty-six University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix medical students officially became physicians last Monday during ceremonies that marked the sixth graduation for the downtown Phoenix medical school.<br></span> </span></p><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"> </span><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"><span style="color:black;">Led by a bagpipe and drum corps, commencement exercises began with a procession from the College to Phoenix Symphony Hall, where the graduates were officially conferred their Doctor of Medicine degrees. The UA College of Medicine – Phoenix has now graduated 273 physicians in six years. The school opened in 2007 in what was then the largest city in the nation without an allopathic (MD-granting) medical school. The College is helping address the critical shortage of physicians in Arizona. </span>   </span><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;"> </span><p><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:11pt;"> </span><a href="http://phoenixmed.arizona.edu/about/college-glance/leadership/deans-office/deans-message/meet-interim-dean" target="_blank"><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"> <span style="text-decoration:underline;"> <font color="#0066cc">Kenneth S. Ramos, MD, PhD</font> </span> </span></a><span style="font-size:11pt;">, interim dean of the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix, told the graduates they represent “the most important element in the amazing evolution and transformation of the College of Medicine – Phoenix as we strive to achieve our place among the best institutions of higher learning in educating physicians and advancing the frontiers of medicine.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">“We send you out as ambassadors of the College of Medicine – Phoenix,” Dr. Ramos said. “Please become the physicians that your patients value, trust and respect.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:11pt;">A hooding ceremony and the recitation of the oath were part of the festivities, which included an address by Jeffrey M. Trent, PhD, president and research director for the </span><a class="ext" href="https://www.tgen.org/" target="_blank"><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">Translational Genomics Research Institute<span class="ext" style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"><span class="element-invisible" style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"> (link is external)</span></span></font></span></a><span style="font-size:11pt;"> (TGen) in Phoenix.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">“You — the class of 2016 — are the first generation of physicians who will truly be charged with putting into medical practice the growing information that is clinically actionable in the 3 billion letters of our DNA genome,” Dr. Trent said, adding that with Precision Medicine, this generation of doctors will be able to administer “the right drug for the right patient at the right time.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Dr. Trent challenged the graduates to ask themselves four questions: What will you contribute, what will you do about faith, what will you do with love and how will you keep fun in your life? “There exists no secret formula for achieving a balanced life, but as for making a difference each day, I ask that you promise your best effort,” he said.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"> </span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start" style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"></span><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Graduating senior Aaron Klassen, MD, who will begin his Emergency Medicine residency this summer at the Mayo School of Graduate Education in Rochester, Minn., delivered the student address.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">“The attribute that we all shared four years ago is that we were already doctors,” he said. “We lacked the knowledge, the training, the experience and most importantly the diploma, but the core of who a physician is — a person who sacrifices for others, seeks to relieve suffering, finds problems and creates solutions — that essence was already present in the classmates that I met in July 2012 on Day One.”</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Dr. Klassen said medical school has “given us profound new opportunities to be the people we were when we started four years ago.”</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Of the 66 Class of 2016 graduates, one-third are pursing primary care fields, the most critical shortage facing Arizona, and 24 will be in residency programs in Phoenix or Tucson. Overall, the students will continue their studies at programs in 20 states.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">The ceremony capped a day of celebration that began with a faculty awards breakfast, where medical students recognized outstanding faculty members. The day also included a senior luncheon with graduates cited for awards by specialty and achievement in the community, for humanism and scholarship.</span></p><p><strong style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">The following graduates were recognized:</strong></p><p><strong style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Pillar Awards:</strong></p><ul><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;"><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Sindhu Pandurangi, MD, Pillar of Scholarship Award.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Aaron Klassen, MD, Pillar of Leadership Award.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Sravanthi Vegunta, MD, Pillar of Community Award.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Lilanthi Balasuriya, MD, Pillar of Humanism Award.</span></li></span></ul><p><strong style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Clerkship Awards:</strong></p><ul><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;"><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Joseph Seelbaugh, MD, Family and Community Medicine.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">James Gentry, MD, Internal Medicine.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Aqib Zehri, MD, Neurology.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Gray Roberge, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Gianna Romano, MD, Pediatrics.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Lilanthi Balasuriya, MD, Psychiatry.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Ameya Jategaonkar, MD, Surgery.</span></li></span></ul><p><strong style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"><a href="http://phoenixmed.arizona.edu/education/degree-programs/md-program/curriculum/certificates-distinctions" target="_blank"><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">Certificates of Distinction</font></span></a>:</strong></p><ul><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;"><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:11pt;">James MacKenzie, MD, </span><a href="http://phoenixmed.arizona.edu/education/degree-programs/md-program/curriculum/certificates-distinction/global-health/global-health" target="_blank"><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">Global Health</font></span></a><span style="font-size:11pt;">.</span></span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Maryn Torner, MD, Global Health.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:11pt;">Trenden Flanigan, MD, </span><a href="http://phoenixmed.arizona.edu/rural-health" target="_blank"><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">Rural Health</font></span></a><span style="font-size:11pt;">.</span></span></li></span></ul><p><strong style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Distinction in <a href="http://phoenixmed.arizona.edu/education/degree-programs/md-program/curriculum/certificates-distinction/service-and-community-health" target="_blank"><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">Service Learning</font></span></a>:</strong></p><ul><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;"><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Jaymeson Arthur, MD.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Mandy Boltz, MD.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Jacob DeMenna, MD.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Trenden Flanigan, MD.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Brandon Hammond, MD.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Laura Hoffman, MD.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Brett Larsen, MD.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">James Lish, MD.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">James MacKenzie, MD.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Rimpi Saini, MD.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Michelle Sipe, MD.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Shravan Sridhar, MD.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Sravanthi Vegunta, MD.</span></li></span></ul><p><strong style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">The following faculty were recognized:</strong></p><ul><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;"><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;"><a href="http://phoenixmed.arizona.edu/directory/bios/moffitt" target="_blank"><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">Marícela P. Moffitt, MD, MPH</font></span></a><span style="font-size:11pt;">, was chosen the Stuart D. Flynn, MD, Master Educator Teaching Excellence award winner by graduating students — recognizing extraordinary accomplishments in all aspects of education over all four years of medical school. She is Director of the College’s </span><a href="http://phoenixmed.arizona.edu/education/md-degree-programs/md-program/curriculum/pre-clerkships/doctoring-year-1-2" target="_blank"><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">Doctoring Curriculum</font></span></a><span style="font-size:11pt;"> and practices at the Carl T. Hayden VA in Phoenix. </span><ul><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;"><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Educator of the Year, Department of Internal Medicine, chosen by second-year students.</span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Excellence in Teaching by a Block or Course, Doctoring, chosen by the second-year students</span></li></span></ul></span></li><li><span style="font-family:"Segoe UI","Segoe",Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:11pt;">John V. 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State Compacts Enable Quality Healthcare DeliveryState Compacts Enable Quality Healthcare Delivery<div class="ExternalClass8384025238FA4323ABF6060842081E07"><html>​<a target="_blank" href="http://www.azbio.org/state-compacts-enable-quality-healthcare-delivery" title="Permalink to State Compacts Enable Quality Healthcare Delivery" rel="bookmark" style="font-family:inherit;font-size:20px;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;line-height:1.35em;border:0px;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;background-color:rgb(252, 252, 252);">State Compacts Enable Quality Healthcare Delivery</a><br><header class="entry-header" style="zoom:1;margin-bottom:20px;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-family:'helvetica neue', helvetica, arial, 'lucida grande', sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:19.5px;background-color:rgb(252, 252, 252);"><div class="entry-meta" style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-size:12px;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(143, 143, 143);">Posted on <a target="_blank" href="http://www.azbio.org/state-compacts-enable-quality-healthcare-delivery" title="7:40 pm" rel="bookmark" style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(94, 94, 94);">Mon/28/March</a> <span class="byline" style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;">by <span class="author vcard" style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;"><a target="_blank" class="url fn n" href="http://www.azbio.org/author/joan-koerber-walker" title="View all posts by Joan Koerber-Walker" rel="author" style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(94, 94, 94);">Joan Koerber-Walker</a></span></span></div></header><div class="entry-content" style="border:0px;font-family:'helvetica neue', helvetica, arial, 'lucida grande', sans-serif;font-size:13px;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;zoom:1;line-height:1.6em;color:rgb(102, 102, 102);background-color:rgb(252, 252, 252);"><div class="shareaholic-canvas" data-app-id="11403751" data-app="share_buttons" data-title="State Compacts Enable Quality Healthcare Delivery" data-link="http://www.azbio.org/state-compacts-enable-quality-healthcare-delivery" data-summary="" style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;"></div><p style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:1em 0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;">Arizona has a shortage of healthcare professionals.  Four bills at the Arizona Legislature are designed to help address the problem.<span style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;"></span></p><p style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:1em 0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;"><img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-14214 ms-rte-paste-setimagesize" src="http://11759-presscdn-0-15.pagely.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Quality-Healthcare-2-1024x408.jpg" alt="Quality Healthcare 2" width="720" height="287" style="clear:both;display:block;margin:0px auto;max-width:100%;height:auto;" /></p><p style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:1em 0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;"> </p><p style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:1em 0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;">Arizona’s growing population has created a growing need for healthcare professionals. The Arizona Department of Health Services annually reports the data by census tracts showing communities that meet the following criteria as established by federal regulation.  The March, 2015 report which lists <a target="_blank" href="http://www.azdhs.gov/documents/prevention/health-systems-development/shortage-designation/azmuaannualrpt.pdf" style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(30, 115, 190);transition:all 0.2s ease;">Arizona‘s Medically Underserved Areas</a> for primary healthcare providers alone spans 17 pages.</p><p style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:1em 0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;"> </p><p style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:1em 0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;">Four bills at the Arizona Legislature are designed to help address Arizona’s shortage of medical professionals by allowing physicians, nurses, psychologists, and physical therapists <strong style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;">the option</strong> to apply for a “compact license” which allows them to provide their healthcare services in both their state of original licensure (their “home state”) and also in states that have joined the compact.</p><p style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:1em 0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;">The bills, sponsored by Representative Heather Carter have passed the Arizona House of Representatives and are now awaiting action in the Arizona Senate.   They are:</p><p style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:1em 0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;"> </p><p style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:1em 0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.azleg.gov/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=2362&Session_Id=115&image.x=0&image.y=0" style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(30, 115, 190);transition:all 0.2s ease;">HB2362</a> nurse licensure compact<br><a target="_blank" href="http://www.azleg.gov/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=2502&Session_Id=115&image.x=0&image.y=0" style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(30, 115, 190);transition:all 0.2s ease;">HB2502</a> medical licensure compact<br><a target="_blank" href="http://www.azleg.gov/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=2503&Session_Id=115&image.x=0&image.y=0" style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(30, 115, 190);transition:all 0.2s ease;">HB2503</a> psychologists; licensure compact<br><a target="_blank" href="http://www.azleg.gov/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=2504&Session_Id=115&image.x=0&image.y=0" style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(30, 115, 190);transition:all 0.2s ease;">HB2504</a> physical therapy licensure compact</br></br></br></p><p style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:1em 0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;"> </p><p style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:1em 0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;">Healthcare compacts create a pathway to expedite the licensing of physicians, nurses, psychologists, or physical therapists respectively that are seeking to provide their healthcare services in multiple states, improve license portability, and improve access, efficiency and quality of care for patients.</p><p style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:1em 0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;"> </p><p style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:1em 0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;"><strong style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;">Compacts are not new concept. They cover a wide range of industries and circumstances.  One, the Driver’s License Compact, applies to many of us.</strong></p><p style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:1em 0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;"><strong style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;"> </strong></p><p style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:1em 0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;">The <a target="_blank" href="http://apps.csg.org/ncic/Compact.aspx?id=56" style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(30, 115, 190);transition:all 0.2s ease;">Driver License Compact</a> which applies to all <a target="_blank" href="https://www.azdot.gov/mvd/driver-services/LicenseInfo/license-classes" style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(30, 115, 190);transition:all 0.2s ease;">classes of drivers licenses</a> is an interstate compact used by States of the United States to exchange information concerning license suspensions and traffic violations of non-residents and forward the information to the state where they are licensed known as the “home state”.  Its theme is <em style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;">One Driver, One License, One Record.</em>  Arizona was one of the early joiners in 1963.  Under this compact, a driver with an Arizona Driver’s License is required to follow the laws of the state they are driving in.  Should an infraction occur outside the state, and the driver be convicted in that state, the points and infractions apply to the Arizona Driver’s record just like if the infraction occurred in Arizona.</p><p style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:1em 0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;"> </p><p style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:1em 0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;"><strong style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;">Licensing Healthcare Professionals at the Speed of Business</strong></p><p style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:1em 0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;"><strong style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;"> </strong></p><p style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:1em 0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;">Just as the Driver’s Licenses Compact enables transportation and commerce systems across state lines, healthcare compacts provide opportunity to enhance healthcare service delivery.  For example, HB2502 (where Arizona would join the Physician Compact) facilitates speedier medical licensure process for physicians seeking licensure in multiple states. This reduces licensing administrative burdens for physicians and their employers while reducing redundant licensing requirements across states. This increased license portability streamlines the licensing process for physicians to obtain licenses in multiple states.</p><p style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:1em 0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;"> </p><p style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:1em 0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;"><strong style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;">Increased Access to Healthcare Services</strong></p><p style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:1em 0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;"><strong style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;"> </strong></p><p style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:1em 0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;">Regular preventive healthcare visits and access to care for people with acute or chronic conditions are essential health services.  When patients face long wait times in accessing their healthcare professionals, conditions can go undetected or untreated resulting in more serious health problems and increased healthcare costs later.  In addition to increasing access to safe, quality healthcare in rural and underserved areas, a healthcare provider licensed through the compact will be able to improve access, efficiency and quality of care by utilizing telemedicine technologies.</p><p style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:1em 0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;"> </p><p style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:1em 0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;"><strong style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;">Patients are Protected</strong></p><p style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:1em 0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;"><strong style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;"> </strong></p><p style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:1em 0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;">The Healthcare Compacts protect patients by maintaining Arizona’s authority to regulate the applicable healthcare services provided here in Arizona.  In all cases, Arizona maintains its state autonomy and control over the practice of medicine and protecting patient safety and welfare and the practice of medicine or the associated healthcare service will continue to occur in the state where the patient is located.</p><p style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:1em 0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;"> </p><p style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:1em 0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;"><strong style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;">Arizona Industry Groups support the Healthcare Compacts</strong></p><p style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:1em 0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;"><strong style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;"> </strong></p><p style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:1em 0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.azleg.gov/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=2362&Session_Id=115&image.x=0&image.y=0" style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(30, 115, 190);transition:all 0.2s ease;">HB2362</a>  (Nurses): Arizona Nurses Association, Arizona State Board of Nursing, Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers, Arizona Association of Health Plans, Arizona Bioindustry Association (AZBio), Arizona Chamber,  Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association, Arizona Medical Association (ARMA), Arizona Medical Board, Banner Health, Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association, Dignity Health, Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, Health Systems Alliance of Arizona,  Mayo Clinic, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, The CORE Institute</p><p style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:1em 0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.azleg.gov/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=2502&Session_Id=115&image.x=0&image.y=0" style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(30, 115, 190);transition:all 0.2s ease;">HB2502</a> (Physicians):   Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers, Arizona Association of Health Plans, Arizona Bioindustry Association (AZBio), Arizona Chamber, AZ Chapter of American College of Emergency Physicians, Arizona Chapter Of The American Academy Of Pediatrics, The Arizona Academy Of Family Physicians, AZ Chapter of American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association, Arizona Medical Association (ARMA), Arizona Medical Board, Banner Health, East Valley Chambers of Commerce Alliance, Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association, Arizona Technology Council, Dignity Health, Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, Health Systems Alliance of Arizona, IOASE, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Tenet Healthcare,  The CORE Institute<br><a target="_blank" href="http://www.azleg.gov/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=2503&Session_Id=115&image.x=0&image.y=0" style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(30, 115, 190);transition:all 0.2s ease;">HB2503</a> (Psychologists): Arizona Psychological Association,  Arizona Association of Health Plans , Arizona Bioindustry Association (AZBio), Arizona Chamber , Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association , Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, Phoenix Children’s Hospital<br><a target="_blank" href="http://www.azleg.gov/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=2504&Session_Id=115&image.x=0&image.y=0" style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(30, 115, 190);transition:all 0.2s ease;">HB2504</a> (Physical Therapists):  Arizona Physical Therapy Association, AZ Alliance For Community Health Centers , Arizona Association Of Health Plans , Arizona Bioindustry Association (AZBio), Arizona Hospital And Healthcare Association, Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, The CORE Institute</br></br></p><p style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:1em 0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;"><em style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;">Source:  Arizona Legislature RTS System.</em></p><p style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:1em 0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;"> </p><p style="border:0px;font-family:inherit;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;margin:1em 0px;outline:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;">Action by the Arizona House of Representatives has provided the vehicle that can deliver greater access to quality healthcare for the people of Arizona.    Now, the Arizona Senate has the ability to get on board too before the 2016 session draws to a close.</p></div><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></br></html></div>
Phoenix Business Journal - What's next for the 15-year-old Phoenix Biomedical CampusPhoenix Business Journal - What's next for the 15-year-old Phoenix Biomedical Campus<div class="ExternalClassEE5719C12E0143968CF7EC82623BC94E"><html> <p>​<a target="_blank" href="http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/blog/health-care-daily/2016/07/whats-next-for-the-15-year-old-phoenix-biomedical.html">http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/blog/health-care-daily/2016/07/whats-next-for-the-15-year-old-phoenix-biomedical.html</a></p> <p class="content__segment" style="font:18px/27px acta, georgia, "times new roman", serif;color:rgb(34, 34, 34);text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;">he Phoenix Biomedical Campus has grown to 1.6 million square feet on 28 acres since its inception 15 years ago — and there is even more construction planned for the downtown Phoenix campus.</p> <p class="content__segment" style="font:18px/27px acta, georgia, "times new roman", serif;color:rgb(34, 34, 34);text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;">Banner Health, the state's largest health system, plans to build a clinic on or near the campus similar to its other nine primary care clinics throughout the Phoenix area. Last year, the Phoenix nonprofit forged an academic-medical partnership with University of Arizona with the<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><a style="transition:color 100ms ease-out, border-color 100ms ease-out;color:rgb(37, 79, 156);text-decoration:none;border-bottom-width:1px;border-bottom-style:solid;box-sizing:border-box;" href="http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/print-edition/2015/04/10/what-1-2-billion-means-to-banner-ua-and-the-state.html" target="_blank">$1.2 billion purchase of the University of Arizona Health Network</a>.</p> <p class="content__segment" style="font:18px/27px acta, georgia, "times new roman", serif;color:rgb(34, 34, 34);text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;"> <span style="font:18px/27px acta, georgia, "times new roman", serif;color:rgb(34, 34, 34);text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;">Last year, the city of Phoenix authorized a deal that will allow Arizona State University to develop a<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span></span> <a style="font:18px/27px acta, georgia, "times new roman", serif;outline:0px;transition:color 100ms ease-out, border-color 100ms ease-out;color:rgb(32, 69, 135);text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;border-bottom-width:1px;border-bottom-style:solid;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;" href="http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/blog/health-care-daily/2015/05/phoenix-agrees-to-asu-nantworks-biomedical-project.html" target="_blank">health solutions campus</a> <span style="font:18px/27px acta, georgia, "times new roman", serif;color:rgb(34, 34, 34);text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;"> <span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>on seven acres north of Filmore Street. Phase I of that project is a 200,000-square-foot building to be built in partnership with California-based NantWorks LLC, which is owned by billionaire Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong.</span> </p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start" aria-hidden="true"></span> <p class="content__segment" style="font:18px/27px acta, georgia, "times new roman", serif;color:rgb(34, 34, 34);text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;">The city has executed a lease agreement with ASU for that first phase, said<a target="_blank" style="transition:color 100ms ease-out, border-color 100ms ease-out;color:rgb(37, 79, 156);text-decoration:none;border-bottom-width:1px;border-bottom-style:solid;box-sizing:border-box;" href="http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/search/results?q=Robyn%20Sahid">Robyn Sahid</a>, program manager for the city of Phoenix.</p> <p class="content__segment" style="font:18px/27px acta, georgia, "times new roman", serif;color:rgb(34, 34, 34);text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;">Also last year, the Phoenix City Council authorized the city to enter an agreement with University of Arizona to allow UA to have development rights on about three acres' worth of building pads located between Fillmore,<a target="_blank" style="transition:color 100ms ease-out, border-color 100ms ease-out;color:rgb(37, 79, 156);text-decoration:none;border-bottom-width:1px;border-bottom-style:solid;box-sizing:border-box;" href="http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/search/results?q=Van%20Buren">Van Buren</a>, Fifth and Seventh streets, Sahid said.</p> <p class="content__segment" style="font:18px/27px acta, georgia, "times new roman", serif;color:rgb(34, 34, 34);text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;">UA is in the process of building its $136 million Biomedical Sciences Partnership building, which will house industry partners to conduct bioscience research. That 10-story, 245,000-square-foot structure is expected to open in January 2017. It will be home for the UA College of Medicine-Phoenix Center for Applied Nanoscience and Biomedicine.<br style="box-sizing:border-box;"></p> <p class="content__segment" style="font:18px/27px acta, georgia, "times new roman", serif;color:rgb(34, 34, 34);text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;">Since the inception of the campus, the city of Phoenix has invested $82.5 million, which primarily consists of land acquisition, infrastructure upgrade, building rehabilitation and construction of the first building on that campus, which is the headquarters for the Translational Genomics Research Institute and the International Genomics Consortium.</p> <p class="content__segment" style="font:18px/27px acta, georgia, "times new roman", serif;color:rgb(34, 34, 34);text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;">But the total investment of all the partners on the campus is $526 million, which includes the UA buildings, the cancer center jointly developed by Dignity Health and UA, the UA medical school and a parking garage.</p> <div class="truncated-content fade in" style="font:18px/27px acta, georgia, "times new roman", serif;transition:opacity 0.15s ease-out;color:rgb(34, 34, 34);text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;widows:1;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;opacity:1;"> <p class="content__segment" style="box-sizing:border-box;">A Tripp-Umbach study released in 2014 showed the<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><a style="transition:color 100ms ease-out, border-color 100ms ease-out;color:rgb(37, 79, 156);text-decoration:none;border-bottom-width:1px;border-bottom-style:solid;box-sizing:border-box;" href="http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/blog/health-care-daily/2014/12/study-economic-impact-of-phoenix-biomedical-campus.html" target="_blank">economic impact of the Phoenix Biomedical Campus</a><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>was $1.3 billion, while UA's medical school had a $961.6 million impact.<br style="box-sizing:border-box;"></p> <p class="content__segment" style="box-sizing:border-box;">The city is negotiating to<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><a style="transition:color 100ms ease-out, border-color 100ms ease-out;color:rgb(37, 79, 156);text-decoration:none;border-bottom-width:1px;border-bottom-style:solid;box-sizing:border-box;" href="http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/blog/health-care-daily/2016/02/this-biotech-billionaire-plans-bigger-expansions.html" target="_blank">sell the TGen headquarters to Soon-Shiong</a>, said Christine Mackay, community and economic development director for Phoenix.</p> <p class="content__segment" style="box-sizing:border-box;">While the campus has focused on bioscience and health care, it has a new tenant — UA's Eller College of Management — that, on first blush, has nothing to do with the industry.</p> <p class="content__segment" style="box-sizing:border-box;"> <a target="_blank" style="transition:color 100ms ease-out, border-color 100ms ease-out;color:rgb(37, 79, 156);text-decoration:none;border-bottom-width:1px;border-bottom-style:solid;box-sizing:border-box;" href="http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/search/results?q=Paulo%20Goes">Paulo Goes</a>, the new dean of the Eller College of Management, said moving to the downtown campus makes sense for Eller.</p> <p class="content__segment" style="box-sizing:border-box;">"Our strategic direction and our focus on health care, digital leadership, entrepreneurship and innovation well align with the business landscape of the Valley," Goes said. "Phoenix is thriving with world class organizations and we see a great opportunity to partner on strategic programs and executive education. And more than 33,000 Eller alumni call it home."</p> <p class="content__segment" style="box-sizing:border-box;">Phoenix Vice Mayor Kate Gallego said the growth of the campus has helped put the city on the national and international map in terms of bioscience.</p> <p class="content__segment" style="box-sizing:border-box;">“The Phoenix Biomedical Campus has grown into the foundation for Arizona’s growing biomedical industry and helped to put the region on the national map as a cutting-edge center for research and medical collaboration,” she said. “It’s exciting to have Phoenix at the center of some of our most promising treatments to emerge in years for chronic and deadly diseases.”</p> </div> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end" aria-hidden="true"></span> </html></div>

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