Items in the Preparedness category will cover everything from Emergency Medical Services to vaccination programs. This division at ADHS tracks contagious disease, coordinates emergency preparedness activity, licenses EMTs and Paramedics, regulates ambulance companies, authorizes special hospital designations like cardiac care center and Level IV trauma center, issues birth and death certificates, and tracks critical health data through various sources including hospital discharge information.
The Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital in Nogales, AZ has recently become the first Arizona hospital to be added to the Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll of the Immunization Action Coalition. The Honor Roll recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that have attained high coverage rates for administering hepatitis B vaccine at birth. Ninety-eight percent of [...]