Arizona Department of Health Services, Director’s Blog

May is Trauma Awareness Month

Our state’s trauma system is comprised of dedicated healthcare professionals delivering compassionate, quality care across 42 state-designated trauma centers (hospitals specializing in trauma care), 200+ emergency medical services agencies, and countless other first responders and heroic bystanders – all serving as a critical link in the trauma chain of survival for tens of […]

By | May 9th, 2017|Preparedness|0 Comments

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome: 20 Years and Counting 

Hantavirus was first discovered in 1993 in the Four Corners region of the United States—an area shared by Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah. The disease is carried by many types of rodents, including the deer mouse. People can be exposed to hantavirus by breathing in infected particles from rodent […]

By | May 4th, 2017|Preparedness|2 Comments

Buckeye Fire-Medical-Rescue Department Earns Statewide Recognition

The Buckeye Fire-Medical-Rescue Department recently became Arizona’s fourth emergency medical services (EMS) agency to successfully obtain ADHS Treat & Refer (T&R) EMS Agency recognition. Arizona’s T&R Recognition Program recognizes EMS agencies that have demonstrated optimal patient safety and quality of care by matching appropriate treatment, transport, and care destination options to […]

By | May 3rd, 2017|Preparedness|0 Comments