Daniel T. Cloud, Jr., M.D., one of Arizona’s most dedicated health and public health professionals, passed away last week. We’ll miss him, but his life work lives on.
Dr. Cloud made his dream come true to establish a children’s hospital in Arizona- and became the Founding President of Phoenix Children’s Hospital in 1983. He was also one of our key partners in improving immunization rates in Arizona. As the chair for The Arizona Partnership for Immunizations, he provided credibility to or statewide effort to continually improve pediatric office immunization performance. TAPI even established the Daniel T. Cloud Outstanding Practice Award for practices or clinics that reach 90% immunization coverage for 2 year olds in their populations. As always, he was committed to serving children.