“Arizona Mother-Baby Care” Offers Streamlined Services

May 9, 2017 - (Newswire)

- Arizona mothers and babies now have access to the state's most comprehensive medical care through a new partnership among hundreds of leading doctors. Two large physician organizations, Arizona Care Network (ACN) and Phoenix Children's Care Network (PCCN) announced today the launch of "Arizona Mother-Baby Care," an alliance that will provide women and infants access to multi-disciplinary care as well as specialized services not available anywhere else in the state.

"Our goal in forming this network is to provide a complete spectrum of services for new and expectant mothers and their babies, whether they're experiencing a normal pregnancy or facing complications," said David Hanekom, MD, Chief Executive Officer of ACN. ACN, formed in 2013, is an Accountable Care Organization and partnership between Dignity Health and Abrazo Community Health Network.

Arizona Mother-Baby Care offers concierge-type care that combines the unique expertise of specialists around Arizona to provide exceptional services for mother and baby. The program utilizes evidence-based treatment protocols to guarantee a greater patient experience while also focusing on reduction in preterm delivery and superior quality outcomes.

"Maternal fetal medicine and pediatric providers in the program offer excellent pre- and post-natal care for mothers all within their network," added Robert L. Meyer, President and CEO of Phoenix Children's Hospital. "Working together with top-rated pediatricians and specialists, this program ensures that babies and mothers receive excellent care and a streamlined, consistent experience throughout the process."

The network brings together nearly 1,500 clinicians practicing in obstetrics, perinatology, neonatology and pediatrics, offering expectant mothers access to an extensive group of doctors and specialists throughout pregnancy and ensuring a seamless transition to pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists after their babies are born.

"Our priority is to provide exceptional coordinated care for mothers and their babies. The Arizona Mother-Baby Care alliance gives our patients greater access to highly qualified specialists who provide personalized care and advanced medical services,'' said Frank Molinaro, Abrazo Community Health Network Market CEO. "Through the use of evidence-based clinical practices and quality standards, we will provide the best outcomes for patients.''

"Our goal is to build a center of excellence that will become the preeminent choice for expectant and new mothers, referring physicians, employers and health plans," said Linda Hunt, Senior Vice President of Operations for Dignity Health in Arizona. "We believe we can have great impact on quality outcomes for mothers and infants."

For high-risk and complicated pregnancies, there are no better options than Phoenix Children's Hospital and Dignity Health St. Joseph's Hospital. Both offer Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Units, which is the highest level in the state.

Among other services available through Arizona Mother-Baby Care, mothers experiencing high-risk pregnancies work directly with care coordinators who help them schedule specialist consultations, ensure they understand diagnoses and treatment options, and provide ongoing support throughout pregnancy and after birth.

To learn more about Arizona Mother-Baby Care, visit arizonamotherbaby.org or call (602) 933-BABY.

About Phoenix Children's Care Network

Phoenix Children's Care Network is a physician-led, pediatric-focused and clinically-integrated organization that represents a valuable alliance between and among community pediatricians and subspecialists, with the collective focus on improving quality of care while effectively managing associated costs. It is the first pediatric network in the U.S. to achieve Utilization Review Accreditation Committee (URAC) accreditation as a clinically-integrated network. With more than 1,000 providers, it is the largest pediatric clinically-integrated organization in Arizona. A total of 85 percent of specialists and 65 percent of primary care providers in the state participate in the care network. For more information, visit www.pccn.org.

About Arizona Care Network

Arizona Care Network is a physician-led and governed accountable care organization, with more than 5,000 clinicians providing a broad range of clinical and care coordination services to adult and pediatric patients in Maricopa and Pinal counties. ACN is a partnership between Dignity Health and Abrazo Community Health Network, and also includes Phoenix Children's Hospital, one of the largest children's hospitals in the nation, and Maricopa Medical Center, part of Maricopa Integrated Health System. The network is comprised of primary care and specialty physicians, along with skilled nursing and home health agencies, imaging centers, retail clinics, urgent care and emergency centers, two children's hospitals, and 14 acute care and specialty hospitals. For more information, visit www.azcarenetwork.org.

SOURCE Phoenix Children's Care Network

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