Research Survey Participants Needed!

A doctoral nurse anesthesia student at the University of Arizona is currently looking for survey participants.  This survey seeks to understand Hospital Healthcare Administrators/Executives’ perceptions on the role and scope of practice of nurse anesthetists.

For more information, please contact Jessica Portillos at


Arizona Institute for Healthcare Leadership

Check out this program from a Local Partner!

The Arizona Institute for Healthcare Leadership program provides high potential leaders within hospitals and healthcare organizations the necessary skills to become exceptional leaders.  As your current leadership retires or leaves, who are you preparing to take their place?  The program includes a comprehensive curriculum combining core leadership competencies with applied practice.  In addition to the in person learning, participants receive one to one executive coaching, and a detailed TTI TriMetrix EQ assessment which provides deeper understanding in the areas of behavior, motivation and emotional intelligence.  Facilitators and guest speakers will provide additional resources for learning and growth.


For more information: 
2018 AIHL program flyer


For the 2018 Program application:
2018 AIHL registration

Hospice of the Valley Seeks Tomorrow’s Leaders in Dementia Care!

Every one of us has been touched by dementia. We’ve watched it impact not just those with the disease—whether it be a grandparent, parent, spouse or friend—but also those who care for that loved one.

What many don’t realize is that dementia is already the fourth leading cause of death in Arizona—and numbers are projected to increase sharply over the next decade. We, individually and collectively, need to prepare for our current and future patients by cultivating a new workforce of dementia care experts.

To meet these needs, Hospice of the Valley, a long established leader in dementia care and education, has created a Dementia Care Fellowship Program. This fellowship will provide targeted education, opportunities to creatively collaborate and resources to enable the Fellows to develop a program within their organizations. We encourage applications to this new Dementia Care Fellowship Program with the goal of enhancing expertise in this field and improving quality of life for patients, families and our communities.

Up to twelve people from a variety of fields will be selected for the year-long fellowship starting January 2018. Candidates may come from any discipline or role within the healthcare continuum-from primary care to post-acute care and care facilities. We welcome nurses, social workers, administrators, teachers, therapists, artists, musicians. We seek individuals passionate about contributing to their organization, profession or community through the fellowship and beyond. Ideal candidates are creative thinkers committed to developing and implementing a project that will improve or change dementia care in their agency. A stipend of $10,000 will be awarded ($5,000 to the Fellow and $5,000 to the Fellow’s organization) to cover support, training, materials, conference fees, etc. The time commitment would be two initial days, one day at six months and one day at 12 months, along with monthly virtual phone calls.

Fellows will be awarded a certificate of completion identifying them as a Fellow in Dementia Care. Opportunities to present their project and associated outcomes will be ongoing.

This program is a chance to create and innovate the next generation of dementia caregivers and to develop skills to improve care for persons with dementia and their families. We encourage you to apply!

For more information, visit For specific questions, please email and we’ll get back with you.

Thank you,

Gillian Hamilton, MD, PhD
Administrative Medical Director
Hospice of the Valley


Dementia Care Fellowship Flyer

Join us in Flagstaff for a Diversity and Inclusion Panel Discussion!

Join us on Friday, August 11th at 3:30 at the Flagstaff Medical Center (FMC East Campus) for a panel discussion on Diversity and Inclusion.

After the event, join us for a wine tasting/wine experience at Blendz Wine Bar in Downtown Flagstaff.


For more information and to register the event, please go to the chapter’s Eventbrite page!


Check of the following TED talks before the session to learn more about Diversity and Inclusion:

TED Radio Hour: Beyond Tolerance ted-radio-hour/474820279/ beyond-tolerance

Verna Myers TED Talk: How to overcome our Biases?  Walk boldly toward them

Early Careerist Event!

Last week, the Early Careerist Network (ECN) committee of the Arizona Healthcare Executives held a networking event at Docktails Beach Cafe.  The event brought together local healthcare executives and early careerists in the first ECN networking session of 2017.

A group of attendees at the ECN Networking event at Docktails Beach Cafe.