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Scottsdale Healthcare joins World Health Organization health promotion network

July 30, 2008

Local hospitals are first in Arizona to join international health initiative
SCOTTSDALE – Scottsdale Healthcare announced it is the first Arizona hospital system accepted into the World Health Organization (WHO) network of Health Promoting Hospitals (www.healthpromotinghospitals.org).

Widespread in Europe, only one other U.S. hospital is included in the WHO network of Health Promoting Hospitals.

Member hospitals focus on promoting the health of patients and staff, make a commitment to the development of a formal health promotion infrastructure and to organize and coordinate community and environment-ally based health promotion/ disease prevention programs.

Scottsdale Healthcare, through its Community Health Services Department, has longstanding programs for community health, wellness and prevention programs. Its Neighborhood Outreach Action for Health (NOAH) program provides primary healthcare for underprivileged children through school-based clinics in the Scottsdale Unified and Paradise Valley school districts in northeast Phoenix.

Community health screenings and immunizations are scheduled throughout the year, Scottsdale Healthcare Corporate Health Services works with local employers, and a variety of Health and Wellness programs are available to Scottsdale Healthcare employees.

“It is a tremendous accom-plishment and honor to have Scottsdale Healthcare recognized as a Health Promoting Hospital by the World Health Organization,” said Sharon Heuer, manager of Community Health Services. “Internationally, the United States healthcare system is not viewed as focusing on prevention efforts.”

There are more than 650 member hospitals, mostly in Europe, participating in the WHO Health Promoting Hospital network. Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown, Penn., is the only other U.S. medical center participating in the network.

“Scottsdale Healthcare is well known locally for its wellness and prevention programs. Membership in the World Health Organization is international recognition of Scottsdale Healthcare’s work to benefit our community,” added Wendy Lyons, RN, vice president, Community Stewardship.

Heuer noted that the WHO membership follows the path of Magnet designation for the Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn and Scottsdale Healthcare Shea hospitals.

“The American Nurses Credentialing Center recognized our hospitals as providing the ‘gold standard’ in nursing care. Recognition by the World Health Organization, like achieving Magnet designation, is a wonderful validation of our commitment to quality patient care and support of the community we serve,” said Heuer. The Scottsdale Healthcare Community Health Services department is responsible for management of yearly results reporting to the WHO.

Scottsdale Healthcare (www. shc.org) is the not-for-profit parent organization of the Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn, Scottsdale Healthcare Shea and Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak hospitals, Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center, Scottsdale Clinical Research Institute, Scottsdale Healthcare Home Health Services and Scottsdale Healthcare Community Health Services.