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Hospitals urge Arizonans to get vaccinated amid staff shortages and a COVID-19 surge / Arizona Republic
A continued surge of younger COVID-19 patients, a staffing shortage, and diminishing hospital bed capacity has Arizona hospital leaders urging residents to get vaccinated.
The number of Arizonans with COVID-19 in hospital intensive care units is at its highest point in six months and the state’s health care facilities, which are facing a nursing shortage, are increasingly strained.
COVID-19 testing has spiked, particularly among families with children, making it harder to secure appointments at some pharmacies and leading health organizations to hire more workers.
Creighton University has opened a new health sciences campus in midtown Phoenix with plans over the next few years to have 900 students at the four-year medical school and in nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, pharmacy, and physician assistant programs.
University of Arizona Health Sciences has announced it will launch HealthTech Connect, a consortium designed to build opportunities for companies and organizations to pursue cutting-edge innovations in health technology.
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