Hospitals in states with fewer COVID-19 cases are fielding transfer requests from across the country, straining hospital resources.
“A lot of conditions are time-sensitive,” says Jeffrey Stowell, MD, a clinical associate professor and interim chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. “The sooner you can get the treatment, the better the outcome.”
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Founded in 2007, the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix inspires and trains exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders to optimize health and health care in Arizona and beyond. By cultivating collaborative research locally and globally, the college accelerates discovery in a number of critical areas — including cancer, stroke, traumatic brain injury and cardiovascular disease. Championed as a student-centric campus, the college has graduated 593 physicians, all of whom received exceptional training from nine clinical partners and more than 2,400 diverse faculty members. As the anchor to the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, which is projected to have an economic impact of $3.1 billion by 2025, the college prides itself on engaging with the community, fostering education, inclusion, access and advocacy.