[Source: Angela Gonzales, Phoenix Business Journal] — University of Arizona and Maricopa Integrated Health System officials have resumed talks to create a clinical partnership that could lead to a new hospital on the downtown Phoenix Biomedical Campus. UA has been looking for a hospital partner ever since Banner Health in January 2008 walked away from its plan to build a hospital on the campus. For years, UA has sent its medical school students from Tucson for clinical rotations at MIHS’ Maricopa Medical Center, but the most recent discussions are to create a formal agreement.
Betsey Bayless, CEO of MIHS, confirmed those discussions were taking place. She will be meeting with the MIHS board later this month to determine if members want her to move forward with negotiations. [Note: To read the full article, click here.]