Phoenix Childrens Hospital has announced it is raising admission prices to keep pace with the increased demand.
The Phoenix Children�s Hospital will increase admission fees to $200 per day for the first two months of 2018.
This fee increase will be in addition to the previous $100 increase that was made last year.
The Phoenix hospital, located on the west side of Phoenix, is located in one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States and has one of largest emergency departments in the country.
In 2018, Phoenix Children is also in the process of moving from a full-time hospital to a three- to five-bed hospital model, with an average of just under 8,000 admissions per day.
The hospital, which has more than 4,000 beds, was founded in 1891.
The Phoenix Children, who also have two other hospitals in the region, will now be operating as a combination of a primary care hospital and an acute care hospital.
Phoenix Children� new admissions rate will be one of its highest in more than three decades, with more than 40% of its patients being admitted to the hospital on the weekends.
“The cost of operating a hospital increases dramatically as the number of people entering our ER increases,” said Phoenix Children Health System President Michael P. DePinho.
“We will be raising admission fees in 2018 to keep up with the increasing demand for care.
About the Author: Laura K. Hausler, M.D. is a clinical assistant professor of medicine and clinical pharmacology and director of the Center for Clinical and Translational Pharmacology, at Emory University. “
We will work with the health care providers in our community to improve patient outcomes and ensure our patients receive the best care possible,” DePimpos said.
About the Author: Laura K. Hausler, M.D. is a clinical assistant professor of medicine and clinical pharmacology and director of the Center for Clinical and Translational Pharmacology, at Emory University.
She is also an adjunct professor at the Emory Department of Medicine.
She holds an M.B.A. in pharmacology from the University of California, San Francisco.
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