We are moving into an exciting new phase in the transformation of MIHS. The project known as Proposition 480 has been renamed
“Care Reimagined” to describe all the activities taking place around the rebuilding of our health system. We wanted a name that was both unique and descriptive of this project and “Care Reimagined” was the perfect fit. It describes our goals for the future and it redefines and broadens the use of the word “care” into everything we do – we care about our patients, we care about each other and we care about the quality of work we do every day. Care Reimagined is also complementary to our MIHS vision statement – to be nationally recognized for transforming care – and to our MIHS mission statement – to provide exceptional care without exception, every patient, every time.
The Care Reimagined rebuilding program will help MIHS sustain its historic role as Maricopa County's premier public teaching hospital and safety net health system. This program will ensure our organization continues to be recognized for high quality care, innovation and service.
Care Reimagined follows the 2014 recommendations from the Bond Advisory committee, an independent 15-member advisory committee that spent almost a year studying Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS) and conducting extensive public hearings across the county.
In November 2014, Maricopa County voters approved Proposition 480 by an overwhelming 63 to 37 percent margin to develop, improve and expand MIHS healthcare facilities for outpatient and behavioral health care throughout Maricopa County, and expand our teaching hospital.
A 2016 Proposition 480 Implementation Planning Findings and Recommendations report prepared by Navigant Healthcare includes:
- Greater emphasis on providing care outside the hospital walls, integrating behavioral healthcare with medical care to treat the whole person.
- Set a construction timeline between now and 2022 for development of neighborhood health centers, specialty centers and an acute care and behavioral health campus.
- Implementing the strategic capital plan to improve MIHS's future financial position and enhance its ability to meet community needs.
- Ensure a modern, efficient network of services and facilities in which to train the next generation of physicians, nurses and allied health professionals.
- Provide a "fit test" that shows the main hospital campus can accommodate construction of new acute and behavioral health hospitals while operations continue in the existing facilities.
This plan allows MIHS staff, stakeholders and the general public to follow our community public health system's direction in the coming years. Click here for complete plan findings and recommendations.