UA, MIHS and DMG Announcement Thursday

Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 8:00am
Announcement of University of Arizona Affiliation with Maricopa Integrated Health System, District Medical Group
Medical School Strengthening Ties with MIHS, DMG
 
PHOENIX – The Maricopa Integrated Health System, District Medical Group and the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix will announce its formal clinical affiliation at 8 a.m., June 30, at Maricopa Medical Center, 2601 E. Roosevelt, Phoenix.
 
The announcement will include representatives of the three entities and the Arizona Board of Regents and outlines the agreement that strengthens the partnership of clinical training for the growing University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix with the Maricopa system. Under the agreement, UA medical students get world class experience from MIHS, which oversees the Maricopa Medical Center and a system of clinics and has been the training ground for thousands of physicians for more than four decades.
 
The agreement was approved June 16 by the Arizona Board of Regents, which oversees the three state universities, and was previously ratified by the MIHS and DMG boards.
 
U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor, D-Ariz., will participate in the announcement, along with Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon, MIHS President and CEO Betsey Bayless, DMG President and CEO Kote Chundu, MD, Arizona Board of Regents Chair-Elect Fred DuVal, UA President Robert Shelton, PhD, and Stuart Flynn, MD, dean of the College of Medicine – Phoenix.
 
A banner illustrating the partnership will be unfurled after the signing ceremony.
 
Contacts:  Michael Murphy, (602) 344-1231,
                    Emily Ryan, (602) 229-1010 or
                    Al Bravo, (602) 827-2022