AZ REACH Program Expands with STEP!

Oct. 1, 2023
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AZ REACH Program Expands with STEP!

A Statewide Transfer Escalation Pathway for Arizona hospitals with 20 or fewer beds.

We are thrilled to share this exciting news with you. The AZ REACH program has expanded its services to benefit more Arizonans. The Arizona Senate approved funds to extend our program’s reach to any Arizona hospital with 20 or fewer licensed beds.

Introducing the Statewide Transfer Escalation Pathway (STEP). Now, hospitals with 20 or fewer inpatient beds, who were not already part of REACH, can seek our assistance after exhausting their usual transfer options.

Important Details:

  • Go-live date: October 1, 2023
  • Newly eligible referring hospitals: Exceptional Healthcare Yuma, Exceptional Healthcare Maricopa, Exceptional Healthcare Bullhead City (opening soon), East Valley ER & Hospital, Tucson ER & Hospital
  • Link to the STEP FAQs:

This expansion of our services is a testament to the community’s ongoing support and the positive impact we've had on healthcare in Arizona. We're excited about the opportunities this brings and the continued improvements it will allow us to make for patient outcomes and access to care.

If you have questions or would like to get involved, please reach out to us. Together, we're making a significant difference in the healthcare landscape.

AZ REACH Leadership Team