Arizona hospitals hold joint press conference about coronavirus, health care in the state

Posted at 10:45 AM, Jan 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-13 14:22:56-05

Leaders from Arizona's top hospitals held a press conference Wednesday morning to discuss the current status of healthcare amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Banner Health, Dignity Health, HonorHealth, Mayo Clinic, and Valleywise Health took part in the press conference at 11:30 a.m.

They covered topics like coronavirus cases, hospitalizations, deaths, and more in our state, as the COVID-19 crisis worsens in the state.

Officials who attended the press conference included: Dr. Marjorie Bessel, Chief Clinical Officer, Banner Health; Dr. Keith Frey, Chief Medical Officer - Arizona Division, Dignity Health; Dr. Alyssa Chapital, Hospital Medical Director, Mayo Clinic; Dr. Michael White, Executive Vice President, Chief Clinical Officer, Valleywise Health; and Dr. Stephanie Jackson, Senior Vice President, Chief Clinical Value Officer, HonorHealth.

Health workers have been voicing concerns about the number of coronavirus cases and the severity of the cases they are seeing in hospitals.


As of Wednesday morning, more than 150,000 vaccines have been administered in the state. Over 640,000 coronavirus cases have been confirmed, and more than 10,000 Arizonans have died.