Coronavirus updates from Alliance partners

Valleywise Health

Current COVID-19 Cases

  • Confirmed Positives in House: 9 (VHMC), 9 (Behavioral Health)
  • Persons Under Investigation (PUI): 4 (VHMC), 2 (Behavioral Health)
  • Behavioral Health Screenings in Last 24 hours: 15
  • Patients Discharged in Last 24 hours: 0

Cost-Saving Efforts

Valleywise Health is taking measured steps to provide some financial relief as it prepares for a potential surge of patients. Watch this video featuring Valleywise President & CEO Steve Purves as he outlines some cost-saving measures.

Supporting the Mission

Individuals interested in supporting Valleywise Health during this pandemic are encouraged to donate to the Valleywise Health Foundation. Donations provided as unrestricted gifts will be used for Valleywise Health COVID-19 Emergency Relief and the employees' Helping Hands Program.
For online donations, visit
For mail in donations, send to Valleywise Health Foundation, 2901 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85016

For the latest Human Resources updates on COVID-19 related topics, visit the COVID-19 Information page on the Vine. New FAQs are continuously being added to help answer questions.

New COVID-19 Testing Unit Arrives at VHMC Lab
Valleywise Health is one of the first health care systems in Arizona to acquire a new advanced Cepheid GeneXpert testing system that can detect COVID-19 in about 45 minutes or less. This system, which is for Valleywise Health patients only, is now on-site at the Valleywise Health Medical Center and being prepared for service this week. Cepheid recently received emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its rapid molecular diagnostic test.

St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center

Linda Hunt Daily Video Update

Click here to view the video from Dignity Health Arizona Division President Linda Hunt.

One-Day Employee Tag

Employees are reminded that the wristband/tag strip placed around their badges each day when they enter the hospital is for one-day use only. These color-coded tags allow security and scanning teams to know which employees have had their temperature taken for the day. The tag allows employees to leave the hospital/facility and return on the same day without having to retake their temperature. The security/scanning teams will ask you to remove the tag before providing a new one.

State 48 T-Shirts Recognize Health Care Workers

St. Joseph’s and the Dignity Health East Valley Foundations are partnering with State Forty Eight on a Dignity Health-branded T-shirts to recognize health care workers. A portion of each purchase will be donated to Dignity Health foundations. State Forty Eight is a local company that produces Arizona-themed shirts. Here is a link to pre-order the shirts, which will be available beginning Friday, May 1.