Creighton University – Arizona Health Education Alliance
Four Impressive Partners. One Exceptional Alliance.
When Creighton University, Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Valleywise Health, and District Medical Group, Inc., joined together to form the Creighton University Arizona Health Education Alliance, it became one of the state’s largest providers of Graduate Medical Education.
In 2017, Creighton University, Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Valleywise Health, and District Medical Group, entered into a strategic partnership to strengthen and expand the Graduate Medical Education programs offered by each institution. The move by the four core partners and affiliate member Dignity Health Medical Group brought together the administration of the residency and fellowship programs previously managed by each member under the Creighton University Arizona Health Education Alliance, with Creighton University serving as the sponsoring entity.
The Alliance effectively becomes one of Arizona’s largest GME providers, with an exciting opportunity to play a major role in the training of new generations of physicians and other health care professionals.
To improve the quality of the education experience for all learners through the operation of high-quality academic medicine programs that produce top clinical health professionals trained in quality and safety that will be ideal for the medical workforce requirements of Arizona and the affiliate partners.
A Governing Board made up of representatives from each partnering organization provides strategic direction in policy, budgetary and infrastructure matters. Affiliate Alliance partner Dignity Health Medical Group is also represented on the governing board. The Alliance’s daily operations are led by Executive Director Erica Brown and her staff.
Advance Your Medical Expertise in Phoenix
The Creighton University Arizona Health Education Alliance offers fellowship programs in many specialties, including fellowships in gastroenterology, hospice and palliative care and women’s imaging. Each of our fellowship programs is guided by faculty who are experts in their specialties and compassionate practitioners. You’ll have opportunities to mentor medical students, conduct research and gain specialized clinical experience.
Our Fellowship Programs
• Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
• Hospice and Palliative Medicine
• Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
• Surgical Critical Care
• Women’s Imaging
Erica Brown, Alliance Executive Director
The Board of Directors of the Creighton University Arizona Health Education Alliance named Erica Brown as the organization’s executive director effective Feb. 18. She had been serving as interim executive director since July.
“The Creighton University Arizona Health Education Alliance Board is grateful for her exceptional service as our interim director,” said Steve Purves, Alliance board chairman and president and CEO of Valleywise Health. “We are very pleased to continue working with her as our executive director as we address the health care workforce needs here in the state of Arizona.”
In her role as executive director, Brown will report to the Alliance Board of Directors and lead the strategic partnership between Alliance members to continue leveraging expertise and resources to facilitate shared interests in the educational programs and training activities
Creighton University and Arizona State University – A Partnership to Advance Health Care Education
A landmark partnership between one of the largest public research universities in the United States and the soon-to-be largest Jesuit, Catholic health professions educator in the nation will answer a dire need for health care professionals in Arizona and in the southwest United States.
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