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Healthcare Committee

Brad Shafer (1) (1) (1)

Committee Co-Chairs: Councilmember Brad Shafer, City of Peoria and Ed Willard, Director of Business Development & Strategic Planning, Dignity Health 


The Healthcare Committee is the region’s innovative leader in ensuring the West Valley’s top industry, healthcare is at the forefront. This Committee is instrumental in addressing issues and providing solutions in industry workforce shortages through partnerships, round-table discussions, and career expos. The Committee is leading efforts to create an interactive healthcare map as a member resource as well as business attraction tool. The Committee led a successful Healthcare Innovation Summit to provide information on the changing landscape of healthcare and impacts on the region and state.

Current Projects:

  • 2020 Healthcare Summit planning
  • Physician recruitment strategy & marketing materials in partnership with the Quality of Life Committee and Phoenix Relocation Source
  • West Valley healthcare services/specialties needs assessment & gap analysis
  • Special healthcare updates to address COVID-19


Committee Participation:

A Mission of Mercy, Abrazo Health, Alston Construction, Arizona State University, Arizona Gateway Logistics, AZ Blue, Banner Health, Bell Bank, Benevilla, City of Avondale, City of Buckeye, City of Glendale, City of Goodyear, Colliers, Copper Springs Hospital, Cushman & Wakefield, Dignity Health, Estrella Mountain Community College, First Things First, Franklin Pierce University, Gilbane, Glendale Community College, Haydon Construction, Healthcare Management of America, Midwestern University, Northwest Valley Connect, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Phoenix College, Quarles & Brady, Royal Oaks, Sante, SDB, Southwest Lending Closet, SRP, Sun Health, Town of Wickenburg, Turn a New Leaf, University of Arizona Global Campus, Valleywise Health, Venn Companies, Vitalyst Health, West-MEC

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