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Arizona Perinatal Trust (APT), a 501(c) (3) nonprofit, was established in September 1980. It was initially established by carryover funds from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation perinatal regionalized grant (1975-1980) and a grant from St. Joseph's Hospital & Medical Center and Good Samaritan Hospital. The Trust is dedicated to improving the health of Arizona's mothers and babies, and is governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees and Board of Directors. Arizona Perinatal Trust (APT) has three main components; certification, perinatal education, and perinatal data analysis, which together form the core of our work. These efforts are implemented in collaboration with our member hospitals in the region, the professionals who work with mothers, babies, and the state agencies that partner with us to support the regional perinatal system. The Voluntary Certification Program is a quality improvement process that includes matching hospital capabilities and capacity to established guidelines through a self-assessment process and a site visit by a team of peer professionals. Perinatal Education includes the annual Arizona Perinatal Trust - Perinatal Conference, continuing education of perinatal staff and patient education requirements as part of certification.

Purpose

Our Goal

  Every mother and baby in Arizona should have the best care regardless of where they live in Arizona.  The Arizona Perinatal Trust is a private-public partnership among hospitals, health care professionals, and state agencies throughout Arizona, committed to an effective regionalized perinatal health care system.  

Mission

  The Arizona Perinatal Trust is created to be an independent source of energy and resource to focus efforts on the continuing improvement of the health of Arizona's mothers and babies.  

Vision

  ...Thus, the critical impact of birth outcome, which persists for the duration of each life, calls for special commitment to principle of equal access to high quality care for all mothers and their babies.  

Volunteer Boards

2017 Board of Trustees

Chairman - Robert “BJ” Johnson, MD

Vice Chairman - Laurie S. Wood, MS, RN

Secretary - Richard Jutzi, CPA


Trustees

Rhonda Anderson, RN, MPA, DNSc, FAAN, FACHE

Michael Clement, MD

Melissa Day-Johnson

Nancy Kinnard

Michael McQueen, MD, MBA, FAAP

Kathryn L. Reed, MD

Jeanette Shea, MSW, ACSW, LCSW

Mark Shwer, MD

Glenn W. Waterkotte, MD


Emeritus 

N. Burton Attico, MD, MPH, FACOG

Joe Daily, MD

Len Kirschner, MD, MPH, FACOG


Consultants 

Patricia Tarango MS, BSW - ADHS
(Bureau of Women & Children’s Health)

Breann Westmore, CHES - March of Dimes
(South Central Region)

2017 Board of Directors

President - Linda A. Meiner, MSN, RNC-NIC, NE-BC

Vice President - Teresa K. Anzar, MSN, RNC-OB

Secretary - Nathan T. Lepp, MD, MPH

Treasurer - Hugh S. Miller, MD


Directors

Alan Bedrick, MD

Connie Buckner, RNC-OB, BSN

Mary “Gina” Connelly, MD

Dean V. Coonrod, MD, MPH

Mary Ellen Cunningham, MPA, RN

Margaret Earle, MD

Sharon Glanville, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

Grayson Guzman, MD, FACOG

Khaver Kirmani, MD, MBA, FAAP

Shelly Lanagan, MS, WHNP, RNC-OB, C-EFM 

Deb Ledington, MSN, NNP-BC

Mary Luster, RN, MS-L, NE-BC

Carol J. Olson, RN, BSN, MBA

Lori-Ann Satran, BSN, RN, MSL, ICBLCE

Robin Shepherd, MSN, RN
Thomas H. Strong, Jr., MD, FACOG

Lori Throne, MSN, RN, NE-BC

Kathy Walker, MS, BSN, RN, NEA-BC


Consultants

Connie Belden RN, BSHSA – ADHS (Medical Licensing)

John Condojani DO – Indian Health Care

Brenda Nichols – ADHS HRPP/NICP

Karen Stewart MSN, RN- AHCCCS

Eric Tack MD JD,MPH – AHCCCS

Nancy A. Winston RN – ADHS (Division of Licensing Services)

Patricia Tarango MS, BSW - ADHS
(Bureau of Women & Children’s Health)

Breann Westmore, CHES - March of Dimes (South Central Region)

Our Staff

Executive Director - Deb Christian

Program Services Manager - Amy Breitkreitz

Administrative Assistant - Angie Reyna

Annual Reports

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2013 Arizona Perinatal Trust Annual Report (pdf)

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2014 Arizona Perinatal Trust Annual Report (pdf)

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2015 Arizona Perinatal Trust Annual Report (pdf)

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2016 Arizona Perinatal Trust Annual Report (pdf)

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Help Our Cause

The Trust is primarily funded through hospital certification and membership fees. Additional revenue is generated through donations and grants.

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Contact Us

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Arizona Perinatal Trust

711 E Cottonwood Lane Suite C, Casa Grande, Arizona 85122, US

Phone: (520) 421-9880

Hours

Monday - Friday: 

8am - 4pm