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Where We Began

Phoenix Children’s Care Network began its development process in the spring of 2012 with the formation of a Physician Advisory Council (PAC) comprised of key stakeholders, including 24 physicians from Phoenix Children’s Medical Group and various independent pediatric practices from the greater Phoenix area.

The PAC was charged to collaborate with Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH) in evaluating organizational structures that would position PCH and its physician partners to be successful in the ever changing health care environment.

The PAC determined that the formation of a pediatric-focused, Clinically Integrated Network (CIN) would provide the most flexibility for whatever future state ultimately prevailed. In February 2013, the CIN journey formally kicked off with the formation of Phoenix Children’s Care Network (PCCN) as a wholly owned subsidiary of PCH. The initial Board of Managers (BOM) and supporting Quality, Finance, and Utilization and Network Committee was seated shortly thereafter.

Vision

PCCN’s vision is to be a national and international leader recognized for advancing pediatric health and delivering optimal health outcomes through innovation and a high-value, integrated system of care.

Mission

To improve the health and well-being of children by delivering high-quality, coordinated, cost-effective pediatric care through the support and dedication of community providers in partnership with all we serve.

The mission is supported by these Six Pillars of Clinical Integration Success.

  • Physician Leadership
  • Provider Alignment
  • Care Management and Coordination
  • Quality Monitoring
  • Utilization Management
  • Data Collection, Information Sharing, and Analysis

Goals

PCCN’s goals include:

  • Improving the coordination, quality and consistency of health care for pediatric patients
  • Reducing and controlling costs and increasing efficiencies in the health care provided
  • Accelerating the adoption and common use of health information systems by PCCN participating physicians
  • Developing, maintaining and updating evidence-based initiatives, benchmarks, performance standards and metrics
  • Ensuring a valuable and competitive product is available for consumers that would not be possible through independent actions of the providers
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