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Southwest Mobile Storage – Best Mobile Storage & Office Containers In Phoenix, AZ

Southwest Mobile Storage was established in 1995, serving more than 24,000 commercial, construction and residential customers rent, buy or modify containers for their moving, storage and custom needs. We offer a wide selection of portable offices and mobile storage containers for rent in Phoenix, AZ. You deserve vault-like security, superior service, unrivaled expertise with the best quality and service you can find when renting, buying or modifying shipping containers.

Whether you need mobile storage, portable office space, a combo unit or a custom container for a specific purpose, we’ve got your back. Here’s how:



We bring your storage container to you for convenient, easy access at your home, business or jobsite. Plus, you’ll get more choice in storage space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of a pod or add on building, saving money and energy.


Not enough room to keep a storage container at your business, home or construction site? No problem — we can store it for you. Plus, you get 70% more space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of public storage units.


Need a permanent storage solution for your business, residence or construction? We sell new and used shipping containers in many sizes with a variety of add-ons. Or customize a container to your specific storage needs with our certified fabrication experts.


Take your time packing with our moving containers. We’ll deliver to your business or home and pick it up whenever you’re ready to move. So, you don’t have to stress about moving or making multiple trips in one day, like if you rented a moving truck.


Our moving container solutions ensure the long-distance move of your home or business is highly efficient and affordable throughout the southwest. In fact, we usually cost 20%-40% less than full-service movers.


We understand move-in and move-out dates might be different. We can store your moving container at our highly secure facilities until you’re ready to move to your new home or business location, and you can conveniently access it at any time.


Whether you need a workspace, conference room, or other office requirement, our ground-mounted mobile offices meet any and all of your business needs. Plus, it’s faster and easier than building additions.


If you need your shipping container to serve multiple uses, such as office-storage combos, breakrooms and even utilities, we’ve got you covered. We’ll modify a custom container to fit your business needs and bring your business to the next level


We’ll create a custom container to fit your unique needs anywhere in the US. With our container modification expertise, we make any idea a reality. From pop-up stores to multi-story structures, our unrivaled facilities and fabrication experts do it all.

You’ll get your own dedicated storage and container expert to serve as your one point of contact for easy, convenient service you can trust.
With our wide selection of intermodal containers for sale and rent, you’ll find exactly what you need, from size, to type and condition.
We maintain our rental fleet to the highest standard – our integrity depends on it.
Our certified, experienced Conex container modification experts have more than 500 years combined experience modifying ISO containers at our unrivaled 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility, ensuring your custom shipping container is made exactly to your specifications.
All of our containers come with high security dual-locking system for no additional charge, so you can rest assured your stored items stay safe and that you don’t have to pay extra for it.
With our level of service, quality and expertise, you won’t find a better value anywhere else.
Our portable offices include lighting and electrical outlets, internet hookups, HVAC and were crafted by our in-house steel container fabrication experts for top-quality construction.

Premium Quality -High Security

With Southwest Mobile Storage, you get much more than a POD or typical Conex box. You also get high security, unparalleled service and unmatched container modification expertise and facilities. No other company offers that much.


Wind and water-tight so you don’t have to stress about rain or condensation ruining the contents inside.
Delivered to your desired location by a dependable roll- off truck
Grinded, prepped and painted before rental by our container fabrication experts.
Fully customizable to fit your unique needs.
Equipped with a dual high-security dual- locking systems.
Delivered by our skilled, experienced drivers for worry-free delivery.

Having flexible storage containers options is important, but security is crucial to protect your peace of mind and your possessions.

At Southwest Mobile Storage, we don’t believe in leaving things to chance. We want you to rest easy knowing your inventory, documents, tools, equipment and other items are safe 24/7. That is why we equip SMS high-security slide bolt locking systems and lockboxes on our entire fleet of rental freight containers.


High-security slide-bolt locking system and extra-long lock box, giving you twice the security and peace of mind.
No holes to ensure your rental shipping container is wind and water-tight.
No rust for your safety.
14-gauge corrugated steel for strength and reinforcement.

Contact us to speak with a helpful, friendly representative to better understand our full range of capabilities. We are happy to answer any questions you have, go over pricing and set up a time and place to deliver your Conex box. Our quotes are 100% free and you are under no obligation to pay for your consultation.


When you own a business or manage one, it’s crucial to have efficient, affordable ways to store inventory and supplies, whether it’s to grow your business or adapt to changes in the market, like the many caused by the pandemic.

Renting storage containers to keep at your business eliminates the cost and hassles of sending your staff to offsite storage facilities. Steel containers with roll up doors make storing and retrieving items faster and easier. Auto repair shops and other businesses that need easy access throughout the workday to secure storage for tools, parts, equipment or supplies find renting shipping containers to be the best solution for their business storage needs.Storage has got your back.

Renting portable offices gives your business more workspace, breakrooms, pop up stores, security booths and more, without the cost and red tape associated with constructing building additions. Plus, a steel storage container fits neatly into one parking space and provides much stronger security than Pods and way more convenience than self-storage units.

If you have a specific need, we can modify shipping containers to build whatever you need to grow your business. Whether it’s a portable workspace to run your business, like a pop-up container bar, or a durable facility for scientific research, like a container laboratory, or even a container gym, our unrivaled fabrication facility and modification experts got you covered. Our full-time, in-house staff of certified welders, engineers, electricians, carpenters and painters have over 500 years combined experience modifying thousands of container projects for just about any business use you can imagine.


Offsite storage alternatives cause a mess of hassles and headaches. Expanding office space and storage capacity at your location saves time, money and hassle of making multiple trips offsite.
We offer more choice in security, size and features in steel Conex boxes or ISO shipping containers than a public storage unit or Pod for less cost and far greater service.
We offer flexible, month-to-month rental agreements and prorate by the day after your first 28-day billing cycle.
With us, you get a dedicated account manager you can rely on, so you can focus on running your business than waste time with a different person every time you call that doesn’t know or care as much.
While other companies may have some staff for modifying containers, most outsource the work, so you don’t know who is actually doing the modifications or how much they’re marking up the price.
When you modify a shipping container for your business, you won’t have to worry about expensive, lengthy and complicated construction.
We have modified thousands of containers nationwide and internationally for more than 25 years for NASA, US Navy, GCP Applied Technologies, Helix and Sundt to name a few. And rent containers to Amazon, Walmart and many of other nationally recognized brands.
Our extensive staff makes it possible to custom build multiple projects simultaneously and our 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility prevents contaminants from interfering with fabrication, which delivers better quality and precision.


Building additions to your home can be very expensive and requires going through the hassle of securing permits and waiting for construction. You can save money, time and stress by modifying a shipping container instead. Whether you need additional space for a home gym, recreation or storage, we can convert steel containers into anything you can imagine. Our custom container gyms, she-sheds, garages and more give you the extra space you need without the hassle, cost and wait that comes with home renovation.

Renting shipping containers for temporary storage, either when moving or dealing with restoration from a fire or flood, provides a secure, convenient way to keep your belongings close for accessing them whenever you need to. Plus, renting mobile storage containers for moving costs less than traditional movers and allows you to take your time packing, reducing the stress that comes from moving. You can also rent portable offices for your home to make working remotely distraction-free.


With an extensive in-house staff and 90,000 sq ft container modification facility, we’re able to deliver consistently high quality and work on multiple projects simultaneously for a fast turnaround.

Other companies don’t have the facility, staff or resources to modify shipping containers and will outsource the work to various shops who may not have the special experience or tools needed to modify the right way.

You can rest assured knowing your custom container is safe in our hands. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications through every step of the process.

Renting a moving container from us makes your move much less stressful because you won’t have to rush to pack your whole house into a moving truck in one day. Instead, you can take your time packing over the course of a month.

Our ISO shipping containers are weatherproof and come with vault-like security, so you don’t have to worry about theft or damage to your belongings. You won’t get that level of security from U-Haul or other moving truck companies.

Renting a storage container at your home keeps your belongings close and gives you convenient 24/7 access, so you’re always able to retrieve the contents of your container when you need to.

We know move in and move out dates don’t always line up. We can store your packed rental container at our secure facility until your new home is ready.

With our mobile storage containers for rent in Phoenix, AZ, you can save up to 40% when compared to full-service long-distance movers, while gaining more flexibility in your schedule.


We know your needs may change suddenly. With our extensive inventory and variety of sizes of portable offices and shipping containers to rent, buy or modify in Phoenix, AZ, we provide fast service and the best value possible so it’s easy for you to get whatever you need when you need it.

Renting storage containers and portable offices from us gives you more flexibility when it comes to your schedule and options. If you don’t have enough space at your current location or simply would prefer offsite storage, you can keep your rental storage and office containers at your location or ours – whichever is most convenient for you. You also get more options to choose from when it comes to size and features, like portable offices with divided rooms for private meetings or office/storage combos for storage and office space in one container. All while costing a fraction of the price of a pod or self-storage facility.

You can also buy new or used freight containers from us and choose from a variety of add-ons, including lights, electricity, doors and windows. Or fully customize a shipping container to save time, money and energy by skipping the expensive, lengthy process of constructing building additions. We can modify a Conex box into whatever you can imagine for any use you need, from construction tool cribs to office buildings, monitoring stations, mobile communication towers and much more. The possibilities are endless.


You’ll never face hidden fees or surprises with us. We give you transparent billing up front at the best prices.

With us, you get a reliable, dedicated point of contact, who keeps you updated every step of the way. You can rest assured knowing you’ll always get what you need, when you need it.

No other company has the breadth and depth of staff and experience that we do when it comes to modifying shipping containers. Our certified welders, engineers, electricians, plumbers, carpenters and painters have more than 500 years of combined experience in fabricating custom steel containers.

We prorate your rent by the day after the first 28-day billing cycle, so you don’t have to pay for a full month when you only have your mobile containers and offices for a few days.

While other companies may be able to do small container modifications, most don’t have an in-house fabrication staff or 90,000 sq ft fabrication facility like we do. As a result, they outsource the work on your custom container, so you don’t know who’s actually building it.

Rest assured knowing your modified shipping container will be built to the highest quality standards. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors check every step of the fabrication process to ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications.


Whether you’re in need of a storage container for your commercial business, a portable office for your construction site, or a moving container for your home, our process is simple and straightforward.

Choose Your Container

Choose the mobile storage solution that works best for your needs. In this step, you will let us know the number of containers you need, their sizes and what types of doors to equip.

Choose Your Options

Let us know if you would like to add any of our rental options, like a folding table or shelving.

Choose Your Security

Choose from padlocks, puck locks and other enhanced security options. All of our storage containers come standard with dual-locking, vault-like security.

Choose Your Delivery Timeframe

You can expect standard delivery within 3-5 days of your order. If you need expedited delivery, we will do everything in our power to accommodate your needs.

Pick-Up Planning

Do you need to keep your shipping container at our location? Prefer to have our team deliver your packed container to a location of your choice? Let us know, and we’ll be by your side to work out the logistics.




Let our team know where we should deliver your mobile storage container for rent in Phoenix, AZ. Be sure to let us know if there are any special conditions that might prevent our drivers from entering your chosen destination. Before you schedule your delivery, let us know which direction you would like the doors of your container to face.



Our drivers can deliver your storage container Monday-Friday, between the hours of 6AM and 2PM local time. Our two-hour delivery window is the most precise in the industry. If you desire another delivery time outside of our standard delivery options, we will do our best to accommodate your needs. As a courtesy, our driver will call you at least 30 minutes before they arrive at your drop-off destination.



Before we deliver your Conex box, prepare your delivery area by ensuring that there are no low overhangs, arches, wires, trees or any other obstacles that could interfere with your delivery. It’s a good idea to mark the space where you would like your steel container placed.



When our driver arrives, they will back our truck into the space where you would like your shipping container placed. Once we arrive, we will ensure that your container is delivered safely and securely. If placed on asphalt or pavement, we will use wood dunnage pads to make sure your ground surface is protected and the container is level.


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5 Best Pet Care Centers in Phoenix, AZ

Below is a list of the top and leading Pet Care Centers in Phoenix, AZ. To help you find the best Pet Care Centers located near you in Phoenix, AZ, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.Phoenix’s Best Pet Care Centers:The top-rated Pet Care Centers in Phoenix, AZ are:Pet Paradise Phoenix is one of the best pet care centers in Phoenix that provide...

Below is a list of the top and leading Pet Care Centers in Phoenix, AZ. To help you find the best Pet Care Centers located near you in Phoenix, AZ, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.

Phoenix’s Best Pet Care Centers:

The top-rated Pet Care Centers in Phoenix, AZ are:

Pet Paradise Phoenix is one of the best pet care centers in Phoenix that provides top-notch pet care services. This pet care center guarantees that your pets are taken care of properly while you enjoy your time away. Pet Paradise Phoenix offers a wide range of pet care services like their very own vet clinic, dog and cat boarding, grooming, and more. They have 24/7 access, are near the airport, and have a VIP drop-off option. Your pets will have fun with their new fur friends playing in their swimming pool under the sharp supervision of their staff. Pet Paradise’s staff are very passionate pet lovers and will take care of your pet like they are their own babies.

Products/Services: Dog boarding, cat boarding, day camp, grooming, veterinary care

LOCATION: Address: 1675 W Happy Valley Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85085 Phone: (602) 277-3647 Website:

REVIEWS: Great people caring for our dog! Savannah and Patrick and Hayden and Lynn the trainer. Other great people, too. Sugar lights up when she figures out, she’s going there. – Gene Shillman

Alta Vista Boarding & Grooming will treat your pets as if they are family when you leave your fur babies in their care. This pet care center provides compassionate care for your fur babies, and they will make sure that they are safe and happy while you are away. Alta Vista Boarding & Grooming has high-quality services like boarding, daycare, training, and grooming. Their staff are animal and pet lovers and will make sure your pets are not just taken care of, but pampered like little kings and queens. If you are looking for a pet center that not just cares for your pets and provides high-quality service, Alta Vista is your best bet for a worry-free trip away.

Products/Services: Boarding, daycare, grooming, training

LOCATION: Address: 4730 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85013 Phone: (602) 265-3198 Website:

REVIEWS: Hailey is my Lunas groomer. She is so patient and loving. I know my fur pet can be feisty but Hailey handled her like a Pro, most importantly with love. As we are fairly new to AZ it is very comforting to have found a wonderful place like Alta Vista thank you God Bless! – Elizabeth Banda

Ahwatukee Animal Care Hospital offers a careful and dedicated approach to providing high-quality pet care to your fur kids. The team at Ahwatukee is very passionate and compassionate when it comes to caring for your pets. Ahwatukee Animal Care Hospital provides some of the best veterinary and pet care services in Phoenix. Services include but are not limited to primary and advanced pet care, diagnostics, in-house laboratory, exotics and avian medicine, and a full-service board and lodging for your pets. They also have a pharmacy on-site so you wouldn’t need to worry about getting the proper medication for your fur kids if they need treatment. Is your pet sick? Ahwatukee Animal Care Hospital in Phoenix is one of the best choices you can make for your pet in Arizona.

Products/Services: Primary pet care, advanced pet care, preventive pet care, diagnostics, on-site pharmacy, in-house laboratory, exotics, and avian medicine

LOCATION: Address: 10855 South 48th Street Phoenix, AZ 85044 Phone: (480)893-0533 Website:

REVIEWS: This place is awesome. Everyone is an Angel in my opinion. When nobody would even see my pup because of covid-19 these people made the exception. They saved my dog’s life. I can’t say enough good about them. –

Canine Country Club & Feline Inn is a pet center and inn for your pet and is considered one of the top choices when it comes to comfort in Phoenix. If you are going on a business trip or a family vacation and you can’t bring your pet, this is one of the best pet care centers you can bring your pet to when it comes to comfort. Canine Country Club & Feline Inn offers you high-quality facilities and excellent service. Your pet will enjoy playing with their newfound friends in the facility that has six large yards they can play in. They also offer daycare and grooming services to make sure your fur baby is not just taken care of but is pampered to the extreme.

Products/Services: Dog boarding and doggy daycare, overnight pet boarding, cats, small and exotic pets, pet relocation

LOCATION: Address: 2332 E Washington St. Phoenix, AZ 85034 Phone: (602) 581-5733 Website:

REVIEWS: The staff are very helpful and efficient; our cat Leo is none the worse following his four-day stay. It’s a convenient location, close to the airport and even closer to 44th and Washington where I caught the Sky Train into the airport. – Anita Bowie

Phoenix Veterinary Center offers full-service pet care in Phoenix that also serves as an animal hospital. They have top-tier animal and pet care service and is considered as one of Phoenix’s best pet care providers. Phoenix Veterinary Center has a team of licensed general veterinary practitioners that will tend to your pet with whatever health condition they have. These veterinary experts will make sure your pet is treated properly and recovers back to 100%. Services they provide include preventive pet care, emergency, and critical care, senior animal care, pet education, pain management, and more. If you are looking for the best veterinary team in the city to treat your pet’s condition, Phoenix Veterinary Center is a top-tier choice.

Products/Services: Pet preventive care, pet education, senior pet care, dog and cat dental and oral surgery, laboratory testing, ultrasound for your pet, internal medicine, orthopedic surgery

LOCATION: Address: 3220 E Baseline Rd #113 Phoenix, AZ 85042 Phone: (602) 559-5500 Website:

REVIEWS: Everyone was so helpful, kind, and educated. They were on time with the appointment and helped me quickly. I would highly recommend it as you can see the passion, they have for caring for animals. – Emily K.

New 26-story Skye on 6th breaks ground in phoenix

Real estate development firm Hubbard Street Group and capital partner ...

Real estate development firm Hubbard Street Group and capital partner Cresset Real Estate Partners today broke ground on a new multifamily project in Phoenix. Located on the Southeast corner of 6th Street and Garfield Street in the Roosevelt Row Arts District, the new Skye on 6th development will feature 309 units spanning 26 floors with approximately 6,500 square feet of ground floor retail. The project will be LEED certified and is expected to be completed by Summer 2023.

“We believe Skye on 6th will establish a new standard of modern luxury living in Phoenix with a wellness-focused approach, efficiently designed units and an expansive amenity offering located in the heart of the burgeoning Roosevelt Row Arts District and adjacent to the Phoenix Biomedical Campus,” said Kage Brown, Managing Partner & Chief Investment Officer at Hubbard Street Group. “We are extremely bullish on the Phoenix market and are excited to establish a local presence with Skye on 6th.”

“Phoenix is an incredible market and we’re excited to break ground on this new project,” said Avy Stein, Cresset’s Founder and Co-Chairman. “We’ve been investing in opportunity zones since day one and Skye on 6th is something that caught our eye immediately. The area is rapidly transforming and attracting young renters from all over the country. It’s located near several transportation hubs and is surrounded by a growing and diverse set of employers, from cutting edge medical facilities, to universities, to a large legal and financial services presence and an emerging tech community. We think Phoenix is a great place to live and work with endless potential.”

• Floorplans include studio, one- and two-bedroom, and penthouse units on the top residential floor.

• Amenities include a pool deck with cabanas, state-of-the-art fitness center, yoga studio, steam room and sauna, co-working amenity area, outdoor amenity terrace, dog run, party room, chef’s grade kitchen for entertainers, package storage room, bicycles storage, indoor parking and storage lockers.

• Located within Roosevelt Row – a highly sought-after entertainment, arts, retail and restaurant scene.

• Adjacent to the expanding Phoenix Biomedical Campus as well as the growing footprint of the University of Arizona Medical School Campus

• Close proximity to highways, light rail, airport, and several office submarkets.

• One of only six Type I construction multifamily high-rise properties in Phoenix.

• Shepley Bulfinch is the architect and Clayco is the general contractor.

American Airlines Awards Scholarships To Employees\' Children

19 children of Phoenix-based team members received a total of $49,500, with two recipients being first-generation college students.Press release from American Airlines:July 28, 2021The American Airlines Education Foundation awarded $1,161,500 in scholarships to 425 children of team members this year, the largest amount ever distributed.Each recipient was awarded a $2,500 scholarship, with 99 first-generation college students each getting an additional one-time award of $1,000."Our family has invested...

19 children of Phoenix-based team members received a total of $49,500, with two recipients being first-generation college students.

Press release from American Airlines:

July 28, 2021

The American Airlines Education Foundation awarded $1,161,500 in scholarships to 425 children of team members this year, the largest amount ever distributed.

Each recipient was awarded a $2,500 scholarship, with 99 first-generation college students each getting an additional one-time award of $1,000.

"Our family has invested a great deal in our daughter\'s education, and, as most parents know, it\'s not always easy," said Vera Velitchkova, a Premium Customer Service Agent in Phoenix. "For the last four years, American has shared that investment with us by making it more affordable. Being around airplanes inspired my daughter, Lorena, from a young age, and now she\'s pursuing her dream of someday working in the aerospace industry. She\'s worked so hard, and we\'re so thankful that American recognizes that, too."

In previous years, students were recognized at an in-person celebratory event. This year, however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students received congratulatory packages, featuring a message from American Chairman and CEO Doug Parker.

"This year\'s group of students endured a great deal over the last year with the many challenges brought on by the pandemic. Through it all, however, they continued to excel both in and out of the classroom," said Ron DeFeo, President of the American Airlines Education Foundation Board and Senior Vice President of Global Engagement for American. "This year\'s class of recipients represent the best of our global community. We could not be prouder to support them as they continue on their academic journeys."

This year, for the first time, descendants of Trans World Airlines (TWA) team members were eligible for an additional scholarship provided by the TWA Hotel at New York\'s John F. Kennedy International Airport in partnership with the Education Foundation. A group of 16 students from across the country were awarded a total of $40,000.

"American Airlines and the TWA Hotel have partnered to bring new life to the iconic TWA brand through the redevelopment of the iconic TWA Flight Center at JFK, TWA\'s New York home for almost 40 years," said Tyler Morse, Chairman and CEO of MCR, developer of the TWA Hotel. "During development, the TWA Hotel team worked closely with American, as the successor to TWA and owner of the TWA brand, to develop the hotel in a way that celebrates the history of TWA and its contributions to aviation. As part of this partnership, the TWA Hotel is proud to provide ongoing support for the TWA Scholarship program, honoring the descendants of TWA employees."

The Education Foundation received more than 1,100 applications as a part of the competitive process. Managed by third-party scholarship experts, scholarships are awarded based on financial need, academic achievement, extracurricular involvement and commitment to community service and volunteerism.

American Airlines Education Foundation is dedicated to supporting educational initiatives for dependents of airline employees. High school seniors and college undergraduate students are eligible to apply for the scholarships and can receive the award for up to four years.

"Working for American has granted me a lot of opportunities in my own life to build my trip schedule around my son and watch him compete across the country as a runner in high school, and now in college," said Grant Nichol, a Los Angeles-based Flight Attendant for American. "As a single father, having the ability to do those things has meant so much. Jesus is going to do amazing things with his life, and this scholarship is going to help him get there."

For more information about the Education Foundation scholarship, visit To learn more about the ways American Airlines is giving back to the communities it serves, please visit

This press release was produced by American Airlines. The views expressed here are the author\'s own.

Dr. Cara Christ leaving ADHS for position at BCBSAZ

Governor Doug Ducey today announced Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ, who has been instrumental in the state’s COVID-19 response, will leave her position on August 27 for another leadership role as chief medical officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona.“When Cara Christ became a doctor, she did it to help others and save lives. That’s exactly what she’s done,” said Governor Ducey. “She dedicated countless hours to protecting millions of Arizonans from the COVID-19 ...

Governor Doug Ducey today announced Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ, who has been instrumental in the state’s COVID-19 response, will leave her position on August 27 for another leadership role as chief medical officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona.

“When Cara Christ became a doctor, she did it to help others and save lives. That’s exactly what she’s done,” said Governor Ducey. “She dedicated countless hours to protecting millions of Arizonans from the COVID-19 pandemic — and she’s done it with grace, stability and confidence. She implemented effective statewide testing and internationally-recognized mass vaccination sites, established the national model Arizona SurgeLine, worked hard to increase vaccinations for communities in need, and so much more.

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“By mid-August, Dr. Christ will be the longest-serving ADHS director. And she was a dedicated leader long before the pandemic hit — developing the Arizona Opioid Action Plan and the Zika Action Plan, expanding access to health care institutions and child care facilities, and always taking creative approaches to better protecting Arizonans. Through any and every challenge, Dr. Christ put the health and safety of Arizonans first. I am deeply grateful for her years of leadership and service to our state, and I wish her continued success at her new opportunity with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona.”

Dr. Christ has led the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) as director since May 2015 after serving as chief medical officer, licensing director and deputy director of public health for the department since 2008. She will be the longest-serving director in the history of the department as of August 13, before her departure from the position.

Dr. Christ, an Infectious Disease Epidemiologist, earned a Bachelor and Master of Science in Microbiology from Arizona State University. She earned her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson.

“Before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, my number one priority has been protecting the health of Arizonans all across our state,” said Dr. Christ. “When the pandemic hit, the entire state came together to contain the spread and protect one another — and I’m grateful to everyone who worked with our team at the Arizona Department of Health Services to protect fellow Arizonans. It has been an honor to lead ADHS and work to keep Arizonans of all ages, backgrounds and unique needs healthy and safe. I’m so proud to have been a part of this administration, and I thank Governor Ducey for entrusting me with responsibility for public health in Arizona and for working with me closely in the state’s response to COVID-19.”

“Even before the pandemic, Dr. Christ had a reputation for thinking big, approaching health strategically, and leveraging the best of medicine and science to improve life and health for Arizonans,” said Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona President and CEO Pam Kehaly. “As we welcome Dr. Christ to the BCBSAZ team, we look forward to continuing our excellent collaboration with the state.”

In her 13 years at the department and more than six years as director, Dr. Christ protected public health across Arizona. Details on her exemplary service can be found below.

Since the start of the pandemic, Dr. Christ has worked closely with fellow health experts, members of the community, businesses, schools and health care institutions to limit the spread of the virus and effectively distribute the vaccine. She has held regular briefings to update the public on the latest information so Arizonans are well-informed about the virus. She has also been responsible for leading a team that:

• Administered more than 1.6 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at nationally and internationally recognized state-operated mass vaccination centers;

• Implemented a statewide testing strategy at the start of the pandemic;

• Oversaw the Arizona State Public Health Laboratory, which was one of the first state laboratories in the nation to be approved to test for COVID-19;

• Developed the statewide Arizona SurgeLine, identified as a national best practice, to ensure hospital capacity and equity;

• Provided more than 1,300 traveling nurses to hospitals during COVID-19 surges;

• Implemented a real-time dashboard of COVID-19 data that earned an A+ from the COVID Tracking Project;

• Released the award-winning Vaccine Management System (VMS) that managed more than 1,700 events and registered 2.6 million appointments; and

• Earned recognition as one of the top three states in the U.S. for ensuring equity in vaccination statewide.

In addition to her leadership alongside Governor Ducey in the state’s response to COVID-19, Dr. Christ developed the nationally recognized Arizona Opioid Action Plan. The plan includes implementation of a Chronic Pain and Addiction Curriculum at health profession training programs statewide, development of a real time data dashboard for opioid overdoses and deaths, training for law enforcement agencies to administer naloxone to save lives, and much more.

Dr. Christ led the implementation of the Maternal Mortality Breakthrough Action Plan, including implementing maternal safety bundles with recruited hospitals and developing mental health, substance use and ‘postpartum warning signs’ resources with distribution to birthing facilities. She also led Arizona’s successful responses to the 2009 H1N1 Pandemic Influenza, the 2014 West Africa Ebola Outbreak, and the 2015 and 2016 Measles Outbreaks.

In addition, under Dr. Christ’s leadership:

• The employee engagement score at ADHS increased by 250 percent;

• The department became nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board;

• Licensing application times for health care institutions and child care facilities reduced by 80-95 percent, reducing turnaround times from as much as 243 days to 15 days;

• The Arizona Radiation Regulatory Agency was successfully transitioned to ADHS;

• ADHS developed the nationally recognized Zika Action Plan and Zika prevention campaign (which was featured in National Geographic) and ultimately prevented endemic spread from occurring in Arizona; and

• The state’s first Arizona State Health Improvement Plan (2016-2020) was completed and the 2021-2025 Arizona Health Improvement Plan was developed.

Dr. Christ has received numerous recognitions and awards for her leadership and public health service, including:

• Healthcare Innovator, Az Business Leaders (2021)

• Inaugural Civic Service Award, Greater Phoenix Chamber Impact Awards (2021)

• Transformational Leader, Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry (2020)

Most Influential Women in Arizona Business, Az Business Magazine (2020)

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Phoenix leads nation with 25.9% home price increase

S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI) today released the latest results for the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices. Data released today for May 2021 show that home prices continue to increase across the U.S. More than 27 years of history are available for the data series, and can be accessed in full by going to ...

S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI) today released the latest results for the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices. Data released today for May 2021 show that home prices continue to increase across the U.S. More than 27 years of history are available for the data series, and can be accessed in full by going to The Phoenix home price increase leads the nation, according to the report.

“Phoenix’s 25.9% increase led all cities for the 24th consecutive month, with San Diego (+24.7%) and Seattle (+23.4%) close behind,” says Craig J. Lazzara, Managing Director and Global Head of Index Investment Strategy at S&P DJI. “As was the case last month, prices were strongest in the West (+19.9%) and Southwest (+19.8%), but every region logged double-digit gains.”

The table below summarizes the results for May 2021, including the Phoenix home price increase. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices could be revised for the prior 24 months, based on the receipt of additional source data.

The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index, covering all nine U.S. census divisions, reported a 16.6% annual gain in May, up from 14.8% in the previous month. The 10-City Composite annual increase came in at 16.4%, up from 14.5% in the previous month. The 20-City Composite posted a 17.0% year-over-year gain, up from 15.0% in the previous month.

Phoenix, San Diego, and Seattle reported the highest year-over-year gains among the 20 cities in May. Phoenix led the way with a 25.9% year-over-year price increase, followed by San Diego with a 24.7% increase and Seattle with a 23.4% increase. All 20 cities reported higher price increases in the year ending May 2021 versus the year ending April 2021.

Before seasonal adjustment, the U.S. National Index posted a 2.1% month-over-month increase in May, while the 10-City and 20-City Composites both posted increases of 1.9% and 2.1%, respectively.

After seasonal adjustment, the U.S. National Index posted a month-over-month increase of 1.7%, and the 10-City and 20-City Composites both posted increases of 1.7% and 1.8%, respectively. In May, all 20 cities reported increases before and after seasonal adjustments.

“Housing price growth set a record for the second consecutive month in May 2021,” says Craig J. Lazzara, Managing Director and Global Head of Index Investment Strategy at S&P DJI. “The National Composite Index marked its twelfth consecutive month of accelerating prices with a 16.6% gain from year-ago levels, up from 14.8% in April. This acceleration is also reflected in the 10- and 20-City Composites (up 16.4% and 17.0%, respectively). The market’s strength continues to be broadly-based: all 20 cities rose, and all 20 gained more in the 12 months ended in May than they had gained in the 12 months ended in April. Prices in 18 of our 20 cities now stand at all-time highs, as do the National Composite and both the 10- and 20-City indices.

“A month ago, I described April’s performance as “truly extraordinary,” and this month I find myself running out of superlatives. The 16.6% gain is the highest reading in more than 30 years of S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller data. As was the case last month, five cities – Charlotte, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, and Seattle – joined the National Composite in recording their all-time highest 12-month gains. Price gains in all 20 cities were in the top quartile of historical performance; in 17 cities, price gains were in top decile.

“We have previously suggested that the strength in the U.S. housing market is being driven in part by reaction to the COVID pandemic, as potential buyers move from urban apartments to suburban homes. May’s data continue to be consistent with this hypothesis. This demand surge may simply represent an acceleration of purchases that would have occurred anyway over the next several years. Alternatively, there may have been a secular change in locational preferences, leading to a permanent shift in the demand curve for housing. More time and data will be required to analyze this question.

“Phoenix’s 25.9% increase led all cities for the 24th consecutive month, with San Diego (+24.7%) and Seattle (+23.4%) close behind. As was the case last month, prices were strongest in the West (+19.9%) and Southwest (+19.8%), but every region logged double-digit gains.”


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