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UMB hires Richard Ziegner as director of healthcare banking

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UMB Bank, n.a., a subsidiary of UMB Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: UMBF), announced that it has hired Richard Ziegner as executive vice president and director of healthcare banking. Ziegner is responsible for leading the bank’s efforts in the healthcare sector and providing capital and financial solutions to healthcare providers. Ziegner has more than 20 years of… Read More →

UA golf tourney supports medical school scholarships

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Lowering your golf score is a good thing – so are scholarships to help lower debt for medical school students. DPR Construction and Sundt Construction, Inc, Joint Venture will be the presenting sponsor for the fourth annual University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix Golf Tournament scheduled for Friday, Sept. 11, at Legacy Golf… Read More →

Banner Health facilities among ‘Best Hospitals’

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Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix and Banner – University Medical Center Tucson have each been named to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospital ranking, and nationally recognized for specialty services. Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix, ranked as the second best hospital in Arizona, is also recognized nationally for geriatrics, nephrology, diabetes/endocrinology and… Read More →

Az Business honors Most Influential Women in Arizona

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They are the best business minds in Arizona. They are innovators, trailblazers and leaders of industry. They are Az Business magazine’s Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2015, as selected by the editorial team at Az Business magazine and a panel of industry experts. “While their resumes and career paths may differ, the women… Read More →

TGen developing accurate test for Lyme disease

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Focus On Lyme, an initiative sponsored by the Leadership Children’s Foundation of Gilbert, Ariz., has donated $75,000 to the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) to support research into the development of a quick, affordable and accurate method of diagnosing Lyme disease. The most common vector-borne illness in the U.S., Lyme disease affects an estimated 300,000… Read More →

Sonora Quest launches direct access testing

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Sonora Quest Laboratories has launched My Lab ReQuest™, a new service empowering consumers in Arizona to take control of their health by ordering certain lab tests on their own. A new Arizona law, effective July 3, now allows consumers Direct Access Testing from a licensed clinical laboratory without physician orders. Direct Access Testing is the… Read More →

TGen finds gene giving children appearance of aging

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Researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen)have identified a genetic mutation associated with the appearance of premature aging and severe loss of body fat in children. TGen’s Center for Rare Childhood Disorders found that the appearance of premature aging, a neonatal form of Progeroid syndrome, in a 3-year-old girl was caused by a mutation… Read More →

MORE Foundation launches veterans assistance program

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Veterans now have a way to get to their medical and physical therapy appointments thanks to a new transportation pilot program.  The MORE Foundation (Musculoskeletal Orthopedic Research and Education), a non-profit organization that envisions a world full of active people, launched a 90-day pilot program called the Veterans Transportation Assistance Program (V-TAP).  The program is designed to… Read More →

Prescription card benefits Phoenix Children’s Hospital

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Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Watertree Health, a leading provider of free prescription discount cards, has announced that the formation of a partnership program that will not only benefit patients but also Phoenix Children’s. Each time someone saves money with the Prescription Discount Card benefiting Phoenix Children’s, Watertree Health makes a donation to the hospital. “Phoenix Children’s… Read More →

Marker Test Diagnostics will relocate to Chandler

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Marker Test Diagnostics, Inc., a leading international supplier to the drug testing industry, announced today that the company has completed a corporate relocation for its U.S. headquarters from Leesburg, Va. to Chandler. The move will centralize critical business functions and key members of the company’s senior management team, creating operational efficiencies for Marker Test and… Read More →

UA Sarver Heart Center scientists earn NIH grant

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The Gregorio Lab in the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center’s Molecular and Cardiovascular Research Program (MCRP) was awarded $1.77 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a study called “Deciphering the Role of Lmod2 in Thin Filament Length Regulation and Dilated Cardiomyopathy” (NIH Grant 1R01HL123078). “This award demonstrates the value of Sarver… Read More →

Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center earns accreditation

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Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center, a leading provider of advanced vision care and surgery, has achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Accreditation distinguishes Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center by providing the highest quality of care to its patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation. Status as an accredited… Read More →

UA surgeons perform dramatic midair rescue

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Life stopped suddenly for Tucsonan Richard “Dick” Highberger at 40,000 feet, when a silent and devastating cardiac arrest left him not breathing and with no heartbeat during a flight over Texas. Within moments, however, three vascular surgeons with ties to the University of Arizona Department of Surgery were at his side, saving Highberger’s life in… Read More →

The Mollen Clinic joins Physician Group of Arizona

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Physician Group of Arizona, Inc., an organization comprised of primary and specialty care physicians, has announced the addition of The Mollen Clinic in Scottsdale. Dr. Art Mollen, president and founder of The Mollen Clinic and well-known osteopathic family medicine physician, is accompanied by physician assistant Monika Sajecki and will welcome Drs. Martin Mollen and Mel… Read More →