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Cathy Kurth: Check your hearing before it’s too late

PHOTO BY SHAVON ROSE, AZ BIG MEDIA
Dr. Cathy Kurth is the founder of the Audiology & Hearing Aid Center.

Dr. Cathy Kurth fell into the field of audiology by accident and founded the Audiology & Hearing Aid Center 30 years ago and now has three locations in Scottsdale. Audiology & Hearing Aid Center is a full-service hearing care clinic that offers hearing evaluations, hearing aid sales, service and accessories, hearing protection and earwax management.… Read More →

Magellan’s Pharmacy Business Obtains URAC Accreditation

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Scottsdale-based Magellan Health, Inc. announced its pharmacy business, Magellan Rx Management, has obtained accreditations in Health Utilization Management, version 7.0, and Specialty Pharmacy, version 2.0, from URAC. “We are pleased to receive these important accreditations recognizing our commitment to provide our customers with quality healthcare and service,” said Robert W. Field, chief executive officer of… Read More →

Humana, Iora Health partner in Arizona

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Improved health and more coordinated care for Medicare Advantage members is the goal behind a new Accountable Care arrangement and population health management partnership between Humana Inc. and Iora Health. The partnership launches Iora’s unique health care model in Arizona and Washington where Iora Health will open four new primary care practices – two in… Read More →

Radiant/CRA Enroll 8,000 for Hepatitis B Vaccine Study

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Radiant Research/Clinical Research Advantage (Radiant/CRA), the country’s largest wholly owned clinical trial site management organization, has completed enrollment for the Dynavax Technologies Corporation (Dynavax) phase III clinical trial of HEPLISAV-B™, an investigational adult hepatitis B vaccine. 100 percent of the study was awarded to Radiant/CRA. Forty Radiant/CRA Sites are conducting the trial, which has randomized… Read More →

PCH Publishes Quality and Safety Measures

Phoenix Children's Hospital

Phoenix Children’s is one of the first children’s hospitals in the country to publish comprehensive patient quality and safety data in a way that’s easy for parents to understand and put to use when selecting a doctor or hospital for their child. The data is assembled within a new Quality and Safety section of the… Read More →

Stat Doctors Named eHealth Provider for Assurex Global

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Scottsdale-based Stat Health Services, provider of leading telemedicine solution Stat Doctors™, signed on as the preferred eHealth partner for Assurex Global, a partnership of prominent independent agents and brokers worldwide. Assurex Global now offers Stat Doctors through the Assurex Global Private Exchange, a private health care marketplace for businesses seeking employee benefits packages. The eHealth… Read More →

Banner Health honored for preparing emerging leaders

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Banner Health leads the field in preparing current and future generations who are working to transform health care, according to The National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL). Banner was listed as a 2014 “Top 10 BOLD” health care organization by NCHL. A total of 19 companies were selected from 120 health systems that participated in… Read More →

$1.8M grant supports UA cancer biology program

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The National Cancer Institute has awarded the University of Arizona Cancer Center a $1.8 million grant to continue training cancer researchers for the future. The grant, called a T32 Training Grant, is a five-year award that will draw on the strengths of research faculty at The University of Arizona who direct their efforts toward the… Read More →

7 Business Lessons Learned from Cancer

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I never set out to be a “survivor.” My life’s aspirations were pretty basic: become successful professionally, marry my soul mate, have two beautiful children and perhaps even retire early. Getting cancer certainly wasn’t on the list. But there I was, lying on the operating table the day of my surgery, shivering – not knowing… Read More →

AZBio honors Fast Lane Award winners

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Three innovative and ground-breaking companies were honored by the Arizona Bioindustry Association at the AZBio Awards on Sept. 17 as AZBio Fast Lane Award honorees. The companies honored were: • Cancer Prevention Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is developing novel therapeutic agents, diagnostics, and lifestyle recommendations that make possible the treatment of risk factors for cancer. • Pinnacle… Read More →

New robotic surgery debuts at West Valley Hospital

Dr. Miles Howard, an OB-GYN on staff at West Valley Hospital, who performed the first surgery with the new da Vinci Xi.

The first surgery in the Valley using the new da Vinci Xi robotic surgical system was performed September 15 at Abrazo Health’s West Valley Hospital. West Valley Hospital in Goodyear is the only hospital in the Phoenix metropolitan area that has the da Vinci Xi, which is designed to offer patients minimally invasive procedures and… Read More →

Banner Health sees major gains in quality

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Phoenix-area beneficiaries in the Medicare Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) served by Banner Health Network (BHN) receive a high level of quality care and preventive medicine that results in less cost to the nation’s Medicare system. Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the preliminary results for the Pioneer ACO’s Performance Year… Read More →

Skartveit named Delta’s director of underwriting

Eric Skartveit, Delta Dental of Arizona

Delta Dental of Arizona announced the hiring of Eric Skartveit as the dental insurance company’s new director of underwriting. “We are excited to have Eric as a part of the Delta Dental team,” said Craig Livesay, Delta Dental of Arizona’s vice president of operations. “His expertise in dental product strategy, risk management and financial consulting… Read More →

Magellan opens headquarters in Scottsdale

Barry M. Smith, Magellan Health, Inc.

Magellan Health, Inc. announced that it has opened its new corporate headquarters in Scottsdale, Ariz. With the company’s growing presence in Arizona following the acquisition of Partners Rx, Magellan originally announced on April 29 that it would be moving its headquarters from Connecticut to Arizona. “Magellan has had a long history in the State of… Read More →