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Abrazo recognized for patient safety

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Abrazo Health’s Arrowhead, Maryvale, Paradise Valley and West Valley hospitals received top grades in The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2014 Safety Score, representing the hospitals’ continued commitment to delivering safe, high-quality healthcare services. The Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Score is a rating system designed to give consumers information they can use to make healthcare decisions for… Read More →

Ventana Receives Manufacturing Excellence Award

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The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) will bestow upon Ventana Medical Systems Inc. a 2014 Manufacturing Excellence Award. Vice President of the AME Manufacturing Excellence Awards Council Michael Bremer will visit Ventana on Oct. 29 to present the award. The company will officially be honored during the 2014 AME International Excellence Inside Conference, Nov. 10-14… Read More →

SEED SPOT hires Director of Entrepreneur Initiatives

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Phoenix-based SEED SPOT, one of six incubators in the country focused on social entrepreneurs in the fields of health, education, energy and environment, human and basic rights, civic engagement, and community impact, hired C’pher Gresham as its Director of Entrepreneur Initiatives. In his new role at SEED SPOT, Gresham will be responsible for enhancing programs,… Read More →

Tips to protecting yourself during Ebola crisis

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As part of its series of advisories on how cleaning professionals can protect themselves from serious infection-especially now that Ebola has made it to the United States-Kaivac, developers of the No-Touch® and OmniFlex™ cleaning systems, suggests one way is to avoid handling dollar bills. “While this sounds a bit extreme, the truth is infections can… Read More →

Paradise Valley Hospital celebrates 30th anniversary

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Abrazo Health’s Paradise Valley Hospital will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a free Autumn Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 25 at the hospital, 3929 E. Bell Road. Free food, blood pressure checks, bicycle safety, posture checks, shoe assessment for wound care are among the highlights.  A walk-in inflatable heart exhibit will educate… Read More →

Koerber-Walker will chair State Medical Technology Alliance

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The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) has named Joan Koerber-Walker as chair of the association’s State Medical Technology Alliance (SMTA). Koerber-Walker is president and CEO of the Arizona Bioindustry Association (AZBio), Arizona’s statewide life science trade association, representing emerging and established leaders across the full spectrum of medical technologies and industrial biotechnology. SMTA is a consortium… Read More →

Phoenix Children’s Hospital Stirs Up Sweet Plans

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The Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation has announced its 22nd annual Beach Ball gala to benefit the Hospital’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. To be held on Saturday, February 28, 2015, at The Phoenician resort, this year’s theme is the Lemonade Soirée, inspired by the positive attitudes of Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH) patients who every… Read More →

Valley autism treatment centers open Oct. 18

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Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) announced the opening of its new treatment centers in Phoenix and Chandler with Family Fun Days scheduled on Saturday, Oct. 18.  CARD provides a variety of services using the evidence-based principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) to treat the delays and challenges commonly associated with autism spectrum disorder… Read More →

FDA Puts Valley Fever Drug on Fast Track

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A potentially curative anti-Valley Fever drug has been given a boost in its development by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The University of Arizona has received word that its request has been granted to designate nikkomycin Z (NikZ) as a “qualifying infectious disease product” (QIDP). NikZ is an antifungal drug that the UA has… Read More →

TGen and NAU pandemic flu test patent approved

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The federal government has awarded a patent to the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Northern Arizona University (NAU) for a test that can detect — and assist in the treatment of — the H1N1 pandemic flu strain. TGen and NAU initially developed this precise, genomics-based test during a significant global swine flu outbreak in… Read More →

The CORE Institute Launches Neurological Program

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Arizona’s largest and No. 1 ranked Phoenix-based orthopedic group, The CORE Institute, has expanded its specialty services to include neurological sciences with the addition of subspecialties including, clinical neurophysiology, epilepsy, headache and facial pain, neuromuscular medicine, spine and peripheral nerve disease, clinical neuroimmulonogy, multiple sclerosis and general neurology and rheumatology care. The new Department of… Read More →

Phoenix Baptist Hospital improves care for pregnant women

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Abrazo Health’s Phoenix Baptist Hospital has added a new service to ensure that women in labor have access to the care they need, as they need it. Through the new 24-hour Obstetric Emergency Department, hospitalists who are board-certified OB/GYN physicians, are on site 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Phoenix Baptist Hospital is… Read More →

Phoenix Children’s Hospital Expands Services in East Valley

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Oct. 1 marked the opening of Phoenix Children’s Hospital at Dignity Health Mercy Gilbert Medical Center. The new pediatric inpatient unit features 22 private patient rooms and around the clock coverage by Phoenix Children’s pediatric hospitalists. “The opening of this unit is an important part of enhancing our geographic footprint and bringing our special brand… Read More →

AZ Nurses Association Endorses Prop. 480

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The Arizona Nurses Association (AzNA) has announced its strong support for ‘Yes on 480,’ giving the campaign another boost of momentum and the backing of a major health care group. AzNA’s mission is to promote and advance professional nursing in Arizona and the group points out that Maricopa Medical Center is a premier teaching and… Read More →