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UnitedHealthcare, Banner Health Collaborate

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Banner Health Network and UnitedHealthcare are launching an accountable care organization (ACO) initiative to provide improved care coordination and enhanced health services to nearly 50,000 UnitedHealthcare plan participants in the region. Banner Health Network’s (BHN) partnership with UnitedHealthcare will help shift Arizona’s health care system from one based on volume of care to one that… Read More →

Arizona Oncology’s Janicek Earns Top 10 Doctor Award

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, gynecologic oncologist with Arizona Oncology, a practice in The U.S. Oncology Network, was recently named a recipient of the 2014 Vitals Top 10 Doctor Award. This honor recognizes physicians, by specialty, with the highest patient ratings in their communities. “Vitals established the Top 10 Doctor Award to help patients easily identify the highest-rated doctors… Read More →

New Level 1 Trauma Center opens in West Valley

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Abrazo Health, the second largest health care delivery system in Arizona, announced that West Valley Hospital has earned a state designation as a Level 1 Trauma Center, which is the highest status attainable. As a result, the Level 1 Trauma Center at West Valley Hospital is officially open to the public beginning today. The Level… Read More →

BCBSAZ supports Mount Graham Safe House

Rich Boals, president and CEO of BCBSAZ.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) continues its 75th anniversary statewide outreach campaign, “Arizonans First. Always.” in Graham and Greenlee Counties with essential program funding to Mount Graham Safe House and Greenlee County Library System. Mount Graham Safe House is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing 24-hour emergency and ongoing services for domestic violence… Read More →

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute partners with Novartis

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Researchers from the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute (BAI) today announced a partnership with Novartis in a pioneering medical trial to determine whether two investigational anti-amyloid drugs—an active immunotherapy and an oral medication—can prevent or delay the emergence of symptoms of Alzheimer’s in people at particularly high risk for developing the disease at older ages. The five-year… Read More →

UA College of Medicine Accredited Through 2022

Mayo Medical Schools Expands to Arizona

The medical education program at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, designed to train the next generation of highly skilled physicians dedicated to improving patient care and advancing the state of medical knowledge, has earned accreditation through 2022, a full eight-year term. The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the accreditation authority… Read More →

TGen study finds origin of lung fungus

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Cryptococcus gattii, a virulent fungus that has invaded the Pacific Northwest is highly adaptive and warrants global “public health vigilance,” according to a study by an international team led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). C. gattii, which likely originated in Brazil, is responsible for dozens of deaths in recent years since it was… Read More →

UA Shows Curcumin Effect on Colon Cancer

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A team of researchers led by the University of Arizona Steele Children’s Research Center discovered that curcumin—the bioactive molecule derived from the spice turmeric—blocks the protein cortactin in colon cancer. Cortactin, a protein essential for cell movement, frequently is overexpressed in cancer, thus facilitating cancer cell metastasis to other organs in the body. Colon cancer… Read More →

TGen teams up with Ceres Nanosciences

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The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Ceres Nanosciences, Inc. (Ceres) today announced a development collaboration to benefit patients with cancer, infectious diseases, and other life-threatening illnesses. TGen, at the heart of Phoenix’s Biomedical Campus, is recognized as a pioneer in studying genomics, or DNA, to uncover the underlying molecular causes of disease, as well… Read More →

St. Scholastica Will Accept All MCCCD Transfer Credits

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The College of St. Scholastica, a 102-year-old Catholic Benedictine college, has forged a partnership with the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) that will allow students to transfer 100 percent of their credits toward St. Scholastica’s bachelor’s programs. Two of the hottest careers emerging in Arizona today – health information management (HIM) and social work… Read More →

Abrazo hospital 1st to get da Vinci Xi surgical system

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Abrazo Health’s West Valley Hospital in Goodyear is the first in Arizona to receive the robotic-assisted da Vinci Xi Surgical System, which offers patients less invasive options and faster recovery from a variety of surgeries. The new technology, approved by the FDA on April 1, provides advanced robotic technology including high-definition, 3-D visualization. It also… Read More →

Health Choice Integrated Care will serve N. Arizona

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Health Choice, the managed care solutions division of IASIS Healthcare, has signed an agreement with the Northern Arizona Regional Behavioral Health Authority (“NARBHA”) to form a joint venture called Health Choice Integrated Care to pursue new opportunities to deliver integrated behavioral and physical healthcare services in Northern Arizona. This collaboration between Health Choice and NARBHA… Read More →

TGen, SHC begin clinical trial for anti-tumor drug

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The Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) are studying the safety and effectiveness of a new drug, AG-120, for treatment of patients with solid tumors, especially those with brain tumors and gallbladder bile duct cancer. “AG-120 is designed specifically for those patients who carry the IDH1… Read More →

Significant investment will Fuel WebPT’s Growth

WebPT founder Heidi Jannenga

WebPT, the leading web-based electronic medical record (EMR) solution for rehabilitation therapists, announced it has received a significant investment from Battery Ventures. WebPT intends to use the new capital to accelerate growth. Founded by Brad and Heidi Jannenga in 2006, WebPT is the leader in the rehab-EMR industry. The company’s innovative technology has been adopted… Read More →