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Banner University Medical Center Phoenix get 3rd Magnet

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Banner University Medical Center Phoenix (BUMCP) was awarded its third Magnet designation recently by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. This prestigious designation recognizes health care organizations for excellence in nursing services, and demonstrates the highest honor that can be received in the profession. BUMCP is ranked among the nation’s leading health care facilities for nursing care and was… Read More →

Arizona Education IMPACT Forum features elite leaders

Chandler Chamber of Commerce and Alliance Bank of Arizona, in partnership with The Arizona Republic, announce the 5th Annual Arizona Education IMPACT Forum 2015 to be held October 19th from 8 to 11a.m. at the Chandler Center for Performing Arts. The public is encouraged to attend. Participants include thought leaders from Intel Corporation, Avnet, Inc.,… Read More →

Phoenix Children’s Hospital adds VP of professional practice

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Phoenix Children’s welcomes Connie Ford as the Vice President of Professional Practice. In this position, Connie’s areas of responsibility will encompass education, and clinical and professional practice of nursing outcomes and research. Connie will collaborate with organizational nursing leaders to help develop and sustain an environment that promotes excellence in nursing practices. “We are extremely… Read More →

Ivy Foundation funds MD Anderson brain cancer study


The Ben & Catherine Ivy Foundation (Ivy Foundation) announced funding of $2 million for MD Anderson to study ways to shut down a protein in the human body with ties to aggressive brain tumor development and progression. Transcription factor STAT3 (which stands for signal transducer and activator of transcription 3) has been found to play a… Read More →

McKesson volunteer event benefits cancer patients


From September 16 – 30, 2015, more than 16,000 McKesson employees in Scottsdale and more than 190 locations across the U.S. and Canada will participate in the 17th Community Days program, an annual company volunteering event.  More than 400 Scottsdale based employees will volunteer for the event. During Community Days, employees will gather forlarge group volunteer… Read More →

March of Dimes honors Abrazo’s Tiffiny Strever

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Abrazo West Campus Trauma Manager Tiffiny Strever has been named March of Dimes Distinguished Nurse of the Year. Strever, a 30-year nursing veteran, oversees the Level 1 Trauma Center at Abrazo West Campus (formerly West Valley Hospital), 13677 W. McDowell Road in Goodyear. It is the only Level 1 Trauma Center serving western Maricopa County.… Read More →

Meet Arizona’s Most Admired Companies of 2015


Each year, Az Business magazine and BestCompaniesAZ chooses 40 companies as winners of Arizona’s Most Admired Companies Awards. When developing the Most Admired Companies program, the primary goal of Az Business magazine and BestCompaniesAZ was to recognize those companies that excel in workplace culture, leadership, social responsibility, customer opinion and innovation. Here are Arizona’s Most Admired Companies of 2015: Alliance Residential Company Most… Read More →

Parsons Foundation gives $1 million to Barrow program


The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation has made a second $1 million gift to a breakthrough program at Barrow Neurological Institute that is working to reduce the incidence of falls among patients with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. The gift will be invested in staff and more than $400,000 worth of equipment needed for… Read More →

TGen test might predict breast cancer relapse

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Every woman successfully treated for breast cancer lives with the knowledge that it could come back. New research published in the journal Clinical Epigenetics may lead to a simple blood test to determine the risk of such recurrence, or the cancer invading other organs such as the lungs, bone or brain. Such a test would have profound… Read More →

Kitzerow joins Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center


Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center, a leading provider of advanced vision care and surgery, has appointed a new optometrist, Dr. Alison Kitzerow, for its metro Phoenix-area clinic locations. Alison Kitzerow, OD will provide comprehensive eye examinations, including primary medical eye care and diagnosis of cataracts, ocular surface disease, diseases of the retina and other age related… Read More →

CTCA earns Joint Commission Lung Cancer Certification


Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Western Regional Medical Center (Western) in Goodyear announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Lung Cancer Certification. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. CTCA® at Western… Read More →

Elizabeth Jarem joins East Valley Women’s Medical Group


Physician Group of Arizona, Inc., an organization comprised of primary and specialty care physicians, has added Elizabeth Jarem, M.D., to its East Valley Women’s Medical Group. Providing a wide range of health care services for women of all ages throughout the Valley, Dr. Jarem focuses on obstetrics and gynecology, which includes perinatal assessment, pregnancy, women’s health… Read More →

$2.8 million study looks to detect and treat brain injuries

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Developing better treatments and an improved understanding of the biology behind brain injury from hemorrhagic strokes is the main goal of a three-year $2.8 million grant to the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), Phoenix Children’s Hospital, and Barrow Neurological Institute. The funding comes from the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)… Read More →

Banner Sun Health Research Institute adds staff members Siarhei Lenets

Banner Sun Health Research Institute, an international leader in the effort to find answers to aging disorders including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, has added four expert physician providers and one nurse practitioner to its team: Ed Zamrini, MD, a neurologist, joined Banner Research as director of the memory center at the research institute in July. Dr.… Read More →