Healthcare Archives

Banner Desert Medical Center now has all-female leadership team

Banner Desert Medical Center’s executive leadership team is now comprised entirely of women, following the recent addition of Chief Operating Officer Cristal Mackay. The facility’s leadership team also includes Laura Robertson, CEO; Tanya Kne, chief medical officer; Cindy Helmich, chief nursing officer; Cheryl Tong, chief financial officer. Many members of this team also lead Cardon… Read More →

EHR impact: The facts, future and financials

To comply with Meaningful Use initiatives, more than 95 percent of hospitals have implemented some form of electronic health record (EHR) system since 2011. Some have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to simply comply and put a system in place, while others have spent millions – even billions – to tailor a program unique… Read More →

Most Influential Women: Lorry Bottrill, Mercy Care Plan

Az Business and AZRE magazines announced the publications’ lists of the Most Influential Women in Arizona for 2017 in the July issues of the magazines. Azbigmedia.com will be profiling each of the Most Influential Women in Arizona in the coming weeks. The Most Influential Women in Arizona will be honored at a reception from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.… Read More →

Is the tourniquet making a comeback as lifesaver?

Trajarvis McMurry tried to fashion a makeshift tourniquet from his friend’s shirt, but he was too weak to tighten it enough to stop the bleeding coming from his own arm. McMurry was riding in a truck that rolled over in the predawn darkness last month near Houghton Road on Interstate 10. Bystanders stopped to help.… Read More →

ASU, TGen researchers find Alzheimer’s gene source

Researchers led by Arizona State University (ASU) and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) have identified altered expression of a gene called ANK1, which only recently has been associated with memory robbing Alzheimer’s disease, in specific cells in the brain. Using an extremely precise method of isolating cells called “laser capture microdissection,” researchers looked at three… Read More →

Study: Arizonans’ deductibles will skyrocket under GOP health plan

In Arizona, 106,189 consumers who get their health insurance through the state’s marketplace would see their deductibles rise by 407 percent under the Republican Senate bill to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to a study of the GOP health plan released today by Families USA. For the average marketplace consumer in Arizona, that would… Read More →

American Vision Partners announces growth plan, new CEO

American Vision Partners, one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive ophthalmic management companies, today announced details of its strategy and affiliation with Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center (BDP) and Southwestern Eye Center (Southwestern), as well as its growth plans and Executive Leadership team.  Headquartered in Arizona, American Vision Partners will help its affiliated practices… Read More →

DxNA and TGen submit Valley Fever test for FDA approval

DxNA LLC, a molecular diagnostics company, today announced the 510(k) submission to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of its molecular diagnostics assay using its proprietary GeneSTAT System and GeneSTAT Coccidiodes molecular test for rapid detection of Coccidiomycosis (Valley Fever). The Valley Fever assay on the GeneSTAT System, upon clearance by the FDA, provides for… Read More →

Want to help Phoenix Children’s Hospital fight childhood cancer?

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Can positive thinking combined with the great minds at Phoenix Children’s Hospital help knock down cancer? One teen thinks so. Sammy Cibulka’s nightmare started with something seemingly innocuous – A small pain in his shoulder became more severe. After many tests, it was found that the then 16-year-old has a tumor in his shoulder carrying… Read More →

Destroy Pancreatic Cancer will fund Phoenix clinical trial

Destroy Pancreatic Cancer, a nonprofit organization with the goal of funding clinical trials and advancing research that leads to earlier detection and improved treatment options for pancreatic cancer, the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S., today announced its official launch. Howard Young, a 15-year pancreatic cancer survivor, will lead the foundation. Clinical trials will be… Read More →

SRP employs fish to combat mosquitos, viruses

Monsoon season has arrived, perhaps finally providing some relief from June’s extreme heat. But with the more humid weather also comes standing water and mosquitos, a combination that can also bring transmitters of diseases such as the West Nile and Zika viruses. Salt River Project has been doing its part since 2004 to help combat… Read More →

Female CEO offers advice on coping with stress

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Women spend a lot of time coping with stress. As a wife, mom, businesswoman, author, and women’s advocate, I am a firm believer that you need to be willing to put your oxygen mask on before supporting others. I wasn’t always good at figuring out how to balance my needs with my responsibilities, so it’s… Read More →

UA researcher discovers promising treatment for hot flashes

Fifteen years ago, Dr. Naomi Rance was at work when she experienced her first hot flash. Rance, a physician and researcher at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, took note.  As it turns out, her basic scientific research on estrogen’s involvement with hot flashes may lead to a promising treatment for them.  Hot… Read More →

Stridewell — same-day spine clinic — opens in Scottsdale

Stridewell, a new health care concept, is aiming to transform the way that patients seek care for neck and back pain. Opened on June 26, Stridewell will help patients unravel the confusing web of generalists and specialists that provide care for spine issues. The need is undisputed: four out of every five Americans will face… Read More →