Healthcare Archives

Banner adds Nardoci as senior VP

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Jeffrey C. Nardoci has joined Banner Health and its top leadership team as Senior Vice President/Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer. Nardoci will become a member of Banner’s senior management team, chaired by Banner President/CEO Peter S. Fine. Nardoci’s position is new to Banner Health. Banner Health has rapidly evolved from a health system defined primarily… Read More →

Humana, Dignity Health Sign Agreement

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Humana Inc., one of the nation’s leading health and well-being companies, has reached an agreement that provides its members access to Dignity Health facilities in Arizona. The new network agreement, which takes effect May 1, 2014, includes Humana’s Medicare Advantage (including PPO, HMO and Private Fee for Service plans), employer groups and individual plan members.… Read More →

Weil adds healthy options to UA hospital menu

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Dr. Andrew Weil has yet to open one of his True Food Kitchen restaurants in Tucson, but the Arizona Daily Star reports his dishes will now be available at a venue previously unknown for culinary prowess — the hospital. Weil, a Tucson author and nationally recognized founder of the University of Arizona Center for Integrative… Read More →

Anderson earns AHA Award of Honor

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The American Hospital Association (AHA) will present its 2014 Award of Honor to Rhonda Anderson, R.N., DNSc, chief executive officer, Cardon Children’s Medical Center in Mesa, Ariz. The award, presented on May 5 as part of the AHA’s Annual Membership Meeting, is given to individuals or organizations in recognition of exemplary contributions to the health… Read More →

Az Business honors healthcare leaders

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Each year, Az Business magazine hosts the Healthcare Leadership Awards to honor the women, men and institutions that bring excellence and innovation to Arizona’s healthcare system. Here are the winners and finalists who were chosen by a panel of industry experts and were recognized at the 2014 Healthcare Leadership Awards on Thursday, April 10 at… Read More →

TGen finds clue to stop spread of lung cancer

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Two cell surface receptors might be responsible for the most common form of lung cancer spreading to other parts of the body, according to a study led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). The hepatocyte growth factor receptor (HGFR/MET) and fibroblast growth factor-inducible 14 (FN14) are proteins associated with the potential spread of non-small… Read More →

TGen’s Barrett awarded $200,000 research grant

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The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) awarded a $200,000 grant today to Dr. Michael Barrett of the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). Dr. Barrett, an Associate Professor in TGen’s Clinical Translational Research Division, was one of 14 “outstanding scientists” across the nation named to receive a total of… Read More →

Bioscience Roadmap gets an extension through 2025

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The strategic plan that has guided Arizona’s fast-growing bioscience sector for nearly 12 years is gearing up for a new decade. “Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap: 2014-2025” will be unveiled starting April 8 at events in Phoenix, Tucson, and Flagstaff, the state’s three metropolitan areas that feature growing bioscience hubs. The plan includes updated strategies that can… Read More →

Humana Transforms To Better Serve Employers

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Arizona health insurance agents and employers will see a new Humana when they engage with the health and well-being company in 2014. Humana announced a transformed leadership, market development and sales structure with the intent of furthering the company’s commitment to partner with agents and employers to create healthier, more productive workforces. “The health care… Read More →

Fight Night Auction Includes Trip to Space

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Celebrity Fight Night, one of the nation’s most impactful charity events, with XCOR Aerospace, announced today a new space flight experience onboard the XCOR® Lynx® to be auctioned off live, Saturday, April 12 at Celebrity Fight Night XX. This package, along with other items up for auction that night, will help raise money for charity… Read More →

Mesa-based NextCare Expands in Oklahoma

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Access Medical Centers of Oklahoma – a brand of Mesa-based NextCare Holdings, Inc., one of the nation’s leading providers of urgent care medicine and occupational medical services – announces the opening of a new center in the Oklahoma City metro area. This new clinic brings the total number of network locations throughout Oklahoma to 16.… Read More →

Wiest launches AZ Dental Bank

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Candace Hunter Wiest, president & CEO of West Valley Bancorp., Inc. announced the launch of AZ Dental Bank. This specialty group of WVNB premiered at the Western Regional Dental Convention in Phoenix this week. According to Wiest, “Our Bank has a significant number of shareholders and Directors in the medical and dental industries. They believe… Read More →

Flinn Awards $2M to Banner Alzheimer’s Institute

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Banner Alzheimer’s Foundation, the philanthropic resource for Phoenix-based Banner Alzheimer’s Institute (BAI), part of the nonprofit Banner Health, received $2 million in grant funding from the Flinn Foundation, a privately endowed, philanthropic grantmaking organization in Arizona. Aligning with the Flinn Foundation’s mission to advance biosciences in the state, the grant is an investment in BAI’s… Read More →

GlobalMed Joins Alliance for Connected Care

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Representatives of member companies unanimously approved GlobalMed® for membership in the Alliance for Connected Care, a 501(c)(6) organization, on March 20th. Former U.S. Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle and Trent Lott and former senior Senator John Breaux officially launched the Alliance in February. Members are leading health care and technology companies from across the healthcare… Read More →

Jaburg Wilk Expands Healthcare Practice

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Jaburg Wilk announced that Douglas O. Guffey joined the firm as a Partner to expand the healthcare law practice area. Guffey has over thirty years of legal experience representing doctors and healthcare facilities. He served twelve years as the Executive Director of a management services organization supporting physician-owned medical groups and treatment centers. In earlier… Read More →

TGen expert honored for cancer research

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Dr. Daniel D. Von Hoff, who has been instrumental in developing numerous new cancer treatments, is among this year’s recipients of the Award of Excellence from the Hope Funds for Cancer Research. Dr. Von Hoff, M.D., FACP, who is Physician-In-Chief and Distinguished Professor at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), and Chief Scientific Officer for… Read More →

Abrazo Announces Cutting-Edge Neuroscience Center

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Abrazo Health announced that Phoenix Baptist Hospital is now home to a new state-of-the-art Neuroscience expansion. The new suite will include all the latest equipment, including a Biplane Neuroangiography System. The Biplane Neuroangiography technology will allow surgeons to deliver potentially life – saving care to patients with speed and accuracy by providing enhanced visualizations of… Read More →

Stat Doctors gets $3.5M investment

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QuadMed, a nationally recognized provider of onsite, near site and shared site employer-sponsored health and wellness solutions, has entered into a strategic partnership with Stat Health Services, provider of Scottsdale-based Stat Doctors™ eHealth solution, to provide 24/7 telemedicine access for patients with minor acute healthcare needs. Under the agreement, QuadMed purchased a minority ownership interest… Read More →

TGen recognized as ‘2014 Economic Driver’

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The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce has selected the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) for one of its 2014 Impact Awards. TGen was selected among small to medium business in the category of 2014 Economic Driver. “These companies represent the spirit of the entrepreneur — a spirit that truly makes an impact on our community… Read More →

UA Researchers Earn Flinn Foundation Grant

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University of Arizona researchers have been awarded a $200,000 two-year seed grant by the Flinn Foundation through its Promoting Translational Research in Precision Medicine grants program to define the pulmonary virome and the role of Cytomegalovirus (CMV) persistence in the lung. The goal of this program is to foster collaborative efforts between physician-scientists and bench… Read More →

Robertson Joins MIHS Senior Leadership Team

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Mike Robertson, a senior leader in health care marketing and communications, has been named Senior Vice President for Marketing and Public Affairs for the Maricopa Integrated Health System, Arizona’s only public hospital and health care system. Effective Monday, Robertson will assume responsibilities for marketing, business development, communications and public relations for MIHS, which includes the… Read More →

UA Study Shows Glucosamine Is Ineffective

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A short-term study led by C. Kent Kwoh, MD, director of the University of Arizona Arthritis Center, and a collaborative team of researchers has found that oral glucosamine supplementation is not associated with a lessening of knee cartilage deterioration among individuals with chronic knee pain. The study was conducted by researchers at the University of… Read More →

Banner Estrella offers new weight loss services

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As the obesity rate continues to rise in the nation, Banner Estrella Medical Center will soon offer a broad range of new weight loss services for adults who are overweight or morbidly obese. The services will bring bariatric surgery options to Banner Estrella and serve as an extension of the distinguished bariatric program at Banner… Read More →

PCH, Barrow and TGen earn NIH grant

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Under a new grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Barrow Neurological Institute and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) are studying the role of extracellular RNA (exRNA) as biomarkers in hemorrhagic brain injuries. The study is being funded by a $4 million grant that is part of an international effort… Read More →