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Banner Health, UA health merger approved

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The biggest healthcare deal of the year is official. The state Board of Regent approved the $1 billion merger of the University of Arizona’s health network into Banner Health, a Phoenix-based nonprofit that operates numerous hospitals and other health-care facilities. The regents’ decision was made at a Wednesday afternoon meeting in Tucson. The board voted last… Read More →

Arizona Commerce Authority awards grants to innovators

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The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) today announced the six winning companies in its Fall 2014 Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC). These grant recipients represent innovative Arizona entrepreneurs who are creating technological solutions with the potential for global impact. The Fall 2014 Arizona Innovation Challenge Grant Recipients are: ·       Iris PR Management – Phoenix, AZ (IT –… Read More →

Omar Abdul-Hadi joins CORE Institute

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Arizona’s #1 ranked orthopedic practice, The CORE Institute, announced the addition of Omar Abdul-Hadi, MD, a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in primary and revision joint replacement surgery of the hip and knee. “Dr. Abdul-Hadi joins The CORE Institute as an established physician who previously practiced in Southern Oregon.  He cares for patients in need of a… Read More →

Banner Health unveils new leadership, facility names

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With an approval by the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) on the merger agreement to bring the University of Arizona Health Network into Banner Health, and closure of the agreement on Feb. 27, an academic-focused division will be created at Banner that will result in new facility names and leadership appointments within the division. The… Read More →

ACA names Arizona Innovation Challenge finalists

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The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) today announced 10 finalists in the Fall 2014 Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC), its bi-annual business plan competition that awards talented entrepreneurs who are solving today’s most challenging problems with technology-based solutions. Each year in the spring and fall, the ACA awards to the most qualified, innovative startups and early stage… Read More →

Az Business honors top corporate counsel

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Effective corporate counsel has never been more important than it is in today’s new economy. And on Thursday at the Camelback Inn, Az Business magazine partnered with the Arizona Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel and the State Bar of Arizona to present the 2015 Arizona Corporate Counsel Awards (ACC Awards). 2015 Arizona Corporate… Read More →

New Arrowhead procedure helps heart patients

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Abrazo Health’s Arrowhead Hospital offers a new minimally invasive procedure to treat patients with narrowed, failing aortic heart valves who are unable to have open heart surgery. “Our Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) program provides options to patients who have been denied life-saving therapy. These patients were deemed either inoperable or extremely high risk for open heart… Read More →

UA doctor will direct new biorepository

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David T. Harris, PhD, professor of immunology at the University of Arizona, has been appointed executive director of the new Arizona Health Sciences Center Biorepository. Following a national search, Dr. Harris was selected to establish and lead the AHSC Biorepository, which will provide centralized, state-of-the-art specimen collection infrastructure and offer concierge-level technical and regulatory expertise… Read More →

West Valley Hospital executive named to ENA board

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Tiffiny Strever, West Valley Hospital’s Trauma Program Manager, has been appointed to the Emergency Nurses Association’s national board. Her two-year term began Jan. 1. She is the liaison to Delaware, Connecticut, Vermont, Maine, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire. She will assist those states with various issues and will speak at conferences. She also is serving on… Read More →

Abrazo Health launches redesigned website

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Abrazo Health, the second largest health care delivery system in Arizona, has launched a redesigned website. The new website, www.AbrazoHealth.com, has a clean, modern design and enhanced site navigation and content. Features include: Online emergency room check-in. Portal for patients to access their medical records. Our Stories section spotlighting Abrazo patients, staff and volunteers. Community… Read More →

What would you do with a billion dollars?

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Last week, Representative Bob Robson , Speaker pro tempore of the Arizona House of Representatives introduced House Bill 2033 which would create a funding vehicle to enable our universities to maintain and expand our research infrastructure at that level. At a time when the state is projecting a $500 million budget shortfall in fiscal 2014-15… Read More →

Renner’s hustle pays off with Orangetheory

The area developer of Orangetheory Fitness and her husband decided to give back by taking a trip led by Return Hope International and opening a water well in the slums of Africa. Photo by Robin Sendele, AZ Big Media

Looking back at her college bio, Becky Renner recollects writing, “I want to run a fitness facility with my husband.” Renner’s enthusiasm for the world of fitness gave her the determination needed to reach her dream career as an area developer of Orangetheory Fitness. Renner married her college sweetheart, Travis Renner, and had four children.… Read More →

Brian Harris creates option for dental emergencies

DR. BRIAN HARRIS: “After 10 years of changing my patients’ lives with cosmetic dentistry, I now get to create smiles by getting people healthy and out of pain,” said the co-founder of OnCall Dental Urgent Care. “It’s the best of both worlds.” Photo by Shavon Rose, AZ Big Media

Brian Harris grew up around dentistry. “My dad would take my brothers and I to work with him during the summer,” Harris said. “We would get paid $2 per hour to unpack boxes, clean the lab, make stone models of teeth, etc. I realize now after having my own kids, he really did it so… Read More →

Abrazo offers mammogram scheduling site

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Abrazo Health, the second largest health care delivery system in Arizona,  is offering a new online scheduling for routine screening mammograms. Women can book their annual screening mammogram appointments at Arrowhead Hospital and Phoenix Baptist Hospital by visiting AbrazoHealth.com/Mammogram from an Internet-connected computer, phone or tablet.  They are the first hospitals in Arizona to use InQuicker’s online… Read More →