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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 →

SHC’s Von Hoff honored for cancer advances

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In association with its 50th anniversary, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has named Daniel D. Von Hoff, M.D., FACP, one of ASCO’s 50 Oncology Luminaries, celebrating 50 doctors who over the past half-century have significantly advanced cancer care. Dr. Von Hoff is Chief Scientific Officer for Scottsdale Healthcare’s Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center… Read More →

House bill limits Medicaid to 5 years

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A watered-down proposal by Republican Speaker Andy Tobin that would force Medicaid recipients to get a job and limit some to a maximum of five years of insurance was approved Thursday by the Arizona House of Representatives, despite Democratic objections that it would kick people in need off the health insurance program. House Bill 2367… Read More →

Why Newly Proposed Nutrition Labels are Good

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It’s nothing new to the American consumer that food packaging emphasizes only part of a product’s health story, and the fact that the nutritional labeling hasn’t been overhauled in 20 years hasn’t helped, says cardiologist and professional chef Michael S. Fenster, MD. A proposed update, which could take a year or more to appear on… Read More →

Expanded Banner MD Anderson to open April 1

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Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center will open the second phase of its outpatient facility on April 1, a major addition which will greatly expand specialty cancer treatment services and prevention programs in Arizona. The three-story addition includes The James M. Cox Center for Cancer Prevention and Integrative Oncology, additional clinic and infusion space, a separate… Read More →

TGen identifies key lung cancer enabler

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Researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) have discovered a protein, Mcl-1, that helps enable one of the most common and deadly types of cancer to survive radiation and drug treatments. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) makes up about 85 percent of the nearly 160,000 Americans expected to die this year from lung cancer,… Read More →

New Deans Named at Midwestern University

Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Midwestern University.

Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Midwestern University, announced new faculty members for the University as a result of Midwestern’s continuing growth. Thomas K. Graves, D.V.M., Ph.D., DACVIM, was named Associate Dean for Clinical Education, College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), and Mitchell Emerson, Ph.D., has assumed the role of Interim Dean, College… Read More →

TGen’s Von Hoff inducted into Joshua Lederberg Society

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Dr. Daniel D. Von Hoff, Distinguished Professor and Physician-In-Chief of the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), was inducted into the Joshua Lederberg Society for his work in developing the drug Abraxane for advanced pancreatic cancer patients. The Lederberg Society is named for the late Dr. Joshua Lederberg, a Nobel Prize laureate and leader in bacterial… Read More →

IBM Partners With Tempe-Based University

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Bryan University has teamed with IBM to create a unique simulation laboratory for healthcare informatics students to gain critical, near real-world experience in the field. Students enrolled in Bryan University’s Master of Science in Applied Health Informatics programs are trained to use information technology to analyze processes and outcomes in healthcare to improve patient care,… Read More →

Lincoln Hospitals Honored for Excellence in its EHR

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Because access to timely, accurate medical information plays a major role in promoting and preserving high quality patient care, John C. Lincoln Hospitals are honored to be nationally ranked near the pinnacle of electronic health records (EHR) implementation and application, according to Robert Slepin, chief information officer of the Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network. HIMSS Analytics,… Read More →

The Aetna Foundation Grants $30,000 to Esperança

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The Aetna Foundation has awarded grant funding in the amount of $30,000 to Esperança for Salud con Sabor Latino (Health with a Latin Flavor).  The funding provided will allow Esperança staff to provide nutrition, healthy eating and physical activity education to un-and-under-insured families living in poverty in the Phoenix metro area. Residents are primarily Latino… Read More →

New Surprise College Spotlights Health Information

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The College of St. Scholastica has opened its first venue in Arizona at the Communiversity @ Surprise, a higher education center at 15950 N. Civic Center Plaza in Surprise. The Communiversity, which opened in 2009, is a partnership among six schools: Glendale Community College, Phoenix College, and Rio Salado College (all part of the Maricopa… Read More →

Lovitt & Touché Launches Private Healthcare Exchange

February 6, 2014 by in Business News | Events | Healthcare

Lovitt & Touché today announced the launch of ClearPath Prime, a newly designed private exchange that allows employers to manage the selection of employee healthcare benefits. An industry leading technology platform, ClearPath Prime is designed for employers to customize a menu of benefit options, allowing employees the flexibility of determining the plan that best suits… Read More →

Banner Health completes acquisition of Casa Grande hospital

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Banner Health and Regional Care Services Corporation, the parent company of Casa Grande Regional Medical Center (CGRMC), have signed an Asset Purchase Agreement (APA), an important milestone that moves the acquisition process of Casa Grande Regional Medical Center by Banner forward. The APA describes the financial details of the acquisition. The completion of the APA… Read More →

Gore Launches Expanded Treatment Portfolio

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W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) has announced the Australia and New Zealand launch of an expanded treatment range, including lower profile components for the GORE® EXCLUDER® AAA Endoprosthesis used to treat abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). The 31 mm trunk-ipsilateral component and 32 mm aortic extender will be used with an 18 Fr and… Read More →

Scottsdale Healthcare recognized for energy efficiency

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Scottsdale Healthcare’s continuing investment in energy efficiency is paying off, with Arizona Public Service Co. recognizing the local nonprofit hospital system for reduced energy use. An upgrade to the heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems at the Scottsdale Healthcare Greenbaum Surgery Center last fall resulted in a significant reduction in energy needs and earned a… Read More →

Griffin Appointed CEO of John C. Lincoln North Mountain

Maggi Griffin, RN, MS, was recently appointed chief executive officer (CEO) of John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital. She also serves as the John C. Lincoln Health Network chief nursing officer (CNO). Griffin joined the John C. Lincoln Health Network four years ago, and has an extensive background in nursing, hospital management and leadership. She first… Read More →

Telemedicine App Helps Prevent Unnecessary Scans

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Research has shown that a single computed tomography (CT) scan, although necessary in many cases, exposes a patient to a higher risk of developing cancer over his or her lifetime. A second CT scan doubles that risk. Often in trauma cases at small hospitals, a patient receives one CT scan, then is transferred to a… Read More →

Midwestern University Expands Leadership Team

Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Midwestern University has announced an expansion of the senior management of the University as it continues with carefully planned growth and ever-expanding graduate healthcare programs. Teresa Welch Fossum, D.V.M., M.S., Ph.D., DACVS, has assumed a new position as the Vice President of Research and Strategic Initiatives,… Read More →

180 Phoenix Children’s Hospital Physicians honored

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180 physicians from Phoenix Children’s Hospital appear on the Best Doctors in America® List for 2014, officials from Phoenix Children’s Hospital announced. Only five percent of doctors in America earn this prestigious honor, decided by impartial peer review. Best Doctors has earned a sterling, worldwide reputation for reliable, impartial results by remaining totally independent. Doctors… Read More →

Banner Health performance noted with Pioneer ACO model

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Banner Health Network (BHN) is among a handful of organizations in the country that have conclusively established through first-year success that accountable care organizations (ACO) can reduce Medicare costs. In the report released today by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), two Pioneer ACOs were identified as achieving 41 percent of the total… Read More →

Arizona Telemedicine Names Associate Director

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Nancy Rowe, a national leader in the telemedicine field, has been named associate director for outreach for the Arizona Telemedicine Program (ATP). Rowe will work toward expanding ATP’s connections with hospitals and other health-care providers in Northern Arizona. She also will assist in marketing and training efforts. Rowe assumed her new role with ATP on… Read More →

Phoenix Children's opens pediatric rehabilitation center

Phoenix Children’s Hospital announces the opening of the new Frances H. McClelland Pediatric Rehabilitation Center. The 15,451 square foot  Inpatient and Pediatric Outpatient Center opened in mid-January. All Pediatric Rehabilitation outpatient appointments will be held in the new Center located in the Phoenix Children’s Hospital East Building. The Center is the only pediatric rehabilitation program… Read More →