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The MORE Foundation hosts hands-on ankle rehab course Edward Olive

The nonprofit MORE Foundation (Musculoskeletal Orthopedic Research and Education) recently hosted a course on ankle sprain rehabilitation with hands-on cadaveric demonstration of ankle surgeries that was open to Phoenix-area orthopedic surgeons, residents, fellows and physical and occupational therapists. The event, which occurred on August 22, was part of the MORE Foundation’s 2015 Educational Series, and provided a unique… Read More →

Commission on the Arts launches creative aging initiative


The Arizona Commission on the Arts has launched an unprecedented endeavor to build a local creative aging infrastructure that improves quality of life for older adults. A $225,000 grant (over three years) from Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust will help the Arts Commission implement “AZ Creative Aging,” a comprehensive plan that trains artists, supports the… Read More →

Medtronic’s Gordon Steere earns AZBio Pioneer Award


Gordon Steere, who led Medtronic Tempe from 1997 -2008, has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 AZBio Pioneer Award for Lifetime Achievement by the Arizona BioIndustry Association. “During a period of rapid growth and innovation across our industry, Gordon Steere led the Medtronic team in the creation of one of the leading life… Read More →

Abrazo Central Campus employees give back to schools

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Abrazo Central Campus employees donated more than 100 children’s books as well as backpacks and school supplies to Washington Elementary School. Staff at Abrazo Central Campus (previously known as Phoenix Baptist Hospital), 2000 W. Bethany Home Road, collected donations over the summer. Donated school supplies included backpacks, notebooks, markers, glue sticks, pencils and crayons. Tissues… Read More →

Actress Julianne Moore joins TGen Key to the Cure campaign


Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore is the 2015 Ambassador for Saks Fifth Avenue’s Key to the Cure campaign, locally supporting cancer research at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). During Key to the Cure’s Oct. 15-18 charity-shopping weekend, Saks Fifth Avenue at Biltmore Fashion Park, 2446 E. Camelback Road, will donate 2 percent of sales to support cancer research at… Read More →

Medicare ACOs improve quality of care, report shows

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued 2014 quality and financial performance results showing that Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) continue to improve the quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries, while generating financial savings. As the number of Medicare beneficiaries served by ACOs continues to grow, these results suggest that ACOs are delivering higher… Read More →

UA’s Dr. Cecilia Rosales appointed to binational health network


Cecilia Rosales, MD, MS, assistant dean of the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health — Phoenix, was appointed to the Academic Technical Council (ATC) of the Binational Border Health Network (BBHN). The network is comprised of experts from 10 border states to improve response to the challenges posed by public health conditions on the U.S.-México Border. Funded… Read More →

Sonoran Spine opens Prescott office


Sonoran Spine, Arizona’s leading spine and back specialists, have added a new office in Prescott, Ariz. Located at 1000 Willow Creek Rd. Suite D, this new office will be shared with Integrative Pain Centre of Prescott LLC. This marks the sixth location for Sonoran Spine in Arizona with additional offices in Glendale, Gilbert, Tempe, Scottsdale… Read More →

Arizona hospitals use innovation to create better patient care

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In the ever-changing face of healthcare, many Arizona hospitals have stepped up to the plate to provide some of the most innovative advances in treatment in an effort to provide patients with better care and better results. Beyond better treatment, the impact of healthcare on Arizona’s economy is undeniable. Twelve of the 50 biggest employers… Read More →

Lisa Sanchez: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Lisa Sanchez, COO, The CORE Institute Sanchez is COO of national clinic operations for The CORE Institute, which showed 40 percent growth for the first quarter of 2015. Greatest accomplishment: “I spent a year in Michigan integrating and rapidly growing our new Orthopedic practice including on-boarding several new providers and opening two new centers.” Childhood aspiration: “I… Read More →

AzHHA CEO sees encouraging trends in Arizona healthcare


When he arrived in Arizona in 2013, Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association President and CEO Greg Vigdor brought more than 30 years of experience in the evolving and ever-changing healthcare industry. With two years in Arizona under his belt, Az Business magazine sat down with Vigdor to hear his thoughts on industry trends and challenges,… Read More →

Big crowd honors Arizona’s Most Influential Women


A crowd of nearly 500 people packed Chateau Luxe in Phoenix Thursday night to honor Az Business and AZRE magazines’ Most Influential Women in Arizona Business. “The Most Influential Women issue of both magazines is easily our most popular issue of the year,”said AZ Big Media  Publisher Cheryl Green. “This year, we had more than 2,000 women… Read More →

Suzanne Pfister: Most Influential Women


Suzanne Pfister, president and CEO, St. Luke’s Health Initiative Pfister led programs in state and regional government, was a partner in two small businesses, served as an executive at Dignity Health and now heads SLHI’s $120 million public foundation. Greatest accomplishment: “Continuing the legacy of service that my family started four generations ago in Arizona.” Childhood… Read More →

Susan Pepin: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Susan Pepin, MD, president and CEO, Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Pepin is a nationally recognized medical educator, clinician and researcher. She joined Piper Trust as president and CEO in July. Prior to joining the Trust, Dr. Pepin served as associate dean for diversity and inclusion and associate professor of surgery and pediatrics at Geisel School… Read More →