Healthcare Archives

Abrazo announces new trauma operations director

Daniel Didier, Abrazo Health

Abrazo Health, the second largest health care delivery system in Arizona, has announced the appointment of Daniel Didier as the new Trauma Operations Director for West Valley Hospital. As Trauma Operations Director, Didier will be responsible for managing the hospital’s daily trauma center operations, including the oversight of all trauma performance improvement activities. Additionally, he… Read More →

BCBSAZ provides technology sponsorship

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) has selected early education and youth development center Phoenix Day as the recipient of a technology sponsorship. This donation celebrates BCBSAZ’s 75th anniversary statewide outreach campaign, “Arizonans First. Always.,” and commemorates Phoenix Day’s 100th anniversary next year. Phoenix Day helps improve school performance and introduces exciting career choices… Read More →

Affiliated Urologists opens third location

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Affiliated Urologists is proud to announce the opening of a new office in Biltmore Area. The expansion allows this locally and nationally recognized practice with a 40 year history of providing urologic care an opportunity to continue its tradition of excellence in other areas in the Valley. Dr. Al Borhan and Dr. Mark Hong are… Read More →

Midwestern Physician Earns Patients’ Choice Award

Anthony Will, D.O., of Midwestern University’s Multispecialty Clinic has been named a Patients’ Choice physician for four consecutive years.

Anthony Will, D.O., Chair of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine in the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (AZCOM) at Midwestern University, and a practicing physician at the University’s Multispecialty Clinic in Glendale, Arizona, has been recognized as a Patients’ Choice physician. The Patients’ Choice Award recognizes physicians for the positive influence of their work. The honor, tabulated… Read More →

Pancreatic cancer drug successfully tested by TGen

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A clinical trial conducted by researchers at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center Clinical Trials, a partnership between Scottsdale Healthcare and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), showed that a new drug called MM-398, given in combination with 5-flourouracil (5FU) and leucovorin, produced a significant overall survival rate in patients with advanced, previously-treated pancreatic cancer.… Read More →

Regents Approve New UA Downtown Phoenix Project

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The Arizona Board of Regents on Thursday approved plans to construct a 10-story, 245,000-square-foot research building on the campus of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. The Regents, at their meeting in Flagstaff, endorsed plans for the Biosciences Partnership Building, which will be built immediately north of the Health Sciences Education Building… Read More →

Abrazo Medical Group Launches ZocDoc

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Abrazo Medical Group announced today the launch of ZocDoc, a new service for patients that enables them to book appointments online with primary care and family physicians. The service is available at some Abrazo Medical Group facilities throughout the Valley. Additional ones will be added in coming months. Using the ZocDoc scheduling system, patients are… Read More →

Phoenix Children’s Hospital expands East Valley services

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Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Dignity Health in Arizona announced plans to open a pediatric inpatient unit inside Dignity Health’s Mercy Gilbert Medical Center in October. Leaders of Phoenix Children’s and Dignity Health said they have agreed to launch the Phoenix Children’s licensed pediatric inpatient unit after discussions and consultations with local families, pediatricians and primary… Read More →

Banner CORE Center for Orthopedics Expands

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Integration, collaboration and education are hallmarks of the Banner CORE Center for Orthopedics, a co-management partnership linking The CORE Institute and Banner Health. Recently, the relationship between the two healthcare leaders was strengthened with the expansion of Banner CORE Center to Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. One of the state’s oldest and… Read More →

Bio industry focus: Discovery, development, delivery

Focusing on discovery, development and delivery will
drive Arizona’s bioscience industry and quality of life
By JOAN KOERBER-WALKER

Imagine a total artificial heart that keeps you alive when your heart can’t, or diagnostic tools that help doctors identify disease early so that they can treat it early and get better results. Envision pacemakers about the size of your pinky nail or therapies that alleviate pain or combat the deadliest of diseases. Can we… Read More →

Banner Health teams up with Summit Healthcare

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Summit Healthcare announced they have entered into a collaboration agreement with Banner Health to provide continuing care to the patients who are seen at Summit Healthcare but need a higher level of care that Summit Healthcare may not be able to provide. Across the country, healthcare facilities are joining forces to create large networks of… Read More →

What will $1 billion in research buy us?

Dr. Marty Pagel of the University of Arizona Cancer Center. Photo provided by University of Arizona Cancer Center.

It’s quite a return on investment. Put a dollar in the pot. Five years later, take home double the money and improve the quality of life for Arizonans in the process. The investment strategy worked in 2003, so why not try it again, especially after those who were part of the last deal have taken… Read More →

Scottsdale Healthcare cancer programs honored

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The cancer programs at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center and Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center, including the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare, have been awarded the 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award by the American College of Surgeons’ (ACS) Commission on Cancer (CoC). The award acknowledges cancer programs that achieve excellence in providing quality… Read More →

Arizona ranks 23rd for senior health

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Arizona ranked 23rd for senior health this year, according to the second edition of United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings® Senior Report. Nationwide, seniors are showing encouraging gains in key health measures and taking more steps to improve their own health. Notable gains for senior health include declines in physical inactivity, improvements in quality of… Read More →