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The CORE Institute expands Into Louisiana

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The CORE Institute®, powered by Excellence Headquarters®, announced its expansion into the Louisiana market by partnering with the world-class team of orthopedic surgeons and specialists at Louisiana Orthopaedic Specialists in Lafayette, Louisiana. The practice will be renamed The CORE Institute at Louisiana Orthopaedic Specialists. “This partnership marks the continued opportunity for The CORE Institute to… Read More →

Banner Health finalizes Payson Regional merger

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Banner Health announced that the merger of Mogollon Health Alliance (MHA) into Banner has been consummated and a definitive agreement has been signed with Payson Hospital Corporation.  Banner will assume operation of the 44-bed Payson Regional Medical Center on August 1, 2015. No interruptions in services are anticipated during this transition. “We were anxious to… Read More →

Abrazo West Campus named Large Business of the Year

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Abrazo West Campus has been named Large Business of the Year by the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce. Stan Holm, Chief Executive Officer of Abrazo West Campus, accepted the award on the hospital‚s behalf during the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Awards Dinner on June 19. The chamber honored businesses, individuals and organizations that… Read More →

Ivy Foundation funds extension of Mayo brain cancer study

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The Ben & Catherine Ivy Foundation (Ivy Foundation) announced an extension and funding of an additional $1.3 million for Mayo Clinic to study brain tumor vaccines that combine a patient’s immune stimulators with tumor cultures from other patients. The extension will include a second trial with patients whose brain cancer has returned. The Ivy Foundation… Read More →

UA researchers link liver disease, drug metabolism

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Researchers at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy have discovered that nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), an increasingly common but often undiagnosed liver disease, could have significant medical implications for people with type 2 diabetes. People develop NASH when early liver disease, characterized by too much fat in the liver, is exacerbated by inflammation. Obesity, which is on… Read More →

UA, Phoenix will expand Phoenix Biomedical Campus

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The University of Arizona, the anchor tenant of the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, and the City of Phoenix have entered into an agreement to expand the university’s presence on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus. The agreement approved by the Phoenix City Council on Wednesday calls for the university, Banner Health, and any potential development partners, to develop… Read More →

TGen, Mayo clinical trials combat deadly skin cancer

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The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Mayo Clinic are helping launch a national clinical trial that will apply the latest in precision medicine to treat advanced melanoma skin cancer. The study leverages advances in genomics, informatics, and health information technology, yielding more precise medical treatments for patients with this devastating disease. Mayo Clinic is… Read More →

TGen, Phoenix Children’s Hospital look for new ways to store blood

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The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Phoenix Children’s Hospital are developing new economical methods of preserving, storing and transporting high-quality blood plasma proteins for use in diagnosing and treating disease. Under a $698,502 three-year grant from the National Institutes of Health, the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Biorepository and TGen’s Proteomics Division are using special filter… Read More →

Severe heat can be deadly, experts warn

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The heat is on for Arizona – specifically the Phoenix area – and it’s more than just an annoyance. “It’s particularly dangerous for folks that either have outdoor occupations or that do outdoor work or even are exercising in the heat of the day, if they haven’t ‘cameled’ up with water before hand,” said Will… Read More →

Abrazo cereal drive collects 48,000 meals

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Abrazo Community Health Network’s hospitals collected cereal and money that will provide more than 48,000 breakfasts for hungry children this summer. The donations were collected at nine Abrazo facilities as part of the Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive which ended this month. St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance received donations from staff and community members at… Read More →

TGen and Dell expand pediatric cancer fight

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Dell has announced its extended partnership with the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) to help clinical researchers and doctors globally expand the reach and impact of the world’s first Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved precision medicine trial for pediatric cancer. The renewed commitment includes an additional $3 million Dell grant to support continued collaboration with… Read More →

ASU, Banner launch research on neurodegenerative disease

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Arizona State University and Banner Health have announced a new research alliance to advance the scientific study, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. The partnership between Arizona State University (ASU), one of the nation’s largest public research universities, and Phoenix-based Banner Health, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems, includes the… Read More →

Phoenix Children’s Hospital ranked among top facilities

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Phoenix Children’s Hospital has been named to U.S. News & World Report’s 2015-16 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings, the only Arizona hospital to make the highly coveted list. This year, Phoenix Children’s ranked in nine out of 10 specialties. The following Phoenix Children’s subspecialties were ranked top-50 in the nation: • Neurology and Neurosurgery, ranked number… Read More →

Hit-and-run kills 2015 Physician of the Year Dr. Robert Arceci

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The 2015 Healthcare Leadership Awards winner for Physician of the Year was killed by a hit-and-run driver Monday morning in Scottsdale. Phoenix Children’s Hospital confirmed Dr. Robert Arceci was fatally injured while on his way to work. The hospital issued this statement: “Phoenix Children’s physician Dr. Robert Arceci was fatally injured after being hit by another… Read More →