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Banner Health sees major gains in quality

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Phoenix-area beneficiaries in the Medicare Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) served by Banner Health Network (BHN) receive a high level of quality care and preventive medicine that results in less cost to the nation’s Medicare system. Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the preliminary results for the Pioneer ACO’s Performance Year… Read More →

Skartveit named Delta’s director of underwriting

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Delta Dental of Arizona announced the hiring of Eric Skartveit as the dental insurance company’s new director of underwriting. “We are excited to have Eric as a part of the Delta Dental team,” said Craig Livesay, Delta Dental of Arizona’s vice president of operations. “His expertise in dental product strategy, risk management and financial consulting… Read More →

Magellan opens headquarters in Scottsdale

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Magellan Health, Inc. announced that it has opened its new corporate headquarters in Scottsdale, Ariz. With the company’s growing presence in Arizona following the acquisition of Partners Rx, Magellan originally announced on April 29 that it would be moving its headquarters from Connecticut to Arizona. “Magellan has had a long history in the State of… Read More →

St. Joseph’s and Barrow’s add new board members

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The Board of Directors of St. Joseph’s Foundation recently elected two new members for Fiscal Year 2015. The new board members are: Barry Berman, of Scottsdale, graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a bachelor’s in business administration, a major in finance and a minor in accounting. He began his career as an equity trader… Read More →

Bioscience innovators will pitch at White Hat Investors

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Bioindustry Associations from across the Rocky Mountain Southwest Region are coming together to present an opportunity for Angels, Venture Capitalists and Strategic Investors to connect with the biotech and healthcare investment opportunities from across the Rocky Mountain Southwest states at White Hat Investors 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona on September 17 and 18, 2014. “The West… Read More →

Rural Health Program offers another side of medicine

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Jordan Roberts was reminded of his calling to be a physician nearly 200 miles from the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. Roberts, a fourth-year student, spent five weeks earlier this year at the Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center in Show Low. Having grown up not far away in Snowflake, Roberts had a… Read More →

PCH, Toyota help parents keep children safe

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What if there were a way to prevent a leading cause of childhood death, but three out of four of us were doing it wrong?  The startling truth is that a car seat can dramatically reduce childhood death and injury from motor vehicle crashes, but 75 percent are installed incorrectly. According to the 2012 Arizona… Read More →

Experts: Slow, steady economic recovery for Arizona

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Our economy continues to slowly improve, with the healthcare and biosciences industry having the most potential for local employment growth. That was just one of the positive signs that came out of last week’s Economic Outlook 2015, presented by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) and Cox Communications. Nearly 800 business leaders attended the… Read More →

Midwestern Appoints New Dean of Basic Sciences

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Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Midwestern University, announces the promotion of Kyle Ramsey, Ph.D., to Dean of Basic Sciences for both the Downers Grove, IL and Glendale, AZ campuses. Prior to his appointment, Dr. Ramsey served the University as the Associate Dean for Basic Sciences. “Dr. Ramsey is an outstanding… Read More →

TGen, Dell help children with cancer

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Dell, Terascala and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) are installing state-of-the-art computing and programing specialized for human genome investigations at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). As part of a formal collaboration, Dell is providing the Dell Genomic Data Analysis Platform, designed to deliver fast analysis of the billions of data points required when sequencing,… Read More →

Midwestern hosts fall eyewear show

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Midwestern University invites the community to visit the state-of-the-art Midwestern University Eye Institute at 19379 North 59th Avenue in Glendale on Tuesday, October 7, for an exclusive Fall Designer Eyewear Show. Glasses and sunglasses frames designed by Jimmy Choo, Carrera, Tura, Titan Flex, and others will be discounted up to 30% off of retail prices.… Read More →

ASU’s Arntzen Named Bioscience Researcher of the Year

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Charles J. Arntzen, PhD, the founding director of the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, has been named the 2014 Arizona Bioscience Researcher of the Year. The award is given annually to the life science researcher in Arizona who has made the most significant contribution to the advancement of knowledge and the understanding of biological… Read More →

UAMC to Discontinue Home Health Services

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University of Arizona Medical Center announced it will discontinue its home health services in the next 30 days. UAMC Home Health currently provides approximately 400 patients with intermittent nursing care in the home. Patients who require ongoing home health care will be transitioned to the care of other home health agencies in the community. UAMC’s… Read More →

CTCA Opening New Set of Clinical Trials

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Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Western Regional Medical Center (Western) in Goodyear announced it will launch 12 additional industry-sponsored clinical trials from now through December 2014. New trials will include both Phases I and II studies seeking to provide treatment options for multiple cancer types, including pancreatic, lung, prostate, colorectal and bladder. “These… Read More →