Healthcare Archives

West Valley Hospital executive named to ENA board

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Tiffiny Strever, West Valley Hospital’s Trauma Program Manager, has been appointed to the Emergency Nurses Association’s national board. Her two-year term began Jan. 1. She is the liaison to Delaware, Connecticut, Vermont, Maine, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire. She will assist those states with various issues and will speak at conferences. She also is serving on… Read More →

Abrazo Health launches redesigned website

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Abrazo Health, the second largest health care delivery system in Arizona, has launched a redesigned website. The new website, www.AbrazoHealth.com, has a clean, modern design and enhanced site navigation and content. Features include: Online emergency room check-in. Portal for patients to access their medical records. Our Stories section spotlighting Abrazo patients, staff and volunteers. Community… Read More →

What would you do with a billion dollars?

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Last week, Representative Bob Robson , Speaker pro tempore of the Arizona House of Representatives introduced House Bill 2033 which would create a funding vehicle to enable our universities to maintain and expand our research infrastructure at that level. At a time when the state is projecting a $500 million budget shortfall in fiscal 2014-15… Read More →

Renner’s hustle pays off with Orangetheory

The area developer of Orangetheory Fitness and her husband decided to give back by taking a trip led by Return Hope International and opening a water well in the slums of Africa. Photo by Robin Sendele, AZ Big Media

Looking back at her college bio, Becky Renner recollects writing, “I want to run a fitness facility with my husband.” Renner’s enthusiasm for the world of fitness gave her the determination needed to reach her dream career as an area developer of Orangetheory Fitness. Renner married her college sweetheart, Travis Renner, and had four children.… Read More →

Brian Harris creates option for dental emergencies

DR. BRIAN HARRIS: “After 10 years of changing my patients’ lives with cosmetic dentistry, I now get to create smiles by getting people healthy and out of pain,” said the co-founder of OnCall Dental Urgent Care. “It’s the best of both worlds.” Photo by Shavon Rose, AZ Big Media

Brian Harris grew up around dentistry. “My dad would take my brothers and I to work with him during the summer,” Harris said. “We would get paid $2 per hour to unpack boxes, clean the lab, make stone models of teeth, etc. I realize now after having my own kids, he really did it so… Read More →

Abrazo offers mammogram scheduling site

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Abrazo Health, the second largest health care delivery system in Arizona,  is offering a new online scheduling for routine screening mammograms. Women can book their annual screening mammogram appointments at Arrowhead Hospital and Phoenix Baptist Hospital by visiting AbrazoHealth.com/Mammogram from an Internet-connected computer, phone or tablet.  They are the first hospitals in Arizona to use InQuicker’s online… Read More →

Nomination deadline nears for Healthcare Leadership Awards

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Az Business magazine is dedicated to bringing the stories of healthcare leaders, innovators, researchers and advocates to its readers. Each April, Az Business shines a special spotlight on the medical industry through its annual Healthcare Leadership Awards. Arizona’s healthcare industry is a tremendous economic engine for the state and is making Arizona a better place… Read More →

Magellan Health provides 2015 financial insight

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Magellan Health, Inc. announced that, for 2015, it expects to generate net revenue in the range of $4.25 billion to $4.49 billion, and net income in the range of $51 million to $67 million, which translates into diluted earnings per share (EPS) in the range of $1.90 to $2.50, inclusive of share repurchases to date.… Read More →

Tucson’s Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital makes history

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Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital and its Joint Replacement Center have accomplished something no other hospital in the United States has to date. All four total-joint replacement programs offered at St. Joseph’s—knee, hip, ankle and shoulder—were awarded the Gold Seal of Approval® by The Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in… Read More →

TGen uses X chromosome to uncover disorders in girls

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Using a basic genetic difference between men and women, the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) has uncovered a way to track down the source of a neurological disorder in a young girl. TGen’s discovery relies on a simple genetic fact: Men have one X and one Y chromosome, while women have two X chromosomes. This… Read More →

Banner study could slow progression of Alzheimer’s

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Banner Alzheimer’s Institute has announced that it is participating in a new, national, Alzheimer’s disease (AD) clinical research study evaluating the potential benefits of an investigational medicine when taken by people with mild-to-moderate AD who are already being treated with donepezil (Aricept). Entitled NOBLE, the trial is evaluating an investigational drug, T-817MA, which may have… Read More →

VisionGate earns two Best in Biz Awards for innovation

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VisionGate, Inc. has been named a gold winner in two categories in the Best in Biz Awards 2014, the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts. VisionGate was awarded gold in the Most Innovative Company of the Year (Small) category and in the Most Innovative Product of the… Read More →

Obsession with social media drives increase in plastic surgery

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Snapping selfies and social media have changed life as we know it. Now, it’s changing the cosmetic surgery industry as we know it. “Social media is causing people to take a close-up look at themselves,” said Pablo Prichard, M.D., senior partner at Advanced Aesthetic Associates and chief of plastic surgery at John C. Lincoln Hospital.… Read More →

Magellan receives 16 marketing, communications awards

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Magellan Health, Inc. announced that it has received 16 awards from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP), Web Marketing Association, Health Information Resource Center (HIRC), and American Graphic Design and Advertising (AGDA) for its print and electronic communications. Magellan Health recently underwent a branding redesign, and these materials feature the new brand, visual… Read More →