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Redirect Health bolsters teams as demand for self-insurance booms


Redirect Health, which helps employers and their brokers build health care plans using a partial self-insurance model, is adding directors and enrollment managers who will help drive the organization’s local and national expansion. With a projected 200-percent increase in revenue from 2015 to 2016, Redirect Health co-founder and Chairman of the Board David Berg says new team… Read More →

TGen study says treat brain tumors based on complexity

Survival for patients with glioblastoma, an aggressive and deadly brain cancer, could be determined by the complexity of their tumor, according to researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). The findings from a recent study suggest — to the researchers’ surprise — that the survival of those patients whose cancer cells exhibit a complex genomic… Read More →

Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital helps Child Crisis Arizona

Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital

Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital is partnering with Child Crisis Arizona to collect donations of clothing, hygiene products and toys to help Arizona’s abused  and neglected children have a better holiday.  “This season can be a tough time for children living at the Child Crisis Arizona who often face the holidays without parents, siblings or other… Read More →

Abrazo Maryvale Campus named pediatric-ready ER

The Abrazo Maryvale Campus has been certified as a Pediatric Prepared Emergency Care hospital by the Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AZAAP). This voluntary certification means that Abrazo Maryvale Campus, 5102 W. Campbell Ave., is ready to provide emergency care resources and capabilities for pediatric patients every day. If necessary, Abrazo Maryvale… Read More →

UA receives $1.5M to study cancer in firefighters

Cancer is the leading cause of death among firefighters, and the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health is leading to collaborative project to develop the framework for a long-term study of cancer in firefighters. The UA program received a $1.5 million in funding from the Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency Assistance… Read More →

Ways to find relief from healthcare costs to boost bottom line

The average annual workplace family health premium has been on the rise since the turn of the century. From 2001 to 2006, there was a 63 percent increase, it rose another 31 percent from 2006 to 2011 and we got hit with another 20 percent increase in the last five years, according to analysis from the Henry… Read More →

Arizona sees large decline in birth rates among teenagers

Arizona was among five states nationwide experiencing the biggest decline in teenage birth rates in urban counties between 2007 and 2015, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The report, Teen Birth Rates for Urban and Rural Areas in the United States, 2007-2015, released on Wednesday showed that birth rates for teenagers… Read More →

NAU, UA health students collaborate to improve patient care

A one-year inter-professional mentorship program is bringing together health profession students from Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix to better understand and improve the patient’s experience. The Community Health Mentor Program, which launched in 2015, stresses the importance of an inter-professional approach in order to provide successful health… Read More →

3 Abrazo Arrowhead Campus volunteers earn Lifetime Achievement Awards


Abrazo Arrowhead Campus honored three long-time volunteers with the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for donating more than 16,000 hours combined at the hospital. This is the highest award in the nation bestowed on volunteers who have donated at least 4,000 hours during their lifetime. Abrazo Arrowhead Campus CEO Frank Molinaro presented the award on Nov. 11… Read More →

ASBA plans forum on changing landscape of health insurance

The Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) will be hosting a free Healthcare Forum, educating business owners on the changing landscape of health insurance and the impact on individuals and small businesses.  Recently merged, Banner Health and Aetna will be sponsoring the event, bringing ASBA members and guests hot topics in the healthcare world.  With Aetna’s… Read More →

Arizona Brain & Spine Center grows with new surgeon

Arizona Brain & Spine Center added neurosurgeon, Dr. Abhishiek Sharma to its practice. Sharma joins the Brain & Spine Center from Wisconsin. “Dr. Sharma has already proven to be a valuable asset to our team,” said Dr. Igor Yusupov, founder of Arizona Brain & Spine Center. “His empathetic, respectful nature, coupled with his years of experience… Read More →

TGen discovers potential drug targets to cut cancer pain


The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) has discovered potential drug targets to reduce pain in pancreatic cancer patients. TGen researchers have found that the nerve growth factor (NGF), a neurotrophic factor, and its receptor TRKA are associated with perineural invasion (PNI), which is the ability of pancreatic cancer cells to invade surrounding nerves. Blocking the NGF signaling… Read More →

Banner Health helps veterans through ‘Hiring Our Heroes’

Banner Health is helping military veterans obtain meaningful employment through the Hiring Our Heroes program, a national organization associated with the U.S. Chambers of Commerce that works with veterans transitioning to civilian life. Master Sgt.  Alen Schulze, a telecommunication operations chief at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., is one of two Hire Our Heroes corporate fellowship program graduates recently hired… Read More →

Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation raises nearly $1 million

Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation raised, with the help of the local community, $950,000 during the month of September for its first Go Gold campaign. This amount includes cash and in-kind donations. The fundraiser kicked off on September 1 for National Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month. Local businesses and the community joined this movement to support childhood cancer research through promotions… Read More →