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Humana introduces affordable hearing aid benefit

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Medicare beneficiaries in select counties in Arizona will soon have better access to hearing examinations and affordable hearing aids due to a partnership between Humana Inc.(NYSE: HUM), a leading health and well-being company, and TruHearing, a hearing health care services and hearing aids company. One in four Americans 70 years and over has a hearing impairment, according to… Read More →

Gore awarded new technology status for medical device


W.L. Gore & Associates Inc. received new technology status from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for the GORE EXCLUDER Iliac Branch Endoprosthesis (IBE). Beginning October 1, 2016, facilities using the IBE in conjunction with a GORE EXCLUDER AAA Device for endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) are eligible for a new technology add-on payment (NTAP)… Read More →

HEAT Forum panelists to discuss Arizona’s innovations Buchachon Petthanya

On Oct. 5, a panel of experts from the healthcare, energy, aerospace and technology industries will convene to talk about Arizona’s knowledge-based economy and its successes. The inaugural HEAT Forum will spotlight the developments and innovations happening in Arizona and explore how those breakthroughs are impacting the state and changing the world. The time’s have changed since… Read More →

Arizona cyclist wins gold after hip replacement

Photo by Ed Aldridge via St. Luke’s Medical Center

Karl Baumgart, a 44-year-old Scottsdale resident and cycling competitor, won a national championship, four silver medals, and the overall “Best All Around Rider” award at the 2015 USA Masters Track National Championship. Just six weeks later, Karl continued on winning two silver medals at the 2015 Masters World Track Championships. These accolades were earned just… Read More →

Colon Cancer Alliance will host Undy Run/Walk


On October 22 at 9:00 a.m., hundreds of Phoenix residents will run brave through the city streets wearing boxers and briefs during the family-friendly Undy Run/Walk. Hosted by the Colon Cancer Alliance, this lighthearted event encourages participants to wear silly boxers, briefs or costumes in support of knocking colon cancer out of the top three… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company Spotlight Award Winner: WebPT

Brad and Heidi Jannenga are co-founders of WebPT.
by in AZ Business Magazine | Healthcare | Tech

WebPT Video by Merestone Most Admired Company: 2013, 2015, 2016 Top Arizona executive: Heidi Jannenga, president and co-founder What it does: Provides cloud-based electronic medical records and practice management software for physical therapists. Admirable quality: By creating an affordable, intuitive, and technologically sound cloud-based EMR for rehabilitation therapists, WebPT brought all the benefits of EMR… Read More →

AZ researchers focus on Zika virus, mosquitoes


Arizona scientists and researchers haven’t stopped their efforts to discover new information on the Zika virus and the mosquito that carries it even as officials in Washington, D.C., battle over emergency funding to fight the virus. The Riehle Lab at the University of Arizona houses thousands of mosquitoes, about 50 of which researchers intentionally infected… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: Ventana Medical Systems Inc.

Ventana Medical Systems Inc.

Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. Most Admired Company: 2013, 2016 Top Arizona executive: Ann Costello, president What it does: Innovator of tissue-based diagnostic solutions. Admirable quality: Ventana is helping unlocking the DNA of cancer. In 2016, the VENTANA PD-L1 test received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for use as a complementary diagnostic to provide PD-L1… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Phoenix Children's Hospital

Phoenix Children’s Hospital Most Admired Company: 2010, 2013, 2014, 2016 Top Arizona executive: Robert Meyer, president and CEO What it does: Named one of the Best Children’s Hospital in the United States by U. S. News and World Report. Admirable quality: Phoenix Children’s has the technology to turn two-dimensional images from a CT scan into… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: Sonora Quest


Sonora Quest Most Admired Company: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Top Arizona executive: Dave Dexter, president and CEO What it does: Sonora Quest schedules and conducts thousands of diagnostic lab tests daily. Admirable quality: In November 2015, Sonora Quest Laboratories launched a collaboration with Safeway to open Patient Service Centers within select Safeway… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: Medtronic

by in AZ Business Magazine | Healthcare | Tech

Medtronic Most Admired Company: 2015, 2016 Top Arizona executive: Ron Wilson, vice president and general manager What it does: Medtronic is a global leader in medical technology. Admirable quality: Medtronic has been recognized many times over the years as a preferred employer by a variety of organizations. This includes Diversity Inc’s Inclusion Index “Top 50,”… Read More →

Stanton, other mayors urge Congress to break Zika gridlock


Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and 76 other Mayors from across the country wrote an open letter to congressional leaders, urging them to pass the Zika bill that has been gridlocked in congress. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that there are 18,611 confirmed Zika cases in the U.S. The letter the mayors released… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: UnitedHealthcare


UnitedHealthcare Most Admired Company: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Top Arizona executive: Wendy Arnone, West Region CEO What it does: Offers employer, individual and family health insurance plans. Admirable quality: UnitedHealthcare’s myHealthcare Cost Estimator tool is now available to more than 1.8 million Arizonans, giving consumers an integrated online and mobile service that brings a retail shopping… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: Laster Spine Institute

Laster Spine Institute

Laser Spine Institute Most Admired Company: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Top Arizona executive: Heidi Lenderking, executive director What it does: Helps patients with chronic neck or back pain. Admirable quality: Since 2005, Laser Spine Institute has helped more than 60,000 patients. The Laser Spine Institute business model streamlines the healthcare process, resulting in… Read More →