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Gore Helps Increase Early Detection of AAA

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) and AAAneurysm Outreach, the nation’s only non-profit organization dedicated to the early detection of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), have partnered to raise awareness and drive screening of at-risk individuals. Through this collaboration, the two organizations aim to increase the amount of programming and education needed to support the… Read More →

The Joint among Entrepreneur's Fastest-Growing Franchises

Entrepreneur Magazine today ranked The Joint…the chiropractic place on its annual Fastest-Growing Franchise list, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing franchise companies. The Joint received the ranking of No. 32. “The Entrepreneur Fastest-Growing Franchise list represents the top franchise brands, and The Joint is honored to be recognized among the most rapidly growing,” said… Read More →

SCL Health System, Univita Acquire Home Health Company

Medical Technology - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012

SCL Health System, along with its joint venture partner, Scottsdale-based Univita Health, announced today the acquisition of Denver-based All Care Home Health LLC. Terms were not disclosed. The acquisition of All Care, a home healthcare company that provides skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy and social work services in metro Denver, is a major milestone… Read More →

WebPT Launches Therapy-Centric ICD-10 Website

January 22, 2014 by in Featured | Healthcare | Tech

WebPT, a web-based electronic medical record (EMR) solution for rehab therapists, today unveiled — an educational website geared specifically toward helping physical therapists (PTs), occupational therapists (OTs) and speech-language pathologists (SLPs) prepare for the nationwide transition to the tenth revision to the International Classification of Diseases, or ICD-10. Beginning Oct. 1, 2014, virtually all… Read More →

CORE Institute Opens 69K SF HQ Facility


On January 22, Councilwoman Thelda Williams, The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, City and community leaders, will join Phoenix-based orthopedic group The CORE Institute for its ribbon cutting and grand opening reception of its new national headquarters and its new North Phoenix Clinic at 5:30pm. The new facility serves as The CORE Institute’s national headquarters… Read More →

Barrett-Jackson auction boosts TGen cancer research


Two fabulous cars — a tricked-out Ford Mustang, and a classic Oldsmobile Cutlass — will be sold this week by the world famous Barrett-Jackson Auction Company, raising funds for colon and prostate cancer research at the non-profit Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). Both cars will be auctioned in prime time — the Mustang at 8… Read More →

CORE Institute Opens New Clinic in Southwest Valley


To support its growth and expand their orthopedic practice in the Southwest Valley, The CORE Institute announced it opened a new clinic next to the Banner Estrella Medical Center in West Phoenix on January 8, 2014.  The new West Phoenix clinic is on the Southwest corner of North 93rd Avenue and West of Thomas Road… Read More →

Banner MD Anderson expands to other hospitals

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January 13, 2014 by in Business News | Healthcare

Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Gilbert has expanded its radiation oncology program, bringing new treatment expertise to patients at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale and Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, which also provides pediatric care at Banner Children’s at Cardon Children’s Medical Center. This began on Jan. 1. The program integrates the… Read More →

Stat Doctors Earns Innovation Award

AHCCCS Alternative - AZ Business Magazine July/August 2011

Stat Doctors™, a leading eHealth service providing 24/7 access to affordable health care, recently received the Industry Innovator Award from The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism (IHCC). The IHCC, which honors individuals and organizations that create and provide innovative health and benefit management programs, recognized Stat Doctors’ convenient, cost-effective and high-quality health care model. “It is… Read More →

Carondelet completes $17 Million Renovation


After a year of renovation and construction, the Carondelet Heart & Vascular Institute (CHVI) will celebrate its official opening this month. The $17 million project is part of a major expansion of Carondelet Health Network’s heart program on both Carondelet St. Mary’s and Carondelet St. Joseph’s campuses. Nine of the 20 cardiac and vascular specialists… Read More →

Essential facts about the ACA for small business

January 7, 2014 by in Featured | Healthcare | Small Biz

The new year is usually a very busy time for small businesses…new marketing plans, new merchandise or services, regulatory changes, and year-end reviews all add to our already busy agendas. This year our plates are even more full because of provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that are being phased in for 2014. A… Read More →

Piper Charitable Trust Grants $190K to Esperança


Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust has awarded Esperança $190,000 to expand its Health Education Program in Central Phoenix.  The program targets children in the communities located along the 1-17 corridor in Central Phoenix, roughly south of Peoria Avenue, north of Lower Buckeye, east of 43rd Avenue and west of 16th Street. “Research shows these zip codes have little… Read More →

Spectrum Dermatology opens 2nd location in Arcadia

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North Scottsdale’s skin experts will now be offering their state-of-the-art dermatology services to the Arcadia and Biltmore area with the opening of their second office. Located on the highly visible corner of Camelback and 44th street, Spectrum Dermatology’s new facility will continue the exemplary services and treatments offered at its flagship location in North Scottsdale.… Read More →

Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona elects 3 to Board


Three new members were elected to the Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona (BIAAZ) Board of Directors at the non-profit organization’s annual member meeting last month. Ray Norris, Sharon Phillips and Amanda Wigal-Schlosser will serve their first terms December 2013 through 2016. “The Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona is incredibly excited to include these three experienced… Read More →

Thomas Joins Phoenix Children’s Hospital as VP


Mark Thomas has joined Phoenix Children’s Hospital as Vice President of Employee Relations. In this position, Thomas is responsible for all aspects of employee relations and leadership development, with a focus on enhancing employee relations, culture and communications. Thomas joins Phoenix Children’s Hospital from Reading Health System in Pennsylvania, where he was the Vice President… Read More →

Arizona Telemedicine Sets Standard of Innovation


Investments by state governments in their own state universities can yield large returns and help create new industries.  In Arizona, telemedicine is a good example of a success story. The Arizona Telemedicine Program’s Telehealth Technology Innovation Accelerator (TTIA) supports the development of telemedicine programs in independent health-care delivery systems throughout Arizona. The Arizona Telemedicine Program… Read More →

Casa Grande Medical Center, Banner Strike Deal


Regional Care Services Corporation, the parent company of Casa Grande Regional Medical Center (CGRMC), and Banner Health have signed a letter of intent for the acquisition of Casa Grande Regional Medical Center by Banner.  The acquisition is subject to obtaining all necessary regulatory approvals, and is expected to be completed during the spring of 2014.… Read More →

Alzheimer's prevention initiative launches

December 23, 2013 by in Bioscience | Business News | Healthcare

The Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative (API) trial in cognitively healthy individuals has reached a significant milestone with the first participants in Colombia receiving doses of an experimental anti-amyloid antibody, crenezumab designed to delay or prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. The groundbreaking autosomal dominant Alzheimer’s disease trial, designed to determine whether the investigational drug may delay… Read More →

Can Facebook Cause the Holiday Blues?

December 19, 2013 by in Featured | Healthcare | Social Media

The holiday season is ripe for trouble – unrealistic expectations and overburdened schedules can lead to mental distress. Now add the electronic equivalent of “keeping up with the Joneses.” “There is this drive to have our lives look like a television commercial.  The unrealistic nature of that can lead to a host of problems.  What… Read More →

Ivy funds $3 million brain cancer research


The Ben & Catherine Ivy Foundation today announced a $3 million grant to the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), Nemucore Medical Innovations Inc., and Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center to help fund significant brain tumor research in Arizona. The collaboration of TGen, Nemucore and Barrow will pursue ways to optimize… Read More →

More opt to holiday shop at the doctor's office

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December 17, 2013 by in Featured | Healthcare

Santa is leaving attractive gifts in some Arizona stockings this season: rhinoplasties, breast implants, tummy tucks and facelifts, just to name a few. Plastic surgery procedures and cosmetic treatments are topping holiday lists, making this a busy time not just for Old Saint Nick but for local plastic surgeons. This year, both men and women… Read More →

Midwestern University Adds New Pediatric Services

AZRE Magazine May/June 2010

Pediatric physician DanThuy N. Dao, D.O., has joined the medical team at the Midwestern University Multispecialty Clinic, located at 19389 N. 59th Avenue in Glendale. A 2003 AZCOM graduate, Dr. Dao joins the Multispecialty Clinic after working at Pediatric Hospitalists of Arizona in Phoenix, where she served at Banner Children’s Hospital Thunderbird, St. Joseph’s Hospital… Read More →

Hospitals' heart attack care earns quality award


The Southwest Alliance for Excellence (SWAE), formerly The Arizona Quality Alliance, today named Scottsdale Healthcare as a 2013 Showcase in Excellence Award winner for the hospitals’ heart attack care process, “Door to Balloon – 60 is the New 90.” Lowering Door to Balloon (DTB) times helps improve the timeliness of lifesaving therapy for patients with… Read More →

TGen's Zenhausern is named an NAI fellow


Dr. Frederic Zenhausern, a Professor at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and developer of a rapid DNA processor, has been named to the Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Zenhausern, Ph.D., MBA, will be inducted into the NAI Fellows by Deputy U.S. Commissioner for Patents Andy Faile, from the U.S. Patent and… Read More →