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Sharon Grambow: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Sharon Grambow

Sharon Grambow, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Sun Health Grambow is responsible for Sun Health’s organizational strategy for senior living, as well as the overall management of Sun Health Senior Living’s three Life Care communities — Grandview Terrace, La Loma Village and The Colonnade, and its nearly 600 employees. Advice: “Don’t create self-limiting barriers to… Read More →

Dr. Parul Goel: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Dr. Parul Goel

Dr. Parul Goel,  MD, interventional pain management specialist, Barrow Brain and Spine Dr. Goel employs a comprehensive approach to treat the pain conditions of her patients, which includes X-ray guided injection therapy, physical therapy and medication management. Advice: “Do what you are passionate about.  Speak up and trust your instincts.  Surround yourself with a team… Read More →

Sandy Gibson: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Sandy Gibson

Sandy Gibson, chief operating officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Gibson’s job is to keep BCBSAZ running smoothly. At BCBSAZ, Gibson leads by example with a daily focus on the company’s products, technology, financial performance and customer experience. Advice: “It is important to understand the big picture. Everyone should give themselves the chance to get… Read More →

UA aims to help asthma sufferers reduce attacks

Asthma is a big cause of school absences and can cause parents to miss work, too.

About 25 million people in the United States — 7 million of them children—suffer from asthma. A five-year, $7 million National Institutes of Health grant awarded recently to Monica Kraft, MD, an internationally renowned physician-scientist who specializes in translational asthma research at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and the UA Health… Read More →

Scottsdale-based Accolade raises more than $70M


Accolade, Inc., an on-demand healthcare concierge for employers, health plans and health systems, announced it has raised more than $70 million in new Series E funding led by Andreessen Horowitz and with participation from Madrona Venture Group and others. Accolade will use the capital to expand its technology platform, R&D, and sales and marketing initiatives… Read More →

Fountain Hills-based Launch Financial offers free teledoc benefit


At a time when the insurance industry is seeing a wider variety of plan availability, types and packages, Launch Financial has announced the release of its Outlook Gap Plan powered by Pivot Health — the ultimate insurance supplement. A one-stop-shop for complementary deductible coverage, this gap plan is the first of its kind. It embeds death… Read More →

UnitedHealthcare awards nearly $7M for quality care

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UnitedHealthcare recently recognized nearly 80 care providers in Arizona with the 2015 UnitedHealthcare PATH Excellence in Patient Service Awards for their commitment to improving health outcomes for people enrolled in its Medicare Advantage plans. These care providers earned nearly $7 million in quality of care bonus payments for achieving performance metrics in the UnitedHealthcare PATH… Read More →

Arizona’s Obamacare consumers face higher costs this fall


Insurance companies have one more day to let Arizona regulators know if they will drop or limit coverage under Obamacare, but this much is already certain: Coverage will still be available, but it will cost more. Five insurance companies that had offered coverage in the Affordable Care Act marketplace have told state regulators that they… Read More →

Arizona telemedicine program receives federal grant


The Southwest Telehealth Resource Center – a division of the nationally renowned Arizona Telemedicine Program – received $325,000 in federal funding to help advance the use of telehealth and telemedicine throughout five Southwestern states. The grant will support the Southwest Telehealth Resource Center (SWTRC) from Sept. 1, 2016, through Aug. 31, 2017. The funding comes from the U.S. Health… Read More →

HonorHealth hospitals ranked best in Arizona

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Three HonorHealth hospitals – HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center, HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center and HonorHealth Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical Center, were ranked among the state’s top hospitals in five clinical areas in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Hospitals list, released Tuesday. The publication’s Best Hospitals rankings, now in its 27th year, help guide patients to hospitals that… Read More →

Banner Health dominates U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings

Good Samaritan Hospital at sunset

Three of the top four Arizona facilities in today’s U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals regional rankings are owned and operated by Banner Health. Earning No. 2 and 3 with nationally-recognized rankings for specialty services are Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix and Banner – University Medical Center Tucson. Banner Estrella was ranked No. 4 in the… Read More →

Abrazo hospitals offer free orthopedic seminars

Southwest Spine & Sports - Scottsdale Living Magazine Winter 2012

Abrazo Community Health Network hospitals are presenting several free orthopedic seminars regarding treatment options for pain in the lower back, shoulder, elbow, knee, hip, foot and ankle. Participants will learn about conservative therapies, conventional surgical and robotic procedures and other treatments offered at Abrazo hospitals.  Seminars will be held from 6-7 p.m. and will include… Read More →

The CORE Institute to collaborate with CDC and Joint Commission

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The CORE Institute, powered by Excellence Headquarters, will be collaborating with The Joint Commission and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on an initiative designed to adapt, enhance and disseminate CDC guidance related to infection prevention and control in ambulatory health care settings. The goal of this effort, which is supported through a CDC contract, is to create… Read More →

CCAH will help promote Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation

Phoenix Children's Hospital

CCAH, a full-service direct marketing firm serving global nonprofit organizations, will provide direct mail and digital marketing services for the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation (PCHF). The Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation provides philanthropic support to Phoenix Children’s Hospital, one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country. Phoenix Children’s provides care across more than 75 pediatric specialties… Read More →