Healthcare Archives

10 class of Helios Scholars at TGen starts today

bioscience

Tiffanie Cappello Lee didn’t know what she wanted to study in college when, as a high school student, she applied to the Helios Scholars at TGen summer biomedical internship program. She had no background in cancer research, let alone biology, when she landed last summer in the lab of one of the nation’s most noted experts in… Read More →

Banner and VA team up for veterans

Doctor, Vacancy

Healthcare provider Banner Health is partnering with the Phoenix VA Health Care System on a public/private partnership that plans to help expedite surgical care to thousands of veterans in the Phoenix area. It’s hoped the public/private partnership will help expedite care to Veterans requiring outpatient surgery by providing VA physicians an additional surgical facility in which to perform surgeries.… Read More →

VisionGate protocol shows promise, pulmonologists say

VisionGate

Two recent surveys conducted by an independent, third-party research group validated the market demand for VisionGate’s LuCED test as well as its recently licensed drug therapy, Iloprost, in the diagnosis and treatment of patients at risk of lung cancer. LuCED, represented as “Product X” in surveys among 100 pulmonologists, is a non-invasive test to aid… Read More →

New York-based Oscar Health expands into Tempe

The Circuit

Oscar, a New York-based health insurance company, is expanding its Oscar Concierge team into Tempe at The Circuit, an adaptive re-use development near the Loop 101 and Loop 202 freeways. Oscar is a new kind of health insurance company designed to put people first. Through a high-tech, data-driven approach, easy-to-understand language and a unique set… Read More →

TGen studies threat posed by fungus

bioscience

A fungal infection associated with a high percentage of deaths among HIV and other immune-compromised patients is more diverse than previously known and likely spread around the world by bats. A global assessment of the fungus Histoplasma by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) found that the pathogen is actually divided among six species, and that its spread and… Read More →

Abrazo hospitals help feed hungry kids

Abrazo

Abrazo Community Health Network hospitals are hosting the Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive to provide hungry children with healthy breakfasts during the summer. From June 3-10, hospital employees, community members and business leaders can donate healthy cereal and/or monetary donations for perishable breakfast items. Donations will go to St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, Maryvale Revitalization… Read More →

Phoenix Children’s Hospital will ‘Go Gold’ in September

Phoenix Children's Hospital

A child is diagnosed with cancer every three-and-a-half minutes and only a staggering 4 percent of U.S. federal funding is earmarked for childhood cancer research. That is why Phoenix Children’s Hospital is asking the Community to Go Gold this September during Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month – with the goal of raising $1 million to support the Hospital’s Center for… Read More →

UA College of Medicine develops organ-on-a-chip tech

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In partnership with the University of Luxembourg, scientists at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix have developed a new instrument for studying a biological model of the human gastrointestinal tract that mimics the actual conditions and processes that occur within the intestine. The research, published earlier this month in Nature Communications, will allow… Read More →

Biopharmaceutical sector supports 4.5 million jobs

bioscience

The biopharmaceutical industry supported nearly 854,000 direct jobs and another 3.5 million jobs and more than $1.2 trillion in economic output in the United States in 2014, according to new research prepared for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) by TEConomy Partners, LLC. The report, which analyzed state and national data across the… Read More →

Bayless Healthcare Group hires 5 physicians

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Arizona-based healthcare provider Bayless Healthcare Group launched its Adult Primary Care extension earlier this month and recently opened the doors to its Therapeutic Wellness Center across the street from its midtown Phoenix facility. Bayless’ integrated primary care offers a shared emphasis on mental and physical health to its patients. With the expansion, Bayless has added… Read More →

Abrazo names Tami Biggs as director of business development

Tami Biggs

Tami Biggs, RN, BSN is the new Market Cardiovascular Service Line Director of Business Development for Abrazo Community Health Network. “Tami will be instrumental in developing various cardiovascular sub service lines and interdisciplinary cooperation across all Abrazo hospitals as we propel Abrazo’s legacy of excellence in cardiovascular care to an even higher level in Arizona… Read More →

Cancer moonshot 2020: An important step towards cancer care

Cancer moonshot 2020

In February, the state of Arizona took another leap forward in its evolution as a national hub of innovation, technology and bioscience. As part of the aspirational Cancer Moonshot 2020 announced by Vice President Joe Biden and spearheaded by renowned doctor and health care entrepreneur Patrick Soon-Shiong, Phoenix Children’s will assume the national lead position… Read More →

Treating the body with mental healthcare

cervical cancer

Building upon the success of the integrated healthcare model, Bayless Healthcare Group has taken steps to increase its emphasis of treating physical care with mental health. The Arizona-based business launched its Adult Primary Care extension earlier this month and recently opened the doors to its Therapeutic Wellness Center across the street from its midtown Phoenix… Read More →

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus earns top safety score

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus

Abrazo Community Health Network’s Abrazo Arrowhead Campus received an “A” rating in The Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2016 Safety Score, demonstrating the hospitals’ commitment to deliver safe, high-quality patient care. The Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Score is a rating system designed to give consumers information they can use to make healthcare decisions for themselves or a loved… Read More →