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Abrazo to offer absorbable heart stent


Abrazo Community Health Network is expanding its cardiovascular care by offering a new absorbable heart stent procedure at its Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital. The heart stent works in a similar fashion to dissolvable sutures to treat coronary artery disease, which affects approximately 15 million Americans. Dr. Nirav Mehta, an interventional cardiologist at Abrazo Arizona Heart… Read More →

Abrazo hospitals will provide free meals to veterans on Veterans Day

Abrazo Community Health Network’s six hospitals will provide free meals to veterans on Nov. 11, Veterans Day. “Abrazo Community Health Network hospitals are proud to continue our Veterans Day tradition to honor those who have bravely served our country,’’ said William Ellert, Abrazo Community Health Network Market chief medical officer. Here are highlights about free… Read More →

HEAT Forum recap

HEAT Forum

On Wednesday, Oct. 5, experts from Arizona’s Healthcare, Energy, Aerospace and Technology industries convened to discuss innovation, challenges and success stories within their industries at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge.   [View the story “HEAT Forum” on Storify] HEAT Forum recap was last modified: October 6th, 2016 by Jesse A. Millard

UA’s Mini Medical school schedules fall events

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix Mini Medical School for community members has resumed, with three important topics on tap this fall. Mini-Med is a lecture series open to the public that explores various cutting-edge science, medicine and health topics. When: • Wednesday, Oct. 12, 5:30-7 p.m., Heart Disease: The #1 Killer of… Read More →

Humana introduces affordable hearing aid benefit

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

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

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

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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 →