Healthcare Archives

Sonora Quest launches direct access testing


Sonora Quest Laboratories has launched My Lab ReQuest™, a new service empowering consumers in Arizona to take control of their health by ordering certain lab tests on their own. A new Arizona law, effective July 3, now allows consumers Direct Access Testing from a licensed clinical laboratory without physician orders. Direct Access Testing is the… Read More →

TGen finds gene giving children appearance of aging

Krauss Honored For Science

Researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen)have identified a genetic mutation associated with the appearance of premature aging and severe loss of body fat in children. TGen’s Center for Rare Childhood Disorders found that the appearance of premature aging, a neonatal form of Progeroid syndrome, in a 3-year-old girl was caused by a mutation… Read More →

MORE Foundation launches veterans assistance program

Veterans - Job Training

Veterans now have a way to get to their medical and physical therapy appointments thanks to a new transportation pilot program.  The MORE Foundation (Musculoskeletal Orthopedic Research and Education), a non-profit organization that envisions a world full of active people, launched a 90-day pilot program called the Veterans Transportation Assistance Program (V-TAP).  The program is designed to… Read More →

Prescription card benefits Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Phoenix Children's Hospital

Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Watertree Health, a leading provider of free prescription discount cards, has announced that the formation of a partnership program that will not only benefit patients but also Phoenix Children’s. Each time someone saves money with the Prescription Discount Card benefiting Phoenix Children’s, Watertree Health makes a donation to the hospital. “Phoenix Children’s… Read More →

Marker Test Diagnostics will relocate to Chandler


Marker Test Diagnostics, Inc., a leading international supplier to the drug testing industry, announced today that the company has completed a corporate relocation for its U.S. headquarters from Leesburg, Va. to Chandler. The move will centralize critical business functions and key members of the company’s senior management team, creating operational efficiencies for Marker Test and… Read More →

UA Sarver Heart Center scientists earn NIH grant

Heart Health, WEB

The Gregorio Lab in the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center’s Molecular and Cardiovascular Research Program (MCRP) was awarded $1.77 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a study called “Deciphering the Role of Lmod2 in Thin Filament Length Regulation and Dilated Cardiomyopathy” (NIH Grant 1R01HL123078). “This award demonstrates the value of Sarver… Read More →

Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center earns accreditation


Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center, a leading provider of advanced vision care and surgery, has achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Accreditation distinguishes Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center by providing the highest quality of care to its patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation. Status as an accredited… Read More →

UA surgeons perform dramatic midair rescue

Highbergers and Craig

Life stopped suddenly for Tucsonan Richard “Dick” Highberger at 40,000 feet, when a silent and devastating cardiac arrest left him not breathing and with no heartbeat during a flight over Texas. Within moments, however, three vascular surgeons with ties to the University of Arizona Department of Surgery were at his side, saving Highberger’s life in… Read More →

The Mollen Clinic joins Physician Group of Arizona

Dr. Mollen and team

Physician Group of Arizona, Inc., an organization comprised of primary and specialty care physicians, has announced the addition of The Mollen Clinic in Scottsdale. Dr. Art Mollen, president and founder of The Mollen Clinic and well-known osteopathic family medicine physician, is accompanied by physician assistant Monika Sajecki and will welcome Drs. Martin Mollen and Mel… Read More →

Visitors to The CORE Institute will witness a sea of R.E.D.

Employees of The CORE Institute in Gilbertwearing their RED Shirt Friday shirts from MORE Foundation

On Friday, July 10, visitors to any of The CORE Institute’s facilities or clinics will witness a sea of red—red shirts that is.  More than 287 employees have purchased R.E.D. shirts to wear on Friday, and other select Fridays, instead of their normal work clothes.  R.E.D. stands for Remember EveryoneDeployed. The R.E.D. Shirt Friday program… Read More →

Arizona Medical Association honors TGen’s Von Hoff


Dr. Daniel D. Von Hoff, Distinguished Professor and Physician-In-Chief of the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), will receive one of the top awards May 29 from the Arizona Medical Association (ArMA). Dr. Von Hoff will receive the 2015 Wallace A. Reed, M.D. Award, recognizing his accomplishments in advancing innovative cancer treatments, said Dr. Nathan Laufer,… Read More →

American Lung Association adds 4 female leaders


The American Lung Association in Arizona Women’s Cabinet has added four new members. They join the volunteer women’s cabinet that provides executive leadership for LUNG FORCE. LUNG FORCE is the American Lung Association’s national health education movement with a singular mission to unite women to stand together against lung cancer and for lung health. “We… Read More →

The CORE Institute expands Into Louisiana


The CORE Institute®, powered by Excellence Headquarters®, announced its expansion into the Louisiana market by partnering with the world-class team of orthopedic surgeons and specialists at Louisiana Orthopaedic Specialists in Lafayette, Louisiana. The practice will be renamed The CORE Institute at Louisiana Orthopaedic Specialists. “This partnership marks the continued opportunity for The CORE Institute to… Read More →

Banner Health finalizes Payson Regional merger


Banner Health announced that the merger of Mogollon Health Alliance (MHA) into Banner has been consummated and a definitive agreement has been signed with Payson Hospital Corporation.  Banner will assume operation of the 44-bed Payson Regional Medical Center on August 1, 2015. No interruptions in services are anticipated during this transition. “We were anxious to… Read More →