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Suzanne Pfister: Most Influential Women


Suzanne Pfister, president and CEO, St. Luke’s Health Initiative Pfister led programs in state and regional government, was a partner in two small businesses, served as an executive at Dignity Health and now heads SLHI’s $120 million public foundation. Greatest accomplishment: “Continuing the legacy of service that my family started four generations ago in Arizona.” Childhood… Read More →

Susan Pepin: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Susan Pepin, MD, president and CEO, Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Pepin is a nationally recognized medical educator, clinician and researcher. She joined Piper Trust as president and CEO in July. Prior to joining the Trust, Dr. Pepin served as associate dean for diversity and inclusion and associate professor of surgery and pediatrics at Geisel School… Read More →

Abrazo West Campus collecting bottled water in August

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Abrazo West Campus and Abrazo Buckeye Emergency Center are collecting bottled water through Aug. 31 to help the needy cope with triple-digit temperatures. “Arizona’s harsh summer weather conditions can be devastating to people who are unable to avoid them for long periods of time,’’ said Stan Holm, Abrazo West Campus Chief Executive Officer. “We are… Read More →

TGen finds genes linked to pancreatic cancer survival


A study by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and other major research institutes, found a new set of genes that can indicate improved survival after surgery for patients with pancreatic cancer. The study also showed that detection of circulating tumor DNA in the blood could provide an early indication of tumor recurrence. In conjunction with the… Read More →

Abrazo Arrowhead uses new robot for back surgery

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Abrazo Arrowhead Campus (formerly Arrowhead Hospital) is the first and only hospital in Arizona to use the new Mazor Robotics Renaissance® Guidance System for minimally invasive orthopedic spine surgery. “Renaissance® guides the surgeon’s tools and implants during both open and minimally invasive surgery which may provide greater accuracy when compared to freehand conventional spine surgery.… Read More →

Rose Megian: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Rose Megian, president and CEO, Health Net of Arizona Greatest accomplishment: “Becoming a CEO of a company. Health Net of Arizona is committed to making health care work, and I am proud to lead a company that helps make that happen for consumers every day.” Childhood aspiration: “A business woman. I would walk around in my… Read More →

ASU, Mayo researchers develop real-time test for bone cancer


Are your bones getting stronger or weaker? Right now, it’s hard to know. But a new test for detecting bone loss, being developed by Arizona State University and Mayo Clinic researchers, offers the possibility of near real-time monitoring of bone diseases. The technique, which measures changes in calcium isotope ratios, has passed an important hurdle by… Read More →

Ashion Analytics launches genomic testing services

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Phoenix-based Ashion Analytics, a CLIA certified and CAP-accredited molecular cancer testing laboratory, has announced its launch and the availability of its flagship product, the Genomic Enabled Medicine (GEM) Cancer Panel™, to assist doctors in treating patients with cancer. Ashion Analytics provides precision medicine testing and genomic interpretation services for oncologists and their patients. Ashion Analytics also provides… Read More →

Valley Dentist uses Cancer Awareness Month to help kids

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During the month of September patients at Dr. J. Philipp’s office can help to make a child’s dream come true while also protecting their own health. According to the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health, nearly 16,000 children and teens will be diagnosed with cancer this year and nearly 2,000 will die.… Read More →

SynCardia Systems files Form S-1 for IPO


SynCardia Systems, a developer and manufacturer of temporary implantable artificial hearts, filed on Monday with the SEC to raise up to $40 million in an initial public offering. Based in Tucson, Arizona, SynCardia Systems, Inc. is the manufacturer of the world’s first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE approved Total Artificial Heart for use… Read More →

Hundreds of healthcare jobs added to Arizona labor market


Arizona’s healthcare sector has grown faster than the national average in the past year, and HealthPlanOne’s recent announcement to add hundreds of new jobs with its new Gilbert facility continues this trend in the Valley. One in every five jobs added in the state over the past year was in healthcare. The HPOne Gilbert facility… Read More →

UA Cancer Center at St. Joseph’s set to open


As the lone National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center headquartered in the state, The University of Arizona Cancer Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital is bringing the future of cancer care to downtown Phoenix. National Cancer Institute facilities are dedicated to fighting cancer through groundbreaking research and the Center’s goal is to have a clinical trial available… Read More →

Betsy Kuzas: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Betsy Kuzas, chief operating officer, Phoenix Children’s Hospital Phoenix Children’s highest-ranking woman heads up construction and facilities, including the hospital’s $538 million expansion, commanding respect in a role traditionally dominated by men. Greatest accomplishment: “Leading the complex expansion of Phoenix Children’s. My first priority was to assemble an expert team.” Childhood aspiration: “Healthcare was the family… Read More →

DxNA LLC opens Valley Fever multicenter clinical trial


DxNA LLC has started a multi-center clinical study of DxNA’s molecular diagnostic test for the detection of Valley Fever (coccidioidomycosis), using its proprietary diagnostic platform, The GeneSTAT® System. DxNA intends in 2015 to submit its 510(k) application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for clearance of the test and the GeneSTAT System. Valley Fever… Read More →