Healthcare Archives

Uber offers free rides to help cancer patients

Uber Pitch

Want to help raise money for cancer patients while receiving a free ride from Uber to your destination? Starting June 30 and running through Dec. 31, anyone who downloads the Uber app and uses the new user promo code, GIVEHOPE, will receive their first ride with Uber for free (up to $15), with an additional… Read More →

Banner Health opens Northeast Valley center

Banner Health

Residents in the northeast Valley have a new one-stop option for their health care needs as a comprehensive new primary care facility, Banner Health Center, opens to new patients on Thursday, June 23. Community members are invited to get an up-close look, and can tour the center on Saturday, June 25 with a ribbon-cutting and… Read More →

Phoenix Children’s Hospital ranked among best hospitals

Phoenix Children's Hospital

Phoenix Children’s Hospital once again has been named to U.S. News & World Report’s 2016-17 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings, the only Arizona hospital to make the prestigious list. U.S. News & World Report’s national publication ranks children’s hospitals annually for its clinical expertise and patient outcomes in 10 medical specialties (listed below). For the first time,… Read More →

Redirect Health becomes go-to source for restaurants


Challenged by slim profit margins and increased operating expenses, especially those caused by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), restaurants have started looking at smarter solutions to manage costs. Dozens of franchises and independently owned restaurants have turned to Redirect Health to improve the quality of healthcare, protect employees from rising costs and guard their revenues while maintaining… Read More →

Dexcom expands manufacturing operations to Phoenix


California-based Dexcom announced plans Monday to build a 180,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Mesa for the firm’s continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) business. The facility will add more than 500 jobs over the next several years, as the firm expects initial manufacturing operations to begin at the new facility by second quarter 2017. Dexcom chose Mesa… Read More →

TGen technology takes global aim at ‘superbugs’


Antibiotic-resistant infections should be easier to detect, and hospitals could become safer, thanks to a technology developed by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Northern Arizona University (NAU), and protected under a patent issued by Australia. Soon, similar patent approvals are expected by the U.S., Canada, European Union, Japan, Brazil and other nations for this “superbug”… Read More →

Sun Health becomes title sponsor for Arizona Marathon


Sun Health is now the title sponsor for the Arizona Marathon, a yearly West Valley running event entering its ninth year. “We’re very excited to welcome Sun Health,” said Debra Undhjem, Arizona Marathon’s founder and race director. “We share the same ideas on health, wellness and giving back to the community, so it’s a great partnership.” The… Read More →

Humana looks to hire more than 170 in Phoenix


Humana Inc., one of the country’s leading health and well-being companies, today announced plans to add more than 170 Telesales Specialists to its Direct Marketing Services (DMS) Telesales workforce in Phoenix. The jobs will support Humana’s Direct Marketing Services (DMS) call center at 2231 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix. The company is hosting a Job Fair… Read More →

HonorHealth CEO, president both plan to retire


After dedicating 30 years each to leadership in the healthcare industry and guiding the successful merger of two long-time Valley healthcare organizations into HonorHealth, Tom Sadvary, chief executive officer, and Rhonda Forsyth, president, will be retiring. Forsyth will retire from HonorHealth on Dec. 31. Sadvary’s last day as CEO is expected to be April 3,… Read More →

10 class of Helios Scholars at TGen starts today


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


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


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 →