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Hospitals' heart attack care earns quality award

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The Southwest Alliance for Excellence (SWAE), formerly The Arizona Quality Alliance, today named Scottsdale Healthcare as a 2013 Showcase in Excellence Award winner for the hospitals’ heart attack care process, “Door to Balloon – 60 is the New 90.” Lowering Door to Balloon (DTB) times helps improve the timeliness of lifesaving therapy for patients with… Read More →

TGen’s Zenhausern is named an NAI fellow

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Dr. Frederic Zenhausern, a Professor at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and developer of a rapid DNA processor, has been named to the Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Zenhausern, Ph.D., MBA, will be inducted into the NAI Fellows by Deputy U.S. Commissioner for Patents Andy Faile, from the U.S. Patent and… Read More →

TGen's Zenhausern is named an NAI fellow

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Dr. Frederic Zenhausern, a Professor at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and developer of a rapid DNA processor, has been named to the Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Zenhausern, Ph.D., MBA, will be inducted into the NAI Fellows by Deputy U.S. Commissioner for Patents Andy Faile, from the U.S. Patent and… Read More →

Arizona Ranks 28 Among All U.S. States for Health

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Americans are making considerable progress in their overall health, according to United Health Foundation’s 2013 America’s Health Rankings®: A Call to Action for Individuals & Their Communities. Nationwide, Americans improved in a majority of the measures captured by the Rankings. The most notable gains came in key behavioral measures, including smoking, physical activity and obesity.… Read More →

Banner Hospital CEO Elected to Council of Regents

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Laura Robertson, RN, and chief executive officer of Banner Baywood Medical Center and Banner Heart Hospital, has been appointed to the Council of Regents, the legislative body of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). The Council of Regents serves as the link between ACHE and its members by approving governance and membership regulations. The… Read More →

Scottsdale hospitals get new leaders

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December 10, 2013 by in Business News | Healthcare

Gary Baker has moved from his leadership position at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center to become Senior Vice President and CEO of Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center, and Bruce Pearson is the new Senior Vice President and CEO of Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center as Scottsdale Healthcare and John C. Lincoln Health Network begin to… Read More →

Study: Arizona’s Medicaid Expansion Will Cost $1B

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Arizona’s Medicaid expansion will cost the state’s taxpayers almost a billion dollars a year within a decade, according to a new study from Health Systems Innovation Network (HSI) and the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA). Medicaid expansion is often touted as a “no brainer” for states, as the federal government promises to pay 100%… Read More →

Mesa Hospital Recognized For Stroke Care

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Today, Mountain Vista Medical Center was presented with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.  The award recognizes Mountain Vista Medical Center’s commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients, according to evidence-based guidelines. “With a stroke, time lost is brain lost, and the Get… Read More →

TGen-Barrow-PCH study brain injuries

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In an effort to lower medical costs, identify patients at risk for injury, and speed patient recovery, scientists will attempt to identify a molecular signal that indicates severity of brain-injury during a $4 million, five-year federal grant to Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix Children’s Hospital and the Translational Genomics… Read More →

Renowned Bioinformatician Joins UA

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Yves A. Lussier, MD, FAMCI, a professional engineer and physician-scientist who conducts research in translational bioinformatics and personal genomics, has joined the Arizona Health Sciences Center at the University of Arizona. Dr. Lussier will serve as UA professor of medicine; associate vice president for health sciences and chief knowledge officer for AHSC; associate director for… Read More →

PCH Helps Families Understand ACA

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December 2, 2013 by in Events | Featured | Healthcare

Families considering their health care coverage options have a new resource from the experts in pediatric care. Phoenix Children’s Hospital has created a webinar to help parents understand how the Affordable Care Act impacts their health care coverage and what to look for in both private insurance as well as the new marketplace exchanges. Whether… Read More →

Programs help healthcare leaders navigate ACA

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November 30, 2013 by in Education | Healthcare

There is no doubt that the Affordale Care Act is changing healthcare as we know it. But the impact expends beyond its impact on existing healthcare workers and facilities and employers who are trying to navigate the maze the is the ACA. It’s also changing education. “There ACA has created a tremendous need for healthcare… Read More →

Foundation targets $500K for TGen cancer research

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Following concrete progress this year in addressing pancreatic cancer, the 2013 Seena Magowitz Golf & Spa Weekend is poised Dec. 7 to help support continuing advances in treating this highly aggressive cancer. Nearly 400 participants, including 200 golfers, will help the Seena Magowitz Foundation raise as much as $500,000 the weekend of Dec. 6-8 at… Read More →

Medical Practice Announces New Scottsdale Location

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Southwestern Eye Center announced the opening of their new Scottsdale Office. The move allows the physicians to provide greater patient access and services to those in the Scottsdale area, whether or not they have insurance. “We appreciate the support from our patients, here in the Scottsdale area, that have been with us for many years,… Read More →

Sun Health CEO named to national board

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Sun Health President and Chief Executive Officer Ron Guziak is one of 10 new members recently elected to Care Continuum Alliance’s (CCA) 2013-14 board of directors.  Guziak was elected during a business meeting at the CCA Forum 2013, the association’s national meeting, held Oct. 23-25 in Scottsdale. CCA is the leading advocate for population health… Read More →

Gore treats first patient in Iliac Branch Study

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W. L. Gore & Associates announced that Brian Peterson, MD, from Saint Louis University, enrolled the first patient in the Gore EXCLUDER Iliac Branch Clinical Study, a prospective, multi-center, non-randomized, single-arm study designed to assess the safety and effectiveness of the GORE® EXCLUDER® Iliac Branch Endoprosthesis for treatment of patients with Common Iliac Artery Aneurysms… Read More →

Sweitzer Named Head of UA Sarver Heart Center

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Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD, a board-certified advanced heart failure and transplant cardiologist and physiologist, will become director of the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center and chief of the Division of Cardiology in the UA College of Medicine, Department of Medicine, effective March 1, 2014, announced Steve Goldschmid, MD, dean of the UA College… Read More →

Banner Health launches pharmacy services division

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Banner Health is improving medication management and providing more convenient access to pharmacy services for patients by launching a new Banner Pharmacy Services division. The new division will include a Banner Family Pharmacy network and a Compounding Pharmacy Center and will ensure improved care and services for patients and provide opportunities for cost savings through… Read More →

Partnership Creates New Valley Medical Resources

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November 13, 2013 by in Education | Featured | Healthcare

At a time when healthcare dominates the national news, Midwestern University in Glendale and John C. Lincoln Hospitals, Phoenix, are working together to augment local medical resources by creating a general surgery training program for osteopathic medical school graduates. The new osteopathic general surgery residency program, accredited by the American Osteopathic Association, was jointly developed… Read More →

Old Town Scottsdale gets new Cancer Care Center

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Arizona Center for Cancer Care (AZCCC), a multispecialty group of Arizona’s most recognizable names in cancer treatment and technology, has announced that it has officially opened at Scottsdale Healthcare’s Osborn Medical Center location. “We are pleased to welcome AZCCC to the Osborn Medical Center location and look forward to continuing to work together to provide… Read More →

Sun Health Earns 2nd Consecutive National Award

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Anniversaries are often marked by a special surprise.  For Sun Health Care Transitions, that surprise was doubly exciting.  The team celebrated its second anniversary by receiving a second consecutive “Outstanding Leadership in Population Health Award” from the Care Continuum Alliance (CCA). Representing more than 200 health companies, organizations and individual providers committed to improving the… Read More →

Acclaimed healthcare attorney joins Polsinelli

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David Cade, the highest ranking career official in the Office of the General Counsel of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), joined Polsinelli effective today. Most recently, Cade served as Deputy General Counsel to HHS. Cade cited the firm’s deep commitment to being at the forefront of healthcare reform and innovation… Read More →

UA Study Targets Latinas with Breast Cancer

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November 8, 2013 by in Economy | Featured | Healthcare

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Latinas, but patients often have limited access to resources to help them cope psychologically. A research study to evaluate the impact of low cost telephone-delivered counseling on quality of life for Latinas with breast cancer and their supporters is being led by Terry A. Badger, PhD,… Read More →

CORE Institute Opens 5th Physical Therapy Location

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To support its growth and complement their orthopedic practice in the East Valley, The CORE Institute announced it has opened a new Physical Therapy location on the Banner Desert Medical Center campus at 1450 S. Dobson Rd. Suite A-302 in Mesa. “The CORE Institute is excited to expand our physical therapy services to effectively serve… Read More →