Healthcare Archives

Healthcare trends to watch in 2017

The U.S. health care system will continue to evolve during 2017, with new technologies and programs helping make care more efficient and accessible for more Americans. Here are five health care trends to monitor during the coming year. Fitness Trackers: The wearable-technology market is booming; the industry’s value is expected to reach $31.2 billion by… Read More →

APS Foundation donates $250K to fight cancer at PCH

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The APS Foundation presented Phoenix Children’s Hospital with a $250,000 grant in support of the new Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (CCBD). The APS Foundation has a warm history of awarding grants towards charitable endeavors. When Phoenix Children’s announced Hope Lives Here, a campaign to build the new CCBD, APS stepped in to establish… Read More →

Thunderbirds donate $250k to Phoenix Children’s Hospital

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Thunderbirds Charities, the charity wing of The Thunderbirds the organization that hosts the Waste Management Phoenix Open, donated $250,000 to help fund the construction of the new Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The donation was made in support of the Hope Lives Here campaign to build a new facility to care for children diagnosed with cancer and blood disorders. The… Read More →

Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital hosts heart event for women

Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital

Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital will host Go Red for Women, a free community event to raise awareness about women and heart disease on Feb. 3. Go Red for Women raises awareness that one in three women die of heart disease and stroke each year, said Cindy Roberts, a registered nurse who is organizing the Go… Read More →

Nominations open for 2017 Healthcare Leadership Awards

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Nominations are now open for Az Business magazine’s 2017 Healthcare Leadership Awards. Deadline for nominations is Friday, Feb. 24. Once again, Az Business magazine is celebrating the best of the medical industry in Arizona with its 10th Annual Healthcare Leadership Awards. Arizona is home to many influential healthcare leaders, innovators, researchers and advocates who make healthcare in Arizona… Read More →

Banner Health and The CORE Institute expand partnership

Banner Health and The CORE Institute are expanding their joint venture, which aims to improve the quality of musculoskeletal care for Arizonans, while adding an Orthopedic High Value Network for Banner Health Network patients. This new network available to Banner Health Network patients includes facilities, IT solutions and ancillary programs for patients. This program is structured… Read More →

Banner Health gets national recognition for bariatrics work

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Four Banner Health facilities in Arizona have met rigorous criteria to earn national accreditation for metabolic and bariatric surgery. Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix and Banner Estrella Medical Center in Phoenix join Banner Gateway Medical Center in Gilbert and Banner – University Medical Centers in Tucson to achieve national accreditation from the Metabolic and… Read More →

MJ Insurance adds wellness coordinator to Arizona office

MJ Insurance added Amanda Marenghi as its wellness coordinator to the Arizona benefits consulting team. In this new position, Marenghi will develop and employ wellness initiatives for MJ clientele and use data-driven strategies to provide them with the necessary tools and understanding to deliver a well-rounded program to their employees. MJ Insurance is a property-casualty and employee… Read More →

CTCA recruits patients for groundbreaking clinical trial

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Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Western Regional Medical Center (Western) will be the first hospital in Arizona to work on a groundbreaking targeted drug trial for cancer treatment. The study launched earlier this year and will evaluate molecularly targeted cancer drugs and collect data on clinical outcomes to learn about additional uses of… Read More →

App designed by ASU students hopes to diagnose epilepsy quickly, efficiently

Millions of adults and thousands of children have been diagnosed with epilepsy, according to a 2013 report from the Centers for Disease Control. Despite these high numbers, the brain disorder can be difficult to diagnose, and it is estimated that 40 percent of those with epilepsy have not been properly diagnosed. Enter Robert Yao and Neel Mehta,… Read More →

NCI funds TGen-led cancer study training

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The National Cancer Institute (NCI) awarded a 5-year, $1.125 million grant to continue an innovative and unique oncology training program for newly minted physicians developed and overseen by Dr. Daniel Von Hoff, distinguished professor and physician-in-chief at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). Convened by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the American Society… Read More →

Physician Group of Arizona expands with new surgical specialists

Physician Group of Arizona Inc. (PGA), an organization comprised of primary and specialty care physicians, is expanding with a new practice: PGA Surgical Specialists. The expansion allows PGA to offer a wide range of bariatric and general surgical services, from major operations to minimally-invasive laparoscopic and outpatient procedures. PGA Surgical Specialists is affiliated with three… Read More →

Redirect Health bolsters teams as demand for self-insurance booms

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Redirect Health, which helps employers and their brokers build health care plans using a partial self-insurance model, is adding directors and enrollment managers who will help drive the organization’s local and national expansion. With a projected 200-percent increase in revenue from 2015 to 2016, Redirect Health co-founder and Chairman of the Board David Berg says new team… Read More →

TGen study says treat brain tumors based on complexity

Survival for patients with glioblastoma, an aggressive and deadly brain cancer, could be determined by the complexity of their tumor, according to researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). The findings from a recent study suggest — to the researchers’ surprise — that the survival of those patients whose cancer cells exhibit a complex genomic… Read More →