Healthcare Archives

Arizona ranks 23rd for senior health

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Arizona ranked 23rd for senior health this year, according to the second edition of United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings® Senior Report. Nationwide, seniors are showing encouraging gains in key health measures and taking more steps to improve their own health. Notable gains for senior health include declines in physical inactivity, improvements in quality of… Read More →

Honor Ball raises $940,000 for Scottsdale Healthcare

Honor Ball co-chairs Margot Knight and Robynn Sussman present a check for $940,000 from event proceeds to Mark Slater, PhD, chief executive of Scottsdale Healthcare Research Institute, and Dr. Daniel Von Hoff, chief scientific officer for Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center Clinical Trials at Scottsdale Healthcare.

The 38th Honor Ball presented by Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation broke event records by raising $940,000 to support patient services and clinical research at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare. “Congratulations to all of The Honor Ball 2014 community volunteers for raising $940,000 in net proceeds – a record-amount in the Ball’s 38-year… Read More →

Mirabel donates $260K for cancer research

From left: Dr. Mark Slater, Chris Suppes, Barb Swift, Elyse Newton and Dr. Daniel Von Hoff.

Mirabel recently completed its Sixth Annual Hope for the Cause Charity Classic and presented Scottsdale Healthcare Research Institute with a check for $260,000. The two week-long series of events included a 5k, men’s and women’s golf tournaments, a ladies’ tennis match, and bridge. The event began with a panel of Scottsdale Healthcare Research Institute physicians… Read More →

Abrazo Health Announces New CEO

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Michele Finney has been named chief executive officer of Abrazo Health, the second largest health care delivery system in Arizona with six hospitals and a network of primary care and specialty clinics. “Michele Finney is an accomplished healthcare leader who brings deep experience in running integrated health networks in our California operations to Abrazo Health,”… Read More →

John C. Lincoln receives stroke award

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John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital received the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients. Get With The Guidelines Stroke helps hospital teams provide the most up-to-date, research-based guidelines with the goal of speeding… Read More →

D-Backs salute cancer research at TGen

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As part of Melanoma Awareness Month, the Arizona Diamondbacks will recognize Dr. Jeffrey Trent, President and Research Director of the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and leader of the Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) Melanoma Dream Team. Diamondbacks President and CEO Derrick Hall will salute Dr. Trent, TGen, SU2C and the Melanoma Research Alliance in… Read More →

St. Joseph’s gets its Largest Donation

Arizona philanthropists John and Doris Norton

St. Joseph’s Foundation has received the largest donation in its history, a $19-million gift that will help create one of the nation’s foremost centers for lung, heart and esophageal medicine at Dignity Health’s St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. The historic donation from long-time Arizona philanthropists John and Doris Norton is one of the biggest… Read More →

UA-Phoenix Graduates 37 Doctors

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A new group of 37 University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix medical students were officially conferred with their medical degrees at ceremonies Monday in the fourth graduation for the downtown Phoenix medical school. Led by a bagpipe and drum corps, commencement exercises began with a procession from the college to the ceremony at… Read More →

Fundraiser launched for Banner Alzheimer’s Institute

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Banner Alzheimer’s Foundation, the philanthropic resource for Phoenix-based Banner Alzheimer’s Institute (BAI), announced that it is the grateful beneficiary of a yearlong fundraising initiative from Visiting Angels Scottsdale. Contributions from the non-medical home care services provider catering to seniors, including those with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, will support Alzheimer’s prevention research via the foundation’s… Read More →

Chandler hosts virtual nursing career fair

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Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center will be holding a virtual nursing career fair to support its expansion with a 96-bed tower expected to open in the fall. Nurses will be able to “chat on-line” from home with Chandler Regional’s recruiters and directors. The virtual nursing career fair will take place Wednesday, May 21 from… Read More →

MJ Insurance launches private insurance exchange

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MJ Insurance, a leading property-casualty and employee benefits agency, has launched a private health care marketplace for businesses to give employers an unprecedented range of administrative flexibility and employee benefit options. According to Accenture Research, nearly 20 percent of employees nationwide are expected to get their health insurance through a private exchange. Aetna, Cigna, Blue… Read More →

Air Force RNs complete Scottsdale training

The latest graduates of Scottsdale Healthcare’s U.S. Air Force Nurse Transition Program  pose with course supervisors Maj. Darla Mayo and Maj. Tiffanie Rampley.

Thirteen active-duty new grad U.S. Air Force nurses graduated April 23 from an advanced clinical training course offered through Scottsdale Healthcare’s Military Training Program. The nine-week Nurse Transition Program provides hands-on patient care experience for novice U.S. Air Force Air Force nurses at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center and Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center. Supervised… Read More →

Gordon named clinical trials medical director

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Michael S. Gordon, MD, one of the greater Phoenix area’s leading medical oncologists and cancer researchers, has been named the new Medical Director for the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center Clinical Trials program at Scottsdale Healthcare. Dr. Gordon will oversee the center’s internationally recognized Phase I clinical trials program, which is known for its leadership… Read More →

Golden Gate Community Center receives $40,694 grant from Komen

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Susan G. Komen® Central and Northern Arizona (Komen CAN AZ) awarded a $40,694 grant to Golden Gate Community Center, a member of Arizona’s Children Association, for mammogram screenings and breast health education to underserved women in west central Phoenix. At Golden Gate Community Center, the grant from Komen CAN AZ will support ‘Fighting Breast Cancer… Read More →