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HonorHealth hospitals ranked best in Arizona

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Three HonorHealth hospitals – HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center, HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center and HonorHealth Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical Center, were ranked among the state’s top hospitals in five clinical areas in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Hospitals list, released Tuesday. The publication’s Best Hospitals rankings, now in its 27th year, help guide patients to hospitals that… Read More →

Banner Health dominates U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings

Good Samaritan Hospital at sunset

Three of the top four Arizona facilities in today’s U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals regional rankings are owned and operated by Banner Health. Earning No. 2 and 3 with nationally-recognized rankings for specialty services are Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix and Banner – University Medical Center Tucson. Banner Estrella was ranked No. 4 in the… Read More →

Abrazo hospitals offer free orthopedic seminars

Southwest Spine & Sports - Scottsdale Living Magazine Winter 2012

Abrazo Community Health Network hospitals are presenting several free orthopedic seminars regarding treatment options for pain in the lower back, shoulder, elbow, knee, hip, foot and ankle. Participants will learn about conservative therapies, conventional surgical and robotic procedures and other treatments offered at Abrazo hospitals.  Seminars will be held from 6-7 p.m. and will include… Read More →

The CORE Institute to collaborate with CDC and Joint Commission

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The CORE Institute, powered by Excellence Headquarters, will be collaborating with The Joint Commission and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on an initiative designed to adapt, enhance and disseminate CDC guidance related to infection prevention and control in ambulatory health care settings. The goal of this effort, which is supported through a CDC contract, is to create… Read More →

CCAH will help promote Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation

Phoenix Children's Hospital

CCAH, a full-service direct marketing firm serving global nonprofit organizations, will provide direct mail and digital marketing services for the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation (PCHF). The Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation provides philanthropic support to Phoenix Children’s Hospital, one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country. Phoenix Children’s provides care across more than 75 pediatric specialties… Read More →

Two Abrazo Community Health Network hospitals earn honors

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus

Abrazo Community Health Network’s Abrazo Arrowhead Campus and Abrazo Central Campus received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States. On average, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke… Read More →

Cycle for the Cure raises record funds for TGen


This year’s Cycle for the Cure already was on track to be one of the most successful in its six years of raising cancer research funds for the non-profit Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). But thanks to additional donations generated by Guarantee Trust Life of Glenview, Ill., the 6th annual Cycle for the Cure garnered… Read More →

Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital procedure breaks ground


As part of a nationwide clinical trial for patients with complex heart conditions, Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital is the first in Arizona to perform the first Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedures on low-risk patients. The procedures are being performed by a team of physicians and other caregivers from the hospital’s Institute for Valvular Diseases… Read More →

New weight loss surgery at Abrazo Scottsdale Campus

weight loss surgery

Abrazo Scottsdale Campus has opened its new Bariatric Wellness Institute featuring customized medical and surgical weight loss programs that focus on nutrition, exercise and behavior modification as well as minimally invasive bariatric surgery. “We are committed to helping our patients achieve weight loss success through individualized plans developed by our team of healthcare professionals including… Read More →

UA Health Sciences study gets $11.4M grant

Cancer research

Cutting-edge research investigating the genetic basis for devastating disorders in the critically ill – acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI) – will receive a major boost thanks to an $11.4 million, five-year program project grant. The prestigious program project award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health has been awarded to… Read More →

Concerns rise over Zika as mosquitoes surge during monsoons


With the spread of mosquito-borne Zika, West Nile and Saint Louis encephalitis viruses, Valley residents have become more diligent about trying to reduce the number of mosquitoes around their homes. This focus comes as the annual monsoon season begins, a time when the mosquito population often surges. Rain produces standing water, and if left unattended,… Read More →

UA, Banner Health earn historic NIH grant

IDM Technologies Group

The University of Arizona Health Sciences and Banner Health have been awarded a $4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to participate in the Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program, which aims to enroll 1 million or more U.S. participants to improve prevention and treatment of disease based on individual differences in lifestyle, environment and genetics. The award, which totals $43.3 million… Read More →

HonorHealth implants first dissolvable heart stent in U.S.

Arizona Heart Walk - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012

A heart stent that dissolves completely over time and that represents the next major advance in coronary artery disease treatment will be implanted July 6 in the first U.S. patient at HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center. The revolutionary device received approval from the U.S. Federal Drug Administration on July 5 after years of clinical research… Read More →

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona partly leaves Obamacare


Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona will no longer sell individual plans through the Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace, which is sometimes referred to as Obamacare, in two of Arizona’s counties. Approximately 44,000 people are enrolled with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona in Pinal and Maricopa counties through the marketplace for 2016, according… Read More →