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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 →

Marcus Networking, Left Brain Techs merge

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Marcus Networking Inc. (MNI) announced a merger with Left Brain Techs in Woodland Hills, Calif. Marcus Networking will begin servicing Left Brain Tech clients in Southern California immediately. MNI will provide on-going monthly telecomm and technology services to Left Brain Tech clients. They will provide a pro-active approach to managed services. Left Brain Tech worked… Read More →

Phoenix Baptist Hospital nurse earns honor

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Abrazo Health, the second largest health care delivery system in Arizona, has announced that Phoenix Baptist Hospital surgical services nurse Paul Marstall has been inducted into the Tenet Heroes Hall of Fame. The announcement was made at a ceremony in Dallas, Texas earlier this month. Marstall is recognized for his compassion and professionalism during one… Read More →

Event showcases benefits of telemedicine

ATP Director Dr. Donald S. Weinstein, right, leads a panel on telemedicine best practices. Panelists include (left to right) Nancy Rowe, ATP associate director for outreach; Elizabeth Krupinski, PhD, ATP associate director for evaluation and assessment; Ana Maria Lopez, MD, ATP medical director; Sue Sisley, MD, ATP associate director for interprofessional education; Sara Gibson, MD, telemedicine medical director, Northern Arizona Regional Behavioral Health Authority; and Gigi Sorenson, director of telehealth, Northern Arizona Healthcare.

A sellout crowd eager for information about telemedicine services attended the recent inaugural Northern Arizona presentation of the Arizona Telemedicine Program (ATP)’s full-day telemedicine training conference, “Arizona Telemedicine Course: Applications, Infrastructure, Reimbursement.” Held in Flagstaff, the conference featured nationally recognized speakers representing several high-profile Arizona telehealth programs that are using the technology to improve patient… Read More →

Ulthera files for $86 million IPO

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Ulthera, which sells ultrasound energy systems for the non-invasive lifting of eyebrows and skin around the neck, filed on Monday with the SEC to raise up to $86 million in an initial public offering. The Mesa-based company, which was founded in 2004 and booked $82 million in sales for the fiscal year ended December 31,… Read More →

Banner adds Nardoci as senior VP

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Jeffrey C. Nardoci has joined Banner Health and its top leadership team as Senior Vice President/Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer. Nardoci will become a member of Banner’s senior management team, chaired by Banner President/CEO Peter S. Fine. Nardoci’s position is new to Banner Health. Banner Health has rapidly evolved from a health system defined primarily… Read More →

Humana, Dignity Health Sign Agreement

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Humana Inc., one of the nation’s leading health and well-being companies, has reached an agreement that provides its members access to Dignity Health facilities in Arizona. The new network agreement, which takes effect May 1, 2014, includes Humana’s Medicare Advantage (including PPO, HMO and Private Fee for Service plans), employer groups and individual plan members.… Read More →

Weil adds healthy options to UA hospital menu

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Dr. Andrew Weil has yet to open one of his True Food Kitchen restaurants in Tucson, but the Arizona Daily Star reports his dishes will now be available at a venue previously unknown for culinary prowess — the hospital. Weil, a Tucson author and nationally recognized founder of the University of Arizona Center for Integrative… Read More →

Anderson earns AHA Award of Honor

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The American Hospital Association (AHA) will present its 2014 Award of Honor to Rhonda Anderson, R.N., DNSc, chief executive officer, Cardon Children’s Medical Center in Mesa, Ariz. The award, presented on May 5 as part of the AHA’s Annual Membership Meeting, is given to individuals or organizations in recognition of exemplary contributions to the health… Read More →

Az Business honors healthcare leaders

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Each year, Az Business magazine hosts the Healthcare Leadership Awards to honor the women, men and institutions that bring excellence and innovation to Arizona’s healthcare system. Here are the winners and finalists who were chosen by a panel of industry experts and were recognized at the 2014 Healthcare Leadership Awards on Thursday, April 10 at… Read More →

TGen finds clue to stop spread of lung cancer

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Two cell surface receptors might be responsible for the most common form of lung cancer spreading to other parts of the body, according to a study led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). The hepatocyte growth factor receptor (HGFR/MET) and fibroblast growth factor-inducible 14 (FN14) are proteins associated with the potential spread of non-small… Read More →