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Phoenix Physicians Buying up Raw Desert Land

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An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but rock bottom price deals on Arizona raw desert land sure is not. Landowners in the Phoenix Valley are seeing a trend where physicians are purchasing raw desert land as an investment. Also attractive for physicians is the fact that raw land is user-friendly, meaning there… Read More →

TGen-led study finds link to Parkinson’s disease

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The absence of a protein called SMG1 could be a contributing factor in the development of Parkinson’s disease and other related neurological disorders, according to a study led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). The study screened 711 human kinases (key regulators of cellular functions) and 206 phosphatases (key regulators of metabolic processes) to… Read More →

Arizona achieves substantial reduction in preterm birth

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November 1, 2013 by in Featured | Healthcare

Nearly 1,000 babies were spared the health consequences of an early birth and potentially $52.7 million in health care and societal costs were avoided in Arizona, according to the March of Dimes.  Based on 2012 preliminary data, Arizona has reduced its rate of preterm birth from a rate of 12.7% in 2009 to 11.6% in… Read More →

3 Abrazo Hospitals Earn Top Performer Recognition

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Abrazo Health, the second largest health care delivery system in Arizona, has announced today that Arrowhead Hospital, Maryvale Hospital and Paradise Valley Hospital have been named Top Performers on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. The three Abrazo Health hospitals are recognized for exemplary performance… Read More →

Emmy Award goes to Scottsdale Healthcare surgeon

Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Ted Firestone and Kelly McCullough, general manager of KAET Channel 8, Arizona’s PBS, with their Emmy Awards for The Latest Procedure: Anterior Total Hip Replacement Surgery.

Scottsdale Healthcare orthopedic surgeon Dr. Ted Firestone received a Rocky Mountain  Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for The Latest Procedure: Anterior Total Hip Replacement Surgery, produced in collaboration with KAET Channel 8, Arizona’s PBS. The one-hour feature won the award for best informational program at the awards ceremony held… Read More →

Who Should Get Their Flu Shot?

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October 31, 2013 by in Business News | Healthcare

Getting your flu shot is even more critical when you are pregnant or have recently given birth, a University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix faculty member warns. “Influenza is more dangerous in pregnant women than other women because the changes in the immune system while you are carrying your child,” said Maria Manriquez,… Read More →

UA, SynDaver Announce Collaboration

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Medical education at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix has received a big boost with the latest in simulation technology from SynDaver™ Labs – and the city will get an economic boost as well. Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, UA College of Medicine – Phoenix Dean Stuart D. Flynn, MD, and SynDaver™ Labs’… Read More →

Leadership spotlight: Rhonda Anderson

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Rhonda Anderson CEO Cardon Children’s Hospital bannerhealth.com Anderson played an integral role in the planning and development of the child- and family-centered facility which opened in 2009. Anderson’s healthcare leadership experiences include serving as a nurse, educator, chief nursing officer, COO and executive vice president. She also serves on national healthcare reform committees. Biggest challenge:… Read More →

RE/MAX Campaign Benefits Phoenix Children’s Hospital

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RE/MAX Affiliates in Arizona have been supporting Phoenix Children’s Hospital for over 23 years and have raised over $2 million dollars for the hospital. Now, through the Snap. Share. Support Campaign, they have once again partnered with Phoenix Children’s to help raise even more money for their patients and families. To kick off the campaign,… Read More →

RE/MAX Campaign Benefits Phoenix Children's Hospital

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RE/MAX Affiliates in Arizona have been supporting Phoenix Children’s Hospital for over 23 years and have raised over $2 million dollars for the hospital. Now, through the Snap. Share. Support Campaign, they have once again partnered with Phoenix Children’s to help raise even more money for their patients and families. To kick off the campaign,… Read More →

UA Offers Master’s Program in Health Administration

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October 25, 2013 by in Business News | Education | Healthcare

To help meet the growing demand for health care administrators, the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona in Phoenix will begin offering a new accredited Master of Public Health (MPH) in Health Services Administration program in fall 2014. “In the rapidly changing healthcare environment, administrative positions are one… Read More →

Leadership spotlight: Muhammad Ali

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Muhammad Ali Founder Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center thebarrow.org In 1997, the former heavyweight boxing champion teamed up with philanthropist Jimmy Walker and Dr. Abraham Lieberman to combine clinical and research expertise with community support and emotional care and create the MAPC, a National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence and an outstanding resource for people with… Read More →

Banner Alzheimer’s Foundation Honor Lavidges

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Banner Alzheimer’s Institute (BAI), and its nonprofit Banner Alzheimer’s Foundation, will present its 2013 “Powerful Mind Award” to Bill and Julie Lavidge at its annual fete and fund-raiser, “A Night to Remember,” on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Musical Instrument Museum. Bill Lavidge is CEO of The Lavidge Company (TLC), a full-service advertising, public relations,… Read More →

17th U.S. Surgeon General joins TGen advisory panel

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The 17th Surgeon General of the United States and President of Canyon Ranch Institute Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, today joined the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) advisory committee on rare childhood disorders. Dr. Carmona’s role on the National Advisory Committee for TGen’s Center for Rare Childhood Disorders (the Center) will be to help… Read More →

UA Cancer Center Director Earns Title

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October 12, 2013 by in Business News | Economy | Healthcare

David S. Alberts, MD, director of the University of Arizona Cancer Center from 2005-2013, has been granted the director emeritus title by the Arizona Health Sciences Center. The title is retroactive to July 1 and will accompany his current title of Regents Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology, Nutritional Science and Public Health. Anne Cress, PhD, was… Read More →

CEO Series: Richard L. Boals, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

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Richard L. Boals President and CEO Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona What qualities does and effective CEO need to have? You have to be able to create a vision that your team can follow. You have to be very flexible. You have to be sincere and honest and you have to care about your… Read More →

CEO Series: Richard L. Boals

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Richard L. Boals President and CEO Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona What qualities does and effective CEO need to have? You have to be able to create a vision that your team can follow. You have to be very flexible. You have to be sincere and honest and you have to care about your… Read More →

Abrazo helps guide Community Through Healthcare Reform

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Abrazo Health has announced a new education series aimed at helping Arizonans navigate through the complex topic of healthcare reform and insurance reform programs. Abrazo Health will hold a series of free community events in November to answer questions about health care reform, Medicaid Expansion, and the new Health Insurance Marketplace and the potential benefits… Read More →

John C. Lincoln’s transition specialist program honored

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MGMA-ACMPE, the premier membership association for professional administrators and leaders of medical group practices, has presented its Fred Graham Award to the John C. Lincoln Physician Network for activities and solutions to advance the effectiveness of healthcare delivery and improve community health. The award was received by Nathan Anspach, FACMPE, FACHE, Senior VP and CEO,… Read More →

BCBSAZ, CPLC educate Arizonans about healthcare reform

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) and Chicanos Por la Causa, Inc. (CPLC) announced a joint effort  to help educate Arizonans about the healthcare reform law. Together the organizations aim to reach those who likely haven’t had insurance in the past and may not understand how the law will benefit them. With a combined… Read More →

Women’s cancer unit dedicated at Thomspon Peak Hospital

Medical Director Mike Janicek, MD, Clinical Manager Sherry Razo and VP/Administrator Kim Post cut the ribbon the dedicate the Women’s Health and Healing Unit at Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak Hospital.

Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak Hospital dedicated its new Women’s Health and Healing Unit with a ribbon cutting and celebration for staff. Located on the hospital’s third floor, it provides a comforting environment to support the needs of women receiving treatment for gynecologic cancers including ovarian, uterine and cervical cancer. Nursing staff are specially trained in… Read More →

Women's cancer unit dedicated at Thomspon Peak Hospital

Medical Director Mike Janicek, MD, Clinical Manager Sherry Razo and VP/Administrator Kim Post cut the ribbon the dedicate the Women’s Health and Healing Unit at Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak Hospital.

Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak Hospital dedicated its new Women’s Health and Healing Unit with a ribbon cutting and celebration for staff. Located on the hospital’s third floor, it provides a comforting environment to support the needs of women receiving treatment for gynecologic cancers including ovarian, uterine and cervical cancer. Nursing staff are specially trained in… Read More →

Abrazo Health Announces New Trauma Medical Director

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October 6, 2013 by in Business News | Healthcare

Abrazo Health, the second largest health care delivery system in Arizona, has announced Dr. Christopher Salvino as West Valley Hospital’s new Trauma Medical Director. Dr. Salvino is an accomplished trauma surgeon with experience in leading American College of Surgeons (ACS)-verified trauma centers. As Trauma Medical Director (TMD), Dr. Salvino will be responsible for the development… Read More →

Banner Thunderbird celebrates 30th anniversary

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October 3, 2013 by in Events | Featured | Healthcare

Banner Thunderbird Medical Center will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a free community health fair/anniversary celebration from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 9 on the hospital’s campus, 5555 W. Thunderbird Road in Glendale. Banner Thunderbird opened in 1983 as a 150-bed-hospital with a single patient tower, eleven Emergency Room beds and six operating… Read More →