Healthcare Archives

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

mosquito

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

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 →

Uber offers free rides to help cancer patients

Uber Pitch

Want to help raise money for cancer patients while receiving a free ride from Uber to your destination? Starting June 30 and running through Dec. 31, anyone who downloads the Uber app and uses the new user promo code, GIVEHOPE, will receive their first ride with Uber for free (up to $15), with an additional… Read More →

Banner Health opens Northeast Valley center

Banner Health

Residents in the northeast Valley have a new one-stop option for their health care needs as a comprehensive new primary care facility, Banner Health Center, opens to new patients on Thursday, June 23. Community members are invited to get an up-close look, and can tour the center on Saturday, June 25 with a ribbon-cutting and… Read More →

Phoenix Children’s Hospital ranked among best hospitals

Phoenix Children's Hospital

Phoenix Children’s Hospital once again has been named to U.S. News & World Report’s 2016-17 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings, the only Arizona hospital to make the prestigious list. U.S. News & World Report’s national publication ranks children’s hospitals annually for its clinical expertise and patient outcomes in 10 medical specialties (listed below). For the first time,… Read More →

Redirect Health becomes go-to source for restaurants

obamacare

Challenged by slim profit margins and increased operating expenses, especially those caused by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), restaurants have started looking at smarter solutions to manage costs. Dozens of franchises and independently owned restaurants have turned to Redirect Health to improve the quality of healthcare, protect employees from rising costs and guard their revenues while maintaining… Read More →

Dexcom expands manufacturing operations to Phoenix

Dexcom

California-based Dexcom announced plans Monday to build a 180,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Mesa for the firm’s continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) business. The facility will add more than 500 jobs over the next several years, as the firm expects initial manufacturing operations to begin at the new facility by second quarter 2017. Dexcom chose Mesa… Read More →

TGen technology takes global aim at ‘superbugs’

bioscience

Antibiotic-resistant infections should be easier to detect, and hospitals could become safer, thanks to a technology developed by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Northern Arizona University (NAU), and protected under a patent issued by Australia. Soon, similar patent approvals are expected by the U.S., Canada, European Union, Japan, Brazil and other nations for this “superbug”… Read More →

Sun Health becomes title sponsor for Arizona Marathon

running

Sun Health is now the title sponsor for the Arizona Marathon, a yearly West Valley running event entering its ninth year. “We’re very excited to welcome Sun Health,” said Debra Undhjem, Arizona Marathon’s founder and race director. “We share the same ideas on health, wellness and giving back to the community, so it’s a great partnership.” The… Read More →

Humana looks to hire more than 170 in Phoenix

health,informatics

Humana Inc., one of the country’s leading health and well-being companies, today announced plans to add more than 170 Telesales Specialists to its Direct Marketing Services (DMS) Telesales workforce in Phoenix. The jobs will support Humana’s Direct Marketing Services (DMS) call center at 2231 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix. The company is hosting a Job Fair… Read More →

HonorHealth CEO, president both plan to retire

HonorHealth

After dedicating 30 years each to leadership in the healthcare industry and guiding the successful merger of two long-time Valley healthcare organizations into HonorHealth, Tom Sadvary, chief executive officer, and Rhonda Forsyth, president, will be retiring. Forsyth will retire from HonorHealth on Dec. 31. Sadvary’s last day as CEO is expected to be April 3,… Read More →