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Abrazo Arrowhead Campus partners with MomDoc

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus is partnering with MomDoc a new service that ensures women in labor have access to the care they need, as they need it. Through this new program, laborists who are board-certified OB physicians are on-site 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on the Abrazo Arrowhead Campus. “While many obstetricians divide… Read More →

Barrow Grand Ball raises more than $4 Million

Cancer research

The Women’s Board of Barrow Neurological Foundation raised more than $4 million at the 2016 Barrow Grand Ball, hosted January 16 at the Arizona Biltmore. The announcement was made with a toast to the women who drove the success of the fundraiser—Board Chair Angela Melczer and ball Co-Chairs Sandy Hecomovich and Amy Thurston—among the company… Read More →

Bioscience Roadmap committee names new leaders


Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap Steering Committee, a group of more than 100 Arizona leaders working to advance the biosciences around the state, has undergone its first leadership change in more than a decade, with two long-serving members assuming new responsibilities. Ron Shoopman is the new chair and Mark Slater is the new vice chair of the… Read More →

Jonathan Lifshitz is lead scientist for CACTIS Foundation

Cancer research

The CACTIS Foundation appointed Jonathan Lifshitz, Ph.D. to serve as its Lead Scientist and Director of Research & Development where he will serve as the nonprofit’s scientific leader, fostering research and development opportunities. Lifshitz currently serves as the director of the Translational Neurotrauma Research Program in a joint venture through BARROW Neurological Institute at Phoenix… Read More →

Abrazo invests in innovation as Banner grows


Is it possible to be No. 2 and still end up the winner? Leaders of Abrazo Community Health Network see that as a distinct possibility. “Clearly, Banner Health has the highest market share in Arizona,” says Michele Finney, market CEO for Abrazo, “so Abrazo wants to be No. 2.” A year after Banner’s $1 billion-plus… Read More →

Need help as healthcare enrollment deadline nears?

Redirect Health

The deadline to apply for health insurance coverage is January 31, 2016, and the Cover Arizona Coalition wants consumers to know that the costs of the health care plans might be less expensive than potential fees for not having health insurance. Here are a few facts: •    2 out of 4 Arizonans will pay $50… Read More →

UA in Top 25 for best graduate nursing programs

University Of Arizona

The University of Arizona College of Nursing was ranked among the Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs by U.S News & World Report for 2016. Among 149 nursing schools nationwide, the UA rose to No. 23, up 13 spots from last year’s ranking. The UA was the only Arizona school recognized in the top 50. “Through our remarkable online programs, our… Read More →

Abrazo Scottsdale Campus earns heart accreditation

Arizona Heart Walk - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012

Abrazo Scottsdale Campus earned the Chest Pain Center accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care for achieving a high level of expertise in dealing with patients who arrive with symptoms of a heart attack. To become a Chest Pain Center, Abrazo Scottsdale Campus, at 3929 E. Bell Road, engaged in an evaluation for its… Read More →

Cigna in Arizona wins work site health promotion award Karen Roach

Cigna in Arizona won the Process, Progress & Leadership in Work site Health Promotion award by the Wellness Council of Arizona at the 30th Annual Meeting Worksite Health Promotion Recognition luncheon in Tucson. The award is presented to organizations that can demonstrate they have a work site health infrastructure endorsed by senior management, robust employee engagement, programs… Read More →

TGen finds protein that fuels invasive brain tumors

brain cancer

The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) identified a protein called SGEF that promotes the survival of glioblastoma tumor cells and helps the cancer invade brain tissue. TGen researchers identified SGEF as a target for new brain cancer therapies in a study published Wednesday by Molecular Cancer Research, an American Association for Cancer Research journal. Glioblastoma multiforme, or… Read More →

CTCA study may help battle small cell lung cancer


In a recent study, researchers at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Western Regional Medical Center (Western), in collaboration with international colleagues, found that statins could be an effective therapeutic against metastatic small cell lung cancer (SCLC). The study of 876 late-stage SCLC patients, published today in the peer-reviewed scientific journal PLOS ONE,  showed… Read More →

Foundation for Senior living received $750k grant

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The Foundation for Senior Living received a $750,000 grant over a three-year period from the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, which will fund a new program called Care by Design. Care by Design is an individualized, coordinated care program aimed at helping senior adults. “We are thrilled to be receiving funding from Virginia G. Piper… Read More →

Expectant Moms Shouldn’t Worry about Insurance


An expectant mother facing a high-risk pregnancy has a lot on her plate. She understands the importance of monitoring her health and that of her baby. She knows to keep in mind the immediate life changes that will occur once her baby is born. The last thing she needs to deal with is the burden… Read More →

VisionGate acquires exclusive rights to Iloprost


VisionGate, Inc., a biotech company in the early lung cancer detection space, announced, Thursday, it acquired exclusive rights to the University of Colorado’s patent for the use of the drug Iloprost in the prevention of lung cancer. This makes VisionGate one of the first companies to evolve from a diagnostic company to a diagnostic and… Read More →