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The CORE Institute holding job fair

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Arizona’s largest orthopedic and neurology practice, The CORE Institute powered by Excellence Headquarters, is holding a job fair on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm to fill open positions its Contact Center, Revenue Cycle Management and Clinic Operations. The job fair will be held at The CORE Institute’s headquarters facility at 18444… Read More →

How CIOs are changing the face of pediatric medicine

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National Hospital Week offers greater Phoenix residents a chance to celebrate the talented physicians, nurses and medical administrators who ensure Arizonans receive the world-class health care they deserve. The week also provides an opportunity to learn how delivering exceptional outcomes with a powerful cost and value proposition – every patient’s hope and every provider’s objective… Read More →

Barnet Dulaney Perkins adds director of HR

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Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center, a leading provider of advanced vision care and surgery, has appointed Jennifer Gibson director of human resources. Gibson is a 15-year veteran of human resources management in various industries including healthcare, manufacturing and employee leasing. Gibson joined Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center from Sunstate Equipment Co. She earned her undergraduate degree… Read More →

Minimizing the risk of medical malpractice

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There is, of course, no way to eliminate a medical practice’s risk of being involved in a malpractice lawsuit. There are, however, a number of ways to minimize the risk of untoward events and put your practice in the best possible position to defend against a medical malpractice lawsuit. Below are some tips from the… Read More →

Bridges Center for Weight Management earns designation

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona named Bridges Center for Surgical Weight Management at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Phoenix as part of its Blue Distinction® Centers for Specialty Care program. This healthcare facility has been designated as a Blue Distinction® Center+ for delivering quality care resulting in better overall outcomes for bariatric patients, while… Read More →

TGen brain-tumor study guides new treatments

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Led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and UC San Francisco (UCSF), a comprehensive genetic review of treatment strategies for glioblastoma brain tumors was published May 1 in the Oxford University Press journal Neuro-Oncology.The study, Towards Precision Medicine in Glioblastoma: The Promise and The Challenges, covers how these highly invasive and almost-always-deadly brain cancers may be treated, reviews… Read More →

Phoenix Children’s Hospital earns recertification

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Phoenix Children’s Hospital has earned recertification from the Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AzAAP) as a Pediatric Prepared Emergency Care, Emergency Department. This recertification means the Phoenix Children’s facility continues to be prepared to provide emergency care resources and capabilities for pediatric patients every day. Certification is voluntary and is a quality… Read More →

Banner Health earns award for technology work

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The Technology Management department at Phoenix-based Banner Health was recently awarded the 2015 ‘Department of the Year’ by TechNation Magazine. The publication began the award in 2011 to recognize the top technology management departments across the nation in terms of customer service, efficiency and exemplary procedures. “Receiving the department of the year award by the… Read More →

3 Abrazo Health hospitals receive top patient safety rating

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Abrazo Health’s Arrowhead Hospital, Maryvale Hospital and Paradise Valley hospital each received an “A” rating in The Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2015 Safety Score, demonstrating the hospitals’ commitment to deliver safe, high-quality patient care.  The Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Score is a rating system designed to give consumers information they can use to make healthcare decisions… Read More →

Loose regulations have more teens trying e-cigarettes

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The CDC says the number of teens smoking electronic cigarettes has tripled in one year. Use of e-cigarettes is not tracked in Arizona, but advocates say there is a need for tighter regulations, especially when it comes to younger people.

ASU and Westward Ho launch innovative partnership

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Residents who live in a landmark downtown Phoenix affordable housing high-rise will benefit from a new state-of-the-art clinic being built by Arizona State University (ASU) through its Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy. The facility will also serve as a valuable training ground for students working under faculty supervision.  The new facility was made possible… Read More →

Abrazo hospitals offer free stroke checks

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Abrazo Health is offering free StrokeCheck events  in May to raise  awareness about stroke  risk factors, symptoms and treatments. Stroke is the Number 4 cause of death in the United States, killing nearly 129,000 people a year. Someone in the U.S. has a stroke once every 40 seconds, according to the American Stroke Association. Abrazo… Read More →

Lisse named Arizona Telemedicine Program medical director

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Jeffrey R. Lisse, MD, professor of medicine and medical director of the University of Arizona Arthritis Center’s Osteoporosis Program, has been named medical director of the Arizona Telemedicine Program (ATP). As ATP medical director, Dr. Lisse will oversee the clinical operations of the Arizona Telemedicine Program. This includes recruiting physicians to provide telemedicine services over… Read More →

Two Valley Hospitals offer free stroke checks

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In honor of Stroke Awareness Month in May,  Mountain Vista Medical Center and Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital are partnering with the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to offer free stroke-risk assessments through the health initiative, StrokeCheck. Hospitals will provide free screenings that may include blood pressure checks, cholesterol screenings, pulse checks for peripheral artery… Read More →