Healthcare Archives

Alcohol Awareness Month offers impetus to start talk


Alcohol addiction is running rampant in Arizona. In fact, the state is ranked fourth in the nation for fatal binge drinking, with youth at the greatest risk for alcohol abuse. Alcohol use by young people is not only dangerous, but directly associated with traffic fatalities, violence, suicide, alcohol overdose, unsafe sex and other detrimental outcomes.… Read More →

Abrazo will host job fairs for 450 positions


Abrazo Community Health Network’s six hospitals are hosting job fairs for clinical and non-clinical positions from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on May 4. More than 450 positions are open including about 180 nursing positions. Applicants are encouraged to bring their resume to the event. The job fairs will be at: Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital,… Read More →

Most Influential Minority Business Leaders of 2016


Here’s a reason that Arizona businesses might want to embrace Latinos: Hispanics now make up more than 30 percent of the state’s population, while non-Hispanic whites have dropped to 56 percent of the population, according to Arizona’s latest census numbers. Now, consider this, nearly 45 percent of Arizonans under age 5 are Hispanic, outnumbering the… Read More →

Risas Dental & Braces plans 7 new locations

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Risas Dental & Braces, a Phoenix-based healthcare company, is expanding its roots in Arizona and Colorado with its next Valley location confirmed to open next month at Westgate in Glendale. Led by Managing Director Jeff Adams, Risas has been able to make a difference for communities by making proper oral care and flexible treatment options… Read More →

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus earns cardiac designation

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona has designated Abrazo Arrowhead Campus as a Blue Distinction Center in the Blue Distinction Centers for Cardiac Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities shown to deliver improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical… Read More →

Technology helps drive healthcare, bioscience


Fifty years ago, Dr. Robert Flinn, a leading Arizona cardiologist, and wife Irene Flinn, a caring philanthropist, demonstrated their foresight and generosity when they created the Flinn Foundation. Today, they would no doubt both be very proud of the Foundation’s efforts to help move Arizona’s economy forward. For many years, I’ve served on the Flinn… Read More →

Abrazo hospitals offer free stroke risk assessments


Abrazo Community Health Network’s hospitals are offering free StrokeCheck events  in May to raise  awareness about stroke risk factors, symptoms and treatments. Stroke is the fifth highest 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… Read More →

Abrazo employees raise $94K for Heart Association

Arizona Heart Walk - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012

Abrazo Community Health Network employees raised $94,629 for the American Heart Association’s 2016 Phoenix Heart Walk to fund research to fight against heart disease and stroke, the Number one and Number five causes of death. As a result, Abrazo Community Health Network was the top fundraising company for the 23rd annual Phoenix Heart Walk which… Read More →

Best and brightest earn Healthcare Leadership Awards

Dr. Edward B. Diethrich earned the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 Healthcare Leadership Awards.

Each year, Az Business magazine honors the most innovative healthcare leaders in the state at its Healthcare Leadership Awards. And in front of a full house Thursday night at The Camby in Phoenix, the most innovative healthcare leaders in Arizona were honored. “Healhchare Leadership Award winners and finalists represent all facets of healthcare in Arizona, from… Read More →

St. Joseph’s lung transplant program jumps in rankings


Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center has jumped to No. 2 in the nation for the amount of lung transplantations preformed in 2015. Now only outranked by one facility, St. Joseph’s transplant team at its Norton Thoracic Institute has completed more than 450 lung transplants to date, including an impressive 93 last year. … Read More →

TGen tackles Valley Fever, one dog at a time


Valley Fever, a disease caused by a fungus in Arizona’s dust, not only affects people, but can also affect their pets. A new study launched by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) invites pet parents to share information about their dogs to better understand the disease through an effort called Valley Fever PAWS. To help, pet… Read More →

The CORE Institute launches chiropractic care,  Jovan Mandic

The CORE Institute announced the expansion of its specialty services to include chiropractic care with the addition of Dr. GS Arora to its team of physicians.   Dr. Arora is a licensed Chiropractor specializing in several adjusting techniques enabling him to care for many injuries and to design rehabilitation programs consisting of neuromuscular re-education, therapeutic exercises… Read More →

Sunquest acquires IT company GeneInsight Inc. Buchachon Petthanya

Sunquest Information Systems Inc. today announced the acquisition of GeneInsight Inc., an IT company that streamlines the analysis, interpretation and reporting of complex genetic tests. The GeneInsight platform was developed by Partners HealthCare and has been in continuous clinical use since 2005 at the Laboratory for Molecular Medicine. In 2014, Sunquest made a strategic investment… Read More →

TGen, Mayo Clinic chart path to skin cancer treatments


An article in the journal Cell by top scientists from the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Mayo Clinic in Arizona details how two relatively new drugs are helping patients with basal cell carcinoma. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer, producing nearly 2.8 million new cases annually in the U.S., and… Read More →