Healthcare Archives

UA’s ‘Skip’ Garcia earns 2016 Trudeau Medal

Doctor prepared to examine the patient

Joe G.N. “Skip” Garcia, MD, senior vice president for health sciences at the University of Arizona Health Sciences, was selected to receive the prestigious 2016 Trudeau Medal from the American Thoracic Society (ATS). An internationally noted physician-scientist, health administrator, scholar and educator, Garcia is also the Dr. Merlin K. DuVal Professor of Medicine and an elected member of the National… Read More →

Dr. Patch Adams anchors UA health festival

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The real Patch Adams and medical students are putting on their red noses Saturday for a free festival celebrating humor, health and healing. University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix students and faculty will offer tips to perform better CPR, “scrub” photo sessions in a simulated operating room and fun demonstrations on healthy aging… Read More →

Carrington gives back with Heart Pillow Project

Students at Carrington College’s North Campus in Phoenix prepare to deliver more than 500 handmade pillows to patients at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

Students in the Medical Assisting program at Carrington College’s Phoenix North campus, which is located at 8503 N. 27th Ave., delivered more than 520 homemade heart-shaped pillows to Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The pillows were donated through Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s Heart Pillow Project, which aims to raise awareness of congenital heart defects. As part of the program,… Read More →

Southwest Human Development marks 35th anniversary

Southwest Human Development

All young children deserve a great start in life. Knowing the early years matter the most, for 35 years the people at Southwest Human Development have devoted themselves to helping Arizona’s youngest children and their families. Founded in 1981 with six staff members serving 175 children through a single program, Phoenix-based Southwest Human Development is… Read More →

Global healthcare leader joins UA Health Science


Jorge Gomez, MD, PhD, who worked with the National Cancer Institute (NCI), a part of the National Institutes of Health, joined the University of Arizona Health Sciences. With more than 20 years at NCI, Gomez brings an exceptional depth of programmatic knowledge in health professions training program diversity, community-based research, border health and health disparities. At the… Read More →

Abrazo Scottsdale Campus accredited as stroke center

Abrazo Scottsdale Campus

The Joint Commission, in conjunction with The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, has recognized Abrazo Scottsdale Campus as a Primary Stroke Center for achieving a high level of expertise in treating patients who arrive with symptoms of a stroke. Accreditation ensures those suffering stroke symptoms will be able to receive the care they need close… Read More →

Why do parents miss so much work in winter?

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With flu season peaking in February and already more than 300 confirmed influenza cases in Maricopa County, it’s no surprise that health issues are among the top reasons working parents say they’ll be absent from the office this winter. But what are the other reasons they’ll call out of work? A new survey from Delta… Read More →

Executive Council Charities commits $500K to PCH

Phoenix Children's Hospital

Members of the Board of Directors for Executive Council Charities met, Tuesday, at Phoenix Children’s Hospital to provide the first installment of a $500,000 commitment over five years to fund the sub waiting room, discharge lobby and a family consult room at the new emergency department and trauma center. After a brief program, a tour… Read More →

Valley behavioral health organization rebrands itself

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Youth Evaluation and Treatment Centers rebranded to Open Hearts Family Wellness during a community event at the Heard Museum. Open Hearts’ new President and CEO Arjelia Gomez announced the new rebranding of the 42-year-old health and wellness organization along with the board of directors and staff leadership at the event. “Last fall we embarked on… Read More →

MoonShot 2020 takes steps in fight against cancer


Pediatric oncology leaders, Arizona Sen. John McCain and other state officials announced Thursday that Arizona will be the first state to support Cancer MoonShot 2020, a government and private research initiative seeking to accelerate immunotherapy cancer treatment. Cancer MoonShot 2020 also launched its MoonShot 2020 Pediatrics coalition Thursday, involving Phoenix Children’s Hospital and nine other… Read More →

Implications of the Zika virus on business travel


The Zika virus is the latest source of sleepless nights for public health officials, but it is also starting to take its emotional toll on U.S. employers. Reports of children born with microcephaly and an uptick in reported cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome, which can cause numbness, nerve damage, paralysis and sometimes death in affected patients,… Read More →

CTCA hosts second cancer treatments conference


Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) is hosting its second Annual New Treatments in Oncology (ANTO) conference at at its Western Regional Medical Center. The conference is focused on advances in cancer research, new treatments and patient care. As many as 200 participants are expected for the ANTO 2016, set for 8 a.m. to 4:30… Read More →

BCBSAZ launches patch program with Girl Scouts


Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ), is working with Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus- Pine Council (GSACPC) to develop a special patch for girls that focuses on healthy living. The patch – available to all local Girl Scouts, from Daisies to Ambassadors – teaches the girls about several important aspects of wellness, including fitness, community, friendship,… Read More →

Phoenix Ronald McDonald House undergoing makeover

Ronald McDonald House

The Ronald McDonald House at Phoenix Children’s Hospital is getting a $400,000 makeover, renovating all 18 family bedrooms in its four-story Cambridge House. Seventeen of the 18 bedrooms where families stay while their children are undergoing medical care in the Valley have been adopted by companies, foundations, individuals and organizations, which will purchase and install… Read More →