Healthcare Archives

Banner Health helps veterans through ‘Hiring Our Heroes’

Banner Health is helping military veterans obtain meaningful employment through the Hiring Our Heroes program, a national organization associated with the U.S. Chambers of Commerce that works with veterans transitioning to civilian life. Master Sgt.  Alen Schulze, a telecommunication operations chief at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., is one of two Hire Our Heroes corporate fellowship program graduates recently hired… Read More →

Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation raises nearly $1 million

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Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation raised, with the help of the local community, $950,000 during the month of September for its first Go Gold campaign. This amount includes cash and in-kind donations. The fundraiser kicked off on September 1 for National Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month. Local businesses and the community joined this movement to support childhood cancer research through promotions… Read More →

Mesa’s Beech Medical named to Entrepreneur’s 360 List

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Beech Medical Group, Inc., an integrated health solutions company that contracts with large employers, state agencies and insurance companies to improve patient outcomes while reducing healthcare costs, has been named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s 360 List of the “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America” The Mesa based business ranked 108 out of 360 companies nationwide. This is… Read More →

Banner Health completes acquisition of 32 urgent care facilities

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Banner Health officially completed the acquisition of Urgent Care Extra’s 32 existing Arizona locations Tuesday, and is in the process of re-branding these centers to reflect the new ownership. The new Banner Urgent Care facilities are located in the greater Phoenix and Tucson metropolitan areas. As part of this acquisition, more than 400 Urgent Care… Read More →

Banner and Aetna announce a joint venture


Aetna (NYSE: AET) and Banner Health teamed up and created a jointly owned health plan company, Banner | Aetna, that will focus on improving quality, affordability and the patient experience. The partnership will combine Banner’s care management capabilities and high-quality facilities, providers and delivery system with Aetna’s leading health plan expertise, cutting-edge analytics and health information technology.… Read More →

Spinal cord injury survivors still struggle after leaving hospital

A woman fell asleep driving an 18-wheel diesel truck down the freeway and crashed into Mark Aceves’ pick-up. The collision broke Aceves’ back. He woke up in a hospital 10 days later with a spinal cord injury, squinting at the cold fluorescent lights above him. Doctors said it was a miracle he survived. “They were telling… Read More →

Arizona faces steepest Obamacare hike in U.S.


Arizona residents can expect to see the largest rate increases in the nation when open enrollment for Obamacare begins next week, but advocates say those increases should be offset by similarly large increases in tax credits for consumers. A Monday report by the Department of Health and Human Services said a 27-year-old Arizona resident with… Read More →

Walkers brighten up holidays at Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Get ready to light up the night and the faces of patients at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The 5th Annual Ignite Hope candlelight walk is returning to Phoenix Children’s Hospital on Saturday, Dec. 10. Spread light and celebrate patients during the 1.1 mile trek to Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The festivities kick off at North High School… Read More →

Arizona-based Trinnovate Ventures 
invests in 4 start-ups

Trinnovate Ventures, Inc., a new organization focused on accelerating healthcare innovation, has partnered with four companies and is seeking additional proposals for consideration. Trinnovate Ventures, which launched last year, aims to improve quality of life, increase efficiencies and enhance the overall healthcare experience for consumers and providers through strategic investments. The company provides business resources,… Read More →

UA earns $10.3M grant to study Alzheimer’s in women

Why do more women than men get Alzheimer’s disease? In their quest to find the answer, neuroscientist Roberta Diaz Brinton, PhD, and her colleagues in the Center for Innovation in Brain Science at the University of Arizona Health Sciences, have been awarded a $10.3 million five-year Program Project Grant (PPG) from the National Institute on… Read More →

Veterans organizations launch billboards to thank VA

Local veterans’ leaders representing Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) announced an effort to thank the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and local community healthcare providers for their partnership to provide more timely, quality care to Phoenix area Veterans under the Veterans Choice Program. Today, the billboards were launched at… Read More →

Bayless Healthcare Group hires 3 clinical leaders

Arizona-based healthcare provider Bayless Healthcare Group has expanded its intake capacity with the hiring of three physicians for its primary and pediatric care facilities. Bayless’ integrated primary care offers a shared emphasis on mental and physical health to its patients. With the expansion, Bayless has added a full-time psychiatry medical director, wellness supervisor and, starting in January,… Read More →

Abrazo to offer absorbable heart stent


Abrazo Community Health Network is expanding its cardiovascular care by offering a new absorbable heart stent procedure at its Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital. The heart stent works in a similar fashion to dissolvable sutures to treat coronary artery disease, which affects approximately 15 million Americans. Dr. Nirav Mehta, an interventional cardiologist at Abrazo Arizona Heart… Read More →

Abrazo hospitals will provide free meals to veterans on Veterans Day

Abrazo Community Health Network’s six hospitals will provide free meals to veterans on Nov. 11, Veterans Day. “Abrazo Community Health Network hospitals are proud to continue our Veterans Day tradition to honor those who have bravely served our country,’’ said William Ellert, Abrazo Community Health Network Market chief medical officer. Here are highlights about free… Read More →