Arizona Heart Hospital Archives

Dr. Ted Diethrich earns Lifetime Achievement Award

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He is widely known as “Ted Terrific,” a name that fits the man. Dr. Edward B. Diethrich is an internationally esteemed cardiovascular surgeon who is regarded as a pioneer in noninvasive cardiovascular disease diagnosis and innovative surgical and minimally invasive treatment modalities. Dr. Diethrich is also the recipient of the Healthcare Leadership Awards’ Lifetime Achievement… Read More →

Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital among 1st to use new therapy

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Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital is among the first in the United States to offer a new treatment to provide relief for patients suffering from the painful symptoms of peripheral artery disease (PAD) – a condition caused by a build-up of plaque that blocks blood flow in the arteries of legs or feet. The device, Avinger’s… 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 →

1st Arizona patients undergo stroke preventing implant

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Two Arizona Heart Hospital patients today became the first in Arizona to receive an implant of a stroke-preventing device since it was approved by the U.S. Federal Drug Administration. The Watchman Left Atrial Appendage Closure Device manufactured by Boston Scientific received FDA approval on March 13. It is used for patients with atrial fibrillation, the… Read More →

Abrazo Health launches redesigned website

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Abrazo Health, the second largest health care delivery system in Arizona, has launched a redesigned website. The new website, www.AbrazoHealth.com, has a clean, modern design and enhanced site navigation and content. Features include: Online emergency room check-in. Portal for patients to access their medical records. Our Stories section spotlighting Abrazo patients, staff and volunteers. Community… Read More →

Abrazo offers mammogram scheduling site

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Abrazo Health, the second largest health care delivery system in Arizona,  is offering a new online scheduling for routine screening mammograms. Women can book their annual screening mammogram appointments at Arrowhead Hospital and Phoenix Baptist Hospital by visiting AbrazoHealth.com/Mammogram from an Internet-connected computer, phone or tablet.  They are the first hospitals in Arizona to use InQuicker’s online… Read More →

Abrazo recognized for patient safety

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Abrazo Health’s Arrowhead, Maryvale, Paradise Valley and West Valley hospitals received top grades in The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2014 Safety Score, representing the hospitals’ continued commitment to delivering safe, high-quality healthcare services. The Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Score is a rating system designed to give consumers information they can use to make healthcare decisions for… Read More →

Az Business honors healthcare leaders

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Each year, Az Business magazine hosts the Healthcare Leadership Awards to honor the women, men and institutions that bring excellence and innovation to Arizona’s healthcare system. Here are the winners and finalists who were chosen by a panel of industry experts and were recognized at the 2014 Healthcare Leadership Awards on Thursday, April 10 at… Read More →