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‘The Alzheimer’s Prevention Cookbook’ signing

Not many people hope to work themselves out of a job. However Dr. Marwan Sabbagh, a board-certified neurologist and Banner Sun Health Research Institute medical director, has spent his entire career seeking to do just that as a leading researcher combating Alzheimer’s disease.

Dr. Sabbagh’s next step toward his self-stated unemployment goal is “The Alzheimer’s Prevention Cookbook: 100 Recipes to Boost Brain Health,” a full-color cookbook and health guide he co-authored with Food Network star and Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Executive Chef Beau MacMillan.

To encourage everyone to get this valuable nutritional information in time for the holidays, Dr. Sabbagh will team up with the Sun Health Gift Shops inside Banner Boswell and Banner Del E. Webb medical centers and host a pair of book-signing events during December.  Dr. Sabbagh visits Banner Boswell Medical Center Gift Shop from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6 before traveling to the main gift shop at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14.

According to Amazon.com, “The Alzheimer’s Prevention Cookbook” outlines “…the latest evidence-based research on Alzheimer’s and nutrition, and presents a dietary plan …to enhance your health.”  More information about the book can be found at: http://www.marwansabbaghmd.com/

“The Alzheimer’s Prevention Cookbook” will be on-sale at both events for $30 each. Dr. Sabbagh will also happily sign any previously purchased books.

Sun Health

Sun Health Named Surprise Non-Profit Of The Year

Sun Health was named Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce’s “2011 Non-Profit of the Year.” The award was presented during the Chamber’s annual awards banquet on March 9 at The Colonnade, a Sun Health Senior Living Community in Surprise.

“We are fortunate to receive this honor and be recognized among such an impressive group or organizations that are making an impact in the Northwest Valley,” Sun Health Chief Executive Officer Ron Guziak said. “2011 was an amazing year of expansion and growth for Sun Health, and we’re excited to continue our community support of health and healthy living programs throughout 2012 and beyond.”

Sun Health’s three major components include the Sun Health Foundation, providing funding and support for Banner Boswell Medical Center, Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center and the Banner Sun Health Research Institute; Sun Health Senior Living; and Sun Health Community Health including its Medication Management and Care Transitions programs.

Below are highlights on how each of Sun Health’s components worked to help guarantee superior health care throughout the West Valley during 2011:

  • Sun Health Foundation contributed nearly $14.5 million to health and human service programs, including $7 million for the new Cath Lab at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center. The Cath Lab opened to the public on Valentine’s Day, 2012.
  • During 2011, Sun Health announced its decision to purchase The Colonnade. Currently consisting of 70 casitas, four townhomes and the recreational village, the planned $100 million nonprofit retirement community is projected to include 150-250 additional units, most built as townhomes and multistory villa apartments.
  • More than 300 people are benefiting from safer medication regimens thanks to the 2011 launch of Sun Health’s Medication Management program. This program helps individuals take control of their medication regimen through a suite of services ensuring greater accuracy, safety and efficacy of their medication plans.
  • Offered at no charge to patients, Sun Health’s Care Transitions program was launched in 2011 to support chronically ill patients following a major hospital stay. The program helps patients better understand their condition and the necessary lifestyle changes needed to prevent future admissions. Offered in partnership with Banner Boswell Medical Center and Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, all patients involved in the program to date have avoided readmission.



2012 Healthcare Leadership Awards Winners & Photos

David Lincoln and the Lincoln family earned Arizona Business Magazine’s first Lifetime Achievement Award to highlight the 5th annual, 2012 Healthcare Leadership Awards Thursday, March 8 at the Arizona Biltmore.

“Even though this is a lifetime award, I hope that I have a lot more life to live,” David Lincoln joked.

Thirteen other awards were presents to honorees, who heard keynote addresses from Dr. Michael Birt, director of the Center for Sustainable Health and interim co-director at ASU’s Biodesign Institute; and Elizabeth Reich, President and CEO, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona.

Congratulations to the 2012 Healthcare Leadership Awards finalists and winners!

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2012 Healthcare Leadership Awards Winners:

Community Outreach: Ruth Rimmer, Director of Psycho/Social Research, Arizona Burn Center, Maricopa Integrated Health Systems

Institution or Educational Program: Arizona Institute for Breast Health

Insurance Provider or Executive: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

Volunteer of the Year: Jean Reynolds, Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Dentist of the Year: Tony S. Hashemian, DDS, A.T. Still University Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health

Nurse or Nursing Advocate: Dr. Anne McNamara, Grand Canyon University

Manager of the Year: Brain Shelley, Banner Del E. Webb

Hospital Executive of the Year: Rhonda Anderson, Cardon Children’s Medical Center

Hospital Administrator of the Year: Dr. Edgar Staren, Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Researcher of the Year: Julie Robbins, Battelle

Healthcare Leadership Physician of the Year: Dr. Stephen Pophal, Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Surgeon of the Year: Dr. David Jacofsky, The CORE Institute

Medical Center or Hospital: Thunderbird Medical Center

Lifetime Achievement Award: David Lincoln and the Lincoln Family

Photos of the 2012 Healthcare Leadership Awards reception and ceremony:

Photos: Cory Bergquist

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Presenting Sponsors:

CTCA Logo Quarles & Brady Logo
National Bank of Az Health Care Trust of America, Inc.

Event Sponsor:

Arizona Biltmore Resort

Dessert Sponsor:

Scan Health Plan Arizona

HCL Awards 2012 - Brian Shelley

HCL Awards 2012: Manager, Brian Shelley


Brian Shelley

Banner Del E. Webb

HCL Awards 2012 - Brian ShelleyAs respiratory manager, Brian Shelley is responsible for a staff of 44 and the day-to-day operations of the cardiopulmonary department. Shelley developed and wrote a computer program that tells the staff how many therapists will be needed and how many treatments each therapist will provide.

Shelley was also responsible for bringing the first neonatal mechanical ventilator into Del E. Webb’s nursery. The device has been used three times and has allowed the baby to stay with the mother in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) without having to be transported out.

Shelley also created a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC or PIC line) and central line insertion team. This team is responsible for all invasive lines inserted from IVs to central lines. The team maintains all lines, documents and discharges all lines. Sepsis and central line initiatives are graded among Banner facilities, and Shelley’s team has been recognized as Best in Banner.

Most impressively, in a time when most hospitals are cutting back, Shelley created 17 new jobs in his department while exceeding budget goals and productivity expectations. He also raised more than $83,000 for the hospital’s Better Together campaign.



Mark Kharoufeh

Cancer Treatment Centers of America

HCL Awards 2012 - Mark KharoufehAs director of inpatient services, Kharoufeh is a nursing professional who puts the patient at the center of every decision. In his leadership role at CTCA, Kharoufeh has effectively overseen many strategic initiatives to streamline the delivery of care while maintaining the highest safety and customer service standards. During his tenure, the staff has tripled in size in all three of his units. Kharoufeh responded by analyzing the needs of both his staff and his patients, resulting in the development of a house supervisor role, a cross-training program, nurse education program and an in-depth orientation process that includes an unprecedented six months of preceptorship.



Karen Richards

SCAN Health Plan Arizona

HCL Awards 2012 - Karen RichardsRichards manages SCAN Health Plan Arizona’s Senior Connections Resource Center in Phoenix, as well as its community outreach programs, many of which she helped develop to target seniors, caregivers and anyone else who interacts with seniors. She manages to accomplish much with just three staff members. Richards maintains an ongoing schedule of classes, workshops and presentations throughout the community, most of which are free. She helped launch SCAN Health Plan Arizona’s “Classroom in the Community” initiative, which delivers more than a dozen free, hour-long workshops at locations throughout the county.


HCL Awards 2012 Winners & Finalists

AZ Business Magazine March/April 2012