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Junior Achievement names Katherine Cecala president

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Junior Achievement of Arizona (JA), a nearly 60-year-old Arizona nonprofit, announced it has selected esteemed business and nonprofit executive Katherine Cecala as its new president. Cecala joins the organization at a time when it is poised to elevate its programs and breadth of student service to a greater level. “There are more one million students… Read More →

Banner leaders elected to Nurse Executives National Board


Two Banner Health executives have been elected to serve a three-year term with the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) starting January 1, 2016. Lamont M. Yoder, RN, MSN, MBA, NEA-BC, FACHE, chief executive officer at Banner Gateway Medical Center and Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Gilbert, Ariz., was elected to serve as treasurer… Read More →

Banner Health’s Becky Kuhn will be honored by ASU


Becky Kuhn, Banner Health’s executive vice president for community delivery, will be recognized by the Arizona State University College of Nursing & Health Innovation (CONHI) at the eighth annual “Dream, Discover, Deliver” event on Oct. 22 at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel. The event honors outstanding leaders and organizations that have made significant contributions to… Read More →

Big crowd honors Arizona’s Most Influential Women


A crowd of nearly 500 people packed Chateau Luxe in Phoenix Thursday night to honor Az Business and AZRE magazines’ Most Influential Women in Arizona Business. “The Most Influential Women issue of both magazines is easily our most popular issue of the year,”said AZ Big Media  Publisher Cheryl Green. “This year, we had more than 2,000 women… Read More →

Rebecca Kuhn: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Rebecca Kuhn, executive vice president, Banner Health Kuhn is responsible for oversight of community hospitals, medical centers and operating units including Banner Medical Group, Banner Home Care and Banner Hospice. Greatest accomplishment: “My career journey – starting as an ICU nurse and progressing through clinical, education and leadership roles to an executive position in a… Read More →

Alexandra Morehouse joins Banner Health as SVP

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Alexandra Morehouse has been appointed Senior Vice President/Chief Marketing Officer for Banner Health, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems. Morehouse will join Banner on August 31st. In previous positions, Morehouse has created a track-record of driving revenue growth with special expertise in building consumer preference and demand through traditional and digital media. Prior… Read More →

WESTMARC turns West Valley into healthcare hotbed

Dr. Miles Howard utilizes da Vinci Robotic Surgery technology at Abrazo Arrowhead Hospital.

There was a time when many West Valley residents had to travel to downtown Phoenix or the East Valley for specialized healthcare services and treatments. Times have dramatically changed. “Whether it’s specialized pediatric care, trauma care, cutting-edge heart care, or state-of-the-art cancer care, you can find some of the leading providers of those services in… Read More →

Banner Health facilities among ‘Best Hospitals’

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Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix and Banner – University Medical Center Tucson have each been named to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospital ranking, and nationally recognized for specialty services. Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix, ranked as the second best hospital in Arizona, is also recognized nationally for geriatrics, nephrology, diabetes/endocrinology and… Read More →

Kathy Bollinger – Most Influential Women In Commercial Real Estate

Photo by Mike Mertes, Az Big Media

The 12 women who made AZRE’s Most Influential Women in Commercial Real Estate list are an extraordinary bunch. While that seems implied in the recognition, it’s something that goes beyond their professional achievements. Many of these women have held minimum wage jobs, slowly working through the ranks to a C-suite. A few have known the… Read More →

Banner Health finalizes Payson Regional merger


Banner Health announced that the merger of Mogollon Health Alliance (MHA) into Banner has been consummated and a definitive agreement has been signed with Payson Hospital Corporation.  Banner will assume operation of the 44-bed Payson Regional Medical Center on August 1, 2015. No interruptions in services are anticipated during this transition. “We were anxious to… Read More →

UA, Phoenix will expand Phoenix Biomedical Campus

Bioscience in Arizona - AZ Business Magazine November 2008

The University of Arizona, the anchor tenant of the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, and the City of Phoenix have entered into an agreement to expand the university’s presence on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus. The agreement approved by the Phoenix City Council on Wednesday calls for the university, Banner Health, and any potential development partners, to develop… Read More →

ASU, Banner launch research on neurodegenerative disease


Arizona State University and Banner Health have announced a new research alliance to advance the scientific study, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. The partnership between Arizona State University (ASU), one of the nation’s largest public research universities, and Phoenix-based Banner Health, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems, includes the… Read More →

General contractors selected for Banner-University Medical Center

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The general contractors have been selected for an 11-story tower that will replace the 40-year-old portion of the hospital at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson. Pending zoning approvals, Sundt I DPR, A Joint Venture, will begin preparing the site and utilities late this year, with construction starting in early 2016. The facility is expected… Read More →

Technology carries real estate through healthcare changes

A nurse sits at the iCare ICU Program at Banner Desert in Mesa.

A patient sits in the ICU at Banner Health’s Fairbanks Memorial Hospital in Alaska. It’s late, many of the staff have gone home. He watches the glowing blinks of the machines monitoring his vital signs lighting the room in little blue and green bursts. Suddenly, a nurse is beckoned to his bedside by an abnormal… Read More →