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The CORE Institute set to see S. Arizona patients

Arizona’s largest orthopedic and neurology practice, The CORE Institute® powered by Excellence Headquarters®, will begin seeing its first orthopedic patients in Green Valley starting June 1. Earlier this year, The CORE Institute and Green Valley Hospital executed an orthopedic service line co-management agreement. Under the agreement, The CORE Institute will provide orthopedic physician call coverage and orthopedic service line management services at the new 50-bed full-service acute care facility located south of Tucson in Green Valley, opening June 1, 2015.

The CORE Institute also announced it officially opens its first Clinic in Southern Arizona at 4485 S I-19 Frontage Rd in Green Valley. Dr. Alex Verhoogen, board certified orthopedic surgeon with over 40 years of orthopedic experience will care for patients in Green Valley. He has expertise in general orthopedic practice including adult and pediatric fracture care, sports medicine and arthroscopy, and joint reconstruction surgery. Dr. Shane Hess, a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon will be joining the CORE team later this summer and will bring additional expertise in joint replacement surgery to Green Valley. Additionally, senior physicians Drs. David Jacofsky, Bryan Wall and Jason Scalise from Phoenix will be seeing patients, bringing best-in-class orthopedic care to Southern Arizona.   

“The CORE Institute is thrilled to expand our Excellence through Evidence® platform in Southern Arizona to significantly enhance the orthopedic care available in the greater Tucson area,” said Vice Chairman, Dr. Jason Scalise. “We’re excited to bring our standardized care approach, proprietary quality IT platform, and proven outcomes to Green Valley Hospital, and to help build an orthopedic program in Southern Arizona.”

The CORE Institute plans to continue to expand in Southern Arizona, including additional locations in Tucson. Their investment in the community will ultimately shape the entire orthopedic service line and distinguish Green Valley Hospital as a leader in orthopedics delivery in Southern Arizona. 

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Verhoogen, or any of The CORE Institute providers, call 1.866.974.2673.

For more information, visit www.thecoreinstitute.com/greenvalley.



Green Valley gets 1st emergency room, hospital

The southern Arizona town of Green Valley is getting its first emergency room and hospital, according to the Arizona Daily Star.

A $52 million hospital with an ER is expected to open in Green Valley by the year 2014.

Tucson Medical Center officials announced Thursday that they entered a “memorandum of understanding” to develop and operate the new hospital with Scottsdale-based McDowell Enterprises.

TMC is non-profit but the new Green Valley hospital will be for-profit.

Tucson Medical Center officials say it’s too early in the process to know how much money they will invest in building the hospital.

The Arizona Daily Star says the hospital will give Green Valley and nearby Sahuarita residents their first emergency room.

Residents must now travel 30 miles when they have a medical emergency.

Biosphere 2, Photo: Flickr, C. G. P. Grey, www.CGPGrey.com

Things To Do In Arizona: Biosphere 2

Participate in something unique this summer that will not only educate, but help you get involved in your community — Biosphere 2.

Located north of Tuscon, Ariz., sitting at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Biosphere 2 is a center of research, outreach, teaching and learning all about the Earth. But during your visit, you’ll also have the opportunity to become a member. By doing so, you’ll be able to get involved in the community and help out with various outreach programs, gaining hands-on experience that’s out of this world.

Biosphere 2 also offers tours, which include an introductory film, a historical overview, and a discussion of past and present research. Online, you’ll also find an interactive tour allowing you to explore the Biosphere 2 from an aerial view at your computer.

Always keeping its goal in mind, Biosphere 2 also offers an outreach and education program that provides community events and research experience for University of Arizona (UA) undergraduates. Community events include Science Saturday, Science Cafes and Citizen Science. Included with the cost of tour admission, Science Saturday events are designed to provide hands-on experience with science. Science Café, on the other hand, is a free event that allows UA scientists and the community to interact with one another at various venues in the area, such as Crushing Street, Saddlebrooke, Oro Valley, Green Valley, Sun City Vistoso, Gallagher Theater and Tumamoc Hill. And, lastly, Citizen Science is an opportunity to participate and help with science research and outreach efforts.

Whether you’re a lover of science, the Earth or interested in space, get involved at Biosphere 2. Plus, its surrounded by a natural desert preserve, and it was recently named one of the 50 must see “Wonders of the World” — so why wouldn’t you want to check it out?

For more information about Biosphere 2, please visit b2science.org.

Biosphere 2
32540 S. Biosphere Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85739
(520) 838-6200