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Through Tele-Medicine And Rural Clinics, Jim Dickson Serves Arizona

Jim Dickson Copper Queen Community Hospital - AZ Business Magazine Sept/Oct 2010

Jim Dickson CEO Copper Queen Community Hospital Having been in the health care field for 40 years, Jim Dickson is well suited for his position as CEO of Bisbee’s Copper Queen Community Hospital. Dickson has worked in hospitals of all sizes, from large ones with 440 beds to smaller hospitals, such as Copper Queen,… Read More →

Solving The Nursing Shortage

Nurses in a line
by in Healthcare | Infographics

Although there are 2.6 million registered nurses in the United States, by 2020 America will enter a nursing shortfall of more than 1 million nurses.  Growing population and cuts to nursing schools are two main reasons for the shortfall. However, this infographic from offers solutions to the nursing shortage, along with statistics about the… Read More →

Nation’s Unemployment Rate Holds Steady

unemployment rate was unchanged at 9.6 percent after the economy lost 54,000 jobs in August
by in Economy

The nation’s unemployment rate was unchanged at 9.6 percent after the economy lost 54,000 jobs in August. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported today that government employment fell as a result of shedding 114,000 temporary workers hired for the Census. Private-sector payroll employment rose by 67,000. “The August jobs report, albeit tepid, does… Read More →

CEO Series: Anthony Marinello

Marinello standing in front of a building

Anthony Marinello CEO, Mountain Vista Medical Center/IASIS Healthcare What will be the impact of Arizona’s budget cuts on hospitals in particular and the health care industry in general? All hospitals are going to feel the impact. There are several areas: education, economy, jobs, general medical education; and it’s just going to take a big effect… Read More →

A Solid Health Management Program Can Be A Good Investment For Any Company

Many population health management programs face closer scrutiny when a company is faced with difficult budget decisions during a tough economy. But health and health care costs are a strategic priority for every business whether they acknowledge it or not — and most readily do. In times of economic downturn, companies might want to consider… Read More →

Grand Canyon University Commits To Go Red For Women Campaign

Many in the Valley still don’t realize that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. But with long-standing health care educator Grand Canyon University (GCU) putting its muscle behind the annual Go Red For Women campaign, you can bet the issue will become top of mind. “With our penetration in the local health… Read More →

Our Culture Of Physical Inactivity Is Killing Us

Cardiovascular disease is our nation’s No.1 killer. Physical inactivity significantly increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. Seventy percent of Americans don’t get enough exercise, blaming lack of time and lack of motivation. People need help People are less active due to technology, transportation, etc. Sedentary jobs have increased 83 percent since 1950. Almost… Read More →

Outgoing AzHHA Leader John Rivers Talks About The Past, Present And Future Of Health Care In Arizona

After more than 23 years as president and CEO of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (AzHHA), John Rivers announced he will be stepping down in January of next year. Arizona Business Magazine asked Rivers about his tenure at AzHHA and the challenges facing the health care system. How has the Valley and state’s health… Read More →

What Businesses Should Know About This New Strain Of Flu Virus

Stop the Spread of the Flu

The second wave of the influenza pandemic should be upon us in earnest soon. So far, the virus remains similar in severity to regular flu (although a disproportionate share of those seriously ill are children and young adults). However, it continues to mutate and there remain unknowns. The one near certainty we have learned from… Read More →

Hospitals And Health Care Organizations Are Making Tough Decisions To Ride Out The Recession

Hospitals And Health Care Organizations Are Making Tough Decisions To Ride Out The Recession

After a decade of significant growth, the Valley’s health care industry has become an economic driver for the state. During this severe economic downturn, however, the health care industry busted the myth of being recession proof. But that doesn’t mean it’s recession battered. Health care organizations have weathered the economic turmoil better than most industries… Read More →

Child Care: Phoenix Children’s Hospital And Cardon Children’s Medical Center Help Young Cancer Patients

Child Care: Phoenix Children’s Hospital And Cardon Children’s Medical Center Help Young Cancer Patients

Children in the Valley have access to some of the most comprehensive cancer care in the region, thanks to the two hospitals that are solely dedicated to pediatric patients — Phoenix Children’s Hospital and the soon-to-be-opened Cardon Children’s Medical Center. Phoenix Children’s Hospital houses the state’s largest pediatric cancer program and is a long-standing member… Read More →

Healthcare Solutions Center Provides Onsite Health Care To Large Employers

healthcare onsite for large employers

Time and money are two things few people can afford to waste, especially these days. In an effort to save both, people often put their own health concerns on the backburner. After all, who wants to take time away from work or family to go to the doctor, wait around to actually see the doctor,… Read More →

Justin Marsh, Of Arthur Andrew Medical, Uses Japanese Enzymes To Cure People

Arthur Andrew Medical

Justin Marsh Arthur Andrew Medical Title: Founder and CEO Est: 1999  | Justin Marsh, co-founder and CEO of Arthur Andrew Medical, is shining a light on an unconventional approach to improving health. But it all started far from the world of medicine. Marsh left college with an electronics engineering degree and began his career… Read More →

WESTMARC Unveils The Results Of A Work Force Labor Market Study

West Valley Industry Turnover

What started as an initiative from the city of Surprise Economic Development Department quickly turned into an unprecedented work force study on the entire West Valley spearheaded by WESTMARC. The study came about through a collaboration of communities, corporations, government entities and educational institutions that contributed more than $150,000 to fund the report. “West Valley… Read More →