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McCarthy Building Companies Hires Kirk McClure As Director Of Business Development

Kirk McClure
by in Business News | Newsmakers

  McCarthy Building Companies recently hired Kirk McClure as Director of Business Development for the Southwest division. His primary focus will be on municipal, higher education and commercial construction projects. In this position, McClure will play a key role, providing more than a decade of industry expertise with a diverse, well-rounded background in project management,… Read More →

Main Event Entertainment Buys 6.4 Acres at Tempe's Emerald Center


  Main Event Entertainment purchased a 6.4-acre retail site in Tempe for $2.05M and will build a new 57,000 SF indoor entertainment venue. The property is located in Emerald Center near Interstate 10 and Warner Road in Tempe adjacent to IKEA and Dick’s Sporting Goods. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, this will be Main Event’s first building… Read More →

Banner Estrella Recognized As An Energy Star Facility By EPA

Banner Estrella Mtn
by in Building Green | Business News

Banner Estrella Medical Center is the first and only hospital in Maricopa County to be labeled an ENERGY STAR® certified building by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. There are just four hospitals in Arizona and 150 hospitals nationwide have the EPA-certified ENERGY STAR label. ENERGY STAR certified buildings use an average of 35 percent less… Read More →

6 Tips To Launching Your Own Business In A Down Economy

The idea of starting your own business can be frightening with the recession - AZ Business Magazine Nov/Dec 2010

The idea of starting your own business can be frightening, particularly with the recession stubbornly choking the Arizona economy. However, by following a few tips for getting started, launching your own company doesn’t need to be scary. In fact, there are a few advantages to launching a business during an economic downturn. Commercial space is… Read More →

AzHHA’s New President And CEO Is Ready To Tackle The Industry’s Challenges

AzHHA’s New President And CEO Laurie Liles - AZ Business Magazine Sept/Oct 2010
by in AZ Business Magazine | Healthcare

A familiar face has been named the new president and chief executive officer of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (AzHHA). Laurie Liles assumed her new role on Sept. 7, succeeding John Rivers, who will be available as a consultant until his retirement becomes official in January. Selected by the AzHHA board of directors on… Read More →

AzHHA’s 2010 Annual Membership Conference Is Aimed At Helping Members Prepare For Change

AzHHA’s 2010 Annual Membership Conference - AZ Business Magazine Sept/Oct 2010
by in AZ Business Magazine | Healthcare

With the health care field on the brink of a major upheaval, the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association’s (AzHHA) 2010 Annual Membership Conference offers members information on what to expect in the future. The theme, Bringing the Future into Focus, incorporates a mix of topics and speakers intended to appeal to a diverse hospital audience.… Read More →

Electronic Health Records And Cancer Care Are On Pat Walz’s Radar For Yuma Regional Medical Center

Pat Walz VP - AZ Business Magazine Sept/Oct 2010

Pat Walz President and CEO Yuma Regional Medical Center As the new president and CEO of Yuma Regional Medical Center, Pat Walz is looking to the future. Walz, who was named to the top spot at Yuma Regional in June, has several plans to make the hospital a leader in the health care industry,… Read More →

St. Joseph’s And Phoenix Children’s Announce A Strategic Alliance

St. Joseph’s And Phoenix Children’s Announce A Strategic Alliance - AZ Business Magazine June 2010

Two major forces in the Valley’s health care industry are joining together to ensure the future of quality pediatric care in Arizona. St Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center and Phoenix Children’s Hospital are in the process of negotiating a strategic alliance that will make Arizona a medical destination for young patients with complex and acute… Read More →

First Job: Mark El-Tawil, President of Arizona Market, Humana Inc.

Tawil in front of Kmart

Mark El-Tawil President, Arizona Market, Humana Inc. Describe your very first job and what lessons you learned from it. My first job was as a pre-opening stock clerk at Kmart. It was in the small town where I grew up and went to college, and Kmart was about the only place an unskilled worker like… Read More →

The Valley’s Health Care Industry Held Its Own During The Recession And Looks Toward Expansion In The Recovery

In an economic downturn that has plunged Arizona into its worst financial crisis in decades, one sector of the state’s economy that remains vibrant and growing is the health care industry. Consider recent developments driven primarily by population growth: the Creighton University partnership with St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center; the newly opened Cardon Children’s… 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 →

Executives From West Valley Hospitals Assess The Impact Of The Current Economy

AH Endovascular OR Suite

The need for health care services continues to grow across the state, including the West Valley. And under the current recession, hospitals are being asked to do more with less. Jon Bartlett, CEO of Arrowhead Hospital, says the health care industry is not immune to the impact of the bad economy, but he remains optimistic… Read More →

Peter Fine, Now CEO Of Banner Health, Drove A Taxi As His First Job

Peter Fine President and CEO Banner Health

Peter Fine President and CEO Banner Health Describe your very first job and what lessons you learned from it. Once I got past delivering newspapers as a little kid, my first job with significant responsibility was driving a taxicab outside of New York City. I did this starting the summer after high school, and did… Read More →

The State’s Health Care Industry Is Strong, But The Recession Is Taking A Toll

nurses, healthcare, doctors

Although I have only been in Arizona 11 years, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center has been providing high-quality care to Valley residents since 1895. And for the past century, St. Joseph’s has been known for two primary missions: Service to the poor and underserved; and outstanding care, particularly in the neurosciences, driven by groundbreaking… Read More →