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Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network affiliation finalized

Sun Health

Scottsdale Healthcare and John C. Lincoln Health Network, two of the Valley’s most respected locally-based non-profit health systems, have completed the closing documents for a system-wide affiliation to improve the health of communities served by the respective organizations. The affiliation creates a new non-profit corporate entity, Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network, which will oversee the Scottsdale… Read More →

Del Webb Gives $500,000 to cut John C. Lincoln readmissions

Medical Technology - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012

Love, they say, makes the world go round. Apparently, at John C. Lincoln Hospitals in Phoenix, love also reduces hospital readmissions by frail Medicare patients. A program that hires military combat medics and corpsmen to care for discharged elderly patients like beloved grandparents has slashed the John C. Lincoln Hospitals’ Medicare patient readmission rates to… Read More →

Health department unveils hospital compare tool

Banner Good Samaritan Hospital

State health officials are launching a new online tool that will let patients and their families compare the costs and results of health care at hospitals across the state. AZ Hospital Compare is managed by the Arizona Health Services Department and will be accessible beginning Monday. The searchable database will allow patients to compare the… Read More →

Scottsdale Healthcare, John C. Lincoln form affiliation

Health Insurance

Scottsdale Healthcare and John C. Lincoln Health Network have endorsed a letter of intent to form a system-wide affiliation to better meet the healthcare needs and thus improve the health of the communities they serve. The nonbinding agreement between the two non-profit organizations allows both to pursue an exclusive negotiation during a due diligence period… 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 →

Arizona’s Health Care Providers Are Working To Eradicate On-Site Infections

Banner Baywood Medical Center
by in Featured | Healthcare

Hospital-acquired infections — illnesses that attack patients after they have been admitted — have health care officials taking myriad steps to combat, control and prevent this insidious enemy. One of those steps is a name change courtesy of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. They now are called healthcare-associated infections, or HAIs. Jessica… 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 →

A New Study Provides Lessons On Enhancing Hospital Board Effectiveness

A New Study Provides Lessons On Enhancing Hospital Board Effectiveness

It’s no secret that nonprofit hospitals, which account for the majority of hospitals in the U.S., are under growing scrutiny from legislators and regulators. In exchange for being exempt from paying taxes, nonprofit hospitals must provide benefits to their communities, including charity care. As health care reform efforts are beginning to get underway, an increasing… Read More →

CEO Series: Rhonda Forsyth

Rhonda Forsyth President and Chief Executive Officer John C. Lincoln Health Network

Rhonda Forsyth President and Chief Executive Officer John C. Lincoln Health Network How would you characterize the health care industry in the Valley? When I think of health care for the Valley, for the most part we’ve been a growth industry. We have had incredible new facilities that have been built and new partners that… Read More →

Hidden Health Care Tax Hits Workers

Hidden Tax Revealed Chart

The Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (AzHHA) and the Arizona Chamber Foundation are joining forces to stop what we call a hidden health care tax on businesses and consumers. According to a study released by the Arizona Chamber Foundation, which is associated with the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Arizona employers and the state’s… Read More →

New Product By Valley Company Offers Innovative Way To Treat Wounds

Healing Powers
by in AZ Business Magazine | Healthcare

Bandages have changed very little over the years, but a new wound-care treatment called Prosit, developed here in the Valley, is shifting that paradigm. Prosit is a single-layer polyester fabric dressing that covers a wound like a bandage. But when moistened, it generates a micro-electric current that kills microbes — bacteria, viruses, fungus, mold, yeast… Read More →

Susan Edwards – President Of The Arizona Region At Banner Health Systems

Susan Edwards - Banner Health

The health care industry remains a bright spot in Arizona’s dismal economic landscape, with Banner Health shining among the very brightest. Headquartered in Phoenix, the not-for-profit health system has 12 hospitals in the Valley and is the second-largest employer in Arizona behind Wal-Mart with more than 26,000 full-time employees. Banner’s Arizona region President Susan Edwards… Read More →

Blood Systems Inc. Succeeds With A Delicate Balancing Act

Blood Systems Inc

When donating blood, many people probably only have a vague understanding of how the entire process works. Most donors certainly don’t understand how complex the mechanisms are that take blood to its final destination, or about the people who make it all happen. “The general public does not understand what goes on behind the walls… Read More →

Applying Supply Chain Management Techniques To The Health Care Industry

Medical supplies

Businesses in the 21st century frequently attribute success to the ability to tame their supply chains. The business of hospitals, in comparison, is quite different. Hospitals are service organizations with diverse customers, including physicians who have strong commitments to given manufacturers and products. Patients, of course, are customers, and their treatment often requires costly items.… Read More →