March of Dimes Archives

Talking Stick Resort chefs featured in fundraiser

Right: Orange Sky Restaurant Chef Ron Dimas, Left: Executive Chef Tom Freimuth

Talking Stick Resort’s Executive Chef Tom Freimuth and Orange Sky Restaurant Chef Ron Dimas have been named the 2015 Honorary Chefs by March of Dimes Arizona. Each year, March of Dimes honors leading chefs who have donated their time and talents to support of the organization and Arizona’s babies. Talking Stick Resort, Freimuth and Dimas… Read More →

March of Dimes honors Abrazo’s Tiffiny Strever

Nurses in a line

Abrazo West Campus Trauma Manager Tiffiny Strever has been named March of Dimes Distinguished Nurse of the Year. Strever, a 30-year nursing veteran, oversees the Level 1 Trauma Center at Abrazo West Campus (formerly West Valley Hospital), 13677 W. McDowell Road in Goodyear. It is the only Level 1 Trauma Center serving western Maricopa County.… Read More →

Arizona achieves substantial reduction in preterm birth

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Nearly 1,000 babies were spared the health consequences of an early birth and potentially $52.7 million in health care and societal costs were avoided in Arizona, according to the March of Dimes.  Based on 2012 preliminary data, Arizona has reduced its rate of preterm birth from a rate of 12.7% in 2009 to 11.6% in… Read More →

Arizona Community Foundation awards $25K to AFHP


The Arizona Community Foundation has awarded the Arizona Family Health Partnership (AFHP) a $25,000 grant to implement a statewide public awareness and education campaign for young women about the importance of taking B vitamin folic acid before and during pregnancy to prevent birth defects. Research consistently shows that the highest rate of unintended pregnancies is… Read More →

Banner Health earns Performance Excellence Award

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Banner Health’s pioneering clinical work to reduce the elective delivery of babies has been recognized with a Showcase in Excellence Award as part of the Arizona Performance Excellence Award Program sponsored by the Arizona Quality Alliance (AQA). Banner Health’s entry, “Reducing Elective Deliveries Less than 39 Weeks,” was recognized for specific process excellence that demonstrates… Read More →