Medical Director Archives

Building a healthier tomorrow for Arizona, today

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Healthcare

In an annual check up of our nation’s health, Arizona ranked 30th among all 50 states in 2015.  As a state, we have a low rate of both cancer and cardiovascular deaths, but have a high percentage of children in poverty and low rate of high school graduation.  Those findings come from United Health Foundation’s … Read More →

Banner Health sees major gains in quality

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Phoenix-area beneficiaries in the Medicare Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) served by Banner Health Network (BHN) receive a high level of quality care and preventive medicine that results in less cost to the nation’s Medicare system. Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the preliminary results for the Pioneer ACO’s Performance Year… Read More →

Arizona Telemedicine Program names advisory board

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The award-winning Arizona Telemedicine Program (ATP) at the Arizona Health Sciences Center of the University of Arizona has announced the appointment of the National Advisory Board of the Telemedicine and Telehealth Service Provider Showcase (SPSSM), to be held Oct. 6-7 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Phoenix. The 24 nationally recognized thought leaders and health-care… Read More →

Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona elects 3 to Board

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Three new members were elected to the Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona (BIAAZ) Board of Directors at the non-profit organization’s annual member meeting last month. Ray Norris, Sharon Phillips and Amanda Wigal-Schlosser will serve their first terms December 2013 through 2016. “The Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona is incredibly excited to include these three experienced… Read More →

John C. Lincoln offers state's 1st Low Dose 3D mammograms

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John C. Lincoln’s Breast Health and Research Center in North Phoenix is now Arizona’s first site to offer low dose 3-D mammography, the latest innovation in breast cancer screening. The new low dose 3-D system from Hologic requires less compression time and reduces radiation exposure. It does this by creating 2-D images from the 3-D… Read More →

John C. Lincoln offers state’s 1st Low Dose 3D mammograms

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John C. Lincoln’s Breast Health and Research Center in North Phoenix is now Arizona’s first site to offer low dose 3-D mammography, the latest innovation in breast cancer screening. The new low dose 3-D system from Hologic requires less compression time and reduces radiation exposure. It does this by creating 2-D images from the 3-D… Read More →

$100,000 grant aids rapid cancer detection program

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by in Featured | Healthcare | Tech

A one-of-a-kind rapid cancer detection program developed through collaboration between local physicians, the Scottsdale Healthcare Research Institute and Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Industrial Development Authority (IDA) of Scottsdale. The Rapid Detection and Assessment of Response (RADAR) program uses high-tech radiologic imaging and advanced… Read More →

Arizona Ranks 23rd for Senior Health

Medical Technology - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012

Arizona is ranked 23rdfor senior health, according to the inaugural edition of United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings Senior Report: A Call to Action for Individuals and Their Communities. United Health Foundation commissioned the America’s Health RankingsSenior Report to examine the health challenges affecting today’s seniors and to encourage the nation and local communities to… Read More →

Web can be a blessing and a curse for health advice

Nursing Shortage Still Plagues Arizona’s Health Care Industry
by in Featured | Healthcare

Admit it. You’ve had an ache or pain or a sniffle or stiffness and Googled your symptoms to figure out what was wrong. We’ve all done it. While WebMD may be the quickest way to find and answer, it may not be the healthiest. “The danger is that many different diseases have similar symptoms and… Read More →

‘The Alzheimer’s Prevention Cookbook’ signing

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Not many people hope to work themselves out of a job. However Dr. Marwan Sabbagh, a board-certified neurologist and Banner Sun Health Research Institute medical director, has spent his entire career seeking to do just that as a leading researcher combating Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Sabbagh’s next step toward his self-stated unemployment goal is “The Alzheimer’s… Read More →

2010 HCLA – Physician

2010 Health Card Leadership Awards honors the Valley's professional's in the health industry

Honoree: Brian Tiffany, MD, Ph.D., FACEP Partner Premier Emergency Medical Specialists With more than 20 years in the health care industry as a student, physician, researcher and educator, Dr. Brian Tiffany considers the emergency department a special place. Tiffany is a partner at Premier Emergency Medical Specialists, which provides emergency medicine specialists for Chandler Regional… Read More →

2010 HCLA – Insurance Executive

2010 Health Care Leadership Awards

Honoree: Richard Boals Richard Boals President and CEO Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona As president and chief executive officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) since 2003, Richard Boals is dedicated to ensuring that the health care needs of 1.3 million beneficiaries are met and exceeded. He leads a team of managers… Read More →