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Acacia Health Center expansion underway at Sagewood

Acacia Health Center
by in AZRE Magazine | Construction | In The Spotlight

Sagewood, a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) focused on independence and well-being located at 4555 E. Mayo Blvd in northeast Phoenix is underway with the $13.2 million construction expansion of its onsite Acacia Health Center. The 36,300–square-foot expansion will double the size of the health center and include the addition of 60 beds to include a… Read More →

Banner Health sees major gains in quality


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 →

Mesa-based NextCare Expands in Oklahoma


Access Medical Centers of Oklahoma – a brand of Mesa-based NextCare Holdings, Inc., one of the nation’s leading providers of urgent care medicine and occupational medical services – announces the opening of a new center in the Oklahoma City metro area. This new clinic brings the total number of network locations throughout Oklahoma to 16.… 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 →

Innovative Banner program helps cut healthcare costs

Banner Good Samaritan Hospital
by in Business News | Healthcare

In its first year of performance, Banner Health Network (BHN) was successful in delivering more coordinated care and a considerable savings over traditional fee-for-service Medicare plans as part of the Medicare Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO). BHN leaders are now focusing efforts on the true test of this model– whether it can be sustained and… 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 →

SCAN Health Plan Arizona Offers ‘Wellness Way of Living’ Programs In May

SCAN Health Plan

A healthy cooking demonstration and sampling offered by SCAN Health Plan. In honor of National Salad Month, the May demonstration will feature salads and will be held on May 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. As part of the eight-month series called “Wellness Way of Living,” a one-hour workshop on physical activity will be… Read More →