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Old Town Scottsdale gets new Cancer Care Center

Arizona Center for Cancer Care (AZCCC), a multispecialty group of Arizona’s most recognizable names in cancer treatment and technology, has announced that it has officially opened at Scottsdale Healthcare’s Osborn Medical Center location.

“We are pleased to welcome AZCCC to the Osborn Medical Center location and look forward to continuing to work together to provide exceptional oncology care at both of our Scottsdale Healthcare facilities,” said Lindsay Thomas, director of oncology for Scottsdale Healthcare.

Earlier this year AZCCC opened a facility at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare’s Shea Medical Center location, allowing doctors to accommodate an increased volume of patients and bring leading-edge cancer care technology to Scottsdale Healthcare.

The facility is an outpatient single story building at 337 E. 2nd St. on Scottsdale Healthcare’s Osborn Campus.

“The goal was to bring the best physicians together to offer the best comprehensive care to patients,” said Thomas. “Both the Scottsdale Healthcare Shea and Osborn Centers share a commitment to clinical excellence and our partnership with AZCCC has enabled us to broaden our services in this region.”

Aside from additional exam and procedure rooms, the now complete facility renovations include:
* The addition of state-of-the-art radiation therapy services such as RapidArc Sterotactic Radiosurgery, which will allow for short courses of pin-pointed radiation
* The installation of a new iX Linear Accelerator manufactured by Varian, the industry leader in radiation equipment, capable of delivering precision Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and image-guided radiation therapy

“Radiation therapy technologies such as IMRT/ IGRT and Radiosurgery help deliver higher doses of radiation to tumors with fewer complications and less immediate and long-term side effects,” said Dr. Diane C. Racine, a partner at AZCCC and member of the Scottsdale Healthcare medical staff.

Dr. Racine has been providing services at the AZCCC Virginia G. Piper location, but will soon bring her services and expertise to the new facility at the Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center. In addition to her current role, Racine practiced at and served as director of residency programs for the Department of Radiation Oncology at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago and has both taught radiation oncology courses at the University of Chicago and served as assistant professor of radiation oncology at Rush Medical College.

Joining Racine at the Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center will be fellow radiation oncologist Dr. Luci Chen. . Chen also brings experience from her time as clinical director of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital and as assistant professor of radiation oncology at the University of Chicago. She has also been awarded a Fellowship by the American Cancer Society for her clinical research in cancer care.

“With a coordinated multidisciplinary approach to radiation therapy now available through both Scottsdale Healthcare locations, patients will have the best chance for achieving optimal treatment results with the added convenience of the two local centers,” said Chen.

For more information, please visit www.arizonaccc.com.

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Military RN program dedicated at Scottsdale Healthcare

The U.S. Air Force Critical Care & Emergency Trauma Nursing Fellowship at Scottsdale Healthcare was dedicated Oct. 31 during a ribbon cutting ceremony featuring Maj. Gen. Dorothy A. Hogg, Assistant Air Force Surgeon General for Medical Force Development and Chief of the USAF Nurse Corps.

Based in the Military Training Center at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center, the Fellowship is the only one of its kind in a civilian hospital, and one of only two in the United States. A similar program is offered at the San Antonio Military Medical Center in Texas.

“The need to prepare nurses who are ready for all contingencies never ends. As a matter of fact, it becomes more critical as well as more challenging. Programs like these here at Scottsdale Healthcare help us maintain clinical proficiencies not available within our own military treatment facilities,” said Maj. Gen. Hogg.

The 12-month-long U.S. Air Force Critical Care & Emergency Trauma Nursing Fellowship at Scottsdale Healthcare includes five weeks of in-depth classroom education followed by hands-on learning with preceptors in the specialty care units and Level I Trauma Center at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center.

The Fellowship is designed for five to seven participants, rotating in winter, spring and summer each year. Air Force Nursing Fellows also complete rotations to gain experience in areas such as burn ICU, pediatric ICU and prehospital care at affiliated sites.

Lt. Col. (select) Susie Everly of Luke Air Force Base, whose experience ranges from multiple deployments as an aeromedical evacuation nurse to serving as the Senior White House Nurse, is director of the new Fellowship.

The initial Fellowship class consists of three Air Force Nurses, Capt. Patrick Nugent of Sparta, Wis.,
Capt. Weston Winn of Knoxville, Tenn. and 1st Lt. Katrina Chu of New York, New York. The next Fellowship class is expected to begin in approximately three months.

“By the end of the fellowship, these nurses will emerge as experienced critical care and emergency trauma nurses with the education, clinical skills and confidence to care for the highest acuity patients,” said Jerry Zabokrtsky, director of Corporate & Community Preparedness for Scottsdale Healthcare.

The program also included special recognition for Arizona Rep. Heather Carter (R-Cave Creek) for her support of the Scottsdale Healthcare Military Partnership and sponsorship of HB 2064 facilitating training in Arizona for military medical professionals. Gov. Jan. Brewer signed HB 2064 in law in April, allowing military medical professionals to cut through licensing red tape to get needed real world training at Scottsdale Healthcare.

Also attending the dedication were Luke AFB Brigadier General Michael Rothstein, Commander, 56th Fighter Wing and Col. Yolanda Bledsoe, Commander, 56th Medical Group.

Scottsdale Healthcare’s Military Partnership provides military medical personnel with training, education and the clinical experience needed to perform successfully in combat and humanitarian missions while building relationships that can be used in potential disaster response situations. More than 1,900 service members have been trained.