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Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network is now HonorHealth

HonorHealth, both a name and a call to action, is the new name and brand for Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network.

“At HonorHealth, we’re all about making healthy personal with a focus on our patients – when they’re healthy and when they’re not,” said CEO Tom Sadvary. “We’re honored to put them at the center of everything we do. We’re also transforming healthcare by making it simpler and more accessible.”

HonorHealth was created in 2013 with the affiliation and subsequent merger of John C. Lincoln Health Network and Scottsdale Healthcare. The new brand and name honor the legacy of those health systems.

HonorHealth is transforming healthcare by building an interconnected network of care, which includes:

• Ambulatory health centers that will offer primary and urgent care, pharmacy, imaging and lab services and physical therapy within one location. These centers also will have observation units for patients requiring round-the-clock-care, but not necessarily hospitalization or a visit to the emergency department. In this setting, patient can receive treatment with better outcomes and at a lower price. The first center is under construction in Glendale.

• A Transition Specialist program that helps patients recover from illness or surgery. The transition specialists make house calls to assist patients with follow-up medical care, blood pressure monitoring, medication management and nutrition education.

• HonorHealth Medical Group, a network of 54 primary care and specialty practices, located throughout the Valley.

• Extensive outpatient services, including the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center, Breast Health and Research Center, Greenbaum Specialty Surgical Hospital, Sonoran Health and Emergency Center, and a Research Institute.

• Five acute care hospitals: Deer Valley Medical Center, John C. Lincoln Medical Center (formerly North Mountain Hospital), Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center, Scottsdale Shea Medical Center, and Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical Center. Level 1 trauma centers are located at John C. Lincoln and Scottsdale Osborn Medical Centers. Major tertiary services are covered between all HonorHealth hospitals.

• Extensive community outreach programs that are part of HonorHealth’s legacy. Neighborhood Outreach and Access to Health’s (NOAH) four locations offer medical, dental, prenatal, behavioral health, nutrition, immunization, health education, vision, and hearing services. Desert Mission serves the community through its food bank, childcare learning center, children’s dental clinic, community health center, behavioral health center, adult day health care and neighborhood renewal programs.

“HonorHealth is building an integrated healthcare delivery network of hospitals, physicians – private and employed, and outpatient services, which will provide a continuum of care for our patients,” said Sadvary. “We’re taking innovative steps to achieve our vision, and to proactively help our patients stay as healthy as possible.”

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JCL building Sonoran Health and Emergency Center

Visible construction of John C. Lincoln’s Sonoran Health and Emergency Center is rising on 22 acres south of Sonoran Boulevard near Interstate 17 in North Phoenix. The medical complex remains on target to open in December 2013.

Initially, the $18 million Sonoran Health and Emergency Center will be a 40,000-square-foot facility housing emergency and medical imaging services and breast health with 3-D mammography. It will employ approximately 40 staff members.

The facility cost funds site work, construction, furnishings and medical equipment. The cost does not include a 120-bed hospital that ultimately is planned to be built on the site. The hospital and additional medical office buildings will be developed at a later time determined by developments in the area’s economy and population growth.

John C. Lincoln already has two hospitals under its umbrella: John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital at the Loop 101 and I-17 and John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital on Dunlap in North Central Phoenix. The Health Network also includes the John C. Lincoln Health Center with Urgent Care at Anthem, 27 primary care physician practices including 12 in the North Valley, and the Desert Mission health and human services for the under- and uninsured members of the community.

The medical complex was designed by the Devenny Group, Ltd., and is being built by DPR Construction, according to Sheila Gerry, John C. Lincoln senior vice president, Real Estate and Facilities Development. The Health Network acquired the site in October 2012 from shopping mall developer Macerich and its Westcor division for $5.6 million.

Ground was broken and construction began on the Sonoran Health and Emergency Center during the first week of December 2012. Macerich put in road and water infrastructure to accommodate the medical complex development. Santa Monica, Calif.-based Macerich still owns an adjacent 55 acres in the development along I-17 south of the Carefree Highway.