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What do golf and surgery have in common?

Imagine sinking chip shots on three of the world’s most famous golf courses while chipping in to help fund a high-tech hybrid operating suite at Banner Boswell Medical Center. How’s it possible you ask?

Sun Health Foundation and Arrowhead Lexus have joined forces to sell drawing tickets for a chance to play in the 2013 Lexus Champions For Charity Golf Tournament, a five-day golf getaway for two, held Dec. 11-15, in Pebble Beach, Calif.

Ticket proceeds will help fund a new hybrid operating suite at Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City.

Only 400 drawing tickets are available, with the winner and a friend earning the chance to “play like a pro” on three of Pebble Beach’s hallowed golf courses: Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill and Spanish Bay.

The winning package includes meals, carts and green fees; an incredible tee prize package; transportation between local airports and the golf resorts and a teaching clinic from a top PGA professional.

Tickets are $150 each or five for $600. Ticket sponsorship packages are also available. The winning ticket will be drawn October 3 at Arrowhead Lexus Peoria. Need not be present to win.  Purchase tickets by calling 623-832-7609 or visit sunhealthfoundation.org.

Hybrid Operating Suite
The $8.2 million project involves transforming a 40-year-old clinical space into a futuristic hybrid operating suite, the first of its kind in the West Valley. Construction will also include refurbishing and constructing two new OR suites. The hybrid will combine the latest surgical, cardiac catheterization and 3-D radiology technologies with real-time patient monitoring, allowing patients to stay in one place.

Interventional cardiologists, electro-physiologists or interventional radiologists and heart and vascular surgeons will work side by side. It will greatly benefit patients requiring minimally invasive valve procedures as well as those needing cardiovascular or vascular treatment. The results will be shorter recovery times, fewer complications, reduced pain and increased quality of life. Expected to be completed in late summer 2014, the project also includes expanding the Same Day Surgery unit. Ultimately, the project will allow Banner Boswell to continue to expand its comprehensive cardiac program to meet the current and future needs of the community.

Jack Stephenson 2013

Stephenson elected Sun Health Services Board chairman

R. Jack Stephenson has been elected chairman of the board for Sun Health Services for the fiscal year beginning July 1.

Stephenson, a resident of Sun City West, has a rich history of civic involvement, serving as president of both the Sun City West Rotary Club and the Briarwood Country Club in 2011. He previously served as vice chairman of the Sun Health Services Board, and has been active on a number of board committees as well as the Sun Health Foundation Board.

The founder/owner of the Pacific Northwest law firm Carney, Stephenson, Badley, Smith & Spellman, Stephenson’s distinguished legal career stretched nearly four decades. His areas of concentration included construction, products liability, insurance coverage and environmental law.

“Jack brings an impressive combination of keen legal and business acumen that will serve us well in shaping Sun Health’s vision for healthy living,” Sun Health Chief Executive Officer Ron Guziak explained. “He has a passion for the role Sun Health plays in the West Valley and is a natural fit for this role.”

Stephenson previously served as chair of the Trial Practice section of the Washington State Bar Association and as president of Washington Defense Trial Lawyers. He also served as chair of environmental and coverage for the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel.

Stephenson also brings extensive real estate experience to the Sun Health Services Board, having owned a 70-acre apple and pear orchard and having managed a real estate LLC.

“I’m honored to serve as chairman,” Stephenson said. “This is an exciting time for Sun Health, with a number of new programs being introduced. I believe great things are ahead.”

An avid golfer, Stephenson has held numerous positions both at Briarwood as well as Sand Point Golf and Country Clubs in Seattle.


Sun Health Foundation backs two fall fundraisers

Make a difference in local orthopedic care by attending two great fundraisers hosted by the Sun Health Foundation.

Below are more details on Sun Health Foundation’s inaugural Swinging in the Sun for Aces golf tournament, scheduled for 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15 at Wigwam Arizona’s Heritage Course; and Healthy SUNsations Gala – “One Hip Party!,” beginning at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, also at Wigwam Arizona.

Swinging in the Sun for Aces – Imagine changing your life with a single swing of a golf club!

We’re not talking about the PGA or LPGA Tour. We are talking about the West Valley’s newest all-Par 3 Party – Sun Health Foundation’s Swinging in the Sun for Aces Tournament.

Distinctly different from most tournaments, this all-Par 3 tournament features amazing potential prizes at each and every hole. The event’s biggest prize? Ten golfers will take aim at $1 million ($500,000 of which would go to Sun Health Foundation).

Other fun “game changers” include nine holes featuring Lexus automobiles as a hole-in-one prize and several guaranteed giveaways including a $5,000 cash prize, a $5,000 Pebble Beach gift card and a one-year free Wigwam golf membership.

Swinging in the Sun for Aces supports orthopedic care at Banner Boswell and Banner Del E. Webb medical centers. Four different entry packages are available:

• Foursome Package 1: Four tickets to Sun Health Foundation’s Swinging in the Sun for Aces tournament, along with four drawing tickets for a chance to win entry into the Lexus Champions for Charity (a three-day, two-person, better-ball format tournament scheduled Dec. 5-9 at three of Pebble Beach’s most exclusive golf courses ) – $1,400.

• Foursome Package 2: Four individual tickets to the Sun Health Foundation tournament only – $1,000.

• Individual Package 1: A single ticket to the Sun Health Foundation tournament, along with a drawing ticket for the Lexus Champions for Charity – $350.

• Individual Package 2: A single ticket to the Sun Health Foundation tournament only – $250.

Don’t miss your chance to swing for the flag and win prizes fit for the pros.  Please call 623-207-1703, email special.events@sunhealth.org or go to www.sunhealth.org, visit our Events Page and click on the Swinging in the Sun for Aces link for more information or to register.

One Hip After Party! makes its debut – Ever had so much fun that when an event ends, you’re just not ready to leave?  Guests of Sun Health Foundation’s Healthy SUNsations Gala – “One Hip Party!” on Saturday Nov. 10 at Wigwam Arizona won’t have to. The “young and young-at-heart” can celebrate late into the evening, thanks to the debut of “One Hip After Party!”

There also will be plenty of hip, elegant fun at the event itself, beginning at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception and silent auction featuring state-of-the-art electronic keypad bidding. That’s followed at 7:30 p.m. by an unforgettable dinner, live auction and entertainment provided by C.C. Jones Productions.

Like the golf tournament, this is fun you can feel good about! Healthy SUNsations Gala – “One Hip Party!” also supports orthopedic care at Banner Boswell and Banner Del E. Webb medical centers.

Sun Health Foundation’s premier annual fundraising gala, Healthy SUNsations tickets begin at $200 per person and can be purchased by calling 623-832-7609, emailing special.events@sunhealth.org or by going to www.sunhealth.org.