HonorHealth designated as an Integrated Network Cancer Program

HonorHealth, a leading Valley healthcare system serving 1.6 million people in the greater Phoenix area, announced today that two of its Virginia G. Piper Cancer Care Network centers have received accreditation as an Integrated Network Cancer Program from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC).

HonorHealth is the first organization in Arizona to receive the highly esteemed designation, which recognizes cancer care networks for their commitment to providing comprehensive, high-quality and multidisciplinary patient-centered care.

“This accomplishment highlights our work to integrate oncology care across our entire network, ensuring patients have access to clinical experts and the latest innovations in their diagnosis while receiving much of their care close to home,” Matthew Schneider, HonorHealth’s associate vice president of oncology services, said. “We couldn’t have achieved this accreditation without the unmatched collaboration of our passionate staff working cohesively to help patients navigate the often-confusing world of being a cancer patient.”

The Virginia G. Piper Cancer Care Network has outpatient cancer center locations at all five of HonorHealth’s medical centers, as well as five other Valley locations spanning from Surprise/Sun City to Avondale, and to Gilbert and Chandler in the East. In addition, the hematologists/oncologists partner with multiple outpatient doctor offices to provide outreach centers in Wickenburg, Anthem, Fountain Hills and Phoenix. 

Every patient receiving care at a Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center treatment center is surrounded by the latest in cancer research, state-of-the-art facilities, community-focused care, and the world’s leading physicians, clinicians, nurses, technologist, pharmacists, therapists and many other support staff. The program also provides patients with a team of navigators, social workers, exercise physiologists, nutritionists, librarians, and support groups and classes for both patients and caregivers. At the location on the Scottsdale Shea Medical Center campus, internationally renowned physicians and scientists bring first-in-human clinical trials to local, regional and international patients seeking these experts.  

“A cancer diagnosis is life-changing, and at HonorHealth, we know how tough it can be to navigate the challenges of this disease,” Alisa Domb, RN, supervisor of patient navigation said. “That’s why our network provides patients and their families access to much more than the treatment itself, from complementary therapies and fertility preservation, to exercise rehabilitation, lodging assistance, nutritional counseling, social services, cancer support groups, and a world of resources and information.”

TruWest Credit Union raises $30,000 for the American Lung Association

TruWest Credit Union announced it has raised over $30,000 for the American Lung Association in 2019 through in-branch fundraising efforts, member and partnership donations, volunteer efforts at various activities and the Phoenix Lung Force Walk.

“Partnering with the American Lung Association has given TruWest the opportunity to support their fight for clean air and healthy lungs,” said President and CEO of TruWest Credit Union Alan Althouse. “Our goal of making a positive difference in our community is realized through working closely together with great organizations like these.” 

TruWest’s fundraising efforts included an in-branch “Whoosh Sale” where employees and members had the opportunity to donate to the American Lung Association and have their name displayed on a ‘whoosh’ paper icon in the branch.  Volunteers also participated in various activities, including asthma conferences and the Fight for Air Climb, which also contributed to TruWest’s large donation in 2019.  

The biggest impact came from the American Lung Association’s annual Lung Force Walk, held in November. This walk is an event where the community walks together in support of raising awareness and funds for lung disease prevention. TruWest assembled more than 170 team members who rallied together to raise a donation of $14,000, making the financial institution the top fundraising team and company.

For more information about TruWest Credit Union’s charitable partnership with the American Lung Association, visit https://truwest.org/lung/.

Plexus donates $15,000 towards Australia fire relief

Plexus Worldwide, a leading direct-selling health and wellness company focused on health and happiness, is donating $15,000 to The Salvation Army to help deliver crucial support to families and first responders impacted by the Australian bushfires.

The Salvation Army provides front line relief and recovery assistance to families, firefighters and volunteers impacted by the fires. To support the nonprofit’s efforts, Plexus launched the Stronger Together! social media campaign to raise awareness, pledging $1 for every social share.

During the 10-day campaign, the public shared Plexus’ Stronger Together! Facebook, LinkedIn, IG posts and video 15,000 times, equating to a $15,000 donation to The Salvation Army. In addition to the social media campaign, the company, in partnership with The Salvation Army, created a donation page that also raised close to $5,000 from generous donors.

“When we launched Plexus in Australia last year, I had the opportunity to tour the country and meet many of our Ambassadors,” said Tarl Robinson, Founder and CEO of Plexus. “Plexus is a family and hearing their stories and watching their heart-wrenching social media posts on the impact of these fires only emboldens our desire to help the communities that mean so much for our Plexus families.”

“These bushfires have directly impacted Plexus employees and sales representatives in Australia, who have witnessed the destruction as well as the toll these fires are having on communities,” said Alec Clark, Founder and President. “For many years, Plexus has supported The Salvation Army in time of crisis so we know how even a small donation can make a big difference to families at this crucial time.”

The Data Initiative launches aurora, a new mobile app

Scottsdale-based THE DATA INITIATIVE announces the launch of aurora, a free modern mobile app now available in the Apple App Store. Aurora allows users to access financial crimes related publications released from the most authoritative sources on-the-go. A knowledge platform, aurora is consolidated intelligence from 1000s of sources like FATF, Egmont Group, UNODC, FinCEN, Basel, etc.

The app functions as a data feed allowing the user to stay in the know as relevant global money laundering trends, laws and regulations, regulatory guidance, enforcement actions, and risk related intelligence is made available in the public domain — all in one place — this is aurora.

Aurora continues a trend of genuinely unique product offerings brought to the financial crimes marketplace by THE DATA INITIATIVE. This is the second modern application imagined, built, and delivered by THE DATA INITIATIVE to fight financial crimes smarter. In 2019, THE DATA INITIATIVE launched an imaginative SaaS web application, ignitionX, currently being utilized by enterprise organizations across financial services, academia, consulting, and legal.

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