The Mind-Body Connection: Bringing Behavioral Health into the Spotlight

by Dr. Sandra Zebrowski

Behavioral health has always been as important as physical health, and the COVID-19 pandemic brought it out of the shadows and into the spotlight. The tight relationship between behavioral and physical health has never been as evident as during the past 18 months of the pandemic. We have collectively experienced the toll that social distancing, isolation, loss, and major … [More]

City of Scottsdale Collaborates with Cigna to Prioritize Firefighter Health and Wellness

City of Scottsdale

The City of Scottsdale has launched a program to protect the health and well-being of its firefighters in collaboration with Cigna, the City’s health benefits partner. The new “Your Call” program provides preventive care and specialized screening tests to promote good health and to help identify potential health issues early. Firefighters face significant on-the-job … [More]

University of Phoenix Collaborates with CareerStep to Create Integrated Learning Pathways in Healthcare

University of Phoenix

University of Phoenix is participating in the SHRM Conference, West Hall, Booth #12063, and is sharing how an agreement with CareerStep, the allied health training division of Carrus, provides learning pathways for those seeking opportunities to upskill and enhance their careers in allied health. Through this agreement with the University, CareerStep can also provide interested … [More]

Partnership Will Allow MIND 24-7 to Streamline Patient Records and Prioritize Quality of Care

MIND 24-7

MIND 24-7, an emerging leader in immediate-access behavioral health venues and services, has engaged the leading behavioral health software of KipuHealth to offer a groundbreaking approach to serve those in need of mental health services and support. This collaboration will support MIND 24-7’s mission of dramatically improving patient care by enabling them to track, analyze, … [More]

Walgreens and VillageMD Expand in Arizona with 22 Full-Service, Primary Care Practices Opening by End of Year


Walgreens Boots Alliance and VillageMD announced the opening of 18 Village Medical at Walgreens locations in the Phoenix area with plans to open four additional locations by end of this year. Through the Walgreens and VillageMD integrated care model, patients are able to receive comprehensive primary care alongside convenient and cost-effective pharmacy services. “The … [More]

Women’s Health Practice Partners to Expand, New CEO Named

Women’s Health Arizona

Women’s Health Arizona, the largest integrated practice of OB-GYN physicians in the state, announced today further growth through a strategic partnership with Valley Women for Women, an acclaimed women’s health practice with five locations serving the greater Phoenix area, and that Juan Vega has been appointed CEO to lead the organization in this new chapter. A proud member … [More]

COVID-19 Surge Makes Getting Flu Shot More Important Than Ever, Say Banner Health Leaders

Banner Health

The renewed surge in COVID-19 cases makes getting your flu shot this year more important than ever, say Banner Health experts. Flu season usually starts in October, so infectious-disease specialists suggest the best time to get vaccinated is from early September to the end of October. “There are concerns that this could be a more severe flu season than last year,’’ said … [More]

Additional $60 Million to Support Hospital Staffing Announced

Arizona Department of Health Services

Governor Doug Ducey announced Wednesday that $60 million to support staffing at health care facilities that deploy proven techniques to decrease COVID-19 related hospitalizations, including administering monoclonal antibody treatments and offering vaccination at discharge. “Arizona’s health care professionals and all frontline workers are heroes, without a doubt,” said … [More]

Sleep Your Way to a Thriving, Less Stressful Life

by Jen Butler

An upset stomach, an uncomfortable position, a startling noise, a too-active or too-inactive day, too much heat or too much cold— these minor stressors interfere with our sleep from infancy onward.  Unfortunately, as adults we encounter more reasons for poor sleep and at the same time we become more adept at ignoring the problem. Our world becomes more complicated and … [More]

Assisted Living Facilities Learned Lessons through COVID-19

by Mark Lawrence

The past year has been difficult on healthcare workers, residents of assisted living facilities and their families. The challenges of COVID-19 affected assisted living communities across the country. Residents often had to be quarantined, facing solitude with only books, television, phone calls, video calls and the presence of the care providers to keep them company. The … [More]

Non-Invasive Healing Combines Therapeutic Modalities and Yoga

by Mike Hunter

Recently launched in Scottsdale, Quasar Quantum Healing offers cutting-edge, non-invasive, therapeutic modalities, teamed with yoga, grounding, meditation and nutritional guidance. An alternative to conventional methods, the facility is designed to transform the body, mind, and spirit at a cellular level to optimize mental, emotional and physical health.  Quasar Quantum … [More]

More Than 4 Million Arizonans Now Vaccinated against COVID-19

Arizona Department of Health Services

Arizona today hit a new milestone in the war on COVID-19: more than 4 million men, women and children over 12 have now received at least one dose of the vaccine. “Arizonans are stepping up and doing their part to put this pandemic behind us,” said Don Herrington, interim director of the Arizona Department of Health Services. “This battle is not over but we’re clearly headed … [More]

Devoted Health Expands Footprint in Arizona, Adding 100 Jobs in the Phoenix Area

Devoted Health

Devoted Health, one of the fastest-growing Medicare Advantage (MA) plans in the United States, is opening a new office in Scottsdale to support its rapid expansion, and will be hiring for at least 100 positions in the new location. The greater Phoenix team supports Devoted Health members across the country to provide the highest-quality care and member experience … [More]

Second Responders Get Own Day of Recognition Throughout the Valley Sep. 1

Maricopa Association of Governments

They may not be first on the scene, but their work has lasting, life-saving results. Now, second responders are being honored for their efforts through a special “Second Responders Day” on September 1, 2021, including a resolution of support from the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG). Second responders provide support to individuals and families in the wake of … [More]

Magellan Healthcare Offers Ecosystem of Services for Suicide Prevention

Magellan Healthcare, Inc.

Magellan Healthcare, the behavioral and specialty healthcare division of Magellan Health, Inc., announced high-touch and high-tech resources to advance suicide prevention and intervention. “At Magellan, we care deeply about addressing the public health crisis of suicide through awareness, empowerment and action,” said Caroline Carney, M.D., chief medical officer, … [More]

UArizona Health Sciences Study Suggests Greater Vaccination Push Needed to Combat Delta Variant


New data from an ongoing University of Arizona Health Sciences research study show that the COVID-19 vaccines remain effective following the predominance of the delta variant, although at a lower rate than prior to its emergence. The newly released findings from the longitudinal Arizona Healthcare, Emergency Response, and Other Essential Workers Surveillance (AZ HEROES) … [More]

New Behavioral Health Network Formed to Improve Access and Lower Cost

Banner Health

Banner – University Health Plans (B – UHP) and Blaze Advisors have partnered with community-based behavioral health, primary care and social service providers to develop the Integral Health Network of Southern Arizona. The new network is designed to improve access and lower costs for individuals in Central and Southern Arizona with complex behavioral health conditions. The … [More]

Get Vaccinated: Full Approval for Pfizer Is Another Reason to Get Vaccinated Today against COVID-19

Arizona Department of Health Services

If the term “emergency use authorization” has kept you from getting vaccinated against COVID-19, it’s time to join millions of Arizonans who protected themselves, their families, and their communities by getting a life-saving jab. The Food and Drug Administration, in a critical step toward ending the pandemic, today granted full approval for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to … [More]

Mental Health Collaboration to Improve Wellbeing and Productivity in the Workplace

Magellan Healthcare, Inc.

Magellan Healthcare, the behavioral health division of Magellan Health, Inc., announced the launch of its eMbolden program, developed in collaboration with Finding Mastery. eMbolden is a resilience and high-performance training and coaching program that Magellan will pilot with its own employees and select clients over the next few months. eMbolden is one of many initiatives … [More]

Multiple Arizona Dentists Maximize Practice Value in $60 Million Group Sale

Menlo Dental Transitions

Menlo Dental Transitions is pleased to announce the successful aggregate sale of multiple Arizona dental practices to a dental partnership organization. The practice transitions brokerage assembled the large group of individual practice owners and represented the dentists collectively during the sale. An initial group of practices sold for $30 million on Aug. 6 with a second … [More]

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