Valley Homebuilder Breaks Ground on Community of Homes for Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center Patients

Rick McCartney

Taylor Morrison, Banner MD Anderson and the Banner Health Foundation broke ground on eight homes in Gilbert, AZ, as part of Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center's Home Away from Home program, which provides housing and financial assistance to patients who travel to the Valley for care at Banner MD Anderson. The community, which will include 16 homes upon completion, will provide … [More]

Healthcare Venture Studio Partners to Support the Development of Future Disruptive Healthcare Startups in Phoenix

The Journey Venture Studio announced a strategic partnership with The Northern Arizona Regional Behavioral Health Authority (NARBHA) Institute. This partnership will further aid in the support of diverse entrepreneurs creating disruptive healthcare tech startups in Phoenix. The NARBHA Institute’s aspiration is to use its organizational influence and funds to enhance … [More]

Embracing Diversity in Health Care: Banner Is Unlocking the Power of Inclusive Care for the LGBTQ+ Community

Dr. Varun Monga and Dr. Venkata Buddhavarapu, alongside other clinicians in the United States, have co-authored a transformative publication titled "Gender Inclusive Care Toolkit for Hospitals" in The Lancet Regional Health - Americas. This toolkit paves the way for a new era in patient care, setting a gold standard for gender inclusivity in medical practice to address … [More]

Abrazo West Campus First in Valley with EEG System Able to Help Detect Seizures

Abrazo West Campus announced today that it is the first hospital in the greater Phoenix area with the Ceribell point-of-care EEG system that uses AI (artificial intelligence) to help quickly detect non-convulsive seizures. Non-convulsive seizures can progress to non-convulsive status epilepticus, which may cause irreversible brain damage and may go unrecognized due to a lack … [More]

Abrazo West Campus Adds Second Interventional Radiology Suite

Construction is nearly complete for a second Interventional Radiology suite at Abrazo West Campus, increasing access to state-of-the-art capabilities for minimally invasive procedures, in addition to new space for the hospital’s pharmacy. Interventional radiology uses image-guided procedures to diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions in nearly every organ system. … [More]

New Collaboration Boosts Retention, Satisfaction and Reduce Costs Within Healthcare Systems

Dignity Health Global Education (DHGE), a leading workforce development solutions provider that exclusively enables healthcare systems and organizations to upskill and retain top talents, is announcing its strategic collaboration with Premier, Inc., a leading technology-driven healthcare improvement company, to provide Premier's vast network of 4,350 U.S. health systems and … [More]

Employers Must Understand Generational Views of Mental Health

by Darin Reeser

Addressing mental wellness in the workplace has never been more crucial. With workers still burned out from pandemic workloads, it’s essential for employers to understand employee mental health needs.  A key part of that is understanding the differences between how the generations in today’s workforce view mental health and utilize mental wellness benefits, which a new study … [More]

Cora Health Addresses Opioid Crisis

by Mike Hunter

According to Arizona’s Department of Health services, more than 2,000 Arizonans lost their lives to opioid overdoses in 2021 and there were more than 52,000 opioid-related emergency department visits. Aiming to help address this, board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner Betsy Serrano recently opened Cora Health Solutions in the Arcadia/Biltmore area. With … [More]

Patient Care and Practice Management Come Together with WebPT Launch

WebPT is proud to spearhead the introduction of  Practice Experience Management (PXM) as a groundbreaking category of healthcare technology that revolutionizes the experience of a practice across every clinical, patient, and administrative touchpoint. As the first rehab therapy EMR, WebPT continues its legacy of innovation with the industry’s only unified PXM technology … [More]

Phoenix Children’s Promotes Dr. Jared Muenzer to Chief Physician Executive

Phoenix Children's, one of the nation's fastest-growing pediatric healthcare systems, today announced the promotion of Jared Muenzer, MD, MBA, to Chief Physician Executive. Muenzer also will continue to serve as Chief Operating Officer of Phoenix Children's Medical Group, a role he has held since 2016. As Chief Physician Executive, Muenzer will lead all clinical care, … [More]

Partnership Offers Training to 350,000 Healthcare Professionals amid Ongoing Staffing Shortages

Dignity Health Global Education, a premier workforce development solutions provider that enables healthcare organizations to upskill and retain top talent, announces its partnership with ShiftMed, the industry leading platform that allows healthcare professionals to work when and where they want, to help combat healthcare staffing shortages amid critically high industry … [More]

Barrow Neurological Institute’s Innovative Laboratory Expands to Park Central

Barrow Neurological Institute is partnering with Plaza Companies and Holualoa Companies to develop an innovative new 10,000-square-foot dry laboratory at Park Central that will further establish Phoenix as a destination center for medical discovery. Investigative work at the Barrow Neuro Analytics Center will span nearly all categories of neurologic diseases, including … [More]

Pediatrics Care Centers Continue Long-Time Partnership with Health Network

Equality Health, a leader in value-based care, announced that Happy Kids Pediatrics and Feliz Care Centers, a 23-year-old independent pediatric practice and associated family practice serving the greater Maricopa County, AZ region, has renewed its partnership and signed a five-year contract with Equality Health Network. As the largest family-owned pediatric practice in the … [More]

Abrazo Scottsdale Campus Names New CEO

Ruben Castro has joined Abrazo Health as chief executive officer of Abrazo Scottsdale Campus and Abrazo Cave Creek Hospital. Castro has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare including operations leadership, nursing and clinical information technology. As CEO of the Scottsdale and Cave Creek hospitals, Castro is responsible for administration and strategy, quality … [More]

Phoenix-Based Health Co. Expands Value-Based Care Model to Louisiana

  Equality Health, a national leader in value-based care, today announced its latest expansion into the state of Louisiana with an initial focus on the 17 counties surrounding Baton Rouge and New Orleans-Metairie. Equality Health will equip participating independent primary care practices (PCPs) with its proven platform -- including tools, technology and financial support … [More]

Serving an Underserved Demographic

by Brandi Lawson-Garlutzo

The lessons of delivering quality healthcare to LGBTQ+ individuals transfer to any company. There is no doubt that today many companies are striding toward becoming places where all people are welcome — employees and customers alike. The focus on diversity, equity and inclusion is especially meaningful to entities like ours that have made inclusivity our life’s work. Our … [More]

Prioritizing Health + Wealth with a Health Payment Account

by Brian Whorley

Businesses may be questioning how effective their benefits are at attracting and retaining top talent, and whether everyone on the team has equal access to healthcare. With costs on the rise, employees are jumping ship for higher wages and better benefit packages. That’s why employers are turning to new solutions like Paytient’s Health Payment Accounts to attract and retain … [More]

Phoenix Children’s Avondale Emergency Department Opens

Phoenix Children’s, one of the nation’s fastest-growing pediatric health systems, cut the ribbon at Phoenix Children’s Emergency Department — Avondale Campus last week. The new site, which will begin serving families today, will answer a pressing need for pediatric emergency services in the Southwest Valley. “We have spent the last several years looking at the needs of this … [More]

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