Outpatient Behavioral Health Co. Opens First Clinic in Arizona

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Harmony Bay, a leading national outpatient behavioral health organization, is pleased to announce the opening of its first Arizona facility in Scottsdale. This new clinic will provide comprehensive mental health treatment programs for conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and co-occurring substance use disorders. Unique to Harmony Bay, the clinic … [More]

Texas-Based Management Services Org. Poised to Better Fulfill Healthcare Needs of Senior Adults in Arizona

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IntraCare, a prominent Texas-based Management Services Organization (MSO), is continuing to steadily gain ground in the Arizona healthcare market with its growing collective of care practitioners and the widening range of healthcare services they offer. As a result, IntraCare is poised to become a front-running MSO for the state's healthcare providers. IntraCare serves more … [More]

Contract Negotiations at Impasse as Imaging Group Announces Termination with Major Network

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Southwest Diagnostic Imaging (SMIL) announced that their contract termination with UnitedHealthcare is effective as of Thursday, July 11, 2024. As a result, SMIL is no longer considered part of UnitedHealthcare's network. "We are at an impasse with UnitedHealthcare on a new contract," said Michael Douglas, CEO at SMIL. "We had hoped to reach an agreement prior to the … [More]

Consumer-Focused Executive to Lead Banner Marketing

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Don Stanziano, MHA, is joining Banner Health as senior vice president for marketing, brand and public relations. His responsibilities include shaping and elevating Banner’s brand, enhancing its digital engagement with consumers and guiding external communications. “Don will be a tremendous addition to Banner,” said Scott Nordlund, EVP, chief strategy and growth officer for … [More]

Banner Opens Scottsdale Health Center

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Banner Health is opening a newly constructed Banner Health Center in Scottsdale, officially called Banner Health Center Raintree. The center will open July 9, located at 8901 East Raintree Drive, Suite 150 in Scottsdale.   “Banner Health Center Raintree, like our other health facilities, is committed to providing comprehensive care for our patients and their families,” says … [More]

Innovative Nonsurgical Spine Clinic Opens in Mesa

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Escape Spine Surgery opened a state-of-the-art facility in Mesa marking a significant milestone in the evolution of spine health care. Spearheaded by Dr. James Adkins and Dr. Rafah Baig MD, Escape Spine Surgery aims to revolutionize the approach to spine conditions with a focus on innovative, nonsurgical solutions. Dr. James Adkins is a distinguished figure in … [More]

HealthyU Is Reshaping Women’s Healthcare in Arizona

by Varesh Chaurasia

Access to healthcare is a critical issue for Arizona's women who make up 50% of the state’s population, with 79% being adults over 18 years of age. This is important because women have unique medical needs starting at adolescence all the way through menopause. Yet, healthcare is not accessible to all. According to a 2021 study published in a healthcare administration journal, … [More]

Joyful Mural to Boost Healing at Phoenix Children’s

by Mike Hunter

A mural commissioned by Phoenix Children’s has transformed a 407-foot, heavily trafficked corridor into a captivating and uplifting journey for children and their families. Nearly two years in the making, the art installation — called “Wonder and Wander” — brings vibrant colors and imaginative designs to a major hospital hallway through which 70,000 children are transported … [More]

Scottsdale-Based Health and Wellness Co. Recognized with American Business Award

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Plexus Worldwide, a leading global health and wellness company, was honored with a Bronze Stevie Award in the Employee Giving & Volunteerism category by the American Business Awards. This category is new for 2024 and recognizes organizations that have held events and experiences that actively involve their employees in charity initiatives, volunteerism and employee … [More]

Full-Service Medical Clinic Expands to Maricopa, Bringing Accessible Healthcare Option

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MY DR NOW, a leader in innovative healthcare solutions, is excited to announce the opening of its new clinic in Maricopa, Arizona, located at the Fry’s shopping center on John Wayne Parkway and Edison. Scheduled to open in November 2024, this new facility aims to provide Maricopa residents with convenient, high-quality medical care, eliminating the need to travel into Phoenix … [More]

Sprouts Foundation to Award $3M to Local Organizations Advancing Nutrition, Health, and Wellness

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The Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation today announced that organizations can now apply for funding for programs that advance nutrition education, nutrition access, and wellness for children and adults in the communities where Sprouts operates. Sprouts will award a total of $3M to approximately 300 local organizations. “Our 32,000 team members want to see our communities … [More]

Foundation Awards $1M to Organizations Addressing Arizona’s Most Critical Health Challenges 

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The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Foundation for Community & Health Advancement has awarded more than $1 million to 28 organizations addressing Arizona’s most pressing health challenges. Funding will help organizations focus on four key areas: mental health, substance use disorder, chronic health conditions, and health equity. Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona is … [More]

Phoenix Children’s Names New Chief Operating Officer

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Phoenix Children's announced Justin Bradshaw, FACHE, will join its leadership team as executive vice president and chief operating officer. With more than two decades' experience in health system operations, Bradshaw will play an integral role in ensuring consistent, high-quality, integrated care across all sites of service as Phoenix Children's continues its expansion across … [More]

Digital Health Startups Need to Build a Research Flywheel

by Dr. Henry Mahncke

Those who are at a digital health startup face a challenge other types of software companies rarely face — they have to prove their software actually works. Other software may launch with a minimally viable product that sort of works, but those who want to sell into healthcare need to convince experts the app delivers expected benefits. For instance, a sleep app would be … [More]

Arizona Healthcare Startup Grows to 11 Offices across the Valley 

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HealthyU Clinics, a leading provider of integrated primary and specialty care services, announces the acquisition of Ma’am Exams in Gilbert. The medical office will retain all 20 staff members, including five nurse practitioners, and welcome additional medical professionals who are committed to women’s health services. Patients will benefit by having convenient access to … [More]

Banner Health and Donor Network of Arizona Open Arizona’s First Donor Care Center

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Banner Health and Donor Network of Arizona (DNA) have officially opened a new unit at Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix. With a formal ribbon cutting Thursday, May 23, 2024, it's called the donor care center (DCC), and it's dedicated to the care of organ donors to make better use of the gifts they offer and save even more lives. Now, organ donors who meet criteria … [More]

Piper Invests in New Position to Bring Better Pediatric Care to Phoenix through Creighton School of Medicine

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A new endowed chair in the Creighton University School of Medicine will expand the partnership between the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) and Creighton, providing better, more affordable healthcare to a greater number of children and families in the Valley. In 2021, Piper Trust invested $10 million in a collaboration between SVdP and … [More]

Their Take: Paul Penzone on Getting Personal with Mental Health

by Paul Penzone

Everyone has a mental health story shaped by their own experiences. Perhaps you can pinpoint a moment, a shift – a time when you were struggling.   I’m sharing a part of my story in hopes of breaking the stigma surrounding mental health. The more we talk about it, the more we normalize it, and more people will feel empowered to get the help they need.    As a cop in my … [More]

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