Major Health Insurance Co. Launches Foundation for Community and Health Advancement

Blue Cross® Blue Shield® announces the launch of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Foundation for Community & Health Advancement, building upon the work of BCBSAZ’s public health initiative and expanding efforts to tackle the state’s toughest health challenges. Focusing on mental health, health equity, chronic health conditions, and substance use disorder, the … [More]

Three Tips to Help Block Blue Light in an Increasingly Remote World

by Dr. Scott Edmonds

With persistent spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 in Arizona and nationwide, some traditionally in-person activities — work, school and social interactions — will likely remain remote more often than usual for the foreseeable future.  As a result, the use of digital devices has surged significantly, with Americans logging an average of 13 hours per day watching … [More]

Axis for Autism Launches New Model to Streamline Diagnoses

by Mike Hunter

Axis for Autism, an Arizona-based provider of ASD evaluations for children and adults, has launched a new model that streamlines diagnosis for autism spectrum disorder and cuts wait times for families awaiting an evaluation, ensuring they can access life-changing intervention and therapies faster. Waitlists at Arizona health systems are thousands of children deep. Many … [More]

Health Tech Co. to Expand in Arizona, Adding More Than 100 Jobs

athenahealth, Inc., a leading provider of network-enabled software and services for medical groups and health systems nationwide, announced it is expanding its employee base into the Greater Phoenix area. Throughout 2022, athenahealth is planning to fill as many as 120 roles in the Phoenix market, the majority of which will be client support center analysts. The expansion comes … [More]

Phoenix Children’s to Offer Sports Medicine and Urgent Care Onsite at Bell Bank Park

Legacy Sports USA and Oak View Group (OVG) Facilities, managers and operators of the new $280 million multi-purpose sports and entertainment complex in southeast Mesa, today announced Phoenix Children’s as a Founding Partner and the Official Healthcare Provider of Bell Bank Park.   As part of the multi-year agreement, Phoenix Children’s will open a new 3,915-square-foot … [More]

Apricus Health to Open Two Surgery Centers in the West Valley

In a move that will expand access to high-quality, high-value surgical care in the booming West Valley, Apricus Health soon will cut the ribbon on new surgery centers in Avondale and Surprise. The physician-led and -founded company that delivers a 24/7 superior health care experience and quality for the community, will open Apricus Health Surgery Centers of Avondale and … [More]

Pheonix-Based Tech Health Co. Expands to Three New Cities in Texas

Phoenix-based Apricus Health, an innovative technology-enabled healthcare company, has expanded to three new Texas cities—Houston, Austin and Dallas/Fort Worth. Physician led and founded Apricus Health continues its expansion in Texas, broadening its services and value-based care model to address the rising need for healthcare in the Texas senior … [More]

Magellan Health Announces Total Wellbeing Solution for Employers

Magellan Health, Inc., one of the nation’s leaders in behavioral health, today announced eMbrace, a new fully integrated, evidence-based solution that will support members’ total wellbei Offered by Magellan Healthcare, Inc., the behavioral health and specialty division of the Company, the eMbrace solution will include a customized wellbeing survey developed with … [More]

Banner MD Anderson Launches Landmark Research Expansion

In a major milestone for cancer research in the southwest, Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center opened a $1 million Investigational Cancer Therapeutics Research Unit on the Banner Gateway Medical Center campus. The specialized space will benefit cancer patients enrolled in first-in-human and early therapeutic trials requiring close monitoring during study treatments, and expands … [More]

Equality Health Expands Texas Presence into Multiple New Markets to Improve Care for Vulnerable Populations

Phoenix-Based Equality Health, a leading provider of value-based physician networks uniquely equipped to address the needs of diverse and historically underserved populations, today announced a major expansion of its presence in Texas. Now, on the heels of its 2020 expansion into Houston, El Paso, and the Rio Grande Valley, Equality Health is expanding its footprint to include … [More]

A Safe and Healthy Workplace Return

by Michael Zalle

As more and more people return to the workplace in the New Year after working from home for months, a lot of adjusting is going to take place: back to wearing business casual waist down, no more checking to see if mute is on or off during meetings, and not having the household’s fuzzy companion at arm’s length during the day. There are a lot of aspects of running a safe and … [More]

Emerald Expands Its Healthcare Textiles Service

by Mike Hunter

Emerald Textiles has become the largest commercial healthcare linen and laundry service provider in the Western United States thanks to its recent acquisition of the West Coast assets of Angelica Corporation, a national healthcare linen service provider. The transaction includes nine facilities and allows Emerald to expand into the Phoenix and Las Vegas markets and strengthen … [More]

Healing Center Announces Growth with New Outpatient Facility and First Residential Treatment Center

Cornerstone Healing Center

Cornerstone Healing Center, a top-rated drug and alcohol addiction treatment center in Scottsdale, has added two addiction treatment options for Arizona. They will be hosting a grand opening for their newly renovated outpatient treatment center located at 16444 N 91st St. Scottsdale, AZ on Thursday, January 27 from 11am - 2pm. The event will include a ribbon cutting with the … [More]

Delta Dental Launches 24/7 Virtual Visits Services

Delta Dental of Arizona announced the launch of Delta Dental Virtual Visits delivered by The new service provides 24 hour, 7 days a week access to emergency dental care for Delta Dental members. This new and valuable service is a covered benefit for members whose plans include coverage for oral exams. “We are always looking for new and innovative ways to … [More]

CVS Health Brings New Health Zones Initiative to Phoenix to Help Advance Health Equity 

CVS Health

CVS Health introduced its new Health Zones initiative in Phoenix. The initiative provides concentrated local investments in Phoenix that aim to reduce health disparities and advance health equity in underserved communities across the country. The program works with trusted national and local partners to address the six key social determinants of health: housing, education, … [More]

Health Co. Hiring Hundreds to Handle Record Demand for Covid-19 Testing

Embry Health

Embry Health has immediate openings for 500 new employees in Arizona and across the nation as the demand for Covid-19 testing reaches record levels. On Monday, 46,950 appointments were booked for testing. Additionally, Embry has already helped more patients in January than any other month since the pandemic began, with 413,895 appointments already booked this month. To meet … [More]

MHCA to Open Multidisciplinary Mental Health and Wellness Center in Phoenix

MHCA is a comprehensive outpatient mental health center specifically designed to be the first and last step for anyone in need of mental health care. MHCA’s multidisciplinary team comprised of Psychiatrist(s), Clinical Psychologist(s), Physician Assistants, Licensed Professional Counselors and Wellness Associates leverages their unique training and experience to create an … [More]

COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters Now Available to Everyone 12 and Older

Arizona Department of Health Services

Expanding eligibility for COVID-19 boosters to include ages 12 and up is welcome news as the Omicron variant fuels a surge in cases around the country. Following approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has expanded its booster recommendation to include ages 12 to 15. The CDC previously expanded eligibility to … [More]

Centene Completes Acquisition of Magellan Health, Establishing a Leading Behavioral Health Platform at a Critical Time

Centene Corporation announced that it has completed its acquisition of Magellan Health, Inc. The acquisition enables Centene to provide whole-health, integrated healthcare solutions to deliver better health outcomes at lower costs for complex, high-cost populations. "Magellan will expand Centene's reach to provide increased access to behavioral healthcare for our … [More]

Oklahoma-Based Specialty Infusion Co. Acquires InfuseAble Care

FlexCare Infusion Centers, a patient-first platform of ambulatory infusion centers, has announced the acquisition of InfuseAble Care, an ambulatory infusion center provider operating six clinics throughout Greater Phoenix, Tucson and Lake Havasu, Arizona. With the InfuseAble Care acquisition, FlexCare expands its platform into its third state, now operating 11 AIC clinics with … [More]

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