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Oro Valley Hospital (OVH) celebrates its 10th anniversary today caring for patients in its community. The hospital opened its doors in 2005 with 96 beds and only three of its four floors built out. The fourth floor opened in 2007 and today the hospital has grown to 146 beds. Over the years it has added a variety of services based on community need including a Sleep Center and Senior Behavioral Health Unit. Today, OVH is an integral part of the community. In addition to the healthcare services it provides, the hospital offers monthly free health seminars, periodic free flu shot clinics and free cholesterol screenings. The hospital also supports a variety of community events including Harvest for Hope, and participates in community health fairs and festivals to help educate and empower community members to take charge of their health.
In a move that is expected to streamline emergency medical systems communications and provide patients with access to high-quality, affordable healthcare, CVS has announced it will work as an affiliate of Northwest Medical Center and Oro Valley Hospital, as well as two additional regional health care systems outside of Arizona.
It’s the time of year when we all feel more thankful for everything we have. We count our blessings a little more and appreciate the people and organizations that make our lives complete.
The public is invited to a special event on Friday, Nov. 7, at 1 p.m. in the auditorium located at 1495 E. Ranch Vistoso Blvd. The program will feature Golder Ranch Fire Department EMS Battalion Chief Josh Hurguy and Oro Valley Water Utility Conservationist Karn Boyce.
Everyone should “know their numbers” to ensure optimal health. Beginning this Saturday, Northwest Healthcare will host a series of FREE Cholesterol Screenings, open to the public, by appointment only.
Northwest Medical Center has become the first hospital in Tucson to upgrade its technology for robotic-assisted surgery to the newest da Vinci Xi system, which means less time for surgical patients under anesthesia and vastly improved ergonomics for surgeons operating the robot.
Phoenix-headquartered Banner Health has reached an agreement with the University of Arizona Health Network (UAHN) and the University of Arizona (UA) to create a statewide health care organization and a comprehensive model for academic medicine.
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Pima Community College’s Northwest Campus will host a Health and Wellness Fair on March 12.
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Northwest Fire District’s governing board approved a contract for Michael J. Brandt to become its fire chief, dropping the “interim” from his current title when the two-year contract kicks in on May 28.
The first-ever Marana Main Street Festival was held over the weekend with plenty of entrants in the bed race and plenty of fun, food and sun in the streets. Spearheaded by town staff and local business owner Teri Murphy, the event is designed to familiarize residents with an area of Marana that was once considered downtown before the introduction of Interstate 10 in the 1960s cut through the area’s development plans.
The first-ever Marana Main Street Festival is coming to the Town on April 5-7. Spearheaded by town staff and local business owner Teri Murphy, the event is designed to familiarize residents with an area of Marana that was once considered downtown before the introduction of Interstate 10 in the 1960s cut through the area’s development plans.
Everyone loves a good community event complete with arts and crafts, entertainment and activities for people of all ages. The first Marana Main Street Festival April 5-7 promises to deliver all that and more.
Ground officially was broken today on The University of Arizona Cancer Center at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center/Dignity Health outpatient facility in downtown Phoenix.
Located on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus at 625 N. Sixth St., on the northwest corner of Fillmore and Seventh streets, the center is expected to be open in 2015. The University is leasing the land from the City of Phoenix.
The 220,000-square-foot, five-story, $100 million facility will offer comprehensive cancer services, including infusion, radiation oncology, diagnostic imaging, endoscopic/interventional radiology, a women’s center, specialized cancer clinics, patient wellness and support services, a prevention/executive health clinic, clinical lab space and other related support spaces.
Under an affiliation agreement approved by the Arizona Board of Regents and Dignity Health Arizona, St. Joseph’s, which is a part of Dignity Health, will operate inpatient clinical cancer services at its main hospital campus and outpatient services at the new downtown facility. Until the new facility opens the hospital will continue to provide outpatient services.
"Today the University of Arizona Cancer Center begins to fulfill the promise to serve the entire state of Arizona made to former State House Speaker Burton Barr in 1982 when the Arizona Legislature approved our state funding, and to the National Cancer Institute in 2009 when it approved our Cancer Center Support Grant for the seventh time," said Dr. David S. Alberts, UACC director.
"We believe this facility and the extraordinary combined medical talents from St. Joseph's and UA Cancer Center will allow us to reach new heights in providing extraordinary cancer care," said Linda Hunt, president and chief executive officer, Dignity Health Arizona.
"This groundbreaking reflects the University of Arizona's commitment to bettering the lives of all Arizonans," saidUA President Ann Weaver Hart. "We are most grateful to our partners and the City of Phoenix for helping to achieve this milestone. The potent combination of leading-edge research and exemplary patient care means that today is a new day for cancer patients in Arizona."
"The University of Arizona Cancer Center and the College of Medicine, both located on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, officially will make downtown Phoenix a world-class center for medical innovation and care," Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton said. "Not only will the UACC be an economic engine for our city and state, contributing to our downtown urban core, but we'll also be on the forefront of cancer care and finding the cure. Thank you to our partners at UA and St. Joseph's for working with the City of Phoenix as we continue to work together toward a strong future."
The UA Cancer Center is one of just 41 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health. It is the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center headquartered in Arizona and serving the entire state through a network of affiliated health-care organizations and community physicians.
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The construction is the latest project for the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, which is anchored by the UA College of Medicine-Phoenix and includes the Translational Genomics Research Institute. The university colleges of public health, pharmacy and nursing all have activities on the downtown Phoenix along with programs from Northern Arizona University’s College of Health and Human Services.
Playing sports is a great way for your child to have fun, meet friends and stay fit. Most organized sports leagues require a child to have a pre-participation physical examination (PPE) prior to participation in junior high and high school sports, and even some elementary and middle school-age leagues. And while many parents think it may be unnecessary for their healthy child, this physical can help ensure your child is not only in good shape to play, but also possibly detect any conditions that may be life threatening.