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Thursday 12/18/2014
American Red Cross seeks blood donors
Posted: December 18, 2014

The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to give something that means something this holiday season — a lifesaving blood donation.

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Thursday 12/11/2014
Banner hosts Alzheimer’s lecture series
Posted: December 11, 2014

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute is addressing the latest in Alzheimer’s prevention, research and caregiving with a free community lecture series in a program called “Giving People Strategies (GPS) for Memory.”

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Cheermobile to collect toy donations for patients
Posted: December 11, 2014

Banner Children’s, part of nonprofit Banner Health, invites Valley residents to help spread cheer to young hospital patients by donating toys that will be used during this holiday season and throughout next year.

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Wednesday 12/10/2014
American Red Cross seeks blood donors
Posted: December 10, 2014

The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to give something that means something this holiday season — a lifesaving blood donation.

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Thursday 12/04/2014
American Red Cross seek blood donors
Updated: December 04, 2014 - 10:33 pm

The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to give something that means something this holiday season — a lifesaving blood donation.

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Banner hosts Alzheimer’s lecture series
Posted: December 04, 2014

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute is addressing the latest in Alzheimer’s prevention, research and caregiving with a free community lecture series in a program called “Giving People Strategies (GPS) for Memory.”

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Saturday 11/29/2014
Banner hosts Alzheimer’s lecture series
Posted: November 29, 2014

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute is addressing the latest in Alzheimer’s prevention, research and caregiving in a free community lecture series in a program called “Giving People Strategies (GPS) for Memory.”

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Wednesday 11/26/2014
6 Banner hospitals in AZ earn recognition for clinical quality
Posted: November 26, 2014

The Joint Commission, the leader of health care organizations in the United States, has announced that nine Banner Health hospitals in three states — including six in Arizona — have been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures.

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Wednesday 11/19/2014
Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center expands
Posted: November 19, 2014

Banner Health and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center announce the addition of pediatric cancer care for Arizona’s children. Banner Children’s MD Anderson Cancer Center will open in January 2015 at Cardon Children’s Medical Center and Banner Thunderbird Medical Center. This program will provide a new level of cancer care to Arizona’s children through Banner’s unique affiliation with this world-renowned cancer leader that offers state-of-the art pediatric cancer care through the most advanced treatment protocols.

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November is national hospice month
Posted: November 19, 2014

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and hospices across the country are reaching out to raise awareness about the highest quality care for people coping with life-limiting illness. Throughout the month of November, Hospice of the Southwest in Mesa will be joining organizations across the nation hosting activities that will help the community understand how important hospice and palliative care can be. For additional information about hospice care or Hospice of the Southwest, visit www.hospiceofthesouthwest.com or call (480) 456-9300.

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Wednesday 11/12/2014
Undy Run/Walk to aid in colon cancer battle
Posted: November 12, 2014

The Undy Run/Walk to fight colon cancer is returning to Phoenix for the seventh consecutive year. Participants are encouraged to run in their underwear as a tongue-in-cheek reference to the area affected by colon cancer.

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Monday 10/27/2014
American Red Cross encourages blood donors before the holidays
Posted: October 27, 2014

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to make a point to give blood before the busy holiday season arrives.

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Saturday 10/18/2014
New Phoenix-area Down syndrome achievement center to open
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:09 pm

Jennifer Gage, a Phoenix mother of four, announced that plans are in motion to open the first GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center in Phoenix early next year.

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Saturday 10/11/2014
Banner Desert earns recognition for gynecological surgery
Posted: October 11, 2014

Banner Desert Medical Center has earned recognition as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG) by American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists and the Surgical Review Corporation.

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Wednesday 10/08/2014
Hospice of the Valley hosts grief support workshop
Updated: November 07, 2014 - 4:48 pm

Hospice of the Valley is holding a six-session grief support workshop, “Picking up the Pieces: When a Spouse or Partner Dies.”

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Thursday 10/02/2014
Phoenix Children’s to host insurance seminar
Posted: October 02, 2014

The Phoenix Children Hospital will host a health insurance seminar to discuss options for children’s medical insurance.

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Wednesday 10/01/2014
Arizona General Hospital to open in Phoenix early 2015
Posted: October 01, 2014

Arizona General Hospital will be opening a boutique, full-service health care facility early next year in Laveen, southwest of downtown Phoenix. The 39,000-square-foot hospital will have 16 inpatient rooms, two state-of-the-art operating rooms, an emergency room, a high-tech laboratory and a full radiology suite.

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Tuesday 09/16/2014
Banner Children’s Academy hosting open house
Posted: September 16, 2014

Banner Children’s Academy of Education & Development, a school operated by Banner Behavioral Health, is hosting a community open house.

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Thursday 07/17/2014
Arizona General Hospital to open in Laveen early 2015
Posted: July 17, 2014

Arizona General Hospital announced it’s opening a boutique, full-service health care facility early next year in Laveen. The 39,000-square-foot hospital will have 16 inpatient rooms, two state-of-the-art operating rooms, an emergency room, a high-tech laboratory and a full radiology suite.

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Wednesday 07/16/2014
Inner Vision Yoga to host Yoga for Labor & Birth workshop
Posted: July 16, 2014

Inner Vision Yoga recently announced a workshop for women interested in a natural approach to their labor and birth experience. The Labor and Birth workshop will be 12:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, at Inner Vision’s Chandler studio, 1949 W. Ray Road on the southeast corner of Dobson Road. Advance registration is $45 per couple, or $55 at the door.

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Wednesday 07/09/2014
Inner Vision Yoga to host labor and birth workshop
Posted: July 09, 2014

Inner Vision Yoga recently announced a workshop for women interested in a natural approach to their labor and birth experience. The Yoga for Labor and Birth workshop will be held 12:30 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10, at Inner Vision’s Chandler studio, 1949 W. Ray Road, on the southeast corner of Dobson Road. Advance registration is $45 per couple, or $55 at the door.

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Friday 07/04/2014
Hospice of the Valley receives $110,000 grant for dementia caregivers
Posted: July 04, 2014

Hospice of the Valley has been awarded a $110,000 grant from St. Luke’s Health Initiatives to develop resiliency in dementia caregivers through mindfulness training.

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Inner Vision Yoga announces Yoga for Labor & Birth workshop
Posted: July 04, 2014

Inner Vision Yoga recently announced a workshop for women interested in a natural approach to their labor and birth experience. The Labor and Birth workshop will be held Sunday, Aug. 10, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at Inner Vision’s Chandler studio, 1949 W. Ray Road, on the southeast corner of Dobson Road. Advance registration is $45 per couple or $55 at the door.

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Thursday 06/26/2014
Hospice of the Valley receives $110,000 grant
Posted: June 26, 2014

Hospice of the Valley has been awarded a $110,000 grant from St. Luke’s Health Initiatives to develop resiliency in dementia caregivers through mindfulness training.

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Banner Health to host free seminar on neurological diseases
Posted: June 26, 2014

Banner Health will host a free seminar sponsored by Banner Health Spirit of Women to examine Alzheimer, Parkinson’s and other neurological diseases to see how the brain and nervous system work together.

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Thursday 06/19/2014
Arizona General Hospital to open in early 2015
Posted: June 19, 2014

Arizona General Hospital announced it’s opening a boutique, full-service health care facility early next year in Laveen. The 39,000-square-foot hospital will have 16 inpatient rooms, two state-of-the-art operating rooms, an emergency room, a high-tech laboratory and a full radiology suite.

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Sports medicine clinic now part of Dignity Health Medical Group
Posted: June 19, 2014

An Ahwatukee sports medicine clinic has recently joined the Dignity Health Medical Group — previously St. Joseph’s Medical Group.

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Thursday 06/12/2014
Arizona General Hospital to open in Phoenix early 2015
Posted: June 12, 2014

Arizona General Hospital announced it’s opening a boutique, full-service health care facility early next year in Laveen. The 39,000-square-foot hospital will have 16 inpatient rooms, two state-of-the-art operating rooms, an emergency room, a high-tech laboratory and a full radiology suite.

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Southeast Valley Sports Medicine Clinic now part of the Dignity Health Medical Group
Posted: June 12, 2014

A Southeast Valley sports medicine clinic has recently joined the Dignity Health Medical Group — previously St. Joseph’s Medical Group.

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Thursday 06/05/2014
Banner Heart Hospital tests new research device to combat heart failure
Posted: June 05, 2014

Banner Heart Hospital is involved in a research study for a device that may reduce the risk of hospitalization or even death among patients who have heart failure.

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Saturday 05/31/2014
Mercy Gilbert, OrthoArizona Southeast Valley create co-management group
Posted: May 31, 2014

Dignity Health Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, in an effort to ensure the delivery of effective and efficient comprehensive orthopedic services to the community, has entered into a management services agreement with OrthoArizona Southeast Valley Co-Management Group (OMG).

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Accountable-care organization shifts health care system
Posted: May 31, 2014

Arizona Care Network and UnitedHealthcare are launching an accountable-care organization (ACO) to improve care quality and reduce costs for nearly 15,000 Phoenix-area residents enrolled in UnitedHealthcare’s employer-sponsored health plans.

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Saturday 05/24/2014
Mountain Vista Medical Center offers mammogram special
Posted: May 24, 2014

On weekdays through May, Mountain Vista Medical Center will offer a $75 breast cancer screening. Mammograms can help detect tumors and increase the chances of a successful fight against breast cancer.

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Mercy Gilbert, OrthoArizona Southeast Valley create co-management group
Posted: May 24, 2014

Dignity Health Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, in an effort to ensure the delivery of effective and efficient comprehensive orthopedic services to the community, has entered into a management services agreement with OrthoArizona Southeast Valley Co-Management Group (OMG).

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Accountable-care organization shifts health care system
Posted: May 24, 2014

Arizona Care Network and UnitedHealthcare are launching an accountable-care organization (ACO) to improve care quality and reduce costs for nearly 15,000 Phoenix-area residents enrolled in UnitedHealthcare’s employer-sponsored health plans.

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Thursday 05/01/2014
Trumpet Behavioral Health opens annual summer program
Posted: May 01, 2014

Trumpet Behavioral Health is taking pre-registrations for its annual Summer ABA Program, a special needs recreational summer camp that will help children with learning differences build confidence and find success.

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Breast Cancer research benefit
Posted: May 01, 2014

Extreme Health Chiropractic will be hosting its annual Community Appreciation Event to Benefit Breast Cancer Research event on Thursday, May 15, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2 to 5:30 p.m. at the Extreme Health Chiropractic, 3200 S. Rural Road.

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Hospice of the Valley seeks volunteers for Phoenix patients
Posted: May 01, 2014

Hospice of the Valley is seeking volunteers to assist patients at Phoenix locations and is hosting eight volunteer-orientation sessions from 6 to 9 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays, beginning May 5, at the agency’s administrative office, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix.

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Wednesday 04/30/2014
Disability Empowerment Center promotes health and wellness fair
Updated: August 11, 2014 - 9:31 am

Individuals, consumers and health care professionals looking for answers to complex questions about chronic illness and disabilities can engage with more than 80 exhibitors and participating organizations at the fifth annual Disability Empowerment Center (DEC) Health and Wellness Fair.

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Mountain Vista Medical Center offers Mother’s Day mammogram special
Updated: May 08, 2014 - 3:47 pm

On weekdays through May 2014, Mountain Vista Medical Center will offer a $75 breast cancer screening.

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Friday 04/25/2014
Mountain Vista Medical Center offers Mother’s Day mammogram special
Posted: April 25, 2014

On weekdays through May 2014, Mountain Vista Medical Center will offer a $75 breast cancer screening.

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Extreme Health Chiropractic hosts breast cancer research benefit
Posted: April 25, 2014

Extreme Health Chiropractic will be hosting its annual community appreciation event to benefit breast cancer research.

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Hospice of the Valley seeks volunteers for Phoenix patients
Posted: April 25, 2014

Hospice of the Valley is seeking volunteers to assist patients at Phoenix locations.

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Thursday 04/24/2014
Disability Empowerment Center promotes health and wellness fair
Posted: April 24, 2014

Individuals, consumers and healthcare professionals looking for answers to complex questions about chronic illness and disabilities can engage with more than 80 exhibitors and participating organizations at the fifth annual Disability Empowerment Center (DEC) Health and Wellness Fair.

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Hospice of the Valley receives dementia care grant
Posted: April 24, 2014

Hospice of the Valley has received a $30,000 grant for Sharing for Gardiner Home, the agency’s dedicated dementia care unit in central Phoenix.

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Thursday 04/17/2014
Disability Empowerment Center promotes health and wellness fair
Posted: April 17, 2014

Individuals, consumers and health care professionals looking for answers to complex questions about chronic illness and disabilities can engage with more than 80 exhibitors and participating organizations at the fifth annual Disability Empowerment Center (DEC) Health and Wellness Fair.

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Hospice of the Valley seeks volunteers for Phoenix patients
Posted: April 17, 2014

Hospice of the Valley is seeking volunteers to assist patients at Phoenix locations.

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Wednesday 04/16/2014
Breast cancer research benefit
Posted: April 16, 2014

Extreme Health Chiropractic, 3200 S. Rural Road, will be hosting its annual Community Appreciation Event to Benefit Breast Cancer Research on Thursday, May 15, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2 to 5:30 p.m.

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Thursday 04/10/2014
Hospice of the Valley seeks volunteers for Phoenix patients
Posted: April 10, 2014

Hospice of the Valley is seeking volunteers to assist patients at Phoenix locations.

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Friday 03/28/2014
Free vaccine clinic at Kyrene de las Lomas Elementary School
Updated: August 08, 2014 - 4:47 pm

Chandler Regional Medical Center Vaccine for Children Program will be offering a free vaccine clinic at Kyrene de las Lomas Elementary School, 11820 S. Warner-Elliot Loop, from 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1.

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