Stand Up to Cancer: Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare
The Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare is one of the original Stand Up to Cancer Dream Team sites, studying new cancer treatments for pancreatic cancer.
Led by Dr. Daniel Von Hoff, the studies have shown encouraging results in improving quality of life and extending life expectancy for patients with advanced pancreatic cancer.
Hear Dr. Von Hoff's NPR interview about the Dream Teams: http://www.kjzz.org/content/1303/valley-physician-part-dream-teams-fighting-cancer
Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center Clinical Trials is a partnership between Scottsdale Healthcare and TGen that treats cancer patients with promising new drugs, and has built a national reputation for its drug development programs and treating advanced and rare cancers.
Individuals seeking information about clinical trials at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare (http://www.shc.org/clinicaltrials) may call 480-323-1339; toll free at 1-877-273-3713 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scottsdale Healthcare 50th Anniversary
Scottsdale Healthcare is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in May 2012. We have been honored to serve residents and visitors to greater Scottsdale, Arizona and surrounding communities since 1962.
As a nonprofit health system, the patient has always been at the center of our universe, and our commitment to quality and compassionate care has always been in the forefront of what we do.
We have a proud history and recognize that everyone in our hospitals, regardless of job title, has an impact on patient satisfaction. As we celebrate 50 years -- and counting -- of caring for our community, we thank you for entrusting your care to Scottsdale Healthcare.
Learn more about Scottsdale Healthcare by visiting http://shc.org
Dr. Daniel Von Hoff Cancer Research at Scottsdale Healthcare
Dr. Daniel Von Hoff, chief scientific officer at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare, was keynote speaker at a recent special edition Scottsdale Mayor and Council Breakfast.
Dr. Von Hoff's presentation focused on the strides against cancer made at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center through its Phase I clinical trials and collaborations with TGen and other research partners.
For more information about the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare, visit http://www.shc.org/cancer. For information about specific clinical trials currently open at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center, call 1-877-273-3713 or email email@example.com.
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Arizona's 1st Magnet Health System
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (July 26, 2011) -- Scottsdale Healthcare announced today it is the first multihospital health system in Arizona to achieve elite Magnet recognition, an achievement shared with fewer than 25 other multihospital health systems in the United States.
Magnet recognition is considered the ultimate benchmark for consumers to measure the quality of care they can expect to receive in a hospital and the gold standard for nursing excellence and patient care, according to the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a division of the American Nurses Association.
Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center, Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center and Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak Hospital were officially designated as Magnet hospitals during a conference call with Scottsdale Healthcare nurses and American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Director Craig Luzinski, RN.
"Magnet recognition is the most prestigious distinction a healthcare organization can receive for nursing excellence and quality patient care," said Scottsdale Healthcare Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer Peggy Reiley, RN, PhD. "It is an incredibly difficult honor to achieve because the standards are set so high with emphasis on outcomes, innovation, technology, evidence-based practice and patient partnerships."
Nursing staff and leaders at each Scottsdale Healthcare hospital completed detailed interviews over four days of site inspections with Magnet surveyors, and submitted more than 5,000 pages of documentation for the locally-based nonprofit hospitals to be considered for Magnet recognition.
According to the American Nurses Credentialing Center, Magnet hospitals:
- Report higher patient satisfaction rates.
- Have staff who spend more time at patients' bedsides.
- Deliver better patient outcomes.
- Have shorter lengths of patient stay.
- Have lower patient mortality rates.
- Consistently outperform non-Magnet organizations.
The American Nurses Credentialing Center's Magnet recognition is awarded to hospitals deemed to be "magnets for nurses" for introducing more training programs and mechanisms for nurses to have a greater say in patient care. It was developed to recognize health care organizations that provide nursing excellence.
Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn and Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Centers were redesignated as Magnet hospitals; both received the prestigious recognition in 2006. Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak Hospital, which opened in 2007, recently was surveyed for the first time and awarded Magnet recognition.
"I couldn't be prouder of our staff members and our organization," said President and CEO Tom Sadvary. "Magnet recognition is more than an honor. It tells our patients and community that they can expect nursing excellence, teamwork, quality outcomes and a satisfying healthcare experience when they come to Scottsdale Healthcare."
"Magnet recognition is a tremendous accomplishment for Scottsdale Healthcare, and a true testament to our world-class patient care," said Reiley.
- Magnet recognition is the nationally acknowledged top honor for nursing care.
- Only 21 healthcare systems in the nation have earned Magnet designation.
- Scottsdale Healthcare (www.shc.org) is first and only provider in Arizona to earn Magnet designation for all of its hospitals.
- Scottsdale Healthcare's Magnet hospitals include Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center, Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center and Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak Hospital.
- Magnet recognition emphasizes quality patient care, innovation, technology and evidence-based practice.
- Only the top 6% (386) of the nation's 5000 hospitals have earned Magnet designation.
- Magnet recognition is awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a division of the American Nurses Association.
Scottsdale Healthcare is the community-based, nonprofit parent organization of Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center, Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center, Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak Hospital, the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare, Scottsdale Healthcare Research Institute, and Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation. For more information, visit http://www.shc.org.
Scottsdale Healthcare Military Partnership
The Scottsdale Healthcare Military Training Center in Scottsdale, Arizona is a 7,500 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility where human simulators bleed and imitate battlefield trauma injuries in order to provide hands-on training to military medical personnel.
It serves as the hub for Scottsdale Healthcare's Military Partnership, giving students hands-on experience during clinical rotations that include the Level 1 Trauma Center at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center. The facility also is used for training local paramedics and firefighters, as well as Scottsdale Healthcare staff members.
Active duty and reserve units from across the U.S., including Hawaii and Guam, have trained in Scottsdale. Trainees have come from the U.S. Air Force, Navy, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve, Army Reserve and Army National Guard.
Trainees include military physicians, nurses, medics, OR techs, pharmacy techs, lab techs, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and mental health professionals, as well as medical administrative and logistics personnel.
The Military Training Program offers training and experience in Trauma, Burns, Pediatric Trauma, Behavioral Health, EMS ride-alongs, air ambulance and more.
Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center is one of the first civilian hospitals in the U.S. to provide military trauma training. The Scottsdale Healthcare Military Partnership has trained 1,000 service members since 2004.
Through its Military Partnership, Scottsdale Healthcare also plays a key role in regional disaster preparedness. The non-profit community-based hospital system's partnerships with the military led to the creation of Arizona's Coyote Crisis Campaign regional disaster response exercise.
Scottsdale Healthcare is the community-based, nonprofit parent organization of the Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center, Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center and Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak Hospital, Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare, Scottsdale Healthcare Research Institute and Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation.
A leader in medical innovation, talent and technology, Scottsdale Healthcare was founded in 1962 and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona. For more information: http://www.shc.org/militarytraining.
Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare
The Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare opened in 2001 as the first major cancer center in greater Phoenix to offer comprehensive cancer research, diagnosis, treatment and support services in a single location at Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center.
Through our partnerships with community physicians, Scottsdale Healthcare Research Institute, the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and others, the patient and supportive care services you deserve have never been easier to access.
Our Cancer Care Coordinators are experienced advanced practice nurses with expertise in oncology. From the time youre diagnosed, this nurse coordinator is available as a dedicated member of your cancer care team and will facilitate personalized cancer care for you and your family.
Learn more at http://www.shc.org.
To contact a Cancer Care Coordinator,
Call: 480-323-1255 (toll free 1-877- 273-3639)
About Scottsdale Healthcare
Scottsdale Healthcare is the not-for-profit parent of Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center, Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center, Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak Hospital, the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center and the Scottsdale Healthcare Research Institute.
We are based in Scottsdale, Arizona and led by a volunteer board of directors comprised of leading local citizens. Our non-profit community-based mission, to provide the highest quality and most compassionate care for all individuals, reflects the very premise on which Scottsdale Healthcare was founded in 1962.
A leader in medical innovation, we serve the greater Scottsdale and metro Phoenix area, and our reputation for quality attracts patients from across Arizona and beyond. Scottsdale Healthcare also offers clinical and research services not typically found in community healthcare systems, as well as ambulatory surgery centers, home health services, and a wide range of community health education and outreach services.
Our compassionate staff members and expert physicians are dedicated to providing world-class patient care. Supporting Scottsdale Healthcare's staff in providing patient and family-centered care is a corps of volunteers who donate more than 155,000 hours of service each year. Scottsdale Healthcare is a part of our community. Part of its families. Part of its future. And we wouldn't have it any other way.
Learn more at http://www.shc.org.
Scottsdale Healthcare Research Institute
Scottsdale Healthcare is one of the southwest's leading health systems, recognized for its medical innovations and superior personalized patient care. That same commitment to personalized care holds true for patients participating in clinical trials at the Scottsdale Healthcare Research Institute.
Physicians and scientists at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare collaborate with leading research universities to provide a unique, personalized medicine approach through a strategic alliance with the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), a world leader in developing smarter treatments for complex diseases. Scottsdale Healthcare is a primary clinical research site for TGen, providing patients with access to cutting edge technologies.
Through this alliance, patients with cancer throughout Arizona and the world have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials of revolutionary cancer treatments at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare.
Learn more at http://www.shc.org/clinicaltrials.
For additional information about clinical trials available at Scottsdale Healthcare, call 480-323-1339 (toll free: 1-877-273-3713), or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Benefit at Scottsdale Healthcare
Scottsdale Healthcare President & CEO Tom Sadvary provides background on the hospitals' community benefit in this nonprofit category vignette from the Scottsdale Chamber 2009 Sterling Awards.
Learn more about Scottsdale Healthcare at http://www.shc.org.
Scottsdale Healthcare Galleria of Fine Hearts - Mitch Slater
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Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network Announce Affiliation
Scottsdale Healthcare and John C. Lincoln Health Network agree to system-wide affiliation
The boards of directors of Scottsdale Healthcare and John C. Lincoln Health Network have agreed to a definitive agreement to form a system-wide affiliation to improve the health of the communities served by the respective organizations. The agreement creates a new non-profit corporate entity, Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network, which will oversee the affiliated entities.
The new Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network encompasses five acute care hospitals with approximately 10,500 employees, 3,700 affiliated physicians and 3,100 volunteers, an extensive primary care physician network, urgent care centers, clinical research, medical education, an inpatient rehabilitation hospital, an Accountable Care Organization, two foundations and extensive community services.
For more information, visit www.shc.org.