Scottsdale Healthcare award recognizes community benefit
Scottsdale Healthcare received the 2012 Sterling Award for big business from the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce, recognizing its significant contributions to the quality of life and economic vitality of the community.
Scottsdale Healthcare is the city of Scottsdale's largest employer with 6,700 employees, 1,800 physicians and 1,300 volunteers. It generates approximately $1.6 billion in direct and indirect economic impact.
The locally based, nonprofit health system operates Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center, Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center, Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak Hospital, the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare, the Scottsdale Healthcare Research Institute and several outpatient facilities in serving Scottsdale and greater Phoenix, Arizona.
For more information, visit http://www.shc.org/.
(Video provided courtesy of the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce.)
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
Are You at Risk for Heart Disease?
Are you at risk? 1 in 3 adult deaths each year are caused by heart disease and stroke.
Schedule a free heart health assessment* at Scottsdale Healthcare in addition to your annual physical. Free screening appointments are available Feb. 7 - March 16.
To know your risk factors or schedule an assessment, visit http://www.loweryourheartrisk.org/
*Availability is limited.
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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Get Your Gown On Prostate Cancer Awareness
Get Your Gown On is a new health education campaign from the Arizona-based Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare. Directing individuals to http://www.getyourgownon.org/, it aims to raise awareness about the need for regular prostate cancer screenings and the success of early detection and treatment of the disease.
The campaign features former Arizona State University football star, National Football League Hall of Famer and prostate cancer survivor Michael Haynes encouraging men 40 or older to have a prostate exam as part of an annual physical.
Haynes discovered he had prostate cancer following a screening exam in 2008. Now a prostate cancer survivor, he encourages men to talk with their doctors about getting tested for this deadly disease.
Statistics show prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. Without early diagnosis, one in 36 will die from the disease. Prostate cancer the second-leading cause of cancer death in men, behind lung cancer.
Visitors to http://www.getyourgownon.org/ can sign up for a free screening, read stories about Phoenix-area prostate cancer survivors, provide comments about prostate cancer detection and cancer treatment, and learn more about the innovative cancer treatment, research and support services available through the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare.
The nonprofit Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare established its leadership in personalized medicine by offering comprehensive cancer treatment, research, prevention and support services in a single location, working in collaboration with top community oncologists and scientists from leading universities and research institutions.
The nonprofit Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center holds Accreditation with Commendation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation with Commendation is awarded to top cancer programs demonstrating the highest levels of cancer clinical services, research, community outreach, quality improvement, leadership and data management, according to the Chicago-based Commission on Cancer. http://www.shc.org/cancer
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.
Immunizations are Important for Families
Immunizations are one of the easiest ways to protect your newborn from preventable diseases, but babies need several vaccinations over time to develop full immunity.
In this brief video, Scottsdale Healthcare nurses Lynn Untermeyer and Lori Satran explain the importance of the "cocoon effect" when it comes to immunizing families with newborns.
A newborn's mother and father receive their immunizations to protect their baby and explain the importance of receiving the vaccines.
Babies are vulnerable to diseases such as whooping cough during the first months after birth. Adults and teens also need booster shots to help prevent others from becoming ill and spreading whooping cough to infants.
The number of whooping cough cases in Arizona nearly doubled from 2009-2010, with thousands of babies were diagnosed. Talk to your physician today about getting up to date on your boosters.
For more information visit http://www.shc.org/pediatrics.
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.
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