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.
Trauma center participates in USAF Angel Thunder exercise
Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center is expecting increased air evac flights on April 13, 2013 when the hospital participates in Resolute Angel, a U.S. Air Force search-and-rescue and medical evacuation exercise.
Resolute Angel will test local, state and federal organizations with a mock catastrophic, mass-casualty event reaching from the Grand Canyon to the New Mexico/Arizona border. The exercise is part of Angel Thunder 2013, the world's largest personnel recovery exercise, integrating sister services and numerous state, national, multinational and interagency assets dedicated to saving lives in incredible circumstances.
Participation in Angel Thunder is part of Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center's continuing readiness training for response to a major regional disaster. Normal hospital operations will continue and patient care is not expected to be affected as the simulated victims are airlifted to Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn's Level I Trauma Center.
Scottsdale Healthcare has participated in previous Angel Thunder and other regional exercises to practice its disaster response capabilities and procedures in collaboration with military, federal, state and local agencies.
The Scottsdale Healthcare Military Partnership provides military medical personnel with training, education, skills and experience needed to perform successfully in combat and humanitarian missions while building relationships that can be used in potential disaster response situations.
For more information on the Scottsdale Healthcare Military Partnership, visit http://www.shc.org/militarytraining.
Difference Between Trauma Center & ER
The Level 1 Trauma Center at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center is a regional resource providing comprehensive emergency care during the crucial first hour following severe injury. Treatment at an appropriate facility during that 'Golden Hour' can mean the difference for better outcomes and survival for trauma patients.
Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center is a Level I Trauma Center verified by the American College of Surgeons, the highest level of verification for U.S. trauma center capabilities.
Level I Trauma Center verification means trauma specialists are 24/7, including orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, hand surgery, microvascular surgery, plastic surgery, obstetric and gynecologic surgery, ophthalmology, otolaryngology and urology. Hospitals without these resources frequently transfer patients to Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn.
Level I Trauma Centers must have the capability to provide total care for every aspect of injury from prevention through rehabilitation. They also must have a major commitment to education, research and planning. This includes support for surgical residency programs and postgraduate training in trauma for physicians, nurses and emergency medical services providers.
Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center is better positioned than most for providing trauma care. In addition to our highly talented local medical professionals, the hospital's Military Trauma Training Program helps increase its ability to respond to disasters and benefits soldiers overseas in harm's way.
For more information, visit http://www.shc.org.
(Video courtesy azcentral.com/Arizona Republic)
Military Medical Training Center
The Military Training Center at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center houses a high-tech teaching facility.
Mock battlefield operating rooms and intensive care units include life-like patient simulators with pulses, breathing and abdominal sounds, the ability to talk and respond to medications, and other functions including various trauma "injuries" that actually "bleed."
Physicians, surgeons, nurses and other military medical personnel gain necessary skills and experience to successfully perform under wartime conditions and during humanitarian relief operations.
For more information, visit 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)
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Meet Dr. Jason Reynoso - Scottsdale Healthcare Bariatric Surgery Center
A graduate of Arizona State University, Dr. Reynoso earned his Doctor of Medicine from the Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Neb. Dr. Reynoso then returned to Arizona, serving progressively as intern, resident and chief resident of general surgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. While there, he was honored with the General Surgery Residency Program’s Wendell B. Whitacre MD Outstanding Chief Resident Award.
Meet Dr. James M Swain - Scottsdale Healthcare Bariatric Surgery Center
After graduating from Wichita State University, Dr. Swain received his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City. He then completed his residency in general surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, during which he was awarded the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Laparoendoscopic Resident Achievement Award. Following his residency, Dr. Swain completed a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.
Meet Dr. Robin Blackstone - Scottsdale Healthcare Bariatric Center
Robin Blackstone, MD is a leading expert in the medical and surgical treatment of obesity and obesity-related disease, having performed more than 4,000 surgical weight-loss surgeries in the 12 years since she established a profitable medical model in the treatment of obesity and related medical problems at Scottsdale Healthcare, a tertiary not-for-profit Magnet hospital system.