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Unused lunch boxes needed for young patients

New, unused lunch boxes, preferably the soft-sided style with a zipper, are needed for local pediatric patients.

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Arizona has new restrictions on buying cough medicine

Arizona has new restrictions on buying cough medicine

Minors must now have a prescription to purchase most OTC remedies.

July 27, 2014 9:00 pmLoading…
Academic nature of deal makes hospital sale complex

Academic nature of deal makes hospital sale complex

A closer look at Banner's proposed acquisition of the UA Health Network. 

July 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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County money sought to end feral-cat euthanasia

County money sought to end feral-cat euthanasia

Program would trap, sterilize, vaccinate and rerelease the problem critters.

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Memo from James K. Beckmann

Memo from James K. Beckmann

July 23, 2014 12:00 am
Tenet Healthcare Corp.

Tenet Healthcare Corp.

July 23, 2014 12:00 am
Agreement calls for selling Carondelet hospitals

Agreement calls for selling Carondelet hospitals

Two healthcare firms have signed a letter of intent to acquire Carondelet.

July 22, 2014 10:00 pm Related Loading…

Carondelet Health Network to be sold

The deal affects St. Mary's and St. Joseph's in Tucson and Holy Cross in Nogales.

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Free Hepatitis C screenings at UA Medical Center

Free Hepatitis C screenings at UA Medical Center

Baby boomers are the targeted population for the new walk-in service.

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Arizona-led study will test Alzheimer's prevention drug

Arizona-led study will test Alzheimer's prevention drug

UA physician helps lead 60-site trial to start next year in US Europe.

July 21, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Moody's downgrades UA Medical Center's bond rating

Moody's downgrades UA Medical Center's bond rating

The University of Arizona Medical Center's financial outlook is negative, Moody's says.

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New clinic urges baby boomers to get free hepatitis C screenings

New clinic urges baby boomers to get free hepatitis C screenings

The screenings are being conducted Friday mornings.

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Ousted UA surgery chief’s hearing to be public

Ousted UA surgery chief’s hearing to be public

Dr. Rainer Gruessner will argue against his termination at an Aug. 5 hearing.

July 16, 2014 9:45 pmLoading…

One Tucson hospital makes U.S. News & World Report list

The University of Arizona Medical Center was the sole Tucson-area hospital to make the magazine's annual national rankings

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UA doctor helped set hand, face organ donation rules

UA doctor helped set hand, face organ donation rules

Dr. Warren C. Breidenbach III  of Tucson helped develop new national transplant policies.

July 15, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Free eye screenings in Tucson Saturday

Tucson-area residents concerned about their eye health are invited to a free eye screening at St. Elizabeth’s Health Center on Saturday.

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Northwest Medical Center's newest urgent care opened today

Northwest Medical Center opened its sixth urgent care today.

July 07, 2014 11:45 amLoading…

Ex-foster kids can get government health coverage

Phoenix-based Children’s Action Alliance is trying to get the word out.

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Fletcher J. McCusker, CEO of Sinfonía Healthcare

Fletcher J. McCusker, CEO of Sinfonía Healthcare

Fletcher J. McCusker owner of Sinfonía Healthcare photo by: Mamta Popat / Arizona Daily Star MANDATORY CREDIT, NO SALES, NO MAG

July 05, 2014 12:00 am
Tucson-based Sinfonía expands with new wellness center

Tucson-based Sinfonía expands with new wellness center

Facility, opening Monday, combines primary care with wellness programs.

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Tucson Medical Center CEO Judy Rich and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer

Tucson Medical Center CEO Judy Rich and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer

Gov. Jan Brewer chats with Judy Rich, president and CEO of Tucson Medical Center in 2013 following a press conference to build political support for the governor's plan, which she later enacted, to expand the state's Medicaid program. (Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer)  Submitted Photo

July 04, 2014 12:00 am
Arizona hospitals doing less uncompensated care

Arizona hospitals doing less uncompensated care

Restoring childless adults to AHCCCS appears to be a boost for hospitals.

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Study examines effects of arguing on couples' health

UA grad student looks at how arguing affects long-term health.

June 30, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Faculty survey gives UA College of Medicine low marks

Most say they like their job, but ding the college for employee retention.

June 29, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
UA Health Network board, regents OK Banner partnership

UA Health Network board, regents OK Banner partnership

Deal touted as only way to stay competitive.

June 27, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
UA Health Network deal with Banner Health moves forward

UA Health Network deal with Banner Health moves forward

The agreement would make Banner Health Arizona's largest private employer.

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Banner Health poised to take over UA network

Banner Health poised to take over UA network

Deal to acquire two Tucson hospitals, more, is subject to regents' approval.

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Sierra Tucson admits no wrongdoing in suicide

Sierra Tucson admits no wrongdoing in suicide

The no-fault caveat is included in center's agreement to pay $2,000.

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El Tour program seeks kids interested in cycling

Participants will learn cycling techniques, safety, sports nutrition, and exercise in a fun and supportive environment.

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Program offers free colorectal cancer screenings

The uninsured and the poor are targeted.

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Tucson cycling program seeks kids interested in health, riding

The Jr. El Tour Youth Cycling Program is looking for a 2014 team of girls and boys, ages 10-12, who are interested in cycling and improving their health.

June 22, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…
Barber questioning Southern Arizona VA wait times

Barber questioning Southern Arizona VA wait times

U.S. Rep. Ron Barber,  a Democrat from Tucson, is pressing federal officials about wait times in the Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care system.

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Options remain for Arizonans who still lack health coverage

Arizonans who missed the open enrollment deadline to get health insurance via the Affordable Care Act still have options, albeit limited ones.

June 17, 2014 12:25 pmLoading…
Few options remain for Arizonans who need health insurance

Few options remain for Arizonans who need health insurance

Arizonans who missed the open enrollment deadline to get health insurance via the Affordable Care Act still have options, albeit limited ones.

June 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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UA Health Network CEO acknowledges Banner talks

UA Health Network CEO acknowledges Banner talks

Dr. Michael R. Waldrum, chief executive officer of the University of Arizona Health Network told employees in a memo sent last night that the organization's senior leaders are "actively exploring" new strategies.

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UA Health Network to talk with Banner Health about affiliation

An internal email suggests the University of Arizona Health Network is considering an affiliation with Phoenix-based Banner Health.

June 13, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
UA Cancer Center names Kraft new director

UA Cancer Center names Kraft new director

The University of Arizona Cancer Center has a new director — a prostate cancer researcher and medical oncologist from the Medical University of South Carolina.

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Skipping flu shot 'not worth Russian Roulette,' survivor says

Skipping flu shot 'not worth Russian Roulette,' survivor says

Lisa Aguilar woke up March 26 not knowing what day it was, where she was, or why she couldn’t walk.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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County: More patients using Arizona Medical Center's South Campus

Patient and surgical volumes at the University of Arizona Medical Center’s South Campus have gone up more than 100 percent in the last eight years, according to a county memorandum.

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Tucson area's largest health network racks up nearly $30 million in losses

Tucson area's largest health network racks up nearly $30 million in losses

Southern Arizona’s largest health network is $28.5 million in the red so far this fiscal year, and officials say a costly electronic medical records system is largely to blame.

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UA student was ‘dead’ but found ‘the miracle’ and lives again

UA student was ‘dead’ but found ‘the miracle’ and lives again

Medical staff had discussed taking Sam Schmid  off life support in 2011 after a devastating car crash that killed his University of Arizona roommate.

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Phoenix hosptial gets $19M gift to create thoracic transplant center

The only Arizona hospital performing lung transplants recently received its largest-ever donation — a $19 million gift to create a new center for thoracic medicine.

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UA Medical Center restarts heart transplant program

The University of Arizona Medical Center has reactivated its renowned heart transplant program.

May 28, 2014 4:45 pmLoading…
Hospital lawyer on peer review

Hospital lawyer on peer review

Phoenix attorney Karen C. Owens responds to questions about clinical peer review

May 25, 2014 12:00 am
Prominent UA doctor taunted as 'Robo Rob' says settlement clears him

Prominent UA doctor taunted as 'Robo Rob' says settlement clears him

A prominent Tucson cardiac surgeon who was prohibited from seeing patients earlier this year says he has cleared his name in a settlement with the hospital that suspended him.

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