In this episode of TechFocus Member Spotlight, sit down with Matthew Likens, CEO of GT Medical Technologies, to learn more about the innovative GammaTile Therapy that’s been developed for patients with operable brain tumors.
Atlas Healthcare Partners (Atlas), which specializes in developing and managing ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) in partnerships with health systems and physicians, announced today that Banner Health has invested into Atlas. “Based on the significant growth and success that Banner and Atlas have achieved together through our Banner Surgery Center network joint venture, it was a logical next step for Banner to invest in Atlas to help the company scale and grow into a larger national partner for other health systems as well,” said Scott Nordlund, Banner’s Chief Strategy and Growth Officer.
Banner Health plans to build a hospital in Buckeye — directly across the street from a competitor making plans to build its own hospital campus. The Phoenix-based nonprofit health system plans to build a four-story, 330,000-square-foot hospital at the northwest corner of Verrado Way and Interstate 10, which is where its Banner Health Center is located on land the hospital system already owns.
Banner Health — the state’s largest health system and among the largest in the nation — is about to get even bigger. The nonprofit health system is in preliminary plans to buy land for a new hospital in north Scottsdale. The Phoenix-based health system is working with city of Scottsdale and Arizona State Land Department in an effort to buy 40 to 50 acres at the northeast corner of Loop 101 and Hayden Road. That site is across the street from Cavasson, Nationwide Realty Investors’ master-planned development on the northwest corner of Loop 101 and Hayden Road that is proposed to include a residential health care facility.
University of Arizona Health Sciences has selected downtown Phoenix for a new health sciences center that will develop treatments to stimulate or suppress the immune system to fight disease. Plans call for building this new center on the Phoenix Bioscience Core on the southwest corner of Seventh and Fillmore streets near its medical school operations. The 293,000-square-foot structure will have 10 floors above ground and two floors below ground.
WebPT, one of Phoenix’s largest homegrown software companies, announced on Tuesday that it had acquired Portland, Oregon-based Clinicient, a major competitor in the physical therapy software space.
Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University officials have been talking about building a biotechnology corridor in north Phoenix since at least 2013, and the project is now closer to fruition. Mayo Clinic was the winning bidder in an Arizona State Land Department public auction, paying $139 million for a 228-acre parcel next to its Phoenix campus on Dec. 15.
An 18-member coalition led by the Greater Phoenix Economic Council was awarded a $500,000 grant for its proposed health care innovation project from the U.S. Economic Development Administration. On Monday, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced 60 finalists for the EDA’s $1 billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge, which aims to boost economic pandemic recovery and is tied to the Biden administration’s coronavirus relief package.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona’s Mobilize AZ initiative has awarded grants to seven local community organizations, providing funding to help combat diabetes and address social determinants of health.
University of Arizona researchers have developed a 3D-printed wearable mesh device that can detect diseases. The device, which is the size of a penny and never needs to be charged, can measure the onset of frailty in older adults, diagnose deadly diseases and monitor treatments.