Bioscience & Healthcare

Tucson's 2017 Women of Influence Winners

Via 2017 Women of Influence winners Administrative Champion Nicky Bauer Advertising/Public Relations Champion Stephanie Healy Arts/Culture Champion Linda Chorney Community Service Champion Kellie Terhune Neeley Non Profit Champion Judy McDermott Education Champion Brooke Meyer Financial/Banking Champion Laura Nagore Healthcare Champion Leigh Neumayer Licensed Professional Champion Annie Rolfe Mentorship Award Melissa Curran Outstanding Entrepreneur Mary Darling Public Service Award Cheryl Horvath Recreation/Hospitality Champion Suzanne Kaiser Rising Star Brandi Haga-Blackman Business

Job Fairs, Employment and Goodwill

KTAR’s Main Street Minute focuses on local businesses that are hiring, opening and hosting events across the community. These stories air each weekday on KTAR at 7:27 a.m. Via • Interim HealthCare is looking for certified caregivers in the East Valley. The company is hosting a job fair Friday from noon until 4 p.m. near Higley and Broadway roads in Mesa. • Grainger plans to hire more than 400

Philips and Phoenix Children’s Hospital Ink 15-Year Deal

Via Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) a leading health technology company and Phoenix Children’s Hospital, a U.S. News and World Report “Best Children’s Hospital,” today announced a long-term strategic partnership with a total value of up to USD 65 million. Phoenix Children’s is the first stand-alone children’s health system to sign a long-term strategic partnership model with Philips. The partnership develops from a leading collaboration in diagnostic imaging

Sidnee Peck leaves brain training startup for Scottsdale solar panel manufacturer

After a whirlwind year, Sidnee Peck has stepped down as CEO of Smart Brain Aging Inc. to turn her attention to a Scottsdale-based company that makes solar panels that produce clean drinking water. Via Peck was the CEO for Smart Brain Aging in 2016 but left the startup in December because of professional differences, she said. Smart Brain Aging is a Scottsdale-based provider of brain training therapies for the

Researchers Get Moldy Marijuana from Federal Farm

There’s only one source of marijuana for clinical research in the United States. And “they weren’t able to produce what we were asking for,” Sisley says. Via The marijuana came from a 12-acre farm at the University of Mississippi, run by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Since 1968, it has been the only facility licensed by the DEA to produce the plant for clinical research. While eight

Phoenix Chamber Sets Priorities for 2017

Our priorities for the 2017 legislative session include growing Arizona’s workforce talent pipeline, continuing to move the needle on improving our K-12 and higher education systems and reforming the initiative process, which currently enables out-of-state interests to treat our state as a test bed for ill-conceived proposals. Few anticipated the political world we inhabit in 2017. Our leaders in Washington, D.C., are determining the most effective ways to advocate for

Arizona's Economic Gains are Threatened

The framers of the Arizona Constitution were wise. They understood that for government to work well, it should be close – and accountable – to the people it serves. To enshrine the principle of local control, the framers did something for Arizona that few others states had done: firmly placing in local “charter” governments the right to make decisions of local importance. Elected mayors and city council members, they believed, were

WellCare buys two Care1st subsidiaries in Arizona

  WellCare Health Plans recently completed the acquisition of Care1st Health Plan Arizona and One Care by Care1st Health Plan of Arizona. Read more at Upon completion of the acquisition, Scott Cummings was named WellCare’s president of Arizona operations. He will manage numerous aspects of the company’s Medicaid and Medicare Advantage businesses across the state. “I spent nearly 10 years leading the Care1st Arizona business and am excited to

The Great Baby Boomer Migration and AZ Business Owners

Some small business owners looking for customers are following the nation’s changing demographics — literally. They’re moving long distances to places like Florida, Arizona and California; expecting retiring baby boomers to migrate to warmer climates. Source: Focusing on seniors: Business owners follow the demographics – The Denver Post Jeff Tremblay relocated to Florida to open a senior care business after living for 25 years in northern New Jersey. His SYNERGY

Tampa-based WellCare Health Plans Inc. is planning to acquire a pair of Arizona health care benefit providers that are part of the Care1st Health Plan for $157.5 million. Care1st Health Plan Arizona Inc. and OneCare by Care1st Health Plan of Arizona Inc. are managed care companies that provide Medicaid and Medicare benefits to roughly 114,000 people in two of Arizona’s largest geographic areas. WellCare expects to close on the transaction