The number of daily COVID-19 cases in Arizona hit a 3-month high as health experts warn about the growing percentage of positive tests and upcoming holiday celebrations. Hospitals worry conditions in Arizona are likely to get worse and are making plans for staffing and reopening select respiratory cohort units. A young Tempe mother survived her four-month hospital stay thanks to ECMO —extracorporeal membrane oxygenation—which works like an artificial lung.
COVID-19 cases in Arizona hit 3-month high / AZ Big Media
Governor’s 2020 Celebration of Innovation Awards honors Arizona’s science, tech leaders / Phoenix Business Journal
The 17th annual Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards honored the people and organizations driving the growth of tech and science innovation in Arizona, including startups, executives, lawmakers, universities and STEM students and teachers. Read more: Here are the winners of the Governors Celebration of Innovation Awards
Arizona venture capital deals up slightly in Q3, but investment totals are down / Phoenix Business Journal
Arizona had 25 venture deals in the third quarter including biotech firms, according to a report that stated the COVID-19 pandemic has increased investment into pharmaceutical and biotech startups and telemedicine innovators.
Banner Health opened Banner Ocotillo Medical Center in Chandler—the company’s first new hospital in Arizona since 2010—that offers services such as emergency care, intensive care, and women and infant services, including labor and delivery. Read more: Banner Ocotillo Medical Center opens in Chandler
Texas development group eyes Arizona to build 6 hospitals / Phoenix Business Journal
Dallas-based Exceptional Healthcare Inc. will invest $150 million to develop six hospitals in Arizona, starting with what will be the first hospital to be built in the city of Maricopa with construction starting later this month.