Enhance Hospital Research, Clinical Care

March 30, 2020

By brianpowell

Banner Alzheimer’s plays leading role in breakthrough blood test  

Scientists unveil a highly accurate blood test may be able to detect Alzheimer’s disease as early as 20 years before the onset of cognitive impairment. Banner Alzheimer’s Institute of Phoenix leads the international study that could dramatically impact research, treatment, and clinical care. 

Phoenix Children’s becomes first in the U.S. to use new robotic technology 

The newly FDA-cleared Medtronic Stealth AutoguideTM cranial robotic-guidance platform for neurosurgery is introduced by Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s during surgery for pediatric patients suffering from a range of neurological conditions. 

HonorHealth Research Institute leads clinical trial for severe COVID-19 patients 

Patients on a ventilator with COVID-19-associated acute respiratory distress syndrome participate in a clinical trial of the novel drug ruxolitinib. Meanwhile, HonorHealth opens its sixth hospital, Sonoran Crossing Medical Center, in north Phoenix with 70 inpatient beds. 

Banner Health expands footprint in East Valley 

Banner Ocotillo Medical Center in Chandler offers emergency care, intensive care, endoscopy, and women and infant services in its 124-bed, 240,000-square-foot facility. The Phoenix-based system also announces a $54 million, 80,000-square- foot sports-medicine center will be built on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community near Scottsdale. 

Texas-based group plans to develop six Arizona hospitals, including in rural areas 

Dallas-based Exceptional Healthcare Inc. will invest $150 million to develop six hospitals in Arizona, starting with the first hospital in the city of Maricopa, followed by Prescott and Yuma.