Crowds Bunch for Holiday Boutique & Home Tour

More than 400 guests toured six showpiece homes and shopped for holiday treasures at Clark home 4 - Copythe 2013 Holiday Boutique & Home Tour, held Dec. 7, at The Colonnade in Surprise. The events were sponsored by Sun Health Foundation to benefit cardiac care at Banner Boswell and Banner Del E. Webb medical centers.

The tour of the homes was a “tour de force” featuring everything from modern to traditional architecture, priceless works of art and furnishings from around the world. Guest also enjoyed appetizers and refreshments at each home. The two-day gift boutique offered shoppers a wide assortment of holiday-themed gifts.

Special thanks to major sponsor La-Z Boy Furniture Galleries of Arizona, other sponsors, boutique vendors, volunteers and especially the homeowners for welcoming guests into their homes.

La Loma Care Center sporting a new look

Since opening its doors in 2005, La Loma Care Center has provided its residents and the surrounding community with high quality rehabilitation and long-term care services. In 2013, the center launched a major re-positioning project to upgrade its campus and prepare for future skilled nursing and assisted living needs based on projections.

The project included remodeling existing space into a 6,400 square-foot, state-of-the-art rehabilitation gym, equipped to serve inpatients–and for the first time, outpatients. The center also opened a new 27-bed short-stay skilled nursing unit, featuring home-like touches and patient-centered nursing care. A newly constructed Community Education Room recently opened and work is nearing completion on 10 new assisted living apartments, with residents expected to move in in January or early February 2014. To see photos, go to http://on.fb.me/1dhN0iF

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Rebecca Bair Joins Foundation as Senior Director of Development

Sun Health Foundation is pleased to announce Rebecca Bair has joined the organization as a senior director of development. She will be working with donors and friends to encourage support for the community programs and services Sun Health provides.

“Rebecca brings a wealth of experience and community involvement to that will help advance Sun Health’s mission,” said Penny Cowden, chief development officer for Sun Health.  Continue reading

Sun Health Foundation 2013 Gala Works Its Magic

The Evolution Show Choir from Willow Canyon High School performed three songs at the 2013 Gala.

The Evolution Show Choir from Willow Canyon High School performed three songs at the 2013 Gala.

On Nov. 9, 400-plus party-goers helped transform the Wigwam Arizona into a“magical” place during the 2013 Healthy SUNsations Gala “The Magic of Miracles” fundraiser.

The event conjured up $125,000 in support of Parkinson’s patient care and research at Banner Sun Health Research Institute, and at Banner Boswell and Banner Del E. Webb medical centers.

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Proactive Care in a Reactive World

camerson svendsen_3_4webThe way health care is experienced and delivered is undergoing seismic change, making it more important than ever for consumers, especially seniors, to proactively manage their own health care. That was the take-away message from “Proactive Care in a Reactive World,” a talk given by Sun Health Business Consultant and Social Worker Cameron Svendsen at a recent Community Education session hosted at Sun Health’s Grandview Care Center in Sun City West. Continue reading

Sun Health Volunteers Finalists for ‘Health Care Heroes’ Award

Donna Mae Tanzie, Sara Villanueva and Bill Tanzie. The Tanzies are finalists for a ‘Health Care Heroes’ award for their volunteer efforts.

Sun Health volunteers Bill and Donna Mae Tanzie are finalists for a “Health Care Heroes” award sponsored by The Phoenix Business Journal. The Sun City West couple is among three nominees in the “Health Care Volunteer” category.

The awards, given to outstanding health care leaders in the Phoenix area, will be announced at an awards breakfast in Scottsdale on Aug. 29. Continue reading