Your Sun Health team began 2014 in full force – mobilizing several signature projects. It’s exciting to see so many activities coming together that will make a positive impact for many in communities we serve.
The Sun Health operating theme of “population health” is policy in action. It is the foundation for all we do to support you, our independent living residents, and area “friends and neighbors,” who trust us to enhance their well-being and our partner hospitals.
Each year, your Board of Directors participates in a “retreat” day for education and reflection on the accomplishments of the past year and goal setting for the year ahead. The focus this year will be on an interactive discussion on health care policy, clinical excellence and dynamic innovations required to support the next generation of health care delivery. Continue reading
With the holidays approaching, we wanted to make everyone aware of upcoming office closings in December and January for Sun Health, Sun Health Foundation and Sun Health Senior Living. Our offices in Surprise and at Banner Boswell Medical Center will be closed on the following days:
- Christmas Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013
- Christmas Day, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013
- New Year’s Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013
- New Year’s Day, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014
Note that our independent living communities – Grandview Terrace and Grandview Care Center in Sun City West, La Loma Village and La Loma Care Center in Litchfield Park, and The Colonnade in Surprise maintain 24-hour support by staff and/or an emergency medical technician, as always.
Regarding Sun Health Grandview Health Care Center patient inquiries, please call (623) 975-8100. After hours/weekends, call (623)-975-8000.
Regarding Sun Health La Loma Health Care Center patient inquiries, please call (623) 537-7400. After hours/weekends, call (623) 537-7500.
Here’s wishing you a peaceful holiday season. Thank you for your commitment to Sun Health.
President & CEO
Sun Health and Sun Health Foundation
While most of the nation ponders how federal health care legislation will affect them, at Sun Health this month we celebrate a nationally recognized community health program that has benefited nearly 2,000 west valley residents. In less than two years, Sun Health Care Transitions has educated individuals about healthier ways to live, developed enhanced medication regimens and prevented most participants from being readmitted to the hospital for the same illness.
Our team celebrated its second anniversary by receiving a second consecutive “Outstanding Leadership in Population Health Award” from the Care Continuum Alliance (CCA). Continue reading
Nearly 2,000 chronic disease patients served through nonprofit program
SURPRISE, ARIZ. – Nov. 6, 2013 – Anniversaries are often marked by a special surprise. For Sun Health Care Transitions, that surprise was doubly exciting. The team celebrated its second anniversary by receiving a second consecutive “Outstanding Leadership in Population Health Award” from the Care Continuum Alliance (CCA). Representing more than 200 health companies, organizations and individual providers committed to improving the health of populations, the CCA focuses on raising care quality, improving health outcomes and reducing costs for individuals affected by chronic disease.
We hope everyone is getting their thumbs and paddle-raising techniques in top shape for Saturday’s Healthy SUNsations Gala - “The Magic of Miracles.” Our event is sold out, and we hope to see you there. We have more than 80 live and silent auction items for you to bid on. – all in support of Parkinson’s treatment and research at Banner Sun Health Research Institute, Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center and Banner Boswell Medical Center.
Excellent patient care, landmark research and innovative community programs continue to flourish, thanks to an important partnership formed five years ago between Banner Health and Sun Health. In 2008, two non-profit organizations united with one goal in mind: to enhance the health of residents living in the Northwest Valley.
In the past five years, more than $166 million has been invested by Banner Health and Sun Health to enrich patient care and healthy living services. Together, we acknowledge the generous support of the community that built the local medical enterprise and we are grateful this support continues.
Located in Litchfield Park near Peoria, AZ, Sun Health’s La Loma Care Center has expanded its service options and capabilities to include a short term rehabilitation unit – also called short stay assisted living – with even more improvements on the way. Continue reading
Arizona nonprofit Sun Health’s Community Education Series presents free ongoing health and wellness programs on a variety of health care, healthy living and personal and financial safety topics focused on seniors. Events occur several times each month at locations across the West Valley and are presented as a community service. Events with less than 10 reservations are subject to cancellation. We make every effort to avoid cancellations, but if one does occur, we will contact all registered attendees in advance. Continue reading
Sun Health has launched a Memory Care Navigator program, the newest offering in the Arizona nonprofit organization’s rapidly growing collection of community health programs.
Peoria’s Marty Finley, M.Ed. has been selected as the Sun Health Memory Care Navigator, who will provide personal and professional guidance to patients, family members and caregivers coping with the emotional, psychological and physical effects of dementia. The Navigator will prepare a plan of care individualized to their needs, and will serve as a liaison between patients and families, their physicians and ancillary community services. Continue reading