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
Michael L. Mandell has been elected as the new chairman of the Arizona nonprofit Sun Health Foundation Board of Trustees for the 2014 fiscal year beginning July 1.
Mandell, a resident of Corte Bella in Sun City West, is a retired executive who has lived in the Northwest Valley since May, 2006. He previously served as the Board’s vice chairman and as chairman of the Board’s Planned Giving Committee. Continue reading
R. Jack Stephenson has been elected chairman of the board for Arizona nonprofit Sun Health Services for the fiscal year beginning July 1.
Stephenson, a resident of Sun City West, has a rich history of civic involvement, serving as president of both the Sun City West Rotary Club and the Briarwood Country Club in 2011. He previously served as vice chairman of the Sun Health Services Board, and has been active on a number of board committees as well as the Sun Health Foundation Board. Continue reading