Sun Health Celebrates Program’s Second Anniversary With Consecutive National Honor

November 2013

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Ron Guziak,
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

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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Sun Health Care Transitions Celebrates 2nd Anniversary with 2nd Consecutive National Award from Care Continuum Alliance

Sun Health Care TransitionsNearly 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.

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Healthy SUNsations Gala Auction Teaser

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.

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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 Community Education Presents Ongoing Health Talks at Sun Health and Community Locations in the West Valley for September

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 Launches Personalized Memory Program To Serve Patients With Dementia

arizona nonprofitSun 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 Elected Chairman of the Sun Health Foundation Board of Trustees

Arizona nonprofitMichael 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