New Year Starts Off With Much to Celebrate

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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

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

Health Care Partnership Delivers Excellent Patient Care, Expanded Medical Services

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.

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Sun Health Launches New Branding Campaign

Sun Health has launched a new branding campaign, designed to increase awareness of its goal to create pathways to population health and improve the health of entire populations – in the Northwest Valley and beyond.

Recently, the senior leadership team and our boards of directors reviewed the strategic plan that was developed in 2010, shortly following our partnership agreement with Banner Health. We were pleased to discover that many of the goals and objectives we established were met or were well on their way to fruition. Continue reading

Care Continuum Alliance Awards Sun Health National Recognition

I am pleased to announce that the “Sun Health: Innovative Partnerships for Community Health” program presented at the Care Continuum Alliance Forum 12 Annual Education Conference was selected to receive the Outstanding Leadership in Population Health Award. The recognition was one of five awarded at the Conference and was part of the Collaborative Strategies Series. Continue reading