PHOENIX (May 23, 2014) –– On May 21, 2014, Grantmakers in Aging (GIA) announced the selection of 18 winners of its first “Friendly Faces, Friendly Places” international photo contest, supported by the Pfizer Foundation. Out of the 500 photos submitted worldwide, one local photo was announced as a winner. The photo of Surprise resident Sharon Vizzini sky diving at age 70, placed second in the “Older and Active” category. The photo was provided by Sun Health Senior Living and submitted by the Greater Phoenix Age-Friendly Network.
Edson and Loretta Allen were among the first visitors in the door at the March 19 grand opening of the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing in Surprise, a center that’s already opening new doors for health and wellness in the northwest Valley.
“We were very impressed with the people we met. They seem to have a sincere interest in helping people with their health issues,” Edson Allen said of the center’s staff members. Loretta described the center as “beautiful.” The Sun City West couple, who split their time between Arizona and Minnesota, was so impressed that they both signed up for the center’s gold-level membership, which includes a host of healthy perks. Continue reading
We are proud to have an article covering progress at the La Loma Village construction in West Vally View yesterday. Click this link or on the image below to read it (free registration is required), then jump over to our La Loma page to see the full photo gallery!
Sun Health Foundation thanks the 2013 Healthy SUNsations Gala sponsors and all who supported an evening dedicated to advancing research and care for those with Parkinson’s disease. The event raised $125,000 in support of Parkinson’s patient care and research at Banner Sun Health Research Institute, Banner Boswell and Banner Del E. Webb medical centers.
Will the train tracks along Grand Avenue be converted into a commuter rail project?
Read more on this story – and a quote from Sun Health CEO Ron Guziak – in this fantastic Christmas Day article by Arizona Republic’s Lesley Wright.
We were fortunate enough to be included in TWO stories this week on azcentral.com. Reporter Angela Gonzales wrote this heart-warming blog post the day before Christmas, after joining our Litchfield Park independent living community as part of a wonderful holiday caroling group. The lovely voices of the Dickens Carolers were greatly enjoyed by La Loma Village residents and staff alike.
Sun Health is proud to be a non-profit organization that aims to improve the health of an entire population, not just those living within our communities.
How do we make it happen? Here is a snippet of what CEO Ronald Guziak had to say when recently interviewed on ThinkHippo.
With your Care Transitions program, you had some great statistics – notably, the 85 percent reduction in readmissions. As this model continues to grow, what sort of changes do you expect in staffing? People are the most important thing. As the Care Transitions program grows, our focus is to hire the right people to do the work the way we want it done. We’ll continue to use RNs or LPNs to initiate that first stage of the program once the patient is discharged. We’ll remain committed to providing home visits, not just telephone visits – those are the things that differentiate the program. As we begin to serve different generations, we’ll add more technology to the services we provide. We also look at ways to offer support for 90 days and beyond.
Sun Health President and Chief Executive Officer Ron Guziak is one of 10 new members recently elected to Care Continuum Alliance’s (CCA) 2013-14 board of directors. Read the full article here: http://aznow.biz/health-care/sun-health-ceo-named-national-board.
Front Doors News also ran the story.
A big “thank you” to YourWestValley.com this week for running a wonderful article about our upcoming Community Education event on lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States.
Called “Sun Health Seminar Explores Lung Cancer,” the article shares details of the November 14th event at Banner Boswell Medical Center, where Dr. Biggs of the Arizona Center for Cancer Care will discuss ways to prevent lung cancer, the benefits and risks of screening for lung cancer, and treatment options.
Click here to read the full article or here to register.