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Nurses group seeks more approved uses for medical pot

Posted by   /  August 31, 2015  /  Government and Politics, Health Care, Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

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By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/Arizona Daily Star If some Arizona nurses get their way, medical marijuana will become available as early as next year to treat everything from arthritis and autism to Tourette’s syndrome and traumatic brain injury. Members of the Arizona Cannabis Nurses Association are petitioning the Department of Health Services to […]

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Banner Health construction projects total $1.5 billion this year 

Posted by   /  August 19, 2015  /  Featured News, Health Care, Real Estate  /  No Comments

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By Angela Gonzales | Phoenix Business Journal Phoenix-based Banner Health is Arizona’s largest private employer – and about to get bigger. With operations in seven states, Banner has 337 active projects on its books totaling $1.5 billion, with $1.2 billion of those projects in Arizona. That’s not counting the $500 million patient tower it’s building […]

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West Valley leaders expect little impact from Rural/Metro sale

Posted by   /  August 12, 2015  /  Government and Politics, Health Care, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

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The Arizona Republic (Editor’s note: Rose Law Group represents Rural/Metro) The Republic regularly asks West Valley leaders to share their thoughts on issues, and this week’s question is about the proposed sale of Scottsdale-based Rural/Metro Corp. to a Colorado company that similarly provides fire and ambulance services. Envision Healthcare Holdings, based in Greenwood Village, Colo., […]

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Maricopa County hospital system defaults on $15.4 million loan

Posted by   /  August 12, 2015  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

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By Gary Grado | Arizona Capitol Times The county’s hospital system for indigent patients has defaulted on a 10-year-old, $15.4 million loan from Maricopa County. Maricopa County gave Maricopa Integrated Health System the loan in 2005 as seed money for the voter-approved health system, which was established as a separate government body to relieve the […]

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[OP-ED] ER doctor says booze worse than bud

Posted by   /  August 11, 2015  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

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By Gina Berman | The Arizona Republic (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are posted for discussion purposes only.) As the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol begins in earnest collecting the thousands of signatures needed to qualify for the 2016 statewide ballot, the voices of those wishing to hang on to prohibition ring loud. But in […]

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Notable Photoable: Can you hear me now?

Posted by   /  August 7, 2015  /  Health Care, PHOTOS/CARTOONS, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

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Notable Photoable (Editor’s note: The brother and granddaughter of Rose Law Group Reporter Managing Editor Phil Riske both have cochlear implants.) A New Zealand father has gotten a cochlear implant tattooed on his head to match his daughter’s real one.

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Moves made to avoid Florence hospital bankruptcies

Posted by   /  August 6, 2015  /  Health Care  /  No Comments

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By Mark Cowling | Florence Reminder Gilbert Hospital has released nearly all the administrative staff at Florence Hospital at Anthem as part of a tentative plan for both hospitals to emerge from bankruptcy under joint ownership and operation. In their places are Gilbert Hospital officials serving on an interim basis for now. The two hospital […]

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New Valley restaurant only serves kids

Posted by   /  August 3, 2015  /  Health Care, Off-Beat News, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

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The Bunion | An unauthorized publication of Rose Law Group Reporter It’s called “Grampa’s Grill,” believed to be the first-ever restaurant to limit its customers to kids ages 5-8. Located in Old Town Scottsdale, the unique eatery hires only grandfathers as waiters, cooks and other staff. The menu lists only healthful foods. “This is our […]

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[BREAKING] Rural/Metro Corporation to Merge with Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EVHC) Subsidiary American Medical Response

Posted by   /  July 30, 2015  /  Health Care, Transportation  /  No Comments

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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 30, 2015 (Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Rural Metro.) SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Rural/Metro Corporation (Rural/Metro) and Envision Healthcare (EVHC: NYSE) (Envision) subsidiary American Medical Response (AMR) have entered into a definitive merger agreement expanding the breadth of service offerings for the communities and facilities served by each of these well-known […]

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Florence hospital has new owner

Posted by   /  July 23, 2015  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

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By Mark Cowling | Florence Reminder The hospital property on W. Adamsville Road has been bought by a Texas group, Mayor Tom Rankin announced toward the end of Monday’s Town Council meeting. He said afterward he didn’t have permission to release the group’s name. “They’re researching, they’re looking at the different operations to be held […]

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