Arizona Bioscience News: Bioscience sector advancement; Valley fever detection; Arizona nursing shortage

April 25, 2024

By Jessica Vaile

Here’s how much Arizona bioscience sector is outpacing the nation / AZ Big Media

The Arizona bioscience sector has continued its sustained advancement over the past two years and established record highs for several performance metrics, at growth rates often outpacing the nation, according to the latest data analysis commissioned by the Flinn Foundation.

Valleywise Health opens medical center in Phoenix to ‘serve the underserved’ / Phoenix Business Journal

Valleywise Health hosted an opening ceremony this month for its new 10-story, 673,000-square-foot medical center and public teaching hospital on Roosevelt Street in Phoenix, replacing the previous building that served the public for 53 years.

Phoenix ‘reaping benefits’ from years of planning, mayor says / Phoenix Business Journal

Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego in her fifth State of the City address highlights the growth in the city’s medical and bioscience sectors, including plans for Mayo Clinic’s Discovery Oasis, approval of bonds for the infrastructure of Arizona State University’s planned medical school, and the establishment of the Phoenix Medical Quarter at Park Central.

Banner Health using new technology to detect Valley fever earlier / KTAR

Banner Health is implementing new methods to detect Valley fever earlier with the help of a dashboard showing real-time information about Valley fever activity throughout the state, while also testing all pneumonia patients for the disease.

Arizona is projected to have a nursing shortage. NAU seeks to tackle this issue / KJZZ

The Northern Arizona University School of Nursing is addressing a projected worsening nursing shortage in Arizona by seeking to expand its nursing program for Native American students and train mental health nurses.

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