Two new health facilities opened in Phoenix and Scottsdale this week, and two events of note sponsored by medical centers take place this Saturday, September 29. Here’s a rundown of this week’s events from the Valley’s medical community:
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s own band, Champagne Tap, will compete against Salt River Project’s band, Second Shift, to see which group can raise the most money for PCH.
The Battle takes place on Saturday, Sept. 29 at Cityscape, 1 E. Washington St. in downtown Phoenix. Gates open at 5:30 pm. Triple Fire plays at 6:30 pm; the battle between Second Shift and Champagne Tap takes place at 7 pm. Food, beer, wine and beverages will be served.
Battle of the Bands is FREE and open to the public. Donations to Phoenix Children’s Hospital are welcome.
“SPEED DATE” YOUR OB-GYN
On Saturday, Sept. 29, Banner Baywood Medical Center in east Mesa will hold a “speed dating” event for expectant mothers who will have a chance to meet six different OB/GYNs.
The “Stork Express” takes place on Saturday, September 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Banner Baywood Medical Center in east Mesa. Registration is required. Call 602-230-CARE to RSVP.
TWO NEW MEDICAL CENTERS OPEN
Two new, one-stop, all-under-one-roof medical centers opened this week in the Valley.
Arrowhead Health Centers recently celebrated the grand opening of a new Scottsdale location at 2629 N. Scottsdale Rd.
It offers a multi-specialty team of family physicians, physical therapists, pain-management physicians, chiropractors and massage therapists in one central location so that accessing care is more convenient for families.
The group runs centers in Mesa and Glendale, and plans to open a location in the Surprise/Sun City area in November 2012.
Children’s Rehabilitative Services (CRS) will serve those children from birth to age 21 who have some of the most serious health conditions and are also enrolled in Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS).
Young patients will benefit from having all of their specialists and primary care services in one building. The new facility, located in the northwest area of Park Central mall in central Phoenix, features 100 exam rooms, all on a single level, and claims to be the largest multidisciplinary clinic in the state of Arizona with capacity to treat more than 16,000 patients each year.
CRS will offer a full suite of clinical services, including a lab, pharmacy, radiology services as well as psychology, physical, occupational, and speech therapy, audiology services, nutrition services, nursing, and social work support.
District Medical Group (DMS), recently selected by UnitedHealthcare, will manage the Phoenix Multi-specialty Interdisciplinary Clinic for the CRS program.
“This is truly a new day for patients with special needs,” said Sheila Shapiro, chief operations officer for UnitedHealthcare.