Sustainable Health


CSH works with forward-thinking partners to further our mission to sustain human health

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  • ASU Biodesign Institute

    The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University addresses today’s critical global challenges in health care, sustainability, and security by developing solutions inspired from natural systems and translating those solutions into commercially viable products and clinical practices.

    Encompassing 350,000 square-feet of award-winning, state-of-the-art, LEED-certified buildings, the Biodesign Institute represents the State of Arizona¹s largest research infrastructure investment in bioscience-related research. ASU is the first university in the U.S. to create an interdisciplinary research institute entirely devoted to bio-inspired innovation principles, representing a vast expansion of ASU¹s state-of-the-art research capacity, and also serving a core mission to engage the talents of its multidisciplinary scientists to find solutions to some of society¹s largest challenges.

    The three major areas in which the Biodesign Institute is working to make a difference are: biomedicine and health outcomes, sustainability and security. This framework allows the institute to address these critical global challenges by creating use-inspired, as well as bio-inspired solutions.

    ASU Health Solutions

    Health Solutions is located at Arizona State University and coordinates multiple activities and initiatives at ASU  related to improving health outcomes, which includes relevant academic departments and centers, as well as service units, including:

    • The College of Health Solutions serves as a knowledge exchange and catalyst for collaboration among health-related units from across ASU and provides support for health related academic programs, transdisciplinary research, and strategic community partnerships.
    • The College of Nursing and Health Innovation has grown to include almost 9,000 graduates and is the only university program offering an on-campus Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing & Health care Innovation (PhD) degree.
    • The School of Nutrition and Health Promotion provides a rigorous education for students in Nutrition, Exercise and Wellness, Kinesiology, Health Sciences, and Medical Laboratory Science. It is committed to the engagement in and application of research designed to promote health and wellbeing and reduce risk of chronic disease in persons across the lifespan and throughout society.

    ASU Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

    Society’s needs are changing. The Fulton Schools are responding with innovative educational experiences, world-class faculty, and leading-edge research. Fulton Engineering emphasizes discovery, design, innovation, entrepreneurship, and societal impact. Its faculty and students are solving challenges in energy, health, sustainability, education, and security. Historically located on the Tempe campus of Arizona State University, the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering’s innovative, experiential educational environment provides students the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in technically oriented careers. The Fulton Schools of Engineering undergraduate program was in the top 25% of ranked programs from U.S. News and World Reports. Many of the nearly 300 faculty members have been honored with the highest awards in their fields.

    ASU W. P. Carey School of Business

    The W. P. Carey School of Business is named for the late William Polk Carey, a visionary real estate investor and generous philanthropist and ASU benefactor. In 2003, Mr. Carey announced a $50 million gift from his educational and philanthropic foundation to the business school. At the time, the donation was the second-largest gift ever to a U.S. business school. The gift has been instrumental in helping the W. P. Carey School of Business to become one of the world’s top business schools, with various programs ranked Top 30 nationwide by U.S. News & World Report, The Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times.

    The W. P. Carey School of Business is one of the largest business schools in the United States with more than 1,500 graduate students, more than 8,300 undergraduates globally, and over 80,000 alumni.

    Solutions for the planet mean developing problem-solvers from around the globe. From their world-renowned faculty representing six continents to thousands of outstanding students who join them every year, the W. P. Carey School welcomes diversity and encourages global thinking.

    The W. P. Carey School of Business mission is: To educate tomorrow’s business leaders, take an entrepreneurial approach to learning, and conduct groundbreaking research, in order to create positive change on a global scale.”

    Arizona Arrhythmia Consultants

    Participating Health System in the HoneyBee Observational Clinical Trials

    Arizona Arrhythmia Consultants are a dedicated team of electrophysiologists, physician assistants, nurses and technicians, who as a group, are committed to treating and caring for patients experiencing problems with their heart’s rhythm and electrical signaling.

    The first electrophysiology (EP) only practice in Arizona, AAC physicians are also on the forefront of EP technologies nationwide, contributing their expertise to clinical research focused on arrhythmias, and to the continuing development of many of the devices and treatments that have come into widespread use to treat heart rhythm problems.

    Banner Health

    Participating Health System in the HoneyBee Observational Clinical Trials

    Banner Health is one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the nation, operating 24 hospitals and other related health entities and services in seven states, including Banner Health Network and Banner Medical Group. As a nonprofit, every dollar Banner earns is reinvested into new hospital beds, new or expanding patient care services, new physician services, new technologies, maintaining existing equipment and facilities, and paying employees’ salaries.

    Named one of the Top 5 Large Health Systems in 2013 by Truven (formerly Thomson Reuters), Banner Health offers comprehensive services, physician services, hospice and home care, and its research is internationally recognized. Additionally, Banner provides specialized services such as those at Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, Banner Concussion Center, Banner Heart Hospital, and the Western States Burn Center.

    Twenty-one Banner hospitals have achieved the highest level of electronic medical records, and the system’s 55-bed simulation medical center represents the largest “virtual hospital” of its kind.

    Barrow Neurological Institute

    Participating Health System in the HoneyBee Observational Clinical Trials

    Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona, is internationally recognized as a leader in neurological research and patient care. We treat patients with a wide range of neurological conditions, including brain and spinal tumors, cerebrovascular conditions, and neuromuscular disorders. Barrow’s clinicians and researchers are devoted to providing excellent patient care and finding better ways to treat neurological disorders.

    Chang Gung University and Medical System

    CGMH serves 6 million people (25% of Taiwan’s population), providing care from primary to tertiary services. It also has 10,000 acute beds, excellent clinical teams organized around disease research centers, a 100-person technology team, a dedicated leader, and critically, a significant allocation of space, personnel and financial resources.

    Mr. Yung-Ching Wang, the late Chairman of the Formosa Plastics Group (the largest private enterprise in Taiwan), founded Chang Gung College of Medicine in 1987, which is now Chang Gung University (CGU). CGU has 18 undergraduate and 24 graduate programs in Medicine, Engineering and Management. Ranked fifth academically among the more than 150 universities and colleges in Taiwan, CGU provides excellent learning and research opportunities for 7,514 students and more than 650 faculty members.

    CGU’s overall development objective is to establish research centers that integrate manpower and resources to develop competitive fields in the 21st century. The school fosters leaders in different professions including medicine, engineering, and management, making Chang Gung University a research university with various world-class research centers in the coming decade. For example, the Chang Gung Molecular Medicine research Center (CGMMrC) was formed to integrate basic, translational and clinical research as well as to apply results of scientific investigation to patients and doctors.


    Medical System:

    Dignity Health St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center

    Participating Health System in the HoneyBee Observational Clinical Trials

    Located in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center is a 586-bed, not-for-profit hospital that provides a wide range of health, social and support services with special advocacy for the poor and underserved.

    St. Joseph’s is a nationally recognized center for quality tertiary care, medical education and research. It includes the internationally renowned Barrow Neurological Institute®, the Norton Thoracic Institute, Center for Women’s Health, University of Arizona Cancer Center at St. Joseph’s, and a Level I Trauma Center verified by the American College of Surgeons. The hospital is also a respected center for orthopedics, internal medicine, primary care and many other medical services.

    U.S. News & World Report routinely ranks St. Joseph’s among the top hospitals in the United States for neurology and neurosurgery.

    Founded in 1895 by the Sisters of Mercy, St. Joseph’s was the first hospital in the Phoenix area. The hospital is part of Dignity Health, one of the largest healthcare systems in the West with more than 40 hospitals in Arizona, California and Nevada.

    Dublin City University

    Participating Health System in the HoneyBee Observational Clinical Trials

    Dublin City University has been named one of the world’s top 50 universities that are under 50 years old several times. Despite its relative youth, DCU has already been invited to join the prestigious European university network, the European Consortium of Innovative Universities, which is committed to innovation and entrepreneurship. Since 2006, DCU has partnered with Arizona State University to develop international cooperation in areas such as education, research, and economic development. In 2013, the two universities signed the Transatlantic Higher Education Partnership to provide students with unique education and research experiences through multiple collaborate efforts and exchange programs between Arizona and Ireland.

    Flip the Clinic

    Flip the Clinic is a new Robert Wood Johnson Foundation project to re-imagine the medical encounter between patients and care providers.

    The traditional doctor’s visit is ripe for reinvention—both because it is such a valuable interaction, and because we know there are ways to make it better.

    Flip the Clinic believes that new tools, technologies, and strategies can empower people to be more informed and more engaged when they walk into the doctor’s office and better equipped to improve their health when they walk out the door. Doctors, nurses, and other care providers can improve the ways they communicate and engage with patients during visits. Flip the Clinic believes they can take advantage of new tools for monitoring, supporting, and connecting with their patients outside of the office, too.

    The goal is not only to create a specific set of practices that will improve the medical encounter, but also to inspire others to invent new ways to get more out of the clinic visit, too.


    HIMSS is a worldwide non-profit dedicated to improving health by using information technology to optimize health engagements and care outcomes. HIMSS provides thought leadership, education, events, market research, and media services for health IT users around the globe. HIMSS boats 52,000 individuals, 600 corporations, and 250 non-profits that share its cause. HIMSS is based in Chicago, with offices throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia.

    Mayo Clinic

    Participating Health System in the HoneyBee Observational Clinical Trials

    Mayo Clinic is the first and largest integrated, not-for-profit medical group practice in the world. With campuses in Rochester, Minnesota; Jacksonville, Florida; and Phoenix/ Scottsdale, Arizona, Mayo cares for more than one million patients from all 50 states and from more than 150 countries annually.

    Mayo’s mission is: “To inspire hope and contribute to health and well-being by providing the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice, education and research.” Mayo Clinic is a pioneer and innovator in medicine. Patients from throughout the world and from all walks of life look to Mayo Clinic as a source of hope and healing. Mayo’s unique style of care brings teams of experts together to provide high-quality, affordable and compassionate care to each patient.

    Research and education activities at Mayo Clinic are essential to advancing patient care. Mayo Clinic’s multidisciplinary research teams translate new discoveries rapidly to improve the prevention and treatment of disease and injury. Mayo educational programs span the continuum of health care professions, and ensure that the legacy of Mayo’s unique style of patient care continues.

    ASU’s Center for Sustainable Health is collaborating with the Mayo Clinic on a variety of innovative projects in support of our mission to improve health outcomes and reduce the financial and human cost of disease.

    Maricopa Integrated Health System

    Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS) is the healthcare system for citizens of Maricopa County, Arizona. Serving a diverse patient population with an array of races, nationalities, and languages, MIHS is committed to providing culturally cognizant medical care, as well as guidance for how to lead healthier lives. Included in the MIHS network are family health centers, a Level I Trauma Center, and dedicated centers for children, cancer, burn victims, and behavioral health, among others.

    Mountain Park Health Center

    Mountain Park Health Center is a Joint Commission-Accredited patient-focused medical home that provides compassionate, personalized healthcare. Patients are provided with a care-team composed of a primary care provider, medical assistant, pharmacist, and integrated care team members to work on individualized care plans. Mountain Park provides affordable health services with an emphasis on prevention, so that regardless of insurance, patients receive the care they need in the long-run. Mountain Park has five clinics serving families across the Phoenix metropolitan area.

    Personal Connected Health Alliance

    The Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA) is a trailblazing collaboration between Continua, mHealth, and HIMSS to promote personal health technology that engages consumers. A global, not for profit umbrella for the Continua and mHealth Summit and an independent HIMSS organization, PCHA combines the unique strengths of its partners to promote awareness and access to personal health technology. PCHA works closely with regulators, governments, and manufacturers to foster an environment that nurtures this technology. PCHA emphasizes the user-friendly aspect of this technology, as well as ensuring its security and enduring impact.

    Scottsdale Healthcare and John C. Lincoln Health Network

    Participating Health Systems in the HoneyBee Observational Clinical Trials

    Scottsdale Healthcare and John C. Lincoln Health Network, two locally based non-profit health systems with long histories of caring have formed a system-wide affiliation to create the health care organization of the future. The new non-profit company, Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network, will oversee the affiliated entities.

    Together, SHC and JCL are well positioned to meet the new demands of national healthcare reform, while keeping their patients healthy with the most personalized care. In addition to a network of physicians and clinicians recognized for providing the highest standards of excellence in patient care, the Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network encompasses five acute care hospitals with approximately 10,500 employees and 3,100 volunteers.

    For more than 85 years, the Phoenix community has relied on the John C. Lincoln Health Network for the highest quality healthcare. Likewise, Scottsdale Healthcare has cared for the entire Northeast Valley and beyond since 1962. Both have reputations for high quality care and innovation and the people behind each organization have lived the mission of working with others to build healthy communities.

    Sun Health

    Sun Health is a medical non-profit based in Arizona, with a mission to improve the lives of everyone it serves. Sun Health’s latest program, Population Health, aims to improve the health of an entire population by providing healthy living programs that enrich the lives of patients, providers, and volunteers. Sun Health provides senior living communities across the Phoenix valley, as well as charitable support for Banner Health’s research centers and its own charitable health programs.