Healthcare innovation

Healthcare & Biomedical

Greater Phoenix: A Leader in HealthcarE INNOVATION and Biomedical ADVANCEMENT

Greater Phoenix is regionally competitive and a national leader in the healthcare and biomedical industries. The region is a premier treatment destination and has made $7.25 billion in strategic investments, including grants, since 2009 in its emerging healthcare enterprise and research capabilities.

Healthcare innovation

Premier Wellness Destination

By building healthier communities through innovative urban design and amenities, Greater Phoenix has become a top destination for healthcare innovation delivery.

Healthcare innovation

Healthcare innovation

Innovative Regional Collaboration

Research and clinical institutions in Greater Phoenix are making breakthroughs in translational research and healthcare delivery through healthcare innovation partnerships.

Healthcare innovation

Healthcare innovation

Expanding Workforce Pipeline

Greater Phoenix is expected to grow nearly 94,000 healthcare jobs in the next decade.


Projected employment growth in the healthcare & biomedical industries over the next decade is 36%, compared to 21% nationally


Mayo Clinic Phoenix is the 11th best hospital in the nation


There are more than 1,700 active clinical trials in Arizona

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Unique Opportunities for Clinical Trials

The Greater Phoenix region offers unique treatment, clinical trial advancement and practice options to companies evaluating new markets, as well as locating physicians, researchers and visiting patients. As a cooperative environment, the region demonstrates strong industry leadership and ongoing commitments to healthcare innovation.

As a result of strategic investments, Greater Phoenix is equipped with state-of-the-art research infrastructure and facilities. Leading research and clinical institutions in Greater Phoenix are making breakthroughs in translational research and healthcare delivery innovations through strategic partnerships.

The diverse population of the state and region provide unique healthcare innovation opportunities for clinical trials in underrepresented populations, including the third largest population of Native Americans nationally and a population that is 30 percent Hispanic.

Ready to Grow

Phoenix is expected to grow nearly 94,000 healthcare jobs in the next decade — more than healthcare innovation and biomedical hubs such as Minneapolis, San Francisco, and Seattle. The region offers a skilled, diverse workforce that is continuously fueled by globally recognized universities and community colleges. Institutions that prepare highly qualified graduates for in-demand disciplines within the healthcare and bioscience industries include A.T. Still University, Arizona State University, Grand Canyon University, Maricopa Community Colleges, Midwestern University, Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona.

Companies in Greater Phoenix

  • Major Hospital Operations:
  • Arrowhead Hospital – Abrazo Health
  • Banner Baywood Medical Center
  • Banner Boswell Medical Center
  • Banner Cardon Children’s Medical Center
  • Banner Desert Medical Center
  • Banner Estrella Medical Center
  • Banner Gateway Medical Center
  • Banner Goldfield Medical Center
  • Banner Thunderbird Medical Center
  • Banner University Medical Center
  • Cancer Treatment Centers of America – Western Regional Medical Center
  • Dignity Health – Chandler Regional Medical Center
  • Dignity Health – Mercy Gilbert Medical Center
  • Dignity Health – St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
  • Dignity Health – St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center
  • Honor Health – John C. Lincoln Deer Valley
  • Honor Health – John C. Lincoln North Mountain
  • Honor Health – Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn
  • Honor Health – Scottsdale Healthcare Shea
  • Honor Health – Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak
  • Laser Spine Institute
  • Maryvale Hospital & Medical Center – Abrazo Health
  • Mayo Clinic Hospital
  • Mayo Scottsdale Campus
  • Phoenix Children’s Hospital
  • Phoenix Children’s Hospital at Mercy Gilbert Medical Center
  • Sun Health – La Loma Village
  • Sun Health – The Colonnade
  • Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing
  • University of Arizona Cancer Center Clinic
  • West Valley Hospital – Abrazo Health
  • Biosciences Company Operations:
  • Ability Dynamics
  • Advanced Anesthesia Specialists
  • Amnio Technology, LLC
  • Arizona Medical Systems
  • Ascalon International
  • Avelis Biotech
  • Better Path Technologies
  • Cayenne Medical
  • Celgene Corporation
  • CyMedia Orthopedics
  • Exponent Engineering and Scientific Consulting
  • GORE
  • HealthTell
  • Hildeez Enterprises
  • Insys Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Kaleidoscope Medical
  • Kulira Technologies
  • Medtronic
  • NeuroEM Therapeutics
  • Orchard Medical Consulting
  • Phoenix Analysis and Design Technologies
  • Pinnacle Pathology
  • Pinnacle Transplant Technologies
  • Prismic Pharmaceuticals
  • Provista Diagnostics
  • Regenesis Biomedical
  • SiO2 Nanotech
  • Stryker Sustainability Solutions, Inc.
  • Translational Drug Development (TD2)
  • Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen)
  • Ulthera, Inc.
  • Ventana Medical Systems
  • VisionGate
  • Zounds Hearing
Keith Stewart

“What’s not to like about the Phoenix area? It is clear that others such as ASU and TGen are very open to collaborate on research… It’s really exciting to know that these opportunities are right in your backyard.”

Keith Stewart, M.B., Ch.B., Chair of Arizona Research Operations Management Team at Mayo Clinic
Vivek Kopparthi's company, NeoLight, chose Greater Phoenix to be able to collaborate with ASU, Dignity Health and Honor Health

“It is an extremely exciting time to be part of hyper-developing ecosystem in Phoenix. At NeoLight, we collaborate closely with ASU, Dignity Health and Honor Health – all are massive systems that are pro-technology and pro-innovation. On top of that, Phoenix provides an incredibly supportive community believing in the potential of the entrepreneurs that call it home.”

Vivek Kopparthi, Co-founder and CEO, NeoLight


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