Banner Health Community Update
Banner Health provides exceptional care in seven states, serving both big cities and small towns. Each community has different needs but we are leading the way in making them all better places to live.
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Contributions to Banner Health Foundations help us provide these programs to our communities.
Here are some of our other community programs:
- School-based Health Centers: Banner's health centers in metro Phoenix schools are the only health care provider some children ever see. We cared for more than 4,000 children last school year. Now more than ever, this service is critical because it is harder for families to afford routine medical care and state funds children’s primary care are being threatened by budget cuts.
- Olive Branch Senior Center: Our nonprofit Banner Olive Branch Senior Center provides warm meals and loving concern to Sun Cities seniors. Led by a professionally trained chef in the kitchen, the center distributes food to more than 12,000 seniors, children and homeless families.
- The Banner Good Samaritan Poison and Drug Information Center: A free 24-hour hotline, the center helped more than 107,000 people with expert and reassuring advice about accidental poisonings, venomous bites and drug interactions.
- Prescription assistance program: The McKee Drug Prescription program has helped hundreds of people receive drugs for free or for little cost.
- Health fairs and screenings: We provide disease screenings to address critical health needs. Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and Washakie Medical Center hold diabetes checks. Ogallala Medical Center puts on an annual health fair that draws more than 200 people who travel as far as 50 miles to get health screenings.
- Health beyond the hospital walls: Every month, a Banner Baywood Medical Center community nurse visits 25 neighborhoods in the east Phoenix metro area, seeing as many as 1,600 patients in a month. Cancer screenings through Phoenix by soon-to-open Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center helped hundreds of people take an important first step to keep a potential health issue in check.
- Safety Fairs: Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, Community Hospital and Page Hospital hold annual safety fairs that put kids' safety first, handing out nearly 1,500 free bicycle helmets.
Learn more about Community Support at Banner Health