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Rick Sutton leaving Banner Health
GREELEY, Colo. (April 1, 2016) – Banner Health announced today that Richard “Rick” Sutton, CEO of Banner Health in Northern Colorado, is leaving to take a leadership position with another health system. His final day will be May 15.

Banner Sun Health Research Institute to host seminars on offsetting the cost of long-term care
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Mar. 10, 2016) — Banner Sun Health Research Institute is hosting two free seminars on caring for a loved one who is suffering from a debilitating or life-threatening disease to help attendees understand the eligibility criteria, steps needed to apply for assistance, and dispel the common myths associated with assistance.

Banner Casa Grande retail pharmacy opens March 28
CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (March 3, 2016) – Banner Casa Grande Medical Center is opening a new retail pharmacy March 28. Conveniently located within the facility, Banner Family Pharmacy offers patients the option of filling prescribed medications before leaving the hospital.

Alert for Patients at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center
If you were a surgery patient at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center between May 19 and July 2, 2014, we are in the process of establishing free testing for Hepatitis B & C and HIV. Please call (602) 865-5555 for more information.

Banner Health Statement
As a health institution, patient safety is paramount to us and we certainly understand the gravity of the situation occurring in Colorado. However, as a matter of policy we are unable to comment on employee matters.

Banner Sun Health Research Institute hosting seminar on the effective management of Alzheimer’s through approved medications
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Feb. 3, 2016) – Banner Sun Health Research Institute is hosting a free seminar from 2 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23, focusing on approved medications for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

Banner Health seminar will help you “connect the dots” between your digestive system and feeling healthy
PHOENIX (Feb. 3, 2016) – Chances are you may not have “connected the dots” between your digestive system and feeling healthy. Our medical expert will talk about the relationship between the two and what you can do to feel better during free events at two Banner Health hospitals.

Banner Del E. Webb improves trauma capabilities
SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. (Jan. 22, 2016) – Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center has received a Level III Trauma Center Provisional Designation by the Arizona Department of Health Services Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma System.

Residency program expanding to fill rural doctor shortage
GREELEY, Colo. (Jan. 13, 2016) – Helping to fill a critical gap in rural providers statewide, North Colorado Family Medicine Residency Training Program (NCFM) is increasing its number of residents per class in 2016 from nine to 11 by adding a rural training track in Sterling.

Banner Behavioral Health Hospital names new CEO
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Jan. 7, 2016) – Banner Health welcomes Brian Beutin as CEO of Banner Behavioral Health Hospital. He joined the organization on Jan. 4.

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute and Mayo Clinic Arizona to participate in multi-center study of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in former football players
PHOENIX (Dec. 22, 2015) – Researchers from Phoenix-based Banner Alzheimer’s Institute (BAI) and Mayo Clinic Arizona will participate in a new $16 million federally funded study of former professional and college football players, attempting to create methods to detect and diagnose a serious brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) before death.

Banner Health implements visitor restrictions
PHOENIX (Dec. 21, 2015) – In response to increasing rates of influenza and other seasonal illnesses across the nation, Banner Health will implement visitor restrictions at all of its hospitals starting Dec. 28.

Banner Health hosts Matter of Balance workshop
PHOENIX (Dec. 18, 2015) - Banner Health, in partnership with A.T. Still University, is hosting a series of free workshops designed to reduce the fear of falling starting January 8, open to the community.

Banner Health completes Cancer Institute expansion
GREELEY, Colo. (Dec. 17, 2015) – After more than three years of planning, Banner Health and the North Colorado Medical Center Foundation have officially completed $10.7 million in renovations at the Cancer Institute.

Banner Churchill to offer 3D mammography
FALLON, Nev. (Dec. 17, 2015) – Banner Churchill Community Hospital is expanding the imaging capabilities available within the community with the installation of a Hologic 3D Mammography Unit and Dexascan this month. These units will improve patient care and increase efficiency, while offering the convenience of having the scans done close to home.

Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry reaches significant milestone of 200,000 enrollees
PHOENIX (Dec. 16, 2015) -- The Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry (APR) enrolled its 200,000th volunteer interested in participating in studies aimed at preventing the disease, a significant milestone in the fight against Alzheimer’s.

Fort Collins' newest hospital offers swaddle bath
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (December 16, 2015) – Banner Fort Collins Medical Center has adopted a new practice for giving newborns their first bath, one that empowers parents and provides newborns a gentler introduction to the world.

Arizona poison centers warn of potential holiday dangers
PHOENIX, Ariz. (Dec. 14, 2015) – With the holiday season in full swing, the experts from Arizona’s two poison centers warn everyone to be on guard for the unexpected.

Banner Health announces new board member
PHOENIX (Dec. 9, 2015) – Banner Health has added John Koster, MD to its board of directors. Dr. Koster, an internist and emergency medicine physician, most recently served as president and CEO at Providence Health & Services, a large nonprofit based in Renton, Wash.

Health System Alliance of Arizona forms
PHOENIX (Dec. 3, 2015) – A new advocacy organization that will represent the interests of Arizona’s health care industry launched today with the backing of the state’s largest health care systems, and has tapped a veteran of Arizona health care policy to helm the group.

Banner Boswell receives national quality award
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Dec. 2, 2015) – For the first time, The Leapfrog Group has named Banner Boswell Medical Center to its annual list of Top Urban Hospitals.

Banner Ironwood receives teddy bear donation
SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (Nov. 23, 2015) – A local family honors a somber anniversary, the stillbirth of their daughter, with a donation to help other area families. Brandy and Terry McCullough visited Banner Ironwood to donate 23 teddy bears in their daughter’s memory, so other families going through a similar situation will have something to hold.

New financial leader joining Page Hospital in December
PAGE, Ariz. (Nov. 20, 2015) – Banner Health welcomes Trevor Lewis to Page Hospital as the chief financial officer for the facility.

Banner Boswell hosts blood drive Dec. 21
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Nov. 20, 2015) – To help ensure Arizona patients have an ample supply of lifesaving blood transfusions this holiday season, a blood drive will be held on Monday, Dec. 21 in Memorial Hall at Banner Boswell Medical Center, 13180 N. 103rd Drive in Sun City.

Haploidentical bone marrow transplant offers hope to patients with cancer and blood disorders
TUCSON, Ariz. (Nov. 19, 2015) – For cancer patients who need a bone marrow transplant but cannot find a donor match, a procedure called haploidentical bone marrow transplant (haplo BMT) could be a lifesaver and is available at both Banner - University Medical Center Tucson and Banner Children's at Diamond Children's Medical Center.

Casa Grande 5K and Half Marathon to be held Feb. 6
CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (Nov. 17, 2015) – The Casa Grande Community Hospital Foundation will hold its annual Casa Grande 5K and Half Marathon on Feb. 6, 2016 at Central Arizona College.

Banner Payson earns national industry recognition for patient safety efforts
PAYSON, Ariz. (Nov.16, 2015) – Banner Payson Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission recognition for its patient safety efforts and its evidence-based interventions for heart attack, pneumonia, surgical care and immunization.

Annual Turkey Trot returns to Banner Casa Grande
CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (Nov. 12, 2015) – Before you indulge in your Thanksgiving feast, get a jump on those calories with a free community Turkey Trot. Banner Casa Grande Medical Center will host its 25th annual 2-mile walk/run starting at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25.

Banner Ironwood celebrates five-year anniversary
SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (Nov. 12, 2015) – Banner Ironwood Medical Center is celebrating its five-year anniversary this month. Since opening its doors on Nov. 1, 2010, the hospital has served as an important resource for the growing San Tan Valley and Queen Creek communities.

Banner Del E. Webb opens retail pharmacy
SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. (Nov. 9, 2015) – Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center has opened a new retail pharmacy. Conveniently located within the facility, Banner Family Pharmacy offers patients the option of filling prescribed medications before leaving the hospital. Employees and community members will also be able to utilize the service.

Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center opens retail, specialty pharmacy
GILBERT, Ariz. (Nov. 9, 2015) – Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Gilbert has opened a new pharmacy. Conveniently located within the cancer center, Banner Family Pharmacy offers patients the option of filling prescribed medications on site. The Banner Family Pharmacy is located on the first floor of the cancer center and is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center experts offer cancer-prevention tips at free event Dec. 5
GILBERT, Ariz. (Nov. 4, 2015) – Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center will offer a free educational event, “Power of Prevention,” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at the facility, 2946 E. Banner Gateway Drive. Cancer experts will discuss topics such as breast cancer prevention, genetic counseling in hereditary cancer, nutrition for a healthy life, and managing emotional well-being.

Banner Health Clinic hires family medicine specialist
SUSANVILLE, Calif. (Nov. 3, 2015) – Banner Health Clinic in Susanville introduces Marc Nielsen, DO, a specialist in family medicine who began seeing patients locally Nov. 1.

Family medicine specialist joins Banner Health Clinic
BRUSH, Colo. (Nov. 3, 2015) – Banner Health Clinic in Brush welcomes Anne Gallion, MD, a family medicine specialist with more than 15 years of experience.

Banner Academy introduces first mascot in school’s history
TEMPE, Ariz. (Nov. 2, 2015) – Banner Academy, formally known as Banner Children’s Academy of Education & Development, has created its very first mascot in the school’s history – the Banner Academy Bears. The mascot will help rally students during school assemblies and help the school to more strongly identify as an academic institution.

Banner Estrella awarded Magnet designation for nursing excellence from national organization
PHOENIX (Oct. 30, 2015) – Banner Estrella Medical Center was awarded the Magnet designation recently by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. This prestigious designation is the highest international distinction a hospital can receive for nursing excellence and outstanding patient care.

Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix clinical nurse recognized as National Magnet Nurse of the Year
PHOENIX (Oct. 30, 2015) – Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix Clinical Nurse Specialist Christina Tussey, MSN, CNS, RNC – OB, RNC-MNN was recognized as the National Magnet Nurse of the Year® in the category of New Knowledge, Innovation and Improvements at the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference® in Georgia.

Banner Estrella completes $161 million campus expansion
PHOENIX (Oct. 27, 2015) – An expansion project at Banner Estrella Medical Center that began three years ago and has doubled the capacity of its Emergency room and its maternity department, among other things, is now complete.

Banner Health hospitals recognized by Healthgrades for superior clinical outcomes
LOVELAND, Colo. (Oct. 20, 2015) – Banner Health announced today that McKee Medical Center and North Colorado Medical Center have been recognized by Healthgrades for clinical excellence in Pulmonary Care.

Banner welcomes new providers to Casa Grande
CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (Oct. 19, 2015) – Banner’s employed physician group, Banner Medical Group, has been increasing the number of specialties and providers available to meet the growing needs of residents in Casa Grande and the surrounding communities.

Blue light procedure helps Banner MD Anderson doctor better detect bladder cancer
GILBERT, Ariz. (Oct. 15, 2015) – An innovative procedure at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center now enables a doctor to use blue light to better view certain bladder cancers, similar to the way black light makes deadly scorpions luminiscent.

Banner Health announces CEO to lead Ogallala hospital
OGALLALA, Neb. (Oct. 14, 2015) — The new chief executive officer for Ogallala Community Hospital will bring more than 20 years of health care experience to the community. Drew Dostal, RN, MBA, FACHE, will begin work on Oct. 26.

Plan to participate in East Morgan community wellness and health fair
BRUSH, Colo. (Oct. 9, 2015) — Plan now to participate in East Morgan County’s Community Wellness and Health Fair by scheduling a blood draw between Oct. 19-30. People who have their blood drawn in advance may review the results at the Wellness Fair with a provider Nov. 7. To schedule, call (970) 842-6257.

New imaging technology improves patient safety
WORLAND, Wyo. (Oct. 8, 2015) — To make a certain type of medical imaging exam as fast, safe and accurate as possible for patients, Washakie Medical Center has installed the Siemens Somatom Definition AS64-slice CT system.

Family medicine specialist joins Banner Medical Group
STERLING, Colo. (Oct. 7, 2015) – Banner Medical Group welcomes Kyle Schwindt, DO, a physician who specializes in family medicine.

Banner Del E. Webb builds new behavioral health unit
SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. (Oct. 7, 2015) – Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center is expanding its behavioral health services by opening a new unit dedicated to serving younger adult patients. The new unit opened to patients on Oct. 1.

Banner Ironwood hosts charity ride Nov. 14
SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (Oct. 6, 2015) – Banner Ironwood Medical Center invites community members to participate in a charity motorcycle ride and community health fair on Nov. 14 benefiting The Ironwood Charity of Caring.

Hospital’s Emergency room lobby reopens Oct. 2
CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (Sept. 30, 2015) – Banner Casa Grande Medical Center will reopen its Emergency department lobby Oct. 2 following several weeks of renovations that include new furniture, flooring, paint and enhanced security features.

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