Banner Gateway and Banner Estrella the only hospitals in Arizona to Earn
U.S. News & World Report's ‘Most Connected’ Rankings
PHOENIX (July 22, 2011) – Banner Gateway Medical Center in Gilbert and Banner Estrella Medical Center in West Phoenix were the only facilities in Arizona identified in U.S. News & World Report's Most Connected rankings.
This ranking recognizes 118 hospitals out of about 5,000 hospitals nationwide for demonstrating both standards of solid medicine and early adoption of information technology. Banner Gateway and Banner
Estrella were the first two Banner facilities to go live with both Electronic Medical Record and Computer Physician Order Entry simultaneously.
Every hospital included in the list is also distinguished by having captured a national ranking in the 2011-12 U.S. News Best Hospitals and/or Best Children's Hospitals rankings or by having earned the
designation of "high-performing" in one or more medical specialties. In addition, they are leaders in moving to all electronic medical records, according to HIMSS Analytics, a division of the nonprofit
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society that analyzes use of health information technology.
About Banner Gateway
Banner Gateway Medical Center has 176 all-private rooms, nine operating suites and a 37-bed Emergency department. All 79 medical/surgical beds are equipped with iCare technology. In addition,
the hospital’s 24 Intensive Care beds are monitored via similar technology that provides remote monitoring by intensive care physicians and nurses.
About Banner Estrella
Banner Estrella Medical Center has 214 all-private rooms, 13 operating suites and is the second busiest Emergency department in the state, seeing upwards of 99,000 patients per year. It’s high-tech, high-touch
environment was the first new facility Banner Health built, opening in 2005. In addition to its advanced patient care technology which brings together 67 different systems, Banner Estrella offers its patients
advanced technology in-room, including Internet access, premium movies and HD television
About Banner Health
Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country, and was recently ranked as one of the ten top healthcare systems in the nation by Reuters Thompson. The system owns or manages 23 acute-care hospitals, long-term care centers and an array of other services including family clinics, home care services, a nursing registry and home medical equipment services in seven states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming.
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