Banner Health Center opens in Verrado Sept. 24
Banner Health Center
The new center will begin serving patients in the West Valley on Monday, Sept. 24.
At opening, staff physicians will include a family practitioner and pediatrician, though a third physician is already planned and the center is able to easily grow with community needs. Basic imaging and laboratory services are available onsite for added patient convenience. Electronic medical records at the center are accessible from all Banner hospitals and facilities.
“Banner Health Center may be our first official structure in Verrado, but Banner has a relationship with this community that dates back nearly a decade,” said Jim Brannon, chief executive officer for Banner Medical Group. “We have long provided care to many of its residents via Banner Estrella Medical Center, but are so pleased to bring Banner caregivers close to home for these valued neighbors.”
Banner Health Centers accept most insurance plans. Call the concierge line to make an appointment or for more information at (623) 463-5000.
To best serve busy families, center hours are 7 am to 7 pm Monday through Thursday, 7 am to 5 pm Friday, and 8 am to 1 pm on Saturday. Concierge staff responds to callers one hour before and one hour after Center hours.
Verrado, Buckeye and other West Valley residents are invited to attend the Banner Health Center Community Preview Event scheduled on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 9 am to noon at the center. Participants can hear the opening remarks and join in the dedication at 9:30 am, followed by tours, food, screenings, giveaways and information about Banner Health facilities and services. Also, meet physicians and staff from the center, and even make your introductory patient appointment.
Banner opened Banner Health Center in Maricopa on May 16 of this year, and it has already exceeded projections for patient volume. Banner Health Center in Southwest Loveland (Colo.) opened on Aug. 6. Additionally, there is an existing Banner Health Center in Peoria/Sun City West. There are plans to open yet another Banner Health Center in Surprise in October. Four sites in the East Valley of metro-Phoenix have been slated for 2013.
Just the facts:
- Project started: Jan. 19, 2012
- Project budget: $7.5 million
- General Contractor: McCarthy Construction
- Architect: SmithGroup
- Total acreage: 8.5 acres
- Phase I: 12,500 square feet, 18 exam rooms
- Phase III (final build-out): 36,000 square feet, 54 exam rooms
About Banner Health
Headquartered in Phoenix, Banner Health is one of the country's largest nonprofit health care systems. In 2012 we were named among the top five large health systems in the country for clinical quality by Thomson Reuters. Banner Health owns or manages 23 hospitals in seven states, as well as physician practices, home care, hospice and lab services, and nationally recognized research centers.