Queen Creek, Gilbert, Chandler and Mesa health centers to open in 2013
PHOENIX (Oct. 26, 2012) – Community and elected officials from four east Valley communities joined Banner Health leaders on a “whistle stop bus tour” on Thursday visiting the future sites of four Banner Health Centers which will provide new jobs and highly coordinated patient care in convenient, neighborhood locations.
The four new centers, a $45.2 million investment by Banner Health, will bring new medical services to markets with a demonstrated need for additional primary care in the east Valley. The centers, including sites in Gilbert (Warner and Gilbert roads), Queen Creek (Ellsworth Loop and Ocotillo roads), Chandler (Alma School and Willis roads), and east Mesa (Crimson and Baseline roads), are anticipated to open in mid-2013.
Each 21,000-square-foot facility will offer a mix of primary care services for everyone in the family. Depending on the community, this may include Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and, in some cases, Obstetrics and Gynecology.
In addition, rotating physician specialists are expected to be scheduled onsite to meet patient needs.
Basic imaging and laboratory services are available onsite at each center for added patient convenience. Electronic medical records at all centers are accessible from all of Arizona’s 14 Banner hospitals and other Banner facilities. Each Banner Health Center will have the capacity for future growth in both size and staff. The architect for the east Valley health centers is HMC Architects and the general contractor is Kitchell.
“We look forward to providing residents in the east Valley quality and convenient care that is close to where they live,” said Jim Brannon, Chief Executive Officer for Banner Medical Group. “Our care will be patient-focused and stress preventative care for the entire family.”
All east Valley Banner Health Centers will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.
About Banner Health Centers
The Banner Health Centers are managed by Banner Medical Group, Banner Health's employed physician group. BMG encompasses nearly 800 physicians and more than 3,000 total employees in Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming.
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.