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Banner Thunderbird receives top marks from U.S. News

 

GLENDALE, Ariz. (Aug. 29, 2012) – Banner Thunderbird Medical Center continues to demonstrate its reputation for excellence. The nonprofit hospital was listed among the top 5 hospitals in the Phoenix metropolitan area by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospital ranking. Additionally, Banner Thunderbird was recognized for having eight high-performing specialties. 

U.S. News & World Report in July released its annual Best Hospitals, the publication’s 23rd annual edition, which showcases more than 720 of the nation’s roughly 5,000 hospitals. Fewer than 150 are nationally ranked in at least one of 16 medical specialties. The hospital rankings, said U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow, are like a GPS-type aid to help steer patients to hospitals with strong skills in the procedures and medical conditions that present the biggest challenges.

“All of these hospitals are the kinds of medical centers that should be on your list when you need the best care,” said Comarow. “They are where other hospitals send the toughest cases.”

Banner Thunderbird was ranked as highly performing in the following specialties:

  • Cardiology & Heart Surgery
  • Diabetes & Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Geriatrics
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Pulmonology
  • Urology

“We are pleased to be recognized as the leading provider in the communities we serve,” said Banner Health President and CEO Peter S. Fine.

The complete rankings and methodology from U.S. News are available at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.

About Banner Thunderbird Medical Center
Banner Thunderbird Medical Center – part of Banner Health, a nonprofit health system with 23 hospitals throughout the West—is a 514-bed hospital offering surgical services, obstetrics and gynecology, emergency care, behavioral health services and heart care. It is Glendale’s largest private employer with 2,800 employees and 1,200 physicians.

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