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2013 Archived Press Releases

 

Banner Thunderbird Medical Center holds Outpatient Rehabilitation Department Open House
GLENDALE (Dec. 20, 2013) – The Outpatient Rehabilitation Department at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center is holding an open house for the community, former patients, physicians and employees from 3 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16.

CGRMC and Banner Health Sign Letter of Intent
PHOENIX (Dec. 30, 2013) -- Regional Care Services Corporation, the parent company of Casa Grande Regional Medical Center (CGRMC), and Banner Health have signed a letter of intent for the acquisition of Casa Grande Regional Medical Center by Banner. The acquisition is subject to obtaining all necessary regulatory approvals, and is expected to be completed during the spring of 2014. Banner has also agreed to provide interim funding as needed in order for CGRMC to continue regular operations until the acquisition is complete.

Annual McKee Community Health Award to be presented at McKee Thanks Event
LOVELAND, CO (Dec. 24, 2013) --- The 2014 McKee Thanks event will continue in the same tradition of recognizing and thanking the Loveland community for its support of McKee Medical Center.

Alzheimer's Prevention Initiative Trial Marks Milestone
PHOENIX, AZ (Dec. 23, 2013) – The Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative (API) trial in cognitively healthy individuals has reached a significant milestone with the first participants in Colombia receiving doses of an experimental anti-amyloid antibody, crenezumab designed to delay or prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

Community Hospital nurse wins peer recognition
TORRINGTON, WY (Dec. 18, 2013) – Co-workers at Community Hospital have recognized outpatient nurse Staci Willey in the hospital’s Holiday Appreciation contest.

Community Hospital honors retiring staff member
TORRINGTON, WY (Dec. 18, 2013) – Community Hospital recently recognized retiring staff member Kathryn Schwartzkopf after 34 years of service to the hospital.

General surgeon joins Banner Health in Torrington
TORRINGTON, WY (Dec. 18, 2013) –George Fortier IV, MD will begin work in Torrington on Jan. 13.

McKee participates in Annual Colorado Gives Day
LOVELAND, CO (Dec. 6, 2013)--- McKee Medical Center Foundation announces its support of Colorado Gives Day, an initiative to increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving to Colorado charities.

Ogallala Community Hospital expands OB offerings
OGALLALA, NE (Dec. 6, 2013) – Ogallala Community Hospital has added a number of parenting classes, childbirth preparation classes and the services of a lactation consultant to expand offerings at the hospital for young families.

Community Hospital to replace oxygen tank
TORRINGTON, WY (Dec. 5, 2013) – If you hear something that sounds like a plane engine near Community Hospital next week, you can attribute the noise to a construction project and be assured it won’t last long.

Two Banner Health facilities accredited as Heart Failure Centers
PHOENIX (Dec. 5, 2013) – Banner Baywood and Banner Del E. Webb medical centers have been named Accredited Heart Failure Centers by The Healthcare Accreditation Colloquium. This continues a unique quality initiative that began in 2009 when Banner Heart Hospital became the first Accredited Heart Failure Institute® in Arizona.

Sleep center offers treatment for troubled rest
MESA, Ariz. (Dec. 4, 2013) – Sleep disorders contribute to a range of public health problems, and are often correlated with other medical conditions such as high blood pressure, heart attack, heart failure, stroke, pulmonary hypertension, diabetes and obesity.

Candle Lighting Vigil Held for Children Who Have Died
LOVELAND, CO (Dec. 4, 2013)--- The Worldwide Candle Lighting Vigil to remember and honor the memory of beloved children who have died will be held Sunday, December 8 at the McKee Conference & Wellness Center at 6:30 p.m.

Attend Goshen Care Center’s Souperfest
TORRINGTON, WY (Dec. 3, 2013) – The annual Souperfest to raise money for Goshen Care Center resident activities is Saturday, Dec. 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Care Center Activities Room.

2013 Turkey Trot has another record-setting year
GREELEY, CO (Dec. 3, 2013) – The 16th annual Turkey Trot, presented by Noble Energy, attracted a record 3,762 participants and raised over $50,000, outpacing the 3,302 who participated in the event in 2012.

Banner Health recommending mothers get vaccinated against whooping cough
PHOENIX (Dec. 3, 2013) – Cases of Pertussis, better known as whooping cough, are on the rise in Arizona. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports there were more than 48,000 confirmed cases of pertussis in 2012 in the US with nearly 3,000 cases in infants younger than three months.

East Morgan County Hospital earns honor for quality
BRUSH, CO (Dec. 3, 2013) – East Morgan County Hospital is one of 22 Top Rural Hospitals in the country according to a national organization that evaluates performance measures from hospitals across the country.

Banner Del E. Webb recognized as Top Hospital
SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. (Dec. 3, 2013) – The Leapfrog Group named Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center a Top Hospital following an annual survey. By achieving the Top Hospital accolade, Banner Del E. Webb has demonstrated exemplary performance across all areas of quality and patient safety that are analyzed on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey.

Loveland Turkey Trot Breaks Record - AGAIN!
LOVELAND, CO (Nov. 29, 2013)--- The Loveland Turkey Trot 5K run/walk was held Thanksgiving morning at McKee Medical Center. Warm temperatures and blue skies allowed for perfect running conditions with over 2400 people entering the race, the most ever for the 12th anniversary edition of this annual Loveland tradition

Cheermobile to collect toy donations for patients
MESA, Ariz. (Nov. 26, 2013) – Banner Children’s invites Valley residents to help spread cheer to young hospital patients by donating toys which will be used during this holiday season and throughout next year. The brightly decorated Cheermobile will travel around the Valley leading up to the Christmas holiday, collecting donations for the toy closets at Cardon Children’s Medical Center in Mesa and Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale.

Six Banner Health hospitals named top performers
WORLAND, WY (Nov. 21, 2013) – As part of National Rural Health Day on Nov. 21, the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health highlighted the accomplishment of Washakie Medical Center being named a HealthStrong™ Award winner by iVantage Health Analytics.

Six Banner Health hospitals named top performers
TORRINGTON, WY (Nov. 21, 2013) – As part of National Rural Health Day on Nov. 21, the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health highlighted the accomplishment of Community Hospital being named a HealthStrong™ Award winner by iVantage Health Analytics.

Six Banner Health hospitals named top performers
OGALLALA, NE (Nov. 21, 2013) – As part of National Rural Health Day on Nov. 21, the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health highlighted the accomplishment of Ogallala Community Hospital being named a HealthStrong™ Award winner by iVantage Health Analytics.

Six Banner Health hospitals named top performers
WHEATLAND, WY (Nov. 21, 2013) – As part of National Rural Health Day on Nov. 21, the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health highlighted the accomplishment of Platte County Memorial Hospital being named a HealthStrong™ Award winner by iVantage Health Analytics.

McKee Medical Center Foundation to Participate in Annual Colorado Gives Day
LOVELAND, CO (Nov. 20, 2013) --- McKee Medical Center Foundation announces its support of Colorado Gives Day, an initiative to increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving to Colorado charities.

New financial leader joins Page Hospital
PAGE (Nov. 18, 2013) – Banner Health welcomes Darcy J. Robertson to Page Hospital as the chief financial officer for the facility.

Students holding toy drive to support Banner Thunderbird toy closet
GLENDALE, Ariz. (Nov. 15, 2013) – During the month of November, the Boulder Creek High School Spiritline will hold a toy drive, collecting new toys to donate to the toy closets at the Glendale hospital. Students are requesting donations of new toys, appropriate for girls and boys of all ages up to 17 years of age.

Pelvic Health event at Banner Baywood
MESA, AZ (Nov. 11, 2013) – Banner Health, in conjunction with Spirit of Women, will be hosting Pelvic Health: Matters Below the Belt. This free event series will focus on incontinence, uterine prolapse, pelvic pain and other pelvic floor disorders. Participants will hear Dr. Lydia Sims, OB/GYN, talk about the signs and symptoms and treatment options that are now available at Banner Health.

Sterling Regional MedCenter employees begin food drive
STERLING, CO (Nov. 11, 2013) – Sterling Regional MedCenter invites the public to join hospital employees in its annual community food drive.

Platte County Memorial Hospital honors retiring employee
WHEATLAND, WY (Nov. 8, 2013) – A healthcare career spanning 4½ decades will come to an end soon with the retirement announcement by one of Platte County Memorial Hospital’s longest-tenured employees.

McKee Medical Center Turkey Trot issues Middle School Challenge
LOVELAND, CO (Nov. 7, 2013) – The Loveland or Berthoud middle school that has the most participants in the 2013 Turkey Trot at McKee Medical Center is in for an early Christmas present: a $250 grant courtesy of the McKee Medical Center Foundation.

North Colorado Med Evac adds third helicopter
DALLAS, TX (November 6, 2013) -- Med-Trans Corp. and North Colorado Medical Center (NCMC), a Banner Health facility, have announced the expansion of its North Colorado Med Evac air medical transport program with the addition of a third Bell 407 medical helicopter. The aircraft and medical flight crew will be based at the Colorado Plains Regional Airport (Akron, CO) and begin operation 24-hours a day, seven days a week effective January 16, 2014.

An Enchanting Affair: Girls Night Out hosted by Banner Health
PHOENIX (Nov. 7, 2013) – Join Banner Health on an inspirational journey to good health. Come to An Enchanting Affair event from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5 at the Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 North Central Ave., and meet with our health care providers in a fun and fanciful setting.

Gala raises more than $75,000 for the Stepping Stones Adult Day Program at McKee
LOVELAND, CO (Nov. 5, 2013) – McKee Presents…a Sixties Celebration, presented by The Friends of the Hospital, was held Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Embassy Suites in Loveland.

Sterling prepares for 10th Turkey Trot
STERLING, CO (Nov. 5, 2013) – Registration is under way for the 10th annual High Plains Turkey Trot to be held Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28.

Basic Life Support class available for community
OGALLALA, NE (Nov. 5, 2013) – Ogallala Community Hospital will offer a Basic Life Support Class for community members.

Banner Boswell named one of the top heart hospitals in the U.S.
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Nov. 4, 2013) – Banner Boswell Medical Center has been named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals for 2014 by Truven Health Analytics.

New human resources professional joins hospital
OGALLALA, NE (Nov. 4, 2013) – Ogallala Community Hospital welcomes Laurie Sinner as Chief Human Resources Officer for the facility.

Open house to welcome team of providers
BRUSH, CO (Nov. 1, 2013) – Banner Health Clinic in Brush invites community members to welcome our newest team of providers to the community on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 4-6 p.m., at the clinic located at 2400 W. Edison St.

‘Carnevale di Venezia’ a spectacular show for 4th annual Stars of the Season
PHOENIX, Ariz. (Oct. 30, 2013) – Maintaining its status as a successful star-studded affair, the fourth annual Stars of the Season fundraising soirée for Banner Children’s at Cardon Children’s Medical Center played to a packed house on Saturday, Oct. 26. More than 600 guests gathered at the Montelucia Resort & Spa in Paradise Valley for an evening of excitement and entertainment that raised more than $400,000 for the hospital’s Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

Banner Health successfully acquired full ownership of Ambulatory Surgery Center
GLENDALE (Oct. 31, 2013) – Banner Health has acquired full ownership of the Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) on the campus of Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, effective on Oct. 29. With this change, the ASC has successfully completed its transition in becoming the Banner Thunderbird Outpatient Surgery Department.

McKee Presents…a Sixties Celebration!
LOVELAND, CO (Oct. 29, 2013) – Presented by The Friends of the Hospital, McKee Presents…a Sixties Celebration will be Saturday, Nov. 2 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Embassy Suites in Loveland.

Banner Churchill Quality Manager earns certification
FALLON, NV (Oct. 28, 2013) — Banner Churchill Community Hospital’s Senior Quality Manager has earned the designation of Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality.

Banner Health presents a free educational series Pelvic Health: Matters Below the Belt
PHOENIX (Oct. 24, 2013) – If you suffer from Incontinence, uterine prolapse, pelvic pain and other pelvic floor disorders, learn the signs and symptoms and treatment options that are now available at Banner Health.

Banner Heart Hospital offers free heart rhythm seminar Nov. 12
MESA, Ariz. (Oct. 23, 2013) – Banner Heart Hospital will offer a free seminar about heart rhythm issues, “A Little ‘Fib’ Can Lead to a Big Problem,” from 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 12 in the Lupine Room at the hospital, 6750 E. Baywood Ave.

Registration Open for Loveland Turkey Trot
LOVELAND, CO (Oct. 23, 2013)--- The 12th Annual Loveland Turkey Trot will be held on Thanksgiving morning – a great way to start the Thanksgiving Holiday!

Two Colorado hospitals receive Healthgrades honors
GREELEY, Colo. (Oct. 22, 2013) – North Colorado Medical Center (NCMC) in Greeley and McKee Medical Center in Loveland have been recognized for medical excellence and top performance in numerous service lines of patient care, according to Healthgrades, a leading online resource that helps consumers research and connectwith hospitals. The ratings and rankings are based on publicly-reported data.

Banner Del E. Webb takes “A Matter of Balance” into its own hands with free workshop series
SUN CITY WEST, AZ (Oct. 21, 2013) – One in every three adults age 65 and older experiences a fall every year, falls that probably could have been prevented. Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center will host a free workshop series “A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls” from 8 to 9:30 a.m. every Friday beginning Nov. 8 in the Estrella Room at Banner Del. E. Webb Medical Center, 14502 W. Meeker Blvd in Sun City West.

Banner Health Experts Discuss Treating Tremors
SUN CITY (Oct. 21, 2013) –Banner Sun Health Research Institute presents a free Parkinson’s Symposium to the community from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 hosted at Banner Boswell Medical Center, Memorial Hall, 13180 N. 103rd Drive in Sun City.

Banner Good Samaritan physician receives appointment
PHOENIX (Oct. 18, 2013) – Steven R. Brown, MD, program director of the Banner Good Samaritan Family Medicine Residency, has been named the 2014 chairman of the Commission on Health of the Public and Science by the Board of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

New financial leader joins East Morgan County Hospital
BRUSH, CO (Oct. 17, 2013) – Banner Health welcomes Thomas Loff to East Morgan County Hospital as the chief financial officer for the facility.

New chief nursing officer joins Wheatland hospital
WHEATLAND, WY (Oct. 15, 2013) – A leader with more than 20 years of experience in a variety of nursing roles has joined Platte County Memorial Hospital as chief nursing officer.

Washakie Medical Center hosts nursing conference
WORLAND, WY (Oct. 14, 2013) –Area nurses will have the chance to learn obstetrics skills from an expert and practice high-risk care scenarios related to trauma in pregnancy at an upcoming nursing conference sponsored by Washakie Medical Center.

Banner Olive Branch Senior Center Wednesday Breakfast
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Oct.14, 2013) Banner Olive Branch Senior Center is offering breakfast every Wednesday to all members of the community - for a suggested contribution of $2.00 per person. Breakfast includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage or bacon and juice.

Platte County Memorial Hospital earns prestigious Quality healthcare award
WHEATLAND, WY (Oct. 11, 2013) – Platte County Memorial Hospital recently was presented with a prestigious Hospital Quality Award from Mountain-Pacific Quality Health during the Wyoming Hospital Association convention in September.

Public Halloween event at Banner Lassen Medical Center
SUSANVILLE, CA. (Oct. 11, 2013) — The public is invited to Trick-or-Treat with Banner Lassen Medical Center on Oct. 31 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Banner Thunderbird continues art-themed support group for cancer patients
GLENDALE, AZ (Oct. 11, 2013) – “In Living Color,” an art themed support group, is returning to Banner Thunderbird Medical Center from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Thursdays through the month of October starting on Oct. 10.

McKee Presents a Sixties Celebration
LOVELAND, Colo. (Oct. 10, 2013) – Presented by The Friends of the Hospital, McKee Presents…a Sixties Celebration will be Saturday, Nov. 2 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Embassy Suites in Loveland.

Celebrate Sterling Regional MedCenter’s 75th this weekend
STERLING, Colo. (Oct. 8, 2013) – Sterling Regional MedCenter will mark its 75th anniversary with a day of family fun, medical education and a look back at hospital achievements and activities.

Join Community Hospital for movie celebration
TORRINGTON, WY (Oct. 8, 2013) – Community Hospital celebrates Women at the Movies at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 13 with a free viewing of “Sleepless in Seattle” at the Wyoming Theater, 126 E. 20th Ave.

Washakie Medical Center earns prestigious quality health care award
WORLAND, WY (Oct. 4, 2013) – Washakie Medical Center recently was presented with a prestigious Hospital Quality Award from Mountain-Pacific Quality Health.

Come see the new Banner Health Clinic in Florence offering primary care
FLORENCE, Ariz. (October 7, 2013) – Banner Health is proud to soon be offering primary care to the Town of Florence with its new Banner Health Clinic in Merrill Ranch. The community is invited to see the new facility on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 to 11 a.m.

‘Lilly Oncology on Canvas’ art exhibition comes to Banner Thunderbird Medical Center
GLENDALE, AZ (Oct. 4, 2013) – Lilly Oncology on Canvas, an art exhibition honoring the journeys people face when confronted by a cancer diagnosis, will be on display at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, 5555 W. Thunderbird Road, Glendale, from Oct. 7 to 18.

Banner Thunderbird continues free “I Can Cope” series
GLENDALE, AZ (Oct. 4, 2013) – Banner Thunderbird Medical Center will continue its “I Can Cope” series from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Oct. 28. The free community lecture “Managing Effects of Illness and Treatment” will be presented by oncology nurse RuthAnn Foth, RN, and pain management specialist Charissa Elliot, BSN, RN-BC.

Banner Health unveils name of Fort Collins hospital
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (Oct. 2, 2013) – Banner Health unveiled the name of its new Fort Collins hospital Wednesday during a ceremonial groundbreaking attended by more than 200 people.

Banner Thunderbird hosts free stroke lecture
GLENDALE, AZ (Oct. 3, 2013) – Banner Thunderbird Medical Center will encourage community conversations about stroke, and what residents can do for treatment once signs and symptoms are recognized in preparation for World Stroke Day on Oct. 29. Staff will host “Let’s Talk about Stroke” from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Oct. 17 in Conference Room 6 at the nonprofit hospital.

Banner Boswell hopes to open minds for open hearts
SUN CITY, AZ (Oct. 3, 2013) – Banner Boswell Medical Center is hoping to help community members keep their hearts healthy by “Opening Minds for Open Hearts” from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 1 in the hospital’s Memorial Hall meeting room.

Banner Lassen announces leadership changes
SUSANVILLE, CA (Oct. 3, 2013) – Banner Lassen Medical Center announced today that Chief Nursing Officer Catherine Harshbarger will serve as Interim Chief Executive Officer to replace Bob Edwards who left the organization Friday.

McKee Masters Golf Tournament
LOVELAND, CO (Oct. 3, 2013) --- The McKee Masters Golf Tournament scheduled for Friday, October 4 at the Olde Course in Loveland, CO, has been cancelled due to the weather forecast of snow, rain, wind and cold temperatures.

Banner Thunderbird celebrates 30 years serving Glendale community
GLENDALE, Ariz. (Oct. 2, 2013) – Banner Thunderbird Medical Center will be celebrating its 30th anniversary with a free community health fair/anniversary celebration from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 9 on the hospital’s campus, 5555 W. Thunderbird Road in Glendale

Banner Churchill nurse named Nurse of the Year
FALLON, Nev. (Oct. 1, 2013) — Banner Churchill Community Hospital congratulates Chris Webb, RN, who was recently selected as Nurse of the Year from the Emergency Physician Insurance Program, also known as EPIP. Webb works as a registered nurse and Emergency Department senior manager at Banner Churchill and has been with Banner Health for 15 years.

Public invited to learn more about the signs and symptoms of breast cancer
MESA, Ariz. (Oct. 2, 2013) — October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa invites the public to come out and learn more about the signs and symptoms of breast cancer during their annual Breast Cancer Awareness Event.

Get your digital mammogram and free manicure at Banner Churchill
FALLON, Nev. (Oct. 1, 2013) — It’s October and this is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. To help educate the public on the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, Banner Churchill Community Hospital is sponsoring its “Mammograms and Manicures” event on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at the hospital, located at 801 E. Williams.

Free seminar on managing diabetes Oct. 15
MESA, Ariz. (Oct. 1, 2013) – Banner Baywood Medical Center’s diabetes support group is hosting a free presentation called Managing Diabetes: The Next Step, sponsored by Sanofi Diabetes. The event will take place at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15 in the Copper Room at Banner Baywood Medical Center located at 6644 E. Baywood Ave.

Banner Del E. Webb celebrates 6th Annual Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day
SUN CITY, AZ (Sept. 26, 2013) – Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center’s Women and Infants Services department will remember the lives of newborns and children who have died in the community with the sixth annual memorial service from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Oct. 15 in the Reflection Garden at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, 14502 W. Meeker Blvd. in Sun City West.

Banner reorganizes area leadership team
GREELEY, Colo. (Sept. 25, 2013) – Banner Health announced today a change in its leadership structure for northern Colorado, naming North Colorado Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Rick Sutton to chief executive officer of Banner’s northern Colorado operations. In his new role, Sutton will lead an executive team that will be responsible for operations and strategic planning for North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, McKee Medical Center in Loveland and the new Fort Collins Banner Health hospital.

Neurologist joins Banner Sun Health Research Institute
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Sept. 25, 2013) – Sara Dhanani, MD, a movement disorders neurologist, has joined Banner Sun Health Research Institute. Dr. Dhanani works with patients with Parkinson’s, tremors and other movement conditions.


Banner Boswell Medical Center receives national accreditation for cardiovascular ultrasound
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Sept. 23, 2013) – The American Heart Association estimates that on average, one American dies every 39 seconds of cardiovascular disorders, but early detection can save lives.

Banner Health pledges support for employees hit by flood
PHOENIX (Sept. 23, 2013) – Banner Health is making arrangements to help health system employees in Northern Colorado who have been impacted by floods hitting the region.

Banner Lakes Imaging Center sees first patient with low dose 3D mammography unit
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Sept. 23, 2013) – Nervously heading in to her very first mammogram four years ago, Lisa Frank was called back for additional imaging after a suspicious distortion was seen on the breast image. While she was cleared of all abnormalities, Frank, who is an associate administrator at Banner Boswell, said the call back was traumatizing.

Banner Del E Webb recognized as Cardiac Receiving Center
SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. (Sept. 23, 2013) – Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center is now a designated Cardiac Receiving Center providing full emergency management services to higher risk heart attack patients. The Arizona Department of Health Services accepted the nonprofit hospital’s application on Aug. 29.

McKee Masters Golf Tournament
LOVELAND, Colo (Sept. 23, 2013) --- The McKee Masters Golf Tournament scheduled for Friday, September 13 at Mariana Butte Golf Course in Loveland, CO was cancelled due to the flood. The event has been rescheduled for October 4, 2013 at the Olde Course, 2115 W. 29th St. in Loveland.

Banner Boswell Medical Center to host free breast health lecture and community discussion
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Sept. 23, 2013) – Banner Boswell Medical Center is kicking off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month from 8:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5 with a free community education event called “Breast Health Universi-TEA.”

New pediatrician joins Banner Health Clinic
GREELEY, Colo. (Sept. 23, 2013) – Banner Health welcomes pediatrician Kathryn Chmura, MD, to Banner Health Clinic, specializing in Pediatrics.

Fortune 500 Companies Commit to Accelerate Alzheimer’s Prevention Research
PHOENIX, Ariz. (Sept. 18, 2013) – Recognizing the need to accelerate research to prevent Alzheimer’s disease and engage consumers, Banner Alzheimer’s Institute (BAI) announced a major multi-corporation partnership today. The Global CEO Initiative on Alzheimer’s disease (CEOi) and many of its member companies including: Bank of America, GE Healthcare, Janssen Research and Development, LLC., and Merck will partner together to highlight the need for greater research progress, a key emphasis of World Alzheimer’s Day this Saturday.

NIH Awards Grant to Banner Alzheimer’s Institute for Major Study
PHOENIX, AZ (Sept. 18, 2013) – In collaboration with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Banner Alzheimer’s Institute (BAI) announces a major prevention trial to evaluate a treatment in cognitively healthy older adults at the highest known genetic risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease at older ages. An NIH grant, expected to total $33.2 million, will support this research.

Banner Del E. Webb staff funds cafeteria renovation, celebrate completion
SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. (Sept. 17, 2013) – Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center is continuing to provide the community with more than just an award winning facility for medical treatments and procedures: it’s the cafeteria attracting community diners.

Cardon Children’s welcomes new administrator
MESA, Ariz. (Sept. 10, 2013) — David Moromisato, MD, has joined Cardon Children’s Medical Center as chief medical officer. Dr. Moromisato’s extensive medical background includes nearly 20 years of service in the health care industry.

Banner Health welcomes new neurosurgeon
GREELEY, Colo. (Sept. 16, 2013) – Banner Health Clinic, specializing in Neurosurgery, Brain and Spine, has introduced Beth Gibbons, MD, to the team of health care providers.

Hospital wellness program earns recognition
STERLING, Colo. (Sept. 16, 2013) – The Wellness Council of America has given Well Workplace status to the Sterling Regional MedCenter wellness program for employees, recognizing the hospital as one of America’s healthiest companies.

Cardon Children’s welcomes new administrator
MESA, Ariz. (Sept. 16, 2013) — David Moromisato, MD, has joined Banner Children’s at Cardon Children’s Medical Center as chief medical officer.

Banner Health welcomes new podiatrist
FORT MORGAN, Colo. (Sept. 13, 2013) – Lorin Brandon, DPM, has joined Banner Health Clinic in Fort Morgan to provide care in podiatry for Morgan County residents.

New radiation oncologist joins Banner Health
GREELEY, Colo. (Sept. 13, 2013) –Radiation oncologist Jeffrey Albert, MD, MPH, has joined the team of providers at Banner Health Clinic, specializing in Radiation Oncology. The network of providers cares for patients in Greeley, Sterling and Loveland.

Internal medicine specialist joins Banner Health
GREELEY, Colo. (Sept. 13, 2013) – Banner Health Clinic, specializing in Internal Medicine, welcomes Curtis Waln, MD, to the clinic.

Two providers join Banner Health clinics
LOVELAND, Colo. (Sept. 13, 2013) – Two women’s health care providers are joining Banner Health in Loveland.

Washakie Medical Center offers prostate cancer screening
WORLAND, Wyo. (Sept. 13, 2013) – Men age 50 and older may register for free screenings that can test for prostate cancer. Screenings take place Friday, Sept. 27 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Washakie Medical Center Physician Outreach Clinic, 1106 Big Horn Ave., Worland.

Banner Health welcomes new general surgeon
OGALLALA, Neb. (Sept. 11, 2013) – Banner Health welcomes general surgeon Shane Banks, D.O., FACS to Ogallala Community Hospital.

Las Vegas family welcomes quintuplets at Arizona hospital
Mesa, Ariz. (Sept. 9, 2013) – Las Vegas resident Evonne Derrico, 33, under the care of perinatologist and multiple birth specialist John Elliott, MD, gave birth to quintuplets at Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, Ariz. on Friday. This is the fifth set of out-of-state quintuplets that have been delivered at Banner Desert and cared for at Cardon Children’s in the past year.

Banner Board approves new Fort Collins hospital
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (Sept. 7, 2013) – Fort Collins is getting a new hospital. The Banner Health Board of Directors formally approved plans today for a new medical campus to be built on Harmony Road, between Lady Moon Drive and Cinquefoil Lane.

Washakie Medical Center offers prostate cancer screening
WORLAND, Wyo. (Sept. 4, 2013) – Men age 50 and older may register for free screenings that can test for prostate cancer. Screenings take place Friday, Sept. 27 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Washakie Medical Center Physician Outreach Clinic, 1106 Big Horn Ave., Worland.

Banner Health Partners With Krames StayWell to Bring Patient Engagement Resources to All Ambulatory Facilities
PHOENIX (Sept. 4, 2013) – Banner Health, one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the country, has partnered with Krames StayWell, LLC, the largest provider of Customer Acquisition, Population Health Management, and Patient and Consumer Education solutions in the industry, to provide an enterprise solution for delivering patient education and engagement programs to patients across the entire continuum of care.

Banner Thunderbird continues free Heart Health lecture series
GLENDALE, Ariz. (Sept. 3, 2013) – Banner Thunderbird Medical Center will host a free community lecture from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11.

Deployed soldier celebrates baby’s birth at McKee
LOVELAND, Colo. (Aug. 30, 2013) – Danielle Cotton celebrated the birth of daughter Nyemah (pronounced ni-EE-ma) on Thursday with her husband at the bedside, even though physically, he was a world away.

Banner Health presents a free educational series
MESA, Ariz. (Aug. 26, 2013) — Women have the same risk as men when it comes to certain diseases and conditions like cardiovascular disease, atrial fibrillation and stroke.

Banner Health presents a free educational series
PHOENIX (Aug. 19, 2013) — Women have the same risk as men when it comes to certain diseases and conditions like cardiovascular disease, atrial fibrillation and stroke. For women, the risk of acquiring these dramatically increases after a certain age.

Banner Estrella celebrates construction milestone at new tower, top ADOSH safety designation
PHOENIX (Aug. 23, 2013)— Banner Estrella Medical Center, recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the Valley’s top 10 hospitals, celebrated a major construction milestone today with a topping-out ceremony for the $161 million new patient tower.

Banner Thunderbird continues free “I Can Cope” series
GLENDALE, Ariz. (Aug. 21, 2013) – Banner Thunderbird Medical Center will continue its “I Can Cope” series from 6 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 23. The free community lecture “Learning about Cancer and Understanding Treatment” will be presented by Dr. Clarence Sarkodee-Adoo, a medical oncologist, and Dr. Kurt Wharton, a radiation oncologist.

Banner Lassen encouraging women to be proactive in fighting breast cancer while being pampered
SUSANVILLE, Calif. (July 30, 2013) – Aside from non-melanoma skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is also one of the leading causes of cancer death, but early detection is the best way to increase a woman’s chance of survival

Banner Lassen starting new volunteer program
SUSANVILLE, Calif. (Aug. 14, 2013) – Banner Lassen Medical Center is excited to announce a new volunteer program that will offer individuals a variety of experiences from administrative work to assisting in departments such as medical imaging, the gift shop and visiting with patients. Shellie Anderson, volunteer coordinator, said it’s a win, win.

Physician practices relocate to meet community need
BRUSH, Colo. (Aug. 19, 2013) – Banner Medical Group has announced the relocation of several physicians in Morgan County to better address community health care needs. Changes take effect in September.

Ambulatory Surgery Center at Banner Thunderbird to transition to hospital outpatient surgery department
GLENDALE, Ariz. (Aug. 16, 2013) – Banner Health is acquiring full ownership of the ambulatory surgery center on the campus of Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale.

Valet and parking garage fees to increase Sept. 1 at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
PHOENIX (Aug 15, 2013) – Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, 1111. E. McDowell Road, will begin charging for valet parking and shorten the length of time that vehicles can be parked for free in the main parking garage.

Community Impact Award for NCMC Spirit of Women
LAS VEGAS (Aug. 14, 2013) – North Colorado Medical Center was honored at the 16th annual Spirit of Women National Executive Meeting for their successful Day of Dance initiative. Spirit of Women leaders said through inspiring community outreach effort, North Colorado Medical Center has shown true Excellence in Community Impact. The award was presented to the NCMC Spirit of Women team in Las Vegas on July 18.

McKee Masters Golf Tournament benefits Lifeline Assistance Fund
Loveland, Colo. (Aug. 13, 2013) --- The McKee Masters Golf Tournament will be held Friday, Sept. 13 at Mariana Butte Golf Course in Loveland. Players will tee off for 18 holes at 8 a.m. and at 2 p.m. for nine holes, both tournaments in a scramble format.

Banner Lakes Imaging first in the West Valley to offer new 3-D mammography unit
SUN CITY, Ariz. (August 13, 2013) – Banner Lakes Imaging Center, 10474 W. Thunderbird Blvd., is installing a Hologic 3D Mammography Unit this month. The center is the first in the West Valley to acquire the new low dose unit. Stephen Charney, MD., Medical Imaging director at Banner Boswell Medical Center, says the goal is always to improve patient care and increase efficiency; and this new unit will do both.

Physical Therapy assistant joins Community Hospital
TORRINGTON, Wyo. (Aug. 9, 2013) – Rehabilitation Services at Community Hospital is growing with the addition of Carol Bowles who joined the staff in July as a physical therapy assistant.

Community Hospital welcomes new executive
(Aug. 9, 2013) — Therese Murphy, RN, MSN, has joined the administration and staff at Community Hospital as chief nursing officer.

Banner Concussion Center encouraging baseline testing for all student athletes
PHOENIX (Aug. 5, 2013) – With fall sports season starting, Banner Concussion Center experts are encouraging athletes to get baseline concussion testing and asking schools to adopt a concussion policy that includes baseline neurocognitive testing for all athletes to ensure proper treatment and rehabilitation should they get injured.

Health Care Reform Panel Discussion to be held Aug. 20
LOVELAND, Colo. (July 30, 2013)--A free public panel discussion, "Health Care Reform--How will it affect you, your family and Medicare?" is scheduled at McKee Medical Center Friends Room on Tues, Aug. 20 at 4 p.m.

Monsoon season increases risk of exposure to Valley Fever, doctors warn
MESA, Ariz. (July 25, 2013) -- Cases of Valley Fever can increase significantly during the monsoon season, and Banner Health is working to raise public awareness of ways to avoid exposure, as well as to educate on the signs and symptoms of this potentially serious infection.

Community Healthcare Foundation hosts Comedy Night
TORRINGTON, Wyo. (July 22, 2013) – The Community Healthcare Foundation presents Comedy Night 2013 – 13th annual Beer Tasting and Auction on Aug. 23.

Banner Health, Mayo Clinic receive grant to identify early Parkinson’s patients
PHOENIX, AZ (July 19, 2013) — Researchers from Mayo Clinic Arizona and Banner Sun Health Research Institute are working together on a diagnostic test to identify early Parkinson’s disease in patients thanks to a $152,486 grant from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Currently, there is no accurate diagnostic test for early Parkinson’s disease.

Join North Colorado Medical Center in family wellness day
GREELEY, Colo. (July 17, 2013) – North Colorado Medical Center Spirit of Women and NCMC Community Wellness partner for an exciting event for children ages 5 to 11 and their parents and/or grandparents.

Brush Family Medicine welcomes new physician
BRUSH, Colo. (July 17, 2013) – Brush Family Medicine is pleased to announce the addition of a new family medicine specialist to the clinic.

Preview the new Banner Health Center offering primary care in Chandler on August 3
CHANDLER, Ariz. (July 17, 2013) – East Valley residents and visitors can be among the first to see the new Banner Health Center at a free “Community Preview” from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3, at the center located at 1435 S. Alma Road, south of the Loop 202 between West Pecos and West Germann Roads.

Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center Receives Pediatric Emergency Certification
SUN CITY WEST (July 16, 2013) The third Banner Hospital to become Pediatric Prepared Emergency Care certified, Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center in Surprise/Sun City West, has been granted a Pediatric-Prepared Emergency Care (PPEC) certification by the Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AzAAP) and Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS).

BHN delivers quality care at a lower cost in the Medicare Pioneer model’s first year
PHOENIX (July 16, 2013) -- In its first year of performance, Banner Health Network (BHN) was successful in delivering more coordinated care and a considerable savings over traditional fee-for-service Medicare plans as part of the Medicare Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO). BHN leaders are now focusing efforts on the true test of this model– whether it can be sustained and improved upon in coming years.

Banner Health welcomes new pulmonologist
LOVELAND, Colo. (July 15, 2013) – Banner Health Clinic, specializing in Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, welcomes Gregory Golden, D.O., to the clinic.

East Morgan County Hospital expert discusses ADHD
BRUSH, Colo. (July 11, 2013) – East Morgan County Hospital invites the community to learn more about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – ADHD – at an upcoming seminar Thursday, July 18.

Banner Health recognized as one of the nation’s most wired hospitals for 3rd consecutive year
PHOENIX, Ariz. (July 10, 2013) – Banner Health has again been recognized by Hospitals and Health Networks (H&HN’s) with the “Most Wired” award. Banner Health is a nationally recognized leader in the use of electronic medical records to make patient care safer and more efficient, and this award is further evidence of that work. Hospitals and Health Networks sponsors the annual survey and award program, which measures U.S. hospitals and health care systems on their levels of IT adoption.

Banner Boswell named a top community hospital in nation
Sun City, Ariz. (July 10, 2013) – Banner Boswell Medical Center has been named one of the “100 Great Community Hospitals” in the U.S. by Becker’s Hospital Review, a leading hospital and health care industry trade publication. The recognition is based on quality of care and service to the community.

Union Hills Surgery Center Transitions Full Ownership to Banner Health
GLENDALE, Ariz. (July 10, 2013) – Banner Health is acquiring full ownership of the Union Hills Surgery Center in Glendale. With this change, the Union Hills Surgery Center has been renamed the Banner Del E. Webb Surgery Center and will operate as the outpatient surgery department for Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center in nearby Sun City West.

McKee Medical Center named one of the
LOVELAND, Colo. (July 1, 2013) – McKee Medical Center has been named one of the “100 Great Community Hospitals” in the U.S. by Becker’s Hospital Review, a leading hospital and health care industry trade publication. The recognition is based on quality of care and service to the community.

Banner Health plans Sterling Sports Expo
STERLING, Colo. (July 2, 2013) – Updates on injury prevention, athlete nutrition, concussion education and other topics highlight the 2013 Sterling Sports Expo sponsored by Banner Health

McKee Medical Center leader offers insights
LOVELAND, Colo. (July 2, 2013) – Navigating the future of healthcare can be intimidating. So many viewpoints make it difficult to know who to believe. Join the McKee Medical Center Foundation for the latest information and answers to your questions from McKee Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Marilyn Schock. Learn how anticipated changes in health care may affect you and your family.

North Colorado Medical Center awards scholarships
GREELEY, Colo. (July 2, 2013) – The North Colorado Medical Center volunteers recently awarded $33,500 in scholarships to high school and college students who have made a valuable contribution to the community through their volunteer service at the hospital.

Banner Goldfield Medical Center recognized as Cardiac Referral Center
APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. (June 25, 2013) – Banner Goldfield Medical Center recently was recognized as a Cardiac Referral Center by the Arizona Department of Health Services Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma System.

Banner Thunderbird helps cancer patients deal with cosmetic issues
SUN CITY, Ariz. (June 27, 2013) – Banner Thunderbird Medical Center is helping cancer patients deal with the changes to skin and hair that they may be dealing with by hosting “Look Good …. Feel Better.”

Banner Boswell hosts Joint Club open house
SUN CITY, Ariz. (June 27, 2013) – Considering joint replacement? Wondering what your options are? If you’re thinking about joint replacement surgery, Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City invites you to a free open house of the Joint Club at 10 a.m. Monday, July 15.

Banner Health Clinic to offer school sports physicals
OGALLALA, Neb. (July 1, 2013) – Banner Health Clinic healthcare providers will offer back-to-school sports physicals 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. July 15 and 17 for area students entering seventh through 12th grades.

Moms, girls learn about growing up healthy and happy
GREELEY, Colo. (June 26, 2013) – North Colorado Medical Center Spirit of Women invites mothers and daughters to the new Spirit Girls…and Moms Too event, “Growing Up Healthy and Happy!”

Moms, girls learn about growing up healthy and happy
GREELEY, Colo. (June 26, 2013) – North Colorado Medical Center Spirit of Women invites mothers and daughters to the new Spirit Girls…and Moms Too event, “Growing Up Healthy and Happy!”

Banner Churchill offers Wellness Wednesdays
FALLON, Nev. (June 25, 2013) — Banner Churchill Community Hospital will offer Wellness Wednesday laboratory blood screenings for the community beginning July 10.

Washakie Medical Center Auxiliary plans ice cream social
WORLAND, Wyo. (June 24, 2013) – Members of the Washakie Medical Center Auxiliary invite the community to the 38th annual Washakie Medical Center Auxiliary ice cream social July 11.

Banner Estrella names new Chief Medical Officer
PHOENIX (June 21, 2013) – Timothy Ranney, MD, has accepted the role of chief medical officer at Banner Estrella Medical Center, 9201 W. Thomas Road, in west Phoenix. Dr. Ranney (pronounced “ran-ee”) will fill the vacancy created when former CMO Dr. Ken Welch accepted a position with a different organization in August. Dr. Ranney’s first day will be Sept. 3.

Banner Del E. Webb cardiologist urges women to take control of their hearts
SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. (June 18, 2013) – Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center will host a free seminar on women and heart disease from 9 to 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 11. The event, part of a year-long lecture series celebrating Banner Del E. Webb’s 25th anniversary, will take place in the hospital’s auditorium, located at 14502 W. Meeker Blvd. in Sun City West, Ariz.

Fairbanks Memorial Hospital with silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) recently conferred a silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence on the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, the first ICU in the state of Alaska to be recognized with the prestigious award. Only 98 hospital units throughout the U.S. were recognized with a Beacon Award in 2012.

Platte County Memorial Hospital hits baby record
WHEATLAND, Wyo. (June 14, 2013) – The stork was busy this May in Wheatland. Doctors at Platte County Memorial Hospital delivered 14 babies during the month which is a record-breaking month for deliveries at the hospital.

Washakie Medical Center Auxiliary plans ice cream social
WORLAND, Wyo. (June 14, 2013) – Members of the Washakie Medical Center Auxiliary invite the community to the 38th annual Washakie Medical Center Auxiliary ice cream social July 11.

Emergency room changes improve timeliness of care
SUSANVILLE, Calif. (June 14, 2013) – With an eye on reducing the wait for patients to see a provider at Banner Lassen Medical Center Emergency Department, employees are implementing a new process for evaluating and treating patients.

Banner Goldfield Medical Center will open on June 14
Banner Goldfield Medical Center (formerly Arizona Regional Medical Center) will open its doors for patient care at 7 a.m. on Friday, June 14.

McKee Foundation to host Acting as a Trustee seminar
LOVELAND, Colo. (June 10, 2013)--McKee Medical Center Foundation will host a free public seminar: Acting as a Trustee: Roles, Responsibilities, and Risks.

North Colorado Medical Center earns HeartCaring award
GREELEY, Colo. (June 6, 2013) – The CardioVascular Institute at North Colorado Medical Center has received the 2013 Heart of the Community Award from the Larry King Cardiac Foundation and Spirit of Women for its work on the Heart Safe City. This Greeley initiative is done in partnership with the City of Greeley, Greeley Fire Department, NCMC Foundation and Banner NCMC Paramedic Services.

Banner nurses receive Jannetti/Marriott scholarships
PHOENIX, Ariz. (June 5, 2013) -- Nine Arizona Banner Health nurses enrolled in advanced degrees in nursing were recently named recipients of the Anthony J. Jannetti/Marriott Nursing Scholarship.

Leading Alzheimer's research scientist to join Banner Sun Health Research Institute
Sun City, Ariz. (June 4, 2013) – Dr. Salvatore Oddo, a leader in the development of genetically-engineered mouse models and their use in the study of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, will join the research team at the Banner Sun Health Research Institute (BSHRI) as a Senior Scientist and as an Associate Professor in the Department of Basic Medical Sciences at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix.

Free asthma checks offered by Banner Children’s
MESA and GLENDALE, Ariz. (June 4, 2013) – Banner Health will be offering free asthma screenings at Cardon Children’s Medical Center and Banner Thunderbird Medical Center on select days throughout the summer.

Banner Boswell to host Bosom Buddies support group
SUN CITY, Ariz. (June 3, 2013) Banner Boswell Medical Center will now offer a support group for women of all ages and all stages of their personal journeys with breast cancer. Bosom Buddies members can grow stronger as they share knowledge, encouragement, friendship and common experiences.

McKee Spirit of Women talk explains allergies
LOVELAND, Colo. (May 31, 2013) – An event planned by McKee Spirit of Women will answer questions about diagnosing allergies in children.

Event offers women chance to talk secret topics
GREELEY, Colo. (May 30, 2013) – North Colorado Medical Center Spirit of Women invites you to enjoy some quiet time at Eaton Grove Nursery and have the chance to talk about issues women frequently just don’t get to or won’t discuss with their gynecologist.

McKee Medical Center awards scholarships
LOVELAND, Colo. (May 30, 2013) – McKee Medical Center announces eight recipients of health career student and adult scholarships for 2013.

Entertainment set for 4th annual Stars of the Season
PHOENIX (May 29, 2013) – This October, guests of the 4th annual Stars of the Season, the signature fundraising event for Banner Children’s at Cardon Children’s Medical Center, will be treated to live entertainment by rock band Stone Temple Pilots. The band recently announced the addition of Chester Bennington as its new singer.

Prenatal class available from Ogallala Community Hospital
OGALLALA, Neb. (May 28, 2013) – Ogallala Community Hospital will offer a childbirth class for pregnant women on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 4-5.

Public can visit with Banner Health pulmonologists
LOVELAND, Colo. (May 21, 2013) – Banner Health Clinic, specializing in Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, invites the public to visit with physicians and staff at the clinic’s new location.

Community Classic Bike Tour raises over $84,000
LOVELAND, Colo. (May 20, 2013) --- Over 1,300 bicyclists rode in the 25th annual Community Classic Bike Tour on Sunday, May 19, raising more than $84,000. One hundred percent of registration fees and sponsorships benefited the Stepping Stones Adult Day Program at McKee Medical Center.

Finance Seminar at Banner Olive Branch Senior Center
SUN CITY, Ariz. (May 17, 2013) – Banner Olive Branch Senior Center is hosting an “AARP Foundation Finances 50+” Seminar – a three-part money management program on the dates listed below. Participants will be given a FREE book, FREE refreshments, FREE lunch and can earn up to $30 by attending the seminar.

McKee Spirit of Women investigates spots
LOVELAND, Colo. (May 15, 2013) – McKee Spirit of Women asks “Are you seeing spots?”Guests are invited to join the Spirit of Women to learn about skin cancer 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., May 30 at McKee Medical Center, 2000 Boise Ave., Loveland. The event is free and open to the public.

Holiday changes hours for Banner Health Clinics
TORRINGTON, Wyo. (May 15, 2013) – Banner Health Clinic, specializing in Family Practice, will close Memorial Day, May 27. Banner Health Clinic, specializing in Urgent Care, will open from 8 a.m. to noon that day.

Community Hospital introduces massage therapist
TORRINGTON, Wyo. (May 13, 2013) – The Banner Health Massage Therapy Team at Community Hospital welcomes new massage therapist Rosa Acevedo.

Banner Health Center to open May 22 in Gilbert
GILBERT, Ariz. (May 8, 2013) – Banner Health will open a new medical facility, Banner Health Center, May 22 offering pediatrics, family medicine and internal medicine, basic imaging and lab services for adults and children. The Center is located at 155 E. Warner Road.

Breast patient navigator supports patients
SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. (May 8, 2013) — When a patient learns their mammogram has turned up something suspicious, knowing the next steps can be difficult. Moreover, fear of the unknown can set in. Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center aims to quell those fears and help patients through the course of their diagnosis, treatment and recovery by providing a new support service – a breast patient navigator.

Community Hospital has Camp Med
TORRINGTON, Wyo. (May 8, 2013) – High school students with an interest in health care careers can apply for Community Hospital’s Camp Med, to take place June 11-13, 2013.

Learn How to "Stretch Your Dollars" at Banner Olive Branch Senior Center's Finance 50+ Seminar
SUN CITY, Ariz. (April 29, 2013) – Banner Olive Branch Senior Center is hosting an “AARP Foundation Finances 50+” Seminar – a 3 part money management program on the dates listed below. Participants will be given a FREE book, FREE refreshments, FREE lunch and can earn up to $30.00 by attending the seminar!

Washakie Medical Center plans Camp Healthcare
WORLAND, Wyo. (May 3, 2013) – Middle school students with an interest in health care careers can apply for Washakie Medical Center’s Camp Healthcare, to take place June 19-21, 2013.

OB/Gyn now sees patients in south Loveland
LOVELAND, Colo. (May 2, 2013) – Banner Health Center at 1230 14th St. S.W. in Loveland now welcomes patients for obstetrical and gynecological appointments.

Banner Churchill damaged by broken water pipe
FALLON, Nev. (April 30, 2013) – Banner Churchill Community Hospital experienced significant flooding in the east wing of the hospital Tuesday after a one-inch water pipe burst.

Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center's Cancer Has Met Its Match campaign receives $2 million grant from Piper Trust, nears $20 million goal
PHOENIX (April 29, 2013) – With a generous $2 million grant from Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, the Cancer Has Met Its Match campaign benefitting Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center is near its $20 million goal. The grant from Piper Trust, in support of the campaign, provides funding for capital, programs and services that will impact patients, their families and the community.

McKee Medical Center Foundation receives grant from Komen
LOVELAND, Colo. (April 26, 2013) – The McKee Medical Center Foundation has accepted a grant for $67,000 from the Denver Metropolitan Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® to provide money for breast cancer treatment for uninsured and under-insured women across Northern and Northeastern Colorado.

Banner Health awards recognize Sterling hospital
STERLING, Colo. (April 26, 2013) – Banner Health presented Sterling Regional MedCenter with five Banner’s Best awards Monday, April 22 to recognize the hospital’s achievements in 2012.

Banner Health Center ‘community preview’ May 18
GILBERT, Ariz. (April 24, 2013) – East Valley residents and visitors can be among the first to see the new Banner Health Center at a “Community Preview” from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 18, at the Center, 155 E. Warner Road.

25th Annual CCBT - Early registration fee ends April 30
LOVELAND, Colo (April 24, 2013) --- The 25th Annual Community Classic Bike Tour (CCBT) is scheduled for Sunday, May 19, 2013. This non-competitive, multi-distance bicycle tour travels through the beautiful foothills of Larimer County in Loveland and Fort Collins and is a great training ride preparing cyclists for the numerous summer rides available

North Colorado Medical Center tops in Banner Health
Hospital is one of two leading in performance among system’s 23 facilities GREELEY, Colo. (April 22, 2013) – Banner Health presented North Colorado Medical Center with “Banner’s Best of the Best” award Monday, recognizing the hospital as one of the two highest performing hospitals among the system’s 23 facilities.

Arizona Regional Medical Center joins Banner Health
PHOENIX (April 19, 2013) – Arizona Regional Medical Center in Apache Junction, Ariz. will join Banner Health, Arizona’s largest and busiest health system. The hospital is anticipated to join Banner on May 15, pending Banner Health Board of Directors approval, and will be re-named in the coming months to identify it as a Banner hospital.

Upcoming EMCH event will teach about strokes
BRUSH, Colo. (April 17, 2013) – People who want to learn more about strokes – what they are, how they are treated and what you should do when you suspect someone nearby is having a stroke – should plan to attend an upcoming educational event at East Morgan County Hospital.

Banner Health expands partnership with The CORE Institute
PHOENIX (April 17, 2013) – Banner Health is expanding its partnership with The CORE Institute, bringing the “Banner CORE Center for Orthopedics” to Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, Ariz., and Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, Ariz.

McKee Spirit of Women introduce Day of Dance
LOVELAND, Colo. (April 15, 2013) – McKee Spirit of Women is partnering with Immanuel Lutheran School to present Day of Dance for Your Health – a signature event for the Spirit of Women program that provides health education and fun for the whole family.

Banner physician discusses minimally invasive surgery
STERLING, Colo. (April 15, 2013) – A Banner Health gynecologist will share information about minimally invasive surgery and its benefits in gynecological care during the next Ask the Expert event at Sterling Regional MedCenter.

Advance directives
PHOENIX (April 15, 2013) – Do you know what your loved ones want to happen at the end of their life? Do they know what you want? Doris McVey knew the answers to that question when her mother died.

Banner Health named one of the top 5 large health systems in the U.S.
PHOENIX (April 15, 2013) – Banner Health is one of the top performing health systems in the U.S. based on quality outcomes, patient care and efficiency, according to Truven Health Analytics, a leading health care analysis firm.

Sunrise Community Health accepts $4.15 million
LOVELAND, Colo. (April 11, 2013) – Sunrise Community Health announced today that Loveland Community Health Center has received generous support from Banner Health, The Colorado Health Foundation, and Caring for Colorado to leverage Sunrise and McKee Medical Center Foundation funds for the LCHC Expansion Project.

Banner Health welcomes hematologist/oncologist
GREELEY, Colo. (April 8, 2013) – Banner Health Clinic, specializing in Oncology, has announced the addition of a new hematologist/oncologist to the medical staff.

Ask the expert lecture highlights timely topic
GLENDALE, Ariz. (April 8, 2013) – A recent study found only one-third of women in the U.S. who are diagnosed with ovarian cancer receive adequate care or treatment. Dr. Shana Wingo will present a free community lecture on ovarian cancer at 6 p.m. on May 14 at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center.

25th Annual CCBT on May 19
LOVELAND, Colo. (Apr. 5, 2013) --- The 25th Annual Community Classic Bike Tour (CCBT) is scheduled for Sunday, May 19, 2013. This non-competitive, multi-distance bicycle tour travels through the beautiful foothills of Larimer County in Loveland and Fort Collins and is a great training ride preparing cyclists for the numerous summer rides available.

Loveland Health Fair is April 13
LOVELAND, Colo. (April 3, 2013) – The nearly 950 participants who had their blood drawn in preparation for the 2013 Loveland Community Health Fair can collect their results Saturday, April 13 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at McKee Conference and Wellness Center, 2000 Boise Ave.

Banner Good Samaritan NICU receives first patients
PHOENIX, Ariz. (April 1, 2013) On Sunday, March 31, Banner Good Samaritan’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) admitted 31 babies and their families who transitioned from the Phoenix Children's Hospital (PCH) NICU, which closed on the Banner Good Samaritan campus.

Banner Sun Health Research Institute brings brain health awareness to local elementaries
SUN CITY, Ariz. (March 29, 2013) – Area elementary students recently had the chance to view brains – animal brains and a human brain – up close and personal as members of Banner Sun Health Research Institute staff traveled to their schools to educate them on brain health during Brain Awareness Month (March).

Teen volunteer opportunities abound at Banner Del E. Webb
SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. (March 29, 2013) – Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, 14502 W. Meeker Blvd., Sun City West, has a number of volunteer opportunities for teens ages 14 – 18 at the nonprofit hospital. Those interested in applying for a volunteer position or interested in learning about the many opportunities available should call Volunteer Resources at 623-524-4058.

Banner Health Walk-in Clinic changes location
FALLON, Nev. (March 28, 2013) – To meet the needs of a growing patient population and provide continuum of care, Banner Health Walk-in Clinic will merge with the Family Practice and Pediatric clinics effective April 1.

Banner Thunderbird opens breast cancer clinic
GLENDALE, Ariz. (March 20, 2013) – A diagnosis of breast cancer is frightening enough without the added stress that often comes with trying to secure appointments with busy specialists and determining what treatment options are available.

Banner Health Center opens on Saturdays
LOVELAND, Colo. (March 20, 2013) – Banner Health Center at 1230 14th St. S.W. in Loveland has extended its hours to include appointments Saturdays. Appointments are available from 8 a.m. to noon. To schedule an appointment, call (970) 619-3999.

Banner Thunderbird health event for teens
Just before proms and graduation parties, the experts at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center invite Teens and their parents to “Keepin’ it Real”- a free event with answers for important health topics.

Ask the Expert lecture highlights timely topic
GLENDALE, Ariz. (March, 20, 2013) – A just released study found only one-third of women with an ovarian cancer diagnosis in the U.S receive adequate care or treatments which could add extra time to their lives.

Macular Degeneration event at Banner Olive Branch Senior Center
SUN CITY, Ariz. (March 19, 2013) – Banner Olive Branch Senior Center will host a presentation on Macular Degeneration by Alice Foust of “Eye Solutions.” Find out what you can do about AMD by attending a presentation sponsored by Eye Solutions.

Cancer support group uses art for healing
GLENDALE, Ariz. (March 19, 2013) – “Art heals” is a phrase Banner Thunderbird Medical Center is putting into action with its art-themed cancer support group, In Living Color.

‘Look Good…Feel Better’ helps cancer patients
GLENDALE, Ariz. (March 18, 2013) – A free program for cancer patients, “Look Good…Feel Better,” will offer cosmetology tips from 6 to 8 p.m. April 3 at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center’s 3A Conference Room, 5555 W. Thunderbird Road.

National Poison Prevention Week press release
PHOENIX (March 15, 2013) – Each year, Banner Good Samaritan Poison and Drug Information Center receives more than 100,000 calls from Maricopa County residents and medical professionals. From scorpion stings to adverse drug effects, the Center’s staff helps callers identify necessary treatment and talks them through first aid at home, when appropriate.

New technology aids in surgeries at Washakie Medical Center
WORLAND, Wyo. (March 15, 2013) – Washakie Medical Center recently added cutting-edge imaging technology which will aid in performing minimally invasive surgeries.

Quadruplets at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
PHOENIX (March 15, 2013) – Jennifer Bromley, 29, of Flagstaff, Ariz. gave birth to naturally conceived quadruplets between 8:11 and 8:14 a.m. on Wednesday, March 13, at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center. The three girls and one boy were born following a 32-week pregnancy, and are the 100th set of quadruplets born at Banner Good Samaritan.

Immunize Nevada honors Banner Churchill with Silver Syringe Award
FALLON, Nev. (Mar. 15, 2013) – Banner Churchill Community Hospital was recently honored in Reno by Immunize Nevada during its 15th Annual Silver Syringe Awards. Banner Churchill won the award for Highest Hospital Employee Influenza Immunization Rate in the state of Nevada.

Banner Health opens state-of-the-art concussion center
PHOENIX (March 15, 2013) – The Banner Concussion Center will host an open house from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 6. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the center and learn more about the services that it will provide to the community. The Banner Concussion Center is a new center that brings together a team of medical experts who have extensive experience in the management of concussions.

Arizona artist to create, donate painting for raffle
MESA, Ariz. (March 15, 2013) – An Arizona Centennial artist has volunteered to create and donate an original painting to be raffled at the Garden of Hope Spring Luncheon in April to benefit the Banner Desert Cancer Center. Patients, visitors and employees will be able to watch Artist in Residence Frank Ybarra as he completes the painting at Banner Desert Medical Center on March 20.

Steve Narang named CEO for Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
PHOENIX (March 15, 2013) – Steve Narang, MD, chief medical officer at Cardon Children’s Medical Center in Mesa, Ariz., has been named chief executive officer at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, effective April 26. He will assume the role from current CEO Larry Volkmar, who will continue to serve as CEO until April 25.

Banner Thunderbird opens Breast Cancer Clinic
GLENDALE, Ariz. (March 14, 2013) – To help reduce the stress associated with a breast cancer diagnosis and help accelerate the treatment of the cancer, Banner Thunderbird has opened a Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Clinic for women and men with breast cancer.

Four Banner Health hospitals named top performers
PHOENIX (March 14, 2013) – Four Banner Health hospitals recently have been named HealthStrong™ Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States.

Sterling Regional MedCenter uses aromatherapy for healing
STERLING, Colo. (March 5, 2013)--Sterling Regional MedCenter nurses are using a spoonful of mandarin, rosemary, grapeseed oil and lavender to help patients feel better.

Banner Baywood first Arizona hospital to earn special certification in hip fracture management
MESA, Ariz. (March 7, 2013) – Banner Baywood Medical Center is the first hospital in Arizona to earn certification for Disease-Specific Care in hip fracture management and one of 15 nationwide to receive this distinction. The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ was awarded to Banner Baywood for its compliance with the organization’s national standards for healthcare quality and safety in disease-specific care.

Community Hospital, Wyoming Health Fairs offer wellness opportunity
TORRINGTON, Wyo. (March 4, 2013) — Community Hospital and Wyoming Health Fairs give people the opportunity to take charge of their health by participating in low-cost blood screenings.

Annual NCMC Foundation Gala Sets Attendance and Fundraising Record to Benefit Cancer Institute
GREELEY, Colo. (Feb. 27, 2013) -- The 24th Annual NCMC Foundation Gala - presented by Noble Energy - raised a record $210,000 for the North Colorado Medical Center Cancer Institute in an event held January 26, 2013, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Loveland. A record setting, near capacity crowd of 635 patrons attended the black tie event.

East Morgan County Hospital honors lab manager
BRUSH, Colo. (Feb. 27, 2013) – A 10-year veteran of East Morgan County Hospital has been selected to receive the facility’s 2012 Employee of the Year Award.

McKee Medical Center offers scholarships
LOVELAND, Colo. (Feb. 25, 2013) – Adult learner scholarships for careers in health care are available from McKee Medical Center. All adult learners who live in the Loveland/Berthoud area are eligible to apply.

NCMC, McKee ranked in 100 Top Hospitals
GREELEY, Colo. (Feb. 25, 2013) – Truven Health Analytics SM, formerly Thomson Reuters, announced today that North Colorado Medical Center and McKee Medical Center are among the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals based on overall organizational performance.

Banner Boswell ranked in 100 Top Hospitals
SUN CITY, AZ (Feb. 25, 2013) — Banner Boswell Medical Center has once again been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics SM (formerly Thomson Reuters Healthcare). This distinction is based on overall organizational performance.

Learn how to manage your money and budget for a better life
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Feb 25, 2013) – Banner Olive Branch Senior Center will host another series of “AARP Foundation Finances 50+” three-part money management programs.

Annual McKee Community Health Award to be presented at
LOVELAND, Colo. (Feb. 22, 2013) --- Formerly known as the Thank You Loveland Luncheon, McKee Thanks will continue in the same tradition of recognizing and thanking the Loveland community for its support of McKee Medical Center. McKee Thanks, with sponsorship by Home State Bank, will take place Thursday, March 14 at the McKee Conference and Wellness Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Enter Banner Children's Fit Kid Family Challenge
MESA, Ariz. (Feb. 22, 2013) – As part of its effort to promote healthy lifestyles, Banner Children’s is searching for the 2013 Fit Kid Family – a Valley family that is dedicated to being active and healthy this year.

McKee Medical Center Foundation receives grant from Safeway Foundation
LOVELAND, Colo. (Feb. 21, 2013) – The McKee Medical Center Foundation has accepted a grant for $5000 from the Safeway Foundation to provide support for cancer patients at the McKee Medical Center Cancer Center.

North Colorado Medical Center achieves national award
Healthgrades names NCMC one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals in 2013 GREELEY, Colo. (Feb. 19, 2013) – North Colorado Medical Center today announced that it has been named one of the nation’s 100 Best hospitals, as measured by Healthgrades, the leading online resource that helps consumers search, evaluate, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals. By earning this distinction, North Colorado Medical Center is among the top 2 percent of hospitals in the nation.

Regional nursing group recognizes local infusion nurse
STERLING, Colo. (Feb. 18, 2013) — In recognition of her commitment to patient care, safety and the promotion of nursing in infusion therapy, a Sterling Regional MedCenter nurse has received an annual nursing award from a regional professional society.

East Morgan County Hospital prepares for annual health fair
BRUSH, Colo. (Feb. 15, 2013) – Residents who want to participate in the 2013 East Morgan County Hospital Health Fair should call now to schedule screenings prior to the fair.

Get Your Heart Pumping With ‘Day of Dance’
PHOENIX (Feb. 14, 2013) – Tango, two-step, tap or hip-hop – all are good for heart health and will be the beat of the day at the annual “Day of Dance” for heart health sponsored by Banner Health’s Spirit of Women program scheduled for Feb. 23 at two Valley retail locations.

Researcher to head to Washington to advocate for Parkinson's disease research funding
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Feb. 14, 2013) – Brittany N. Dugger, PhD from Surprise, Ariz., will join members of the Parkinson’s disease community from across America in Washington, D.C. for the Parkinson’s Action Network (PAN) Forum, from February 25 – 27.

Sterling Regional MedCenter announces health fair dates
STERLING, Colo. (Feb. 14, 2013) — Residents who want to participate in the 2013 Sterling Community Health Fair should plan now to schedule screenings in advance of the fair.

Banner Estrella Nurse Wins National Health Care Award
PHOENIX (Feb. 14, 2013) – A Banner Estrella Medical Center (BEMC) nurse, who helped organize and execute the hospital’s first – and one of Arizona’s largest-ever – bone marrow drives, has been awarded a national award for her extraordinary efforts to provide excellent patient care.

Banner Del E. Webb to celebrate 25 year anniversary with community open house
SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. (Feb. 13, 2013) –Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center invites the community to a free celebration on Saturday, March 2 to mark the nonprofit hospital's 25th anniversary. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the hospital's campus at 14502 W. Meeker Blvd. in Sun City West.

Consider volunteering for the Loveland Community Health Fair
LOVELAND, Colo. (Feb. 12, 2013) – Volunteers with medical and non-medical backgrounds are needed for the 2013 Loveland Community Health Fair.

North Colorado Medical Center’s Spirit of Women tackles conflict
GREELEY, Colo. (Feb. 12, 2013) — North Colorado Medical Center’s Spirit of Women is giving you the opportunity to hear a few tips on brewing fine coffee and building strong relationships.

North Colorado Medical Center Spirit of Women hosts ‘Day of Dance’
GREELEY, Colo. (Feb. 11, 2013) — “Day of Dance: I Can Do That!” by North Colorado Medical Center’s Spirit of Women will use a family-friendly setting combined with a celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday to create a healthier community.

Three East Morgan County Hospital staff members recognized by college
BRUSH, Colo. (Feb. 11, 2013) – Three staff members at East Morgan County Hospital have been named All-Star Alumni by Morgan Community College in Fort Morgan for their excellent work in their careers and the benefits each has brought to the community.

Ogallala Community Hospital announces clinic expansion
OGALLALA, Neb. (Feb. 8, 2013) – Ogallala Community Hospital has announced a $2 million expansion to accommodate more outpatient clinic services in the community.

Celebrate National Heart Month over lunch with Banner Health physician
BRUSH, Colo. (Feb. 7, 2013) – February is National Heart Month and a Banner Health expert wants to visit with residents about heart health.

Long-time Sterling Regional MedCenter advisory board member retires
STERLING, Colo. (Feb. 6, 2013) — When asked about significant changes at Sterling Regional MedCenter during her 19 years on the hospital advisory board, Edie Evans can’t pick just one.

Sterling Regional MedCenter physician gives essential info on heart disease
STERLING, Colo. (Feb. 5, 2013) – To celebrate National Heart Month, a Banner Health cardiologist will share five things people need to know about heart disease to stay healthy.

Talented college undergraduates and high school students wanted
PHOENIX (Feb. 5, 2013) – Students interested in learning more about biomedical research are invited to apply for Banner Sun Health Research Institute’s eight-week internship program. The program is designed to further students’ science education with hands-on work and encourage them to consider careers in health care and research.

Top doctor covers treatment options for new Parkinson’s patients
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Feb. 5, 2013) – Dr. Holly Shill, neurologist and movement disorders specialist at Banner Sun Health Research Institute’s Cleo Roberts Center for Clinical Research, will discuss the signs and symptoms and latest treatment options available to patients newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. The lecture will take place Friday, Feb. 8 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Morin Auditorium at Banner Sun Health Research Institute, 10515 W. Santa Fe Drive, Sun City, Ariz., 85351.

East Morgan County Hospital chef warms up to soups and sauces
BRUSH, Colo. (Feb. 5, 2013) — Learn how to make delicious soups and sauces that are high in flavor, but low in fat, salt and calories at the next Good 4 You Healthy Cooking Class at East Morgan County Hospital.

McKee Spirit of Women introduces program for Moms and Girls, Too!
LOVELAND, Colo. (Feb. 4, 2013) – McKee Medical Center Spirit of Women invite Spirit Girls and Moms to a morning of learning how to grow up healthy and happy.

Ogallala Community Hospital mammography program earns praise
OGALLALA, Neb. (Feb. 4, 2013) – Ogallala Community Hospital’s medical imaging department completed a perfect inspection with the Food and Drug Administration in January for its breast imaging services.

East Morgan County Hospital to add cataract surgery to offerings
BRUSH, Colo. (Jan. 30, 2013) — East Morgan County Hospital soon will offer surgical treatment for cataracts, providing a local option for residents who do not want to travel out of town for care.

Banner Health Spirit of Women programs plan an Elegant Evening in Red
LOVELAND, Colo. (Jan. 28, 2013) – A nationally recognized humorist and motivational speaker will highlight an evening of ladies, laughter and life at the 2013 Banner Health Spirit of Women Elegant Evening in Red on Feb. 19 in Loveland.

Sterling Regional MedCenter earns recertification in trauma care
STERLING, Colo. (Jan. 28, 2013) — Sterling Regional MedCenter has successfully completed its review for a Level III trauma center designation.

Banner Health internal medicine specialist plans retirement
LOVELAND, Colo. (Jan. 24, 2013) – After 40 years as a physician, Joel Parliment, MD, is retiring. Dr. Parliment, has practiced in Loveland for 15 years, will see his last patients Feb. 4. He worked at Banner Health Clinic, specializing in Internal Medicine.

Loveland Community Health Fair seeks exhibitors for wellness event
LOVELAND, Colo. (Jan. 24, 2013) – Exhibitors and screeners who are interested in providing wellness information to Loveland area residents are invited to participate in the 2013 Loveland Community Health Fair.

Banner Physician Receives Prestigious Potamkin Prize for Alzheimer’s Research
PHOENIX (Jan. 24, 2012) – The American Academy of Neurology and the American Brain Foundation are awarding the 2013 Potamkin Prize for Research in Pick’s, Alzheimer’s and Related Diseases to Eric M. Reiman, MD, with Banner Alzheimer’s Institute.

Goshen Care Center receives donation for refurbished bus
TORRINGTON, Wyo. (Jan. 22, 2013) — Goshen Care Center has received a generous gift of $5,000 from the Community Healthcare Foundation that will be used toward the purchase of a 2011 refurbished bus.

State-of-the-art endoscopy center to open at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center
PHOENIX (Jan. 22, 2013) – A community open house is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb. 8 to mark the opening of a state-of-the-art endoscopy center at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, 14502 W. Meeker Blvd., Sun City West.

Banner Good Samaritan Nationally Recognized for Outstanding Heart Program
PHOENIX (Jan. 18, 2013) – Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center has been named to the Becker's Hospital Review list of "100 Hospitals With Great Heart Programs," recognizing outstanding hospitals and cardiology programs in the United States.

Sterling Regional MedCenter plans visitation restrictions for flu season
STERLING, Colo. (Jan. 16, 2013) — With the number of cases of influenza on the rise in Colorado, Sterling Regional MedCenter is enacting measures to protect patients and staff.

Banner Health OB/Gyn returning home to Sterling
STERLING, Colo. (Jan. 16, 2013) – Obstetrician/gynecologist L. Ginger Frederiksen, MD, is returning to care for the residents in her hometown.

Banner Thunderbird plans stroke support group
GLENDALE, Ariz. (Jan. 16, 2013) – Banner Thunderbird Medical Center invites stroke survivors and their loved ones to attend a free stroke support group open to residents in the Northwest Valley. The group will be meeting from 10-11 a.m. the second Thursday of every month in the Navajo Room on the west side of the hospital’s campus at 5555 W. Thunderbird Road, Glendale.

Washakie Medical Center sees spike in emergency room visits due to seasonal illness
WORLAND, Wyo. (Jan. 15, 2013) – Washakie Medical Center has seen a recent spike in emergency room visits due to seasonal illness. Illnesses include common viral infections like respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and influenza (i.e. flu).

Two Banner Health Colorado hospitals among top 5 percent in nation in 2013
GREELEY, Colo. (Jan. 15, 2013) – North Colorado Medical Center and McKee Medical Center announced today that they have received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ in 2013. The distinction ranks NCMC and McKee among the top 5 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

Banner Health program improves stroke care in Northeastern Colorado
STERLING, Colo. (Jan. 15, 2013) — Banner Health knows that when it comes to stroke care, every minute lapsed increases the risk for permanent brain damage. That’s why later this month Banner Health will introduce a telemedicine program at Sterling Regional MedCenter in Sterling.

Banner Health program improves stroke care in Northeastern Colorado
BRUSH, Colo. (Jan. 15, 2013) — Banner Health knows that when it comes to treatment for stroke, every second counts. For this reason, Banner Health is partnering with Swedish Medical Center to introduce a telestroke program at East Morgan County Hospital in Brush.

BSHRI opens American Parkinson’s Disease Association office
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Jan. 11, 2013) – Parkinson’s Disease patients and their families will have a new resource in the community to help them cope with their disease.Banner Sun Health Research Institute announced this week the opening of its new American Parkinson’s Disease.Association (APDA) office in Sun City. The office opened Jan. 7

Ogallala Community Hospital’s flu season is typical – for now
OGALLALA, Neb. (Jan. 11, 2013) – As the flu begins to hit hard in other parts of the country, Ogallala Community Hospital officials said local numbers remain comparable to previous seasons.

Banner Children’s Healthmobile offers open house, health assessments Jan. 26
PHOENIX (Jan. 11, 2013) – Banner Health will offer an open house to highlight its new “Banner Children’s Healthmobile” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Banner Estrella Medical Center, 9201 W. Thomas Road.

Banner Children’s Healthmobile offers open house, health assessments Jan. 19
SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (Jan. 11, 2013) – Banner Health will offer an open house to highlight its new “Banner Children’s Healthmobile” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Banner Ironwood Medical Center, 37000 N. Gantzel Road.

A Saliva Gland Test for Parkinson’s Disease?
PHOENIX (Jan. 10, 2013) — Described as a “big step forward” for research and treatment of Parkinson’s disease, new research from Mayo Clinic in Arizona and Banner Sun Health Research Institute suggests that testing a portion of a person’s saliva gland may be a way to diagnose the disease. The study was released today and will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 65th Annual Meeting in San Diego, March 16–23.

Banner Health chef shows how Mexican food favorites can be healthy
STERLING, Colo. (Jan. 9, 2013) — The nation’s biggest football game of the year is right around the corner. For many, the day is synonymous with food. More often than not, lots of Mexican food!

Humana signs agreement with Banner Health Network
PHOENIX –– Jan. 9, 2013 –– Banner Health Network and Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) announced an agreement to provide enhanced care coordination for Humana’s Medicare members with the goal of improving health outcomes and lowering medical costs.

Banner Health chef shows how Mexican food favorites can be healthy
BRUSH, Colo. (Jan. 9, 2013) — The nation’s biggest football game of the year is right around the corner. For many, the day is synonymous with food. More often than not, lots of Mexican food! Chef Peter Sisneros of East Morgan County Hospital invites community members to learn how to make delicious, flavorful Mexican dishes in a healthy way.

Banner Boswell Medical Center hosts Joint Club open house
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Jan. 9, 2013) – Considering joint replacement? Wondering what your options are? If you’re thinking about joint replacement surgery, Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City invites you to a free open house of the Joint Club at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21.

‘Banner Children’s Healthmobile’ to treat thousands of uninsured Valley youth
PHOENIX, Ariz. (Jan. 8, 2013) – Banner Health soon will offer an ongoing mobile health unit which will travel to schools throughout the Valley each week to provide primary care for thousands of uninsured and underinsured children.

PCH Neonatal Unit to transition to Banner Good Sam
PHOENIX (Jan. 7, 2013) – Today Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH) announced a transition of its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center to Banner Health.

Banner Health physicians answer questions about multiple sclerosis
OGALLALA, Neb. (Jan. 4, 2013) – Ogallala Community Hospital invites the community to learn more about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of multiple sclerosis.

McKee Thanks Event
LOVELAND, Colo. (Jan. 2, 2013) --- Formerly known as the Thank You Loveland Luncheon, McKee Thanks will continue in the same tradition of recognizing and thanking the Loveland community for its support of McKee Medical Center. McKee Thanks will take place Thursday, March 14, 2013, at the McKee Conference and Wellness Center with the time to be determined.



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