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Banner Health awards recognize Sterling hospital


Hospital receives five Banner’s Best awards for performance

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.

The leadership team of Banner Health presented the awards via video broadcast from Phoenix to Banner Health’s 23 hospitals in seven states.

Each year Banner Health recognizes hospitals based on a scorecard with strategic initiatives. The initiatives have targets in areas of clinical excellence, patient experience, learning and financial performance. Hospitals receive Banner’s Best awards for achieving goals aligned with the strategic initiatives.

Sterling Regional MedCenter received Banner’s Best awards for:

  • Pain management,
  • Decreasing readmission rates for patients who have had a heart attack,
  • Decreasing in readmission rates for patients with heart failure,
  • Pediatric asthma care, and
  • Management of sepsis cases.

Banner Health, a nonprofit hospital system based in Phoenix, owns and operates 23 hospitals and health care facilities in seven states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming with 32,000 employees.

“These awards for meeting and exceeding these strategic initiatives recognize our efforts to make sure we’re providing the highest level of care to all of our patients all the time,” said Julie Klein, CEO for Sterling Regional MedCenter.

The internal health system awards come on the heels of a national recognition Banner Health. In March, Banner Health was named a Truven Top 15 Health System in the nation.

About Sterling Regional MedCenter
Sterling Regional MedCenter has provided medical care to residents of northeastern Colorado and the surrounding area since 1938. This hospital offers a full range of health care services, and a staff dedicated to providing our patients with excellent care. Sterling also is home to the David Walsh Cancer Center, which offers an unprecedented level of cancer care to region. For more information, visit

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