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.
The surgery center, located at 18301 N. 79th Ave., #E-150 in Glendale, will allow the 373-bed Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center to consolidate some of its outpatient surgeries to the Glendale location providing urgently-needed inpatient surgical capacity within the hospital’s 10 operating rooms.
“The added capacity should make it easier for our surgeons to schedule OR time that meets their needs and the needs of their patients,” said Debbie Flores, chief executive officer of Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center. “We are very excited about this for the Banner Del E. Webb community.”
To ensure that surgery outpatients get the same safe and effective care available on the main campus, Banner Health will be investing more than $900,000 into the surgery center over the next few months. This investment will include the installation of a new state-of-the-art electronic medical record system for nursing staff and physicians, as well as new equipment and instrumentation. The improvements are projected to be completed in early September. The center will remain operational during the equipment transition.
The facility was majority owned by Banner Health with minority ownership by a small group of surgeons. As part of the transition, Banner Health is purchasing the physicians’ minority ownership stake and will be transitioning the center under Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center’s operating license.
About Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center
Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center is a community hospital in Sun City West, Ariz. The hospital specializes in orthopedic surgery, heart care, Emergency care, cancer care, and obstetrics. Banner Del E. Webb is part of Banner Health, a nonprofit health care system with 24 hospitals in seven states. Supporting Banner Del E. Webb’s mission of excellent patient care is Sun Health Foundation, which encourages charitable giving to enhance health care delivery. For more information, visit www.BannerHealth.com/Webb or Facebook.