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2014 Archived Press Releases

 

Banner Health welcomes new urologist
LOVELAND, CO (Feb. 27, 2014)-- Kurt Strom, MD, has joined Banner Health Clinic specializing in urology in Loveland, joining a team of Banner physicians providing comprehensive urology care throughout the northern Colorado Front Range.

Get moving with Life in Motion
FALLON, NV (Feb. 27, 2014) — Banner Churchill Community Hospital encourages everyone to get moving with Life in Motion: Nothing beats like a healthy heart, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 15. The event will be held at the Fallon Convention Center, 100 Campus Way.

Banner Health Northern Colorado hospitals achieve national award
GREELEY, Colo. (Feb. 27, 2014) – Banner Health today announced that McKee Medical Center (Loveland) and North Colorado Medical Center (Greeley) have been named as two of the America’s 100 Best Hospitals™, as measured by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. While many of our nation’s hospitals are eligible to be on this list, McKee Medical Center and North Colorado Medical Center were the only hospitals in the Northern Colorado Front Range area to receive this designation.

Banner Olive Branch Senior Center announces March community activities
SUN CITY, AZ (Feb. 14, 2014) - Banner Olive Branch Senior Center is continuing its free community outreach with a variety of educational and entertainment programs in March. All programs are held in the dining room of the senior center at: 11250 N. 107th Avenue in Sun City, adjacent to the United Church of Sun City. Our monthly menus are available at our front desk. Reservations are a must for lunch. Please call (623) 974-6797.

Banner Health facilities receive Pediatric Emergency Certification
PHOENIX (Feb. 12, 2014) – Three more Banner Hospitals join their sister facilities to become Pediatric Prepared Emergency Care (PPEC) certified: Banner Gateway Medical Center, Banner Estrella Medical Center and Banner Boswell Medical Center.

Banner Lassen Medical Center introduces 3-D mammography unit
SUSANVILLE, CA (Feb.12, 2014) – This month Banner Lassen Medical Center will begin offering patients new 3D mammography that will improve patient care and comfort.

Banner Boswell receives NICHE designation
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Feb. 11, 2014) – Banner Boswell Medical Center is proud to announce it has been recognized by the Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) program as a facility providing quality care to older adults. Banner Health provides excellent patient care to every patient every time, and NICHE has recognized Banner Boswell for excelling in its ability to meet the unique patient needs of the senior population.

Your Passport to Health: Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center to host seminar on preventing and recognizing gynecological cancers
SUN CITY, AZ (Feb. 11, 2014) – Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center is holding a seminar to educate the public about gynecologic cancers, including the five types of women's reproductive system cancers on Feb. 25 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, 14502 W. Meeker Blvd., Sun City West.

Banner Olive Branch Senior Center announces February community programs and activities
SUN CITY, AZ (Feb. 7, 2014): Banner Olive Branch Senior Center is continuing its free community outreach with a variety of educational and entertainment programs in February 2014. All programs are held in the dining room of the senior center at: 11250 N. 107th Avenue in Sun City, adjacent to the United Church of Sun City. Our monthly menus are available at our front desk, reservations are a must for lunch, please call (623) 974-6797.

Banner Health Centers host heart health events
PHOENIX (Feb. 7, 2014) – Banner Health is committed to helping prevent the nation’s number one killer – cardiovascular disease - as it launches a nearly two-month long series of events and a webinar devoted to both education and getting our communities out and moving. Activities begin in February which is American Heart Month.

Lung Cancer Screening Program first to detect early stages of lung cancer
LOVELAND, CO (Feb. 6, 2014) – Banner Health integrates Northern Colorado Lung Cancer Screening into comprehensive program. This program provides screening available to help detect lung cancer early, when it still may be treatable. Up until now, no screening regimen has been shown to improve survival from lung cancer. In addition, those participating in the program may also receive assistance with smoking cessation.

Goshen County, Banner explore options for Care Center
TORRINGTON, WY (Feb. 5, 2014) – Banner Health and the Goshen Care Center Board of Directors have announced that Banner will end a lease agreement to operate the Goshen Care Center and Evergreen Court in Torrington. The termination of the lease will take effect July 9, 2014.

Banner Estrella celebrates completion of second patient tower
PHOENIX (Feb. 5, 2014) Banner Estrella Medical Center, recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the Valley’s top 10 hospitals, will celebrate the opening of a new patient tower with a dedication event highlighted by a free community health fair and guided tours of the new building. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on March 8 at the nonprofit hospital, 9201 W. Thomas Road in Phoenix.

Banner Health Centers host annual Day of Dance
PHOENIX (Feb. 5, 2014) – Tango, two-step 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 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Banner Health Centers in Surprise, Gilbert and Maricopa.

Asset Purchase Agreement signed by Banner Health, Casa Grande Regional Medical
PHOENIX (Feb. 5, 2014) - Banner Health and Regional Care Services Corporation, the parent company of Casa Grande Regional Medical Center (CGRMC), have signed an Asset Purchase Agreement (APA), an important milestone that moves the acquisition process of Casa Grande Regional Medical Center by Banner forward. The APA describes the financial details of the acquisition.

26th Annual McKee Classic Bike Tour set for May 18
LOVELAND, CO (Feb. 4, 2014) --- The 26th Annual McKee Classic Bike Tour, formerly Community Classic Bike Tour (MCBT) is scheduled for Sunday, May 18, 2014.

Annual McKee Community Health Award to be presented at McKee Thanks Event
LOVELAND, CO (Feb. 3, 2014) --- 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. McKee Thanks will take place Thursday, March 13 at the McKee Conference and Wellness Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m

Nursing leader joins team at Sterling Regional MedCenter
STERLING, CO (Feb. 3, 2014) – A nursing leader with more than 13 years of experience in hospital leadership has been named Chief Nursing Officer at Sterling Regional MedCenter.

Health fair season is under way in Goshen County
TORRINGTON, WY (Jan. 31, 2014) – Community Hospital in Torrington and the Wyoming Health Fairs have started activities associated with the annual Community Health Fair. Blood screenings are done in advance of the health fair in several communities.

New, independent research demonstrates that Banner Health Network is a top performer in the CMS Pioneer model
PHOENIX (Jan. 30, 2014)-- Banner Health Network (BHN) is among a handful of organizations in the country that have conclusively established through first-year success that accountable care organizations (ACO) can reduce Medicare costs. In the report released today by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Banner Health Network was one of two Pioneer ACOs that together achieved 41 percent of the total overall reduction in 2012 spending growth in this nationwide demonstration project.

Life-threatening flu cases
PHOENIX (Jan. 30, 2014) – An unusually high number of otherwise healthy young to middle-aged adults are developing severe breathing difficulty from flu that requires life support known as Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, or ECMO. ECMO is used only after medicine and a breathing machine (ventilator) have failed to improve a patient’s condition.

Sterling Regional MedCenter presents heart talk
STERLING, CO (Jan. 30, 2014) – Sterling Regional MedCenter invites the community to a special Ask the Expert event in recognition of National Heart Month: Things You Need to Know for Better Health featuring cardiologist John Drury, MD.

It’s all heart at Banner Churchill’s Ladies Night Out
FALLON, NV (Jan. 29, 2014) — Banner Churchill Community Hospital presents Ladies Night Out on Feb. 20 where women can enjoy shopping with a variety of vendors, win prizes and hear from an Emergency physician about heart health

Banner Olive Branch hosts 'A Veteran and his Dog' - an inspirational story
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Jan. 27, 2014) - Veteran Steve Cooper will speak at Banner Olive Branch Senior Center in Sun City on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. Diagnosed with prostate cancer in December 2012, Cooper has become an inspiration to many people across the country by battling his cancer with extreme activity - from bicycling 118 miles to Tucson, Arizona to completing the Ironman Arizona Triathlon competition on Nov. 17, 2013.

Flu widespread in Arizona: Advice for patients, families
PHOENIX (Jan. 24, 2013) – Flu activity is now widespread in Arizona, the highest category possible. As flu activity continues to increase across the state, visits to doctors’ offices and hospitals have dramatically increased over the past few weeks.

Project for Kids to Blanket Valley Airwaves with Clear Channel's Support
PHOENIX, AZ (Jan. 21, 2014) – Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Phoenix today unveiled Project for Kids, its second annual radiothon and fundraising event for Banner Children’s. The five-hour live broadcast will enlist community support for pediatric healthcare programs at Banner Children’s, and will air on all eight Clear Channel Phoenix radio stations from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014.

Sunrise Health invites public to grand opening
LOVELAND, CO. (Jan. 21, 2014) – Sunrise Community Health and Banner Health are inviting the public to attend a grand opening celebration on Jan. 29 for the new home of the Loveland Community Health Center and Stepping Stones Adult Day Program.

Banner Lassen names new chief executive officer
SUSANVILLE, Calif. (Jan. 20, 2014) – Banner Lassen Medical Center announced today that Catherine Harshbarger has accepted the role of Chief Executive Officer at the hospital effective immediately.

Annual McKee Community Health Award to be presented at
LOVELAND, CO (Jan. 20, 2014) --- 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. McKee Thanks will take place Thursday, March 13 at the McKee Conference and Wellness Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m

Banner Heart tests device to alert patients
MESA, Ariz. (Jan. 16, 2014) – Banner Heart Hospital is involved in a research study of a new implantable cardiac defibrillator device with new specialized monitoring and alert features, designed to reduce the time it takes patients to get to the Emergency Department when they have a heart attack.


Banner Health implements visitor restrictions to prevent spread of flu
PHOENIX (Jan. 16, 2014) – In response to widespread and increasing rates of influenza and other seasonal illnesses across the nation, Banner Health will implement several visitor restrictions at all of its hospitals.

Sterling Regional MedCenter receives nursing honor
STERLING, CO (Jan. 14, 2014) – Sterling Regional MedCenter is pleased to announce it has achieved Pathway to Excellence® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Banner MD Anderson breast center fully accredited for providing high quality care
GILBERT, AZ (Jan. 13, 2014) – The Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center Comprehensive Breast Program was recently granted a full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).This program is administered by the American College of Surgeons and the accreditation is for three years.

Banner Churchill CEO helps amend state law allowing specialists to see patients via video
FALLON, NV (Jan. 13, 2014) — Banner Churchill Community Hospital has implemented new technology - Banner iCare™ in Banner Intensive Care Units at the hospital, marking the first technology of its kind in the State of Nevada.

Banner Lassen Medical Center has New Year’s Baby
SUSANVILLE, CA (Jan. 3, 2014) — The staff of Banner Lassen Medical Center didn’t have to wait long on New Year’s Day to meet the hospital’s first baby of 2014. Proud mother Alexandra Spencer welcomed her 7-pound, 11-ounce boy into the world at 3:46 a.m. Jan. 1.

East Morgan County Hospital implements flu measures
BRUSH, CO (Jan. 3, 2014) – With the number of cases of influenza and respiratory illness on the rise in Colorado, East Morgan County Hospital is enacting measures to protect patients and staff.

New family physician coming to Ogallala
OGALLALA, NE (Jan. 2, 2014) – Banner Health Clinic in Ogallala welcomes a new family physician to the community.

Banner MD Anderson expands radiation oncology services
GILBERT, Ariz. (Jan. 2, 2014) – Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Gilbert has expanded its radiation oncology program, bringing new treatment expertise to patients at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale and Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, which also provides pediatric care at Banner Children’s at Cardon Children’s Medical Center. This began on Jan. 1.



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