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Banner Health Clinic opens in Susanville
SUSANVILLE, CA (Aug. 28, 2014) – Banner Health Clinic opened in Susanville on Aug. 25 with two general surgeons who will live in and serve residents of this area. This is the first clinic in California operated by Banner Health, a nationally recognized nonprofit health care system with 25 hospitals including Banner Lassen Medical Center in Susanville.

Familiar face takes new role at Family Care Clinic
STERLING, CO (Aug. 28, 2014) – Bonnie Brownell, a nurse at Sterling Regional MedCenter, has completed her education to become a nurse practitioner and will put those skills to work close to home at the Family Care Clinic in Sterling.

Banner Baywood earns re-certification for Disease-Specific Care in hip fracture management
MESA, Ariz. (Aug. 22, 2014) – The Joint Commission recently re-certified and awarded Banner Baywood Medical Center its Gold Seal of Approval for meeting national standards for healthcare quality and safety for Disease-Specific Care in hip fracture management.

Familiar face takes new role at Banner Health Clinic
OGALLALA, NE (Aug. 21, 2014) – Heather Hanna, a nurse at Ogallala Community Hospital, has completed her education to become a nurse practitioner and will put those skills to work close to home at Banner Health Clinic in Ogallala.

Banner Churchill now using new fuel-efficient Mercedes Benz ambulance
FALLON, NV (Aug. 20, 2014) — Banner Churchill Community Hospital’s Emergency Medical Service, or EMS, is doubling its gas mileage and is on its way to saving up to $9,000 a year thanks to the newest ambulance in its fleet.

Research study at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center tests new drug to fight BRCA-associated breast cancer
GILBERT, Ariz. (Aug. 19, 2014) – A cutting-edge research study at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center is testing the safety and effectiveness of a new investigational drug that, when combined with chemotherapy, may make a major difference in treating breast cancer in patients who carry harmful mutations on either the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes.

OCH Rehabilitation Services team hosts open house
OGALLALA, NE (Aug. 14, 2014) – Ogallala Community Hospital Rehabilitation Services team invites the community to an open house to learn more about services they offer.

Banner Health welcomes new nurse practitioner
OGALLALA, NE (Aug. 13, 2014) – Sirenia Knight, NP, has joined Banner Health Clinic in Ogallala.

Ronald McDonald House Charities closes $2.1 million capital campaign for new East Valley house; Nov. opening planned
MESA, AZ (Aug. 6, 2014)-- Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix has completed a two-year, $2.1 million fund-raising campaign to cover all construction, furnishing and decorating expenses for the Valley’s third Ronald McDonald House and the first in the East Valley.

Record number of doctors being trained
PHOENIX (Aug. 4, 2014) – A historic number of doctors are being trained now for the future of medicine at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center. There are 291 doctors training in Banner Good Samaritan’s eight medical residency and nine fellowship programs for the 2014-2015 academic training year as part of the hospital’s Graduate Medical Education (GME) program which is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education.

Guest speaker to share tips on nutrition and wellness
WORLAND, WY (Aug. 6, 2014) – A master nutrition therapist and life coach from Colorado will offer nutrition education for guests at the Color Me Pink 5k run open house Friday, Aug. 15 at Washakie Medical Center.

Banner Churchill receives Care Flight Golden Award for Excellence
FALLON, NV (Aug. 6, 2014) — Banner Churchill Community Hospital’s Emergency Department recently received the quarterly Care Flight Golden Award for Excellence.

Washakie Medical Center leader earns national honor
WORLAND, WY (July 31, 2014) – The diagnostic senior manager at Washakie Medical Center recently earned recognition from the American Medical Technologists, a national allied health professional and certification organization with more than 60,000 members.

Banner Churchill announces new leader
FALLON, NV (July 28, 2014) — A Utah native with more than 17 years of health care leadership experience has been named chief executive officer of Banner Churchill Community Hospital.

New location for Banner Children's Academy
TEMPE, Ariz. (July 23, 2014) – Students with autism, emotional and learning disabilities will have a new place to learn this fall when a nationally-accredited school, specifically established for their needs, moves to a larger, more expansive location in the East Valley. Banner Children’s Academy of Education & Development, a newly named school operated by Banner Behavioral Health in Scottsdale, opens for classes on Aug. 6 in Tempe.

Banner Health launches consumer blog
PHOENIX (July 21, 2014) – Banner Health’s, Health eConnect, was launched on July 21 with a focus on health and wellness for families and individuals. Banner’s bloggers will provide educational information through interesting, relatable, personable and relevant health content. The blog will also be a source for media looking for relevant health and wellness content.

Family Fun Olympics scheduled for Aug. 23
SUSANVILLE, CA (July 21, 2014) — Banner Lassen Medical Center and the Banner Lassen Medical Center Foundation invite the public to a low-cost family fun and fitness event at the Lassen County Fairgrounds, 195 Russell Ave., on Aug. 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Color Me Pink 5k to raise funds for cancer awareness
WORLAND, WY (July 21, 2014) –Washakie Medical Center plans to turn the town pink at the Color Me Pink 5K Fun Run/Walk at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16

Nine Banner Health hospitals named to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospital ranking
Phoenix, Ariz. (July 17, 2014) – Eight Banner Health hospitals in Arizona and one in Colorado were recently named to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospital ranking.

Wall at Banner Health Clinic welcomes veteran patients
GILBERT, Ariz. (July 15, 2014) - As part of Banner Health’s new initiative to welcome veterans, medical staff at the Banner Health Clinic in Gilbert, Ariz., specializing in orthopedics are highlighting their own and their family members’ military service.

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute Announces Partnership with Novartis
Copenhagen, Denmark (July 15, 2014) —Researchers from the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute (BAI) today announced a partnership with Novartis in a pioneering medical trial to determine whether two investigational anti-amyloid drugs—an active immunotherapy and an oral medication—can prevent or delay the emergence of symptoms of Alzheimer’s in people at particularly high risk for developing the disease at older ages.

Hospital imaging department earns quality
WHEATLAND, Wyo. (July 14, 2014) – Platte County Memorial Hospital has received accreditation from the American College of Radiology for mammography and ultrasound services.

Community Hospital has Camp Med
TORRINGTON, WY (July 11, 2014) – High school students with an interest in health care careers can apply for Community Hospital’s Camp Med, rescheduled from the spring to Aug. 18-21, 2014.

Banner Health improves brain health of local community
PHOENIX (July 11, 2014) – As leaders in brain care, Banner Alzheimer’s Institute and Banner Sun Health Research Institute have designed a program to help improve the brain health of community members.

Banner Health welcomes new physician assistant
TORRINGTON, WY (July 8, 2014) – Matthew Mattis, PA-C, has joined Banner Health Clinic in Torrington.

Banner Health welcomes new physician assistant
STERLING, CO (July 8, 2014) – Tiffany Contet, PA-C, has joined Banner Medical Group’s Family Care Clinic at 615 Fairhurst St. in Sterling.

Banner Health welcomes two family practice providers
FALLON, NV (July 7, 2014) – Banner Health welcomes a new family physician and a new physician assistant to clinics in Fallon and Fernley.

Innovative technique to benefit heart patients at Banner Good Samaritan
PHOENIX (July 3, 2014) – Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center continues to push the envelope in otherwise traditional medicine to further improve patient outcomes and reduce post-surgery complications. A team at the Cavanagh Heart Center recently performed the first reported transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure, an already minimally invasive alternative to traditional open-heart surgery for high-risk patients, without the use of any contrast. Eliminating the use of contrast (dye) allows the procedure to now be safely performed in patients with advanced kidney disease.

Banner MD Anderson expands radiation oncology services to Sun City
GILBERT, Ariz. (July 3, 2014) – Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Gilbert will expand its radiation oncology program to Sun City, bringing new treatment expertise to patients at Banner Boswell Medical Center. The program is anticipated to open in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Banner Sun Health Research Institute investigating genetics of Parkinson’s disease
PHOENIX (July 1, 2014) — Researchers in Phoenix at Banner Sun Health Research Institute (BSHRI) will study individuals with genetic mutations associated with Parkinson’s disease (PD) as one of 32 clinical sites of the Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI), a large-scale biomarker study sponsored by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

Banner Churchill Community Hospital starts renovations
FALLON, NV (June 30, 2014) — Banner Churchill Community Hospital is making its environment more welcoming, more technologically-advanced and even more comfortable, all for the benefit of patients and loved ones. Work started June 30.

Banner Health facility receives Pediatric Emergency Certification
MESA, Ariz. (June 30, 2014) – Banner Baywood Medical Center recently joined its sister facilities to become Pediatric Prepared Emergency Care certified by the Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, or AzAAP.

The University of Arizona Health Network and Banner Health launch effort to create statewide organization to transform, advance health care in Arizona
TUCSON, Ariz. (June 26, 2014) – In a historic move that will transform the health care landscape in Arizona, the University of Arizona Health Network (UAHN) and the University of Arizona (UA) executed a Principles of Agreement document with Banner Health, to create a statewide health care organization and a comprehensive new model for academic medicine. This ground-breaking agreement will formalize discussions and is intended to lead to final definitive agreements sometime in the fall.

Banner awards Best of the Best to NoCo facilities
LOVELAND, CO (June 26, 2014) – Two Northern Colorado facilities earned top honors at Banner Health’s annual awards ceremony last week.

Stallings accepts CEO role at Washakie Medical Center
WORLAND, WY (June 24, 2014) –Washakie Medical Center interim CEO Jay Stallings is staying put as the hospital’s top leader.

Sterling Regional honored in nationwide top 100 list for helping patients manage their own care
STERLING, CO (June 24, 2014) — Patients at Sterling Regional MedCenter are taking an active role in managing their own health care and the hospital is being honored for this effort. Sterling is a top 100 hospital recognized in the first National Patient Engagement Rankings by Axial Exchange, Inc., a pioneer using mobile technology to deepen the patient’s role in improving outcomes, and Becker’s Hospital Review, a leading health care trade magazine.

Banner Del E. Webb named Breast Center of Excellence
SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. (June 18, 2014) – The Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center -- Louisa Kellam Center for Women's Health has been designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the leading radiological accreditation organization in the country.

Long-term cancer survivor celebrates remission after seven recurrences
GILBERT, Ariz. (June 18, 2014) – Carolene Davis, 52, has been forced to stay on her toes when it came to her health. Not once or twice, but seven times she had to face the words: You have cancer. After 16 years of struggle, Davis’ cancer is going into remission. Talk about a reason to celebrate: Doctors say she had a 1 percent chance of surviving for this long based on her cancer type.

Linkin Park to headline 5th annual Stars of the Season
PHOENIX (June 17, 2014) – Grammy Award-winning rock band Linkin Park will headline the 5th annual Stars of the Season fundraising soirée for Banner Children’s at Cardon Children’s Medical Center on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at the Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Montelucia in Paradise Valley, Ariz. On the heels of the band’s sixth studio album release, The Hunting Party, and the North American The Carnivores Tour, Linkin Park will deliver a special performance for Stars of the Season guests to raise funds for pediatric oncology and establish integrative cancer care at Cardon Children’s Medical Center.

Banner Good Samaritan EMU certification
PHOENIX (June 13, 2014) – Leah Tucker battles seizures every day of her life, from a couple to a couple dozen. She suffers from Hypothalamic Hamartoma, a benign tumor-like malformation that causes a syndrome characterized by seizures. Medical experts recommended an Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) to help identify a new form of treatment.

Phoenix family welcomes quintuplets
PHOENIX (June 13, 2014) – Roxanna and Michael Hoffman have five new reasons to celebrate this Father’s Day. The Hoffman’s, new residents of Suprise, delivered the quintuplets at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix on Friday under the care of perinatologist and multiple birth specialist John Elliott, MD, and perinatologist Diana Danilenko, MD.

Banner Casa Grande Named to Becker’s 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare
Casa Grande, Az. (June 3, 2014) – Banner Casa Grande Medical Center, formerly Casa Grande Regional Medical Center, was recently named one of the "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare" by Becker's Healthcare for 2014. The list of winners includes hospitals, health systems, ambulatory surgery centers, physician groups, vendors and other healthcare organizations that provide excellent work environments and outstanding benefits to their employees.

McKee awards health care scholarships
LOVELAND, Colo. (June 9, 2014) – McKee Medical Center announced today that it is providing $20,000 in scholarships to be divided among 13 people pursuing studies in a healthcare-related field

Banner Casa Grande Foundation Receives Komen CAN Arizona Mammography
Casa Grande, Ariz. (June 3, 2014) – Susan G. Komen® Central and Northern Arizona (Komen CAN AZ) has awarded a $42,924 grant to the Banner Casa Grande Medical Center Foundation for free screening mammograms and diagnostic services for uninsured and underinsured women in Pinal County.

Banner hospitals honored with quality achievement award for stroke care
PHOENIX, Ariz. (June 5, 2014) – Several Banner Health facilities in Arizona have received a prestigious stroke award in recognition of their ability to better diagnose and treat stroke patients, to reduce death and disability among patients and to speed recovery.

Banner Health garners 10 top safety grades
PHOENIX, Ariz. (June 2, 2014) – Ten Banner Health hospitals have received top grades (A's and B’s) for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog), an independent industry watchdog. Patient safety is always at the forefront of the care Banner Health delivers and this recognition reflects that quality.



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