Banner Desert earns recognition as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive GynecologyMESA, Ariz. (Sept. 30, 2014) — Banner Desert Medical Center is pleased to announce it has earned recognition as an American Association of Gynecologic Laproscopists (AAGL) Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG)™ by AAGL and the Surgical Review Corporation. In addition, four obstetricians/gynecologists on staff at Banner Desert were named as COEMIG designees. Those physicians are: Lori Carrillo, MD; Robert Grayson, MD; Ryan Stratford, MD; and Richard Wilson, MD. Banner Desert Medical Center joins three other hospitals in Arizona to receive the COEMIG designation.
BMG Dermatology Clinic earns Excellence through Insight awardSun City West, AZ – (Oct. 1, 2014) – The Banner Health Center specializing in Mohs Dermatology was recently recognized with an Excellence through Insight award and named "Top Performer Clinic - Overall Patient Experience" by HealthStream, Inc. for its 2013 performance.
The Joint Commission accredits Community HospitalTORRINGTON, Wyo. (Sept. 30, 2014) – Community Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with the organization’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals.
Tucson family triples in size at Banner Good SamaritanPHOENIX (Sept 26, 2014) – Alicia and Brandon Alston have tripled the size of their family today with the birth of their four children at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix.
Use a Flexible Estate Plan to create a legacyLOVELAND, CO (Sept. 24, 2014) – Learn how to create a well-rounded estate plan that makes your estate easy to administer, benefits your heirs and allows you to craft a legacy that will last for generations. Whether your estate is large or small, you can create a plan that easily allows you to make adjustments as your life situation changes.
Banner Health implements visitor restrictionsPHOENIX (Sept. 23, 2014) – Banner Health will implement visitor restrictions at all of its facilities by Oct. 1 because of the current Enterovirus D68 outbreak. While there have been no documented cases of the illness at any Banner hospitals, the nonprofit health system has chosen to take a proactive response to the virus. Restrictions will likely remain in place through the flu season, roughly the end of March.
McKee Medical Center receives certificationLoveland, CO (Sept. 23, 2014) – McKee Medical Center is proud to announce the re-certification of its cardiac rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). McKee Medical Center was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care.
Ogallala Community Hospital has Ornaments of HopeOGALLALA, Neb. (Sept. 22, 2014) – Ogallala Community Hospital staff members are selling commemorative ornaments to celebrate loved ones whose actions have impacted others.
Banner Health implements visitor restrictionsGREELEY, Colo. (Sept. 18, 2014) – Banner Health has implemented visitor restrictions at its Greeley and Loveland hospitals because of the current Enterovirus D68 outbreak. Restrictions will likely remain in place through the flu season, roughly the end of March.
Banner MD Anderson starts tissue bank to better study and treat cancerGILBERT, Ariz. (Sept. 16, 2014) – Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center has started a tissue bank, in which medical experts are collecting and storing a variety of cancerous tissue samples to research the causes of cancer and better fight the disease.
Banner Health Network sees major gains in quality, returns significant shared savings in year two of Medicare’s Pioneer ACOPHOENIX (Sept 16, 2014) – Phoenix-area beneficiaries in the Medicare Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) served by Banner Health Network (BHN) receive a high level of quality care and preventive medicine that results in less cost to the nation’s Medicare system. Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the preliminary results for the Pioneer ACO’s Performance Year 2 (calendar year 2013) which further illustrates that point.
Banner Children's Academy Community Open HouseTEMPE, Ariz. (Sept. 3, 2014) – Banner Children’s Academy of Education & Development, a newly named school operated by Banner Behavioral Health, will hold a community open house on Sept. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the recently opened facility in Tempe.
SRM changing Emergency care providers at hospitalSTERLING, CO (Sept. 3, 2014) – Sterling Regional MedCenter is partnering with a new team of Emergency medical providers to oversee care in the hospital’s Emergency department beginning Sept. 9.
Banner Health Clinic opens in SusanvilleSUSANVILLE, 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 ClinicSTERLING, 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.
New hybrid operating room unveiled at Banner BoswellSUN CITY, Ariz. (Aug. 26, 2014) -- Patients who need vascular, cardiovascular or valves procedures at Banner Boswell Medical Center can take extra comfort knowing their physicians will have the latest technology at their fingertips with the opening of a new hybrid operating suite this September.
Banner Baywood earns re-certification for Disease-Specific Care in hip fracture managementMESA, 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 ClinicOGALLALA, 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 ambulanceFALLON, 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 cancerGILBERT, 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 houseOGALLALA, 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 practitionerOGALLALA, 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 plannedMESA, 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.
Guest speaker to share tips on nutrition and wellnessWORLAND, 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 ExcellenceFALLON, NV (Aug. 6, 2014) — Banner Churchill Community Hospital’s Emergency Department recently received the quarterly Care Flight Golden Award for Excellence.
Record number of doctors being trainedPHOENIX (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.