Ogallala Community Hospital expands OB offeringsOGALLALA, NE (Dec. 6, 2013) – Ogallala Community Hospital has added a number of parenting classes, childbirth preparation classes and the services of a lactation consultant to expand offerings at the hospital for young families.
Community Hospital to replace oxygen tankTORRINGTON, WY (Dec. 5, 2013) – If you hear something that sounds like a plane engine near Community Hospital next week, you can attribute the noise to a construction project and be assured it won’t last long.
Two Banner Health facilities accredited as Heart Failure CentersPHOENIX (Dec. 5, 2013) – Banner Baywood and Banner Del E. Webb medical centers have been named Accredited Heart Failure Centers by The Healthcare Accreditation Colloquium. This continues a unique quality initiative that began in 2009 when Banner Heart Hospital became the first Accredited Heart Failure Institute® in Arizona.
Sleep center offers treatment for troubled restMESA, Ariz. (Dec. 4, 2013) – Sleep disorders contribute to a range of public health problems, and are often correlated with other medical conditions such as high blood pressure, heart attack, heart failure, stroke, pulmonary hypertension, diabetes and obesity.
Candle Lighting Vigil Held for Children Who Have DiedLOVELAND, CO (Dec. 4, 2013)--- The Worldwide Candle Lighting Vigil to remember and honor the memory of beloved children who have died will be held Sunday, December 8 at the McKee Conference & Wellness Center at 6:30 p.m.
Attend Goshen Care Center’s SouperfestTORRINGTON, WY (Dec. 3, 2013) – The annual Souperfest to raise money for Goshen Care Center resident activities is Saturday, Dec. 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Care Center Activities Room.
2013 Turkey Trot has another record-setting yearGREELEY, CO (Dec. 3, 2013) – The 16th annual Turkey Trot, presented by Noble Energy, attracted a record 3,762 participants and raised over $50,000, outpacing the 3,302 who participated in the event in 2012.
Banner Health recommending mothers get vaccinated against whooping coughPHOENIX (Dec. 3, 2013) – Cases of Pertussis, better known as whooping cough, are on the rise in Arizona. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports there were more than 48,000 confirmed cases of pertussis in 2012 in the US with nearly 3,000 cases in infants younger than three months.
East Morgan County Hospital earns honor for qualityBRUSH, CO (Dec. 3, 2013) – East Morgan County Hospital is one of 22 Top Rural Hospitals in the country according to a national organization that evaluates performance measures from hospitals across the country.
Banner Del E. Webb recognized as Top HospitalSUN CITY WEST, Ariz. (Dec. 3, 2013) – The Leapfrog Group named Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center a Top Hospital following an annual survey. By achieving the Top Hospital accolade, Banner Del E. Webb has demonstrated exemplary performance across all areas of quality and patient safety that are analyzed on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey.
Loveland Turkey Trot Breaks Record - AGAIN!LOVELAND, CO (Nov. 29, 2013)--- The Loveland Turkey Trot 5K run/walk was held Thanksgiving morning at McKee Medical Center. Warm temperatures and blue skies allowed for perfect running conditions with over 2400 people entering the race, the most ever for the 12th anniversary edition of this annual Loveland tradition
Cheermobile to collect toy donations for patientsMESA, Ariz. (Nov. 26, 2013) – Banner Children’s invites Valley residents to help spread cheer to young hospital patients by donating toys which will be used during this holiday season and throughout next year. The brightly decorated Cheermobile will travel around the Valley leading up to the Christmas holiday, collecting donations for the toy closets at Cardon Children’s Medical Center in Mesa and Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale.
Six Banner Health hospitals named top performersWORLAND, WY (Nov. 21, 2013) – As part of National Rural Health Day on Nov. 21, the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health highlighted the accomplishment of Washakie Medical Center being named a HealthStrong™ Award winner by iVantage Health Analytics.
Six Banner Health hospitals named top performersTORRINGTON, WY (Nov. 21, 2013) – As part of National Rural Health Day on Nov. 21, the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health highlighted the accomplishment of Community Hospital being named a HealthStrong™ Award winner by iVantage Health Analytics.
Six Banner Health hospitals named top performersOGALLALA, NE (Nov. 21, 2013) – As part of National Rural Health Day on Nov. 21, the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health highlighted the accomplishment of Ogallala Community Hospital being named a HealthStrong™ Award winner by iVantage Health Analytics.
Six Banner Health hospitals named top performersWHEATLAND, WY (Nov. 21, 2013) – As part of National Rural Health Day on Nov. 21, the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health highlighted the accomplishment of Platte County Memorial Hospital being named a HealthStrong™ Award winner by iVantage Health Analytics.
McKee Medical Center Foundation to Participate in Annual Colorado Gives DayLOVELAND, CO (Nov. 20, 2013) --- McKee Medical Center Foundation announces its support of Colorado Gives Day, an initiative to increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving to Colorado charities.
New financial leader joins Page HospitalPAGE (Nov. 18, 2013) – Banner Health welcomes Darcy J. Robertson to Page Hospital as the chief financial officer for the facility.
Students holding toy drive to support Banner Thunderbird toy closetGLENDALE, Ariz. (Nov. 15, 2013) – During the month of November, the Boulder Creek High School Spiritline will hold a toy drive, collecting new toys to donate to the toy closets at the Glendale hospital. Students are requesting donations of new toys, appropriate for girls and boys of all ages up to 17 years of age.
Pelvic Health event at Banner BaywoodMESA, AZ (Nov. 11, 2013) – Banner Health, in conjunction with Spirit of Women, will be hosting Pelvic Health: Matters Below the Belt. This free event series will focus on incontinence, uterine prolapse, pelvic pain and other pelvic floor disorders. Participants will hear Dr. Lydia Sims, OB/GYN, talk about the signs and symptoms and treatment options that are now available at Banner Health.
Sterling Regional MedCenter employees begin food driveSTERLING, CO (Nov. 11, 2013) – Sterling Regional MedCenter invites the public to join hospital employees in its annual community food drive.
Platte County Memorial Hospital honors retiring employeeWHEATLAND, WY (Nov. 8, 2013) – A healthcare career spanning 4½ decades will come to an end soon with the retirement announcement by one of Platte County Memorial Hospital’s longest-tenured employees.
McKee Medical Center Turkey Trot issues Middle School ChallengeLOVELAND, CO (Nov. 7, 2013) – The Loveland or Berthoud middle school that has the most participants in the 2013 Turkey Trot at McKee Medical Center is in for an early Christmas present: a $250 grant courtesy of the McKee Medical Center Foundation.
North Colorado Med Evac adds third helicopterDALLAS, TX (November 6, 2013) -- Med-Trans Corp. and North Colorado Medical Center (NCMC), a Banner Health facility, have announced the expansion of its North Colorado Med Evac air medical transport program with the addition of a third Bell 407 medical helicopter. The aircraft and medical flight crew will be based at the Colorado Plains Regional Airport (Akron, CO) and begin operation 24-hours a day, seven days a week effective January 16, 2014.
An Enchanting Affair: Girls Night Out hosted by Banner HealthPHOENIX (Nov. 7, 2013) – Join Banner Health on an inspirational journey to good health. Come to An Enchanting Affair event from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5 at the Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 North Central Ave., and meet with our health care providers in a fun and fanciful setting.
Gala raises more than $75,000 for the Stepping Stones Adult Day Program at McKeeLOVELAND, CO (Nov. 5, 2013) – McKee Presents…a Sixties Celebration, presented by The Friends of the Hospital, was held Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Embassy Suites in Loveland.
Sterling prepares for 10th Turkey TrotSTERLING, CO (Nov. 5, 2013) – Registration is under way for the 10th annual High Plains Turkey Trot to be held Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28.
Basic Life Support class available for communityOGALLALA, NE (Nov. 5, 2013) – Ogallala Community Hospital will offer a Basic Life Support Class for community members.
Banner Boswell named one of the top heart hospitals in the U.S.SUN CITY, Ariz. (Nov. 4, 2013) – Banner Boswell Medical Center has been named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals for 2014 by Truven Health Analytics.
New human resources professional joins hospitalOGALLALA, NE (Nov. 4, 2013) – Ogallala Community Hospital welcomes Laurie Sinner as Chief Human Resources Officer for the facility.
Open house to welcome team of providersBRUSH, CO (Nov. 1, 2013) – Banner Health Clinic in Brush invites community members to welcome our newest team of providers to the community on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 4-6 p.m., at the clinic located at 2400 W. Edison St.
‘Carnevale di Venezia’ a spectacular show for 4th annual Stars of the SeasonPHOENIX, Ariz. (Oct. 30, 2013) – Maintaining its status as a successful star-studded affair, the fourth annual Stars of the Season fundraising soirée for Banner Children’s at Cardon Children’s Medical Center played to a packed house on Saturday, Oct. 26. More than 600 guests gathered at the Montelucia Resort & Spa in Paradise Valley for an evening of excitement and entertainment that raised more than $400,000 for the hospital’s Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
Banner Health successfully acquired full ownership of Ambulatory Surgery CenterGLENDALE (Oct. 31, 2013) – Banner Health has acquired full ownership of the Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) on the campus of Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, effective on Oct. 29. With this change, the ASC has successfully completed its transition in becoming the Banner Thunderbird Outpatient Surgery Department.
McKee Presents…a Sixties Celebration!LOVELAND, CO (Oct. 29, 2013) – Presented by The Friends of the Hospital, McKee Presents…a Sixties Celebration will be Saturday, Nov. 2 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Embassy Suites in Loveland.
Banner Churchill Quality Manager earns certificationFALLON, NV (Oct. 28, 2013) — Banner Churchill Community Hospital’s Senior Quality Manager has earned the designation of Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality.
Banner Health presents a free educational series Pelvic Health: Matters Below the BeltPHOENIX (Oct. 24, 2013) – If you suffer from Incontinence, uterine prolapse, pelvic pain and other pelvic floor disorders, learn the signs and symptoms and treatment options that are now available at Banner Health.
Banner Heart Hospital offers free heart rhythm seminar Nov. 12MESA, Ariz. (Oct. 23, 2013) – Banner Heart Hospital will offer a free seminar about heart rhythm issues, “A Little ‘Fib’ Can Lead to a Big Problem,” from 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 12 in the Lupine Room at the hospital, 6750 E. Baywood Ave.
Registration Open for Loveland Turkey TrotLOVELAND, CO (Oct. 23, 2013)--- The 12th Annual Loveland Turkey Trot will be held on Thanksgiving morning – a great way to start the Thanksgiving Holiday!
Two Colorado hospitals receive Healthgrades honorsGREELEY, Colo. (Oct. 22, 2013) – North Colorado Medical Center (NCMC) in Greeley and McKee Medical Center in Loveland have been recognized for medical excellence and top performance in numerous service lines of patient care, according to Healthgrades, a leading online resource that helps consumers research and connectwith hospitals. The ratings and rankings are based on publicly-reported data.
Banner Del E. Webb takes “A Matter of Balance” into its own hands with free workshop seriesSUN CITY WEST, AZ (Oct. 21, 2013) – One in every three adults age 65 and older experiences a fall every year, falls that probably could have been prevented. Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center will host a free workshop series “A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls” from 8 to 9:30 a.m. every Friday beginning Nov. 8 in the Estrella Room at Banner Del. E. Webb Medical Center, 14502 W. Meeker Blvd in Sun City West.
Banner Health Experts Discuss Treating TremorsSUN CITY (Oct. 21, 2013) –Banner Sun Health Research Institute presents a free Parkinson’s Symposium to the community from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 hosted at Banner Boswell Medical Center, Memorial Hall, 13180 N. 103rd Drive in Sun City.
Banner Good Samaritan physician receives appointmentPHOENIX (Oct. 18, 2013) – Steven R. Brown, MD, program director of the Banner Good Samaritan Family Medicine Residency, has been named the 2014 chairman of the Commission on Health of the Public and Science by the Board of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).
New financial leader joins East Morgan County HospitalBRUSH, CO (Oct. 17, 2013) – Banner Health welcomes Thomas Loff to East Morgan County Hospital as the chief financial officer for the facility.
New chief nursing officer joins Wheatland hospitalWHEATLAND, WY (Oct. 15, 2013) – A leader with more than 20 years of experience in a variety of nursing roles has joined Platte County Memorial Hospital as chief nursing officer.
Washakie Medical Center hosts nursing conferenceWORLAND, WY (Oct. 14, 2013) –Area nurses will have the chance to learn obstetrics skills from an expert and practice high-risk care scenarios related to trauma in pregnancy at an upcoming nursing conference sponsored by Washakie Medical Center.
Banner Olive Branch Senior Center Wednesday BreakfastSUN CITY, Ariz. (Oct.14, 2013) Banner Olive Branch Senior Center is offering breakfast every Wednesday to all members of the community - for a suggested contribution of $2.00 per person. Breakfast includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage or bacon and juice.
Platte County Memorial Hospital earns prestigious Quality healthcare awardWHEATLAND, WY (Oct. 11, 2013) – Platte County Memorial Hospital recently was presented with a prestigious Hospital Quality Award from Mountain-Pacific Quality Health during the Wyoming Hospital Association convention in September.
Public Halloween event at Banner Lassen Medical CenterSUSANVILLE, CA. (Oct. 11, 2013) — The public is invited to Trick-or-Treat with Banner Lassen Medical Center on Oct. 31 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Banner Thunderbird continues art-themed support group for cancer patientsGLENDALE, AZ (Oct. 11, 2013) – “In Living Color,” an art themed support group, is returning to Banner Thunderbird Medical Center from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Thursdays through the month of October starting on Oct. 10.
McKee Presents a Sixties CelebrationLOVELAND, Colo. (Oct. 10, 2013) – Presented by The Friends of the Hospital, McKee Presents…a Sixties Celebration will be Saturday, Nov. 2 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Embassy Suites in Loveland.
Celebrate Sterling Regional MedCenter’s 75th this weekendSTERLING, Colo. (Oct. 8, 2013) – Sterling Regional MedCenter will mark its 75th anniversary with a day of family fun, medical education and a look back at hospital achievements and activities.
Join Community Hospital for movie celebrationTORRINGTON, WY (Oct. 8, 2013) – Community Hospital celebrates Women at the Movies at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 13 with a free viewing of “Sleepless in Seattle” at the Wyoming Theater, 126 E. 20th Ave.
Washakie Medical Center earns prestigious quality health care awardWORLAND, WY (Oct. 4, 2013) – Washakie Medical Center recently was presented with a prestigious Hospital Quality Award from Mountain-Pacific Quality Health.
Come see the new Banner Health Clinic in Florence offering primary careFLORENCE, Ariz. (October 7, 2013) – Banner Health is proud to soon be offering primary care to the Town of Florence with its new Banner Health Clinic in Merrill Ranch. The community is invited to see the new facility on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 to 11 a.m.
‘Lilly Oncology on Canvas’ art exhibition comes to Banner Thunderbird Medical CenterGLENDALE, AZ (Oct. 4, 2013) – Lilly Oncology on Canvas, an art exhibition honoring the journeys people face when confronted by a cancer diagnosis, will be on display at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, 5555 W. Thunderbird Road, Glendale, from Oct. 7 to 18.
Banner Thunderbird continues free “I Can Cope” seriesGLENDALE, AZ (Oct. 4, 2013) – Banner Thunderbird Medical Center will continue its “I Can Cope” series from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Oct. 28. The free community lecture “Managing Effects of Illness and Treatment” will be presented by oncology nurse RuthAnn Foth, RN, and pain management specialist Charissa Elliot, BSN, RN-BC.
Banner Health unveils name of Fort Collins hospitalFORT COLLINS, Colo. (Oct. 2, 2013) – Banner Health unveiled the name of its new Fort Collins hospital Wednesday during a ceremonial groundbreaking attended by more than 200 people.
Banner Thunderbird hosts free stroke lectureGLENDALE, AZ (Oct. 3, 2013) – Banner Thunderbird Medical Center will encourage community conversations about stroke, and what residents can do for treatment once signs and symptoms are recognized in preparation for World Stroke Day on Oct. 29. Staff will host “Let’s Talk about Stroke” from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Oct. 17 in Conference Room 6 at the nonprofit hospital.
Banner Boswell hopes to open minds for open heartsSUN CITY, AZ (Oct. 3, 2013) – Banner Boswell Medical Center is hoping to help community members keep their hearts healthy by “Opening Minds for Open Hearts” from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 1 in the hospital’s Memorial Hall meeting room.
Banner Lassen announces leadership changesSUSANVILLE, CA (Oct. 3, 2013) – Banner Lassen Medical Center announced today that Chief Nursing Officer Catherine Harshbarger will serve as Interim Chief Executive Officer to replace Bob Edwards who left the organization Friday.
McKee Masters Golf TournamentLOVELAND, CO (Oct. 3, 2013) --- The McKee Masters Golf Tournament scheduled for Friday, October 4 at the Olde Course in Loveland, CO, has been cancelled due to the weather forecast of snow, rain, wind and cold temperatures.
Banner Thunderbird celebrates 30 years serving Glendale communityGLENDALE, Ariz. (Oct. 2, 2013) – Banner Thunderbird Medical Center will be celebrating its 30th anniversary with a free community health fair/anniversary celebration from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 9 on the hospital’s campus, 5555 W. Thunderbird Road in Glendale
Banner Churchill nurse named Nurse of the YearFALLON, Nev. (Oct. 1, 2013) — Banner Churchill Community Hospital congratulates Chris Webb, RN, who was recently selected as Nurse of the Year from the Emergency Physician Insurance Program, also known as EPIP. Webb works as a registered nurse and Emergency Department senior manager at Banner Churchill and has been with Banner Health for 15 years.
Public invited to learn more about the signs and symptoms of breast cancerMESA, Ariz. (Oct. 2, 2013) — October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa invites the public to come out and learn more about the signs and symptoms of breast cancer during their annual Breast Cancer Awareness Event.
Get your digital mammogram and free manicure at Banner ChurchillFALLON, Nev. (Oct. 1, 2013) — It’s October and this is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. To help educate the public on the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, Banner Churchill Community Hospital is sponsoring its “Mammograms and Manicures” event on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at the hospital, located at 801 E. Williams.
Free seminar on managing diabetes Oct. 15MESA, Ariz. (Oct. 1, 2013) – Banner Baywood Medical Center’s diabetes support group is hosting a free presentation called Managing Diabetes: The Next Step, sponsored by Sanofi Diabetes. The event will take place at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15 in the Copper Room at Banner Baywood Medical Center located at 6644 E. Baywood Ave.