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New interim CEO named for Sterling Regional MedCenter
STERLING, Colo. (Aug. 4, 2015) — Banner Health has named Kelly Hurt, MBA, MHA, interim chief executive officer of Sterling Regional MedCenter. Hurt replaces Sharon Lind who is moving to Arizona to become CEO at two Banner Health hospitals.

Banner Health Center set to reopen August 11
Community invited to grand reopening event on Aug. 10 STERLING, Colo. (Aug. 3, 2015) – The Banner Health Center in Sterling will reopen on Aug. 11 following comprehensive repairs to the building that experienced flooding in mid-April.

Banner MD Anderson expands radiation oncology services to Banner Boswell Medical Center
GILBERT, Arizona (July 30, 2015) – Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center soon will expand its radiation oncology program, bringing new treatment expertise to patients at Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City, Ariz. The facility is slated to open in September.

Banner Medical Group welcomes three new providers to serve the Payson community
PAYSON, Ariz. (July 30, 2015) – Banner Medical Group (BMG) welcomes three new primary care providers to serve pediatric and adult patients in Payson and surrounding communities starting Aug. 1.

Banner Thunderbird reunites families recovering from rare and potentially fatal birth defect on Aug. 4
GLENDALE, Ariz. (July 30, 2015) – Banner Thunderbird Medical Center will reunite three local families and the teams that treated their children, each born with an extremely rare and potentially fatal birth defect called Gastroschisis – a condition where a child is born with their intestines and organs outside of the abdominal wall – at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4 at the hospital, 5555 W. Thunderbird Road in Glendale.

Banner Health using new medical technology for heart valve replacement
PHOENIX (July 31, 2015) – Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix completed Arizona’s first transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure using Edwards Lifesciences SAPIEN 3 valve, the newest valve available for high-risk patients suffering from severe aortic stenosis, a condition where the heart valve becomes narrowed and prevents proper valve function.

Renovated Banner Casa Grande dining room now open
CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (July 29, 2015) – The newly renovated dining area at Banner Casa Grande Medical Center is now open to patients, employees and community members following two months of improvements.

Banner Medical Group recognizes local surgeon for care
FALLON, Nev. (July 27, 2015) – Fallon general surgeon Lisa Rasmussen, MD, received recognition from her employer, Banner Medical Group (BMG) , for outstanding customer experience provided to patients in the most recent quarter.

Color Me Pink 5k Walk/Fun Run set for Aug. 22
WORLAND, Wyo. (July 27, 2015) – Washakie Medical Center invites runners and walkers to the Color Me Pink 5K Walk/Fun Run on Saturday, Aug. 22. The race starts at 9 a.m. and the main color explosion will be at 10 a.m.

Banner Gateway to open retail pharmacy July 27
GILBERT, Ariz. (July 23, 2015) – Banner Gateway Medical Center will open a new retail pharmacy July 27. Conveniently located within the facility, Banner Family Pharmacy offers patients the option of filling prescribed medications before leaving the hospital. Employees and community members will also be able to utilize the service.

Banner – University Medical Centers named to U.S. News ‘Best Hospital’ ranking
PHOENIX (July 21, 2015) – Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix and Banner – University Medical Center Tucson have each been named to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospital ranking, and nationally recognized for specialty services.

Banner Medical Group earns recognition for patient-centered care
GREELEY, Colo. (July 16, 2015) – All Banner Medical Group (BMG) primary care clinics in Colorado’s Front Range have achieved Level 3 accreditation for Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) through the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as of April 1. This recognition is for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term, participative relationships.

Page has new health care delivery with mobile clinic
PAGE, Ariz. (July 14, 2015) – Page Hospital emphasizes “Compassionate Care Close to Home.” On Aug. 15 the facility will unveil a 39-foot mobile health clinic to expand access for area residents and tourists to care for minor and urgent medical needs.

Page Hospital set to welcome new CEO
PAGE, Ariz. (July 13, 2015) – Brian Kellar will start his new role at Page Hospital on Aug. 10. He replaces current CEO Sandy Haryasz who announced her retirement in April.

Downward Dog brings balance to Banner Boswell
SUN CITY, Ariz. (July 7, 2015) – Banner Boswell Medical Center is hosting weekly yoga classes at 4:30 p.m. on Thursdays in Memorial Hall East at the nonprofit facility, 13180 N. 103rd Drive in Sun City. As caregivers in the health care environment, employees face challenging emotional and social issues and are now offering yoga as a stress outlet on campus with a fellow colleague leading the classes.

CEO named for Banner Ironwood, Banner Goldfield medical centers
PHOENIX (June 29, 2015) – Banner Health has name Sharon Lind chief executive officer of Banner Ironwood and Banner Goldfield medical centers in San Tan Valley and Apache Junction, Ariz., respectively.

Banner Medical Group to Participate in Holiday Pet Festival
Phoenix, Ariz. (June 25, 2015) – Banner Medical Group (BMG) is sponsoring the sixth annual Holiday Pet Festival presented by Tranquility Trail Animal Sanctuary which will take place 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, at WestWorld of Scottsdale. This annual event was voted as one of the “top Ten Holiday Attractions” by USA Today and “Best Holiday Event” by AZCentral.com readers.

Free seminar to discuss healthy body image in women
July 11 event will be held at White House │Black MarketGILBERT, Ariz. (June 26, 2015) – Banner Baywood Medical Center, in partnership with White House │Black Market, is hosting a free event for women to discuss how a healthy body image affects their sexuality.

Banner Ironwood recognized by Premier, Inc. for providing outstanding patient care
SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (June 23, 2015) – Premier, Inc. has recognized Banner Ironwood Medical Center as a Citation of Merit recipient for the QUEST® Award for High-value Healthcare for providing outstanding patient care.

Arizona State University and Banner Health launch major effort to fight neurodegenerative diseases
TEMPE, Ariz. (June 10, 2015) – Arizona State University and Banner Health today announced a new research alliance to advance the scientific study, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.

General surgeon joins Banner Medical Group in Page
PAGE, Ariz. (June 9, 2015) – Banner Medical Group welcomes Board Certified general surgeon Lori Arviso Alvord, MD to Page. Dr. Alvord brings nearly 25 years of experience to the community and has a special interest in Native American cultures and integrative therapies.

Banner Health Network, Banner Network Colorado announce senior leadership changes
PHOENIX (June 8, 2015) – Banner Health has announced changes in leadership at Banner Health Network in Arizona and Banner Network Colorado as the organization focuses its efforts on strategic growth and industry leadership.

Valley boy donates birthday presents to Cardon Children's
MESA, Ariz. (June 4, 2015) – Ashton Hamidy knew exactly what he wanted for his sixth birthday this year: to give his presents to children in the hospital. He recently told friends and family he’d prefer to collect donations of toys instead of receiving gifts for himself, and he brought dozens of them to Cardon Children’s Medical Center.

Washakie Medical Center plans groundbreaking ceremony
WORLAND, Wyo. (June 4, 2015) – Washakie Medical Center leaders invite guests to join them as they break ground on the hospital’s $23.4 million construction project. The event is 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 16 at the hospital, 400 S. 15th Street in Worland.

Men’s Health & You: Help the Men in Your Life
PHOENIX (June 2, 2015) – Banner Health, in conjunction with Sprit of Women, will be hosting events throughout the Valley in June with focus on men’s health and the importance of encouraging them to see their doctor and get recommended health screenings and assessments.

Free lecture series helps women manage stress
June 13 event at CrossFit Insidious to focus on importance of exerciseMESA, Ariz. (June 2, 2015) – Rochella LaRue clearly remembers the day she knew she needed to make a lifestyle change.

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute Receives $10 Million in New Funding for Alzheimer’s Prevention Trial
PHOENIX (May 29, 2015) – Phoenix-based Banner Alzheimer’s Institute (BAI), an internationally-known Alzheimer’s care and research center, has taken another momentous leap forward toward reaching a fundraising campaign goal of $40 million, with the help of $10 million in new research funding. The Alzheimer’s Association, GHR Foundation and Fidelity Biosciences Research Initiative, collectively announced new research funding to support a groundbreaking Alzheimer’s disease prevention trial that will commence later this year.

Banner Baywood to open retail pharmacy June 1
MESA, Ariz. (May 28, 2015) – Banner Baywood Medical Center will open a new retail pharmacy June 1. Conveniently located within the facility, Banner Family Pharmacy offers patients the convenience of filling prescribed medications before leaving the hospital. Employees and community members will also be able to utilize the service.

Banner Medical Group acquires Wheatland Medical Clinic
WHEATLAND, Wyo. (May 27, 2015) – Banner Medical Group (BMG) has acquired Wheatland Medical Clinic and welcomes the 11 active providers and clinic staff to BMG, which includes more than 1,300 providers across six states. The practice name has changed to Banner Health Clinic effective May 26.

Sterling Regional MedCenter hires new finance leader
STERLING, Colo. (May 27, 2015) — Sterling Regional MedCenter welcomes Tiffany Weber, the facility’s new chief financial officer. Weber starts in her new role June 1.

Banner Children’s offers ‘Fitness Challenge’ for kids across Valley
MESA, Ariz. (May 26, 2015) - Banner Children’s “GO KIDS! Fitness Challenge” is a free four-week program designed to help kids stay active and healthy during summer break. The challenge will take place June 1 through the week of June 28.

Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix treats migraines with non-invasive, 15-minute procedure
Headaches affect nearly 45 million people nationwide and experts say two-thirds of those patients discontinue prescription medications because of inadequate relief and side effects. Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix offers an alternative to prescription drugs called SphenoCath®, a minimally invasive approach to successfully treating migraines for chronic sufferers.

Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center receives recognition for breastfeeding support
SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. (May 18, 2015) – The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBCLE) and the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) has honored Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center with the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) Award.

New human resources leader joins Banner Lassen Medical Center
SUSANVILLE, Calif. (May 14, 2015) — Banner Lassen Medical Center introduced Ruth Smith, SPHR, as the new chief human resources officer for the hospital.

Eight Banner facilities receive Stroke Quality Award from American Heart Association
PHOENIX (May 11, 2015) – The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Stroke Association (ASA) have recognized eight Banner Health facilities in Arizona with the Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement award.

Cardon Children’s to help set world record May 16 for most life jackets worn
MESA, Ariz. (May 6, 2015) – Cardon Children’s Medical Center will offer the chance for residents and visitors to take part in the “Ready, Set, Wear It!” event from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. May 16, which aims to help in setting a Guinness World Record for the most life jackets worn and inflatable life jackets inflated around the world. A group photo will take place at 2:15 p.m. at Bass Pro Shops, 1133 N. Dobson Road.

Banner Thunderbird Medical Center receives Pediatric Emergency Certification
GLENDALE, Ariz. (May 4, 2015) – Banner Thunderbird Medical Center’s Emergency department has been re-certified in Pediatric Prepared Advanced Emergency Care by the Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AzAAP).

Hospital earns award for infection prevention
WORLAND, Wyo. (May 4, 2015) – Washakie Medical Center was recognized by Mountain-Pacific Quality Health and Wyoming Infection Prevention Advisory Group for achieving excellence in infection prevention. The recognition took place at the fifth annual Infection Prevention Conference in Casper on April 22.

Learn more about surgery at Banner Lassen Medical Center
SUSANVILLE, Calif. (May 1, 2015) — Banner Lassen Medical Center’s surgery department wants to show the public what goes on behind those closed doors.



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