The Trauma department at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix recognizes the life-saving importance of partnering with rural communities in Arizona to improve trauma care.
In Arizona, more than 60 percent of Arizona trauma patients are injured in rural areas, which means they must be transported long distances to receive specialized care.
In fact, more than 40 percent of Arizona trauma patients don’t reach a designated trauma center within the first hour or “Golden Hour” after their injury. Receiving treatment in this first hour may be critical to their survival.
Recognizing this, Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix has partnered with rural health care facilities to provide training critical to treat patients during this "Golden Hour'' while they are awaiting transport to Level I Trauma Centers.
Trauma surgeon Corey Detlefs, MD, and the Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix trauma team have been honored for their commitment to providing this kind of training to Arizona rural emergency personnel.
Banner Transfer Services
Banner Health also offers rural facilities the opportunity to make one call to find a hospital with open beds, necessary specialists and hospitalist/intensivist care.
Banner Transfer Services, with 24/7 service by nurses and administrative staff, makes the many calls required to arrange key elements of care and coordinate patient transfers.