In the Community
Banner Baywood Medical Center has a long tradition of being an excellent community partner in the East Valley. Here are some ways we have helped our community:
Community health nurse:
Every month, a community health nurse visits 25 communities in the east Phoenix metro area. She has seen as many as 1,600 patients in one month.
She checks blood pressure and blood glucose, as well as provides education and counseling to patients who don't have a physician or may have trouble getting to their doctor's offices.
Nurses can help people learn if their cholesterol or blood pressure is too high. In some cases, they to evaluate people with diabetes, irregular heart beats and severely high blood pressure, some of whom were sent to the emergency room that day for more tests.