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Volunteer pet therapy dog beats the odds - twice
MESA, Ariz. (Nov. 18, 2014) – Who doesn’t love a good dog story? Dogs are our companions. They give us unconditional love when we need it the most. Twelve-year-old Charlie volunteers in the pet therapy program at Banner Baywood Medical Center and Banner Heart Hospital. The Yorkshire Terrier mix provides that unconditional love and support to hundreds of patients every year as they heal from their ailments.   

Nine Banner Health hospitals earn ‘Top Performer’ recognition for clinical quality, patient safety   
PHOENIX (Nov. 18, 2014) – The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States, has announced that nine Banner Health hospitals in three states have been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®. These Banner facilities were recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2014 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia and/or Surgical Care. The Banner facilities are among 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2013 Top Performer distinction.

Banner Baywood earns re-certification for Disease-Specific Care in hip fracture management
MESA, 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.

Banner Health facility receives Pediatric Emergency Certification
MESA, Ariz. (June 30, 2014) – Banner Baywood Medical Center recently joined its sister facilities to become Pediatric Prepared Emergency Care certified by the Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, or AzAAP.

Banner Baywood receives prestigious stroke care award
PHOENIX (June 5, 2014) – Several Banner Health facilities in Arizona have received a prestigious stroke award in recognition of their ability to better diagnose and treat stroke patients, to reduce death and disability among patients and to speed recovery.

Banner Baywood earns trauma center designation
MESA, AZ (April 21, 2014) – Banner Baywood Medical Center was recently verified as a Level III Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The recognition makes Banner Health one step closer to goals of creating an integrated trauma network with centers of varying levels at all of its Valley hospitals. 

Two Banner Health facilities accredited as Heart Failure Centers
PHOENIX (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.

Pelvic Health: Matters Below the Belt
MESA, 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. This event will be held at Banner Baywood Medical Center in the Copper Room located at 6644 E. Baywood Ave., on Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Free seminar on managing diabetes Oct. 15
MESA, 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. 

Banner Health presents a free educational series
Wholehearted Health: Focus on your Heart

MESA, Ariz. (Aug. 26, 2013) — Women have the same risk as men when it comes to certain diseases and conditions like cardiovascular disease, atrial fibrillation and stroke. For women, the risk of acquiring these dramatically increases after a certain age.

Banner Baywood becomes first hospital in Arizona to earn Disease-Specific Care certification in hip fracture management
MESA, Ariz. (March 7, 2013) – Banner Baywood Medical Center is the first hospital in Arizona to earn certification for Disease-Specific Care in hip fracture management and one of 15 nationwide to receive this distinction.

Gilbert man saves life of sister through fecal transplant
MESA, Ariz. (Dec. 11, 2012) –A few months ago, Ellen Christensen of East Mesa underwent a cutting edge procedure to save her life called fecal bacteriotherapy, otherwise known as a fecal transplant.

Banner Health announces CEO changes
PHOENIX (May 15, 2012) – Banner Health today announced two CEO changes that will affect three of its metro Phoenix hospitals.

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