Banner Boswell introduces robotic surgical system offering minimally invasive benefits for complex surgeries
Sun City, Ariz. (Aug. 6, 2015) – Banner Boswell Medical Center has relaunched its robotic surgical program thanks to its recent purchase of the Intuitive da Vinci Xi Surgical System. The new robot can be used for a variety of surgical procedures, but is currently being used for colorectal surgeries (i.e. colon resections), and gynecological procedures at Banner Boswell.
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.
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.
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.
Banner Boswell offers heart valve replacement surgery without open-heart surgery
SUN CITY, Ariz. (April 2, 2015) – Banner Boswell Medical Center, recently named one of the nation’s Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics for the second year in a row, is continuing to enhance its level of heart care with the introduction of life-saving transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) surgery.
Banner Health lifts visitor restrictions at all facilities
2014-2015 cold and flu season starts to wind down
PHOENIX (April 1, 2015) – As the flu and cold season winds down, Banner Health has lifted visitor restrictions at all of its facilities. Restrictions for the 2014-2015 cold and flu season were implemented last Oct. 1; a little earlier than expected because of the outbreak of Enterovirus D68 across the nation.
Truven Health Analytics honors two Banner Health hospitals as being among the nation’s best
PHOENIX (Mar. 5, 2015) – Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City, Ariz., and North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colo., were named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, a leading national health care research and quality assessment organization.
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.
New hybrid operating room unveiled at Banner Boswell
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Aug. 26, 2014) -- Patients who need vascular, cardiovascular or valves procedures at Banner Boswell Medical Center can take extra comfort knowing their physicians will have the latest technology at their fingertips with the opening of a new hybrid operating suite this September.
Banner MD Anderson expands radiation oncology services to Sun City
Treatment expertise extends to Banner Boswell Medical Center
GILBERT, Ariz. (July 3, 2014) – Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Gilbert will expand its radiation oncology program to Sun City, bringing new treatment expertise to patients at Banner Boswell Medical Center. The program is anticipated to open in the fourth quarter of 2014.
Banner Boswell receives prestigious stroke care award
PHOENIX, Ariz. (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 Boswell celebrates honor as nation’s 100 Top Hospitals
PHOENIX (March. 11, 2014) – Banner Health is pleased to announce that its superior clinical quality has placed two of its medical centers among an elite group of hospitals. Nearly 3,000 hospitals in the country are eligible for the 100 Top Hospital Award. Truven Health Analytics has named Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City, Ariz. to its annual list of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals for the third consecutive year. Also celebrating the achievement is North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colo. for the second year in a row.
Banner Health facilities receive Pediatric Emergency Certification
PHOENIX (Feb. 12, 2014) – Three more Banner Hospitals join their sister facilities to become Pediatric Prepared Emergency Care (PPEC) certified: Banner Gateway Medical Center, Banner Estrella Medical Center and Banner Boswell Medical Center.
Banner Boswell receives NICHE designation
SUN CITY, AZ (Feb. 11, 2014) – Banner Boswell Medical Center is proud to announce it has been recognized by the Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) program as a facility providing quality care to older adults. Banner Health provides excellent patient care to every patient every time, and NICHE has recognized Banner Boswell for excelling in its ability to meet the unique patient needs of the senior population
Banner Boswell named one of the top heart hospitals in the U.S.
SUN CITY, AZ (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.
Banner Boswell hopes to open minds for open hearts
SUN 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 Boswell Medical Center receives national accreditation for cardiovascular ultrasound
SUN CITY, AZ (Sept. 23, 2013) – The American Heart Association estimates that on average, one American dies every 39 seconds of cardiovascular disorders, but early detection can save lives.
Banner Lakes Imaging Center sees first patient with low dose 3D mammography unit
SUN CITY, AZ (Sept. 23, 2013) – Nervously heading in to her very first mammogram four years ago, Lisa Frank was called back for additional imaging after a suspicious distortion was seen on the breast image. While she was cleared of all abnormalities, Frank, who is an associate administrator at Banner Boswell, said the call back was traumatizing.
Banner Boswell Medical Center to host free breast health lecture and community discussion
SUN CITY, AZ (Sept. 23, 2013) – Banner Boswell Medical Center is kicking off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month from 8:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5 with a free community education event called “Breast Health Universi-TEA.”
Banner Lakes Imaging first in the West Valley to offer new 3-D mammography unit
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Aug. 13, 2013) – Banner Lakes Imaging Center, 10474 W. Thunderbird Blvd., is installing a Hologic 3D Mammography Unit this month. The center is the first in the West Valley to acquire the new low dose unit.
Banner Boswell named a top community hospital in nation
Sun City, Ariz. (July 10, 2013) – Banner Boswell Medical Center has been named one of the “100 Great Community Hospitals” in the U.S. by Becker’s Hospital Review, a leading hospital and health care industry trade publication. The recognition is based on quality of care and service to the community.
Banner Boswell hosts Joint Club open house
SUN CITY, Ariz. (June 27, 2013) – Considering joint replacement? Wondering what your options are? If you’re thinking about joint replacement surgery, Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City invites you to a free open house of the Joint Club at 10 a.m. Monday, July 15.
Banner Boswell to host Bosom Buddies support group
SUN CITY, Ariz. (June 3, 2013) Banner Boswell Medical Center will now offer a support group for women of all ages and all stages of their personal journeys with breast cancer. Bosom Buddies members can grow stronger as they share knowledge, encouragement, friendship and common experiences.
Banner Boswell ranked in 100 Top Hospitals
SUN CITY, AZ (Feb. 25, 2013) — Banner Boswell Medical Center has once again been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics SM (formerly Thomson Reuters Healthcare). This distinction is based on overall organizational performance.
Banner Boswell hosts Joint Club open house January 21
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Jan. 9, 2013) – Considering joint replacement? Wondering what your options are? If you’re thinking about joint replacement surgery, Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City invites you to a free open house of the Joint Club at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21.
Banner Boswell receives Level IV trauma designation
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Dec. 26, 2012) – Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City has obtained Level IV Trauma Designation through the Arizona Department of Health Services Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma System.
Preventing falls is a “Matter of Balance” and confidence
PHOENIX (Dec. 5, 2012) – One in every three adults age 65 and older experiences a fall every year, and it’s an issue that is largely preventable. The fear of falling can actually make some people more vulnerable to falls. That’s why Banner Health will be hosting “A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls,” a series of fall prevention workshops designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels at six of its facilities in the Valley.
Banner Boswell recognized as Accredited Heart Failure Center
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Nov. 20, 2012) -- The Healthcare Accreditation Colloquium recently announced that Banner Boswell Medical Center has been designated an Accredited Heart Failure Center. The recognition took place in conjunction with Banner Health achieving Heart Failure System Accreditation, becoming the first to achieve this distinction in the western region of the U.S. and the second in the country.
Banner Boswell to honor its veterans
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Oct. 26, 2012) – Banner Boswell Medical Center will honor its staff, volunteers and physicians who are currently serving or who have served in our Armed Forces with a special display in its cafeteria.
Banner Boswell welcomes new chief medical officer
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Sept. 26, 2012) – Jason Krupp, MD, has accepted the role of chief medical officer at Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City. Dr. Krupp will be replacing current Banner Boswell’s CMO Dr. Terry Loftus, who recently accepted the new role of medical director of Surgical Services and Clinical Resources for Banner Health.
Banner Boswell Medical Center adds third hyperbaric oxygen chamber
SUN CITY, Ariz. (April 25, 2012) – Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City has added a third hyperbaric oxygen chamber in the nonprofit hospital's outpatient Hyperbaric Oxygen Center. Banner Boswell is the only provider of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the Northwest Valley. To celebrate the new addition, the hospital is hosting a community open house from 8 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 16.
Banner Boswell named one of 100 Top Hospitals in U.S. by Thomson Reuters
SUN CITY, Ariz. (April 16, 2012) – Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City was today named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of health care.
Banner Boswell, Banner Del E. Webb, Sun Health offer osteoporosis talks in May
SUN CITY, Ariz. (April 16, 2012) – Banner Boswell and Banner Del E. Webb medical centers are partnering with Sun Health in May to mark Osteoporosis Awareness Month with a series of special programs to help people better understand their bone health.
Banner Boswell Medical Center now offers MRI breast biopsies
SUN CITY, Ariz. (April 11, 2012) – Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City is now performing breast biopsies guided by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) utilizing state-of-the-art computer aided detection (CAD) software. The MRI-guided breast biopsies are available at Banner Lakes Imaging Center, the non-profit hospital’s outpatient imaging facility at 10474 W. Thunderbird Blvd., Suite 100 in Sun City.
Banner Boswell continues free class on managing heart disease in April
SUN CITY, Ariz. (April 6, 2012) – Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City is continuing its free monthly education series “Taking Care of Your Heart” in April to help people learn more about their heart and understand how to better manage chronic heart disease at home. The next meeting will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24 in Memorial Hall on the first floor of Banner Boswell’s Support Services Building, 13180 N. 103rd Drive in Sun City.
Parkinson’s disease is focus of free symposium in Sun City on April 20
SUN CITY, Ariz. (March 22, 2012) – Banner Boswell Medical Center and Banner Sun Health Research Institute invite the community to a free Parkinson's Symposium on Friday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lakeview United Methodist Church, 10298 W. Thunderbird Blvd. in Sun City.
Banner Boswell Medical Center offers new treatment for liver cancer
SUN CITY, Ariz. (March 13, 2012) – When Sun City resident Kathie Kukla was diagnosed in 2011 with neuroendocrine cancer – the same cancer that killed her sister 20 years ago – she thought it was a death sentence. But a new treatment at Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City is giving her hope and has already shown progress in killing the tumors invading her liver.