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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.

Banner Boswell’s Aphasia Support Group begins in January
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Dec. 28, 2011) – A new support group at Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City aims to offer hope to people living with aphasia, which is often the inability to express words and sometimes the inability to comprehend words, usually resulting from stroke or other forms of brain injury.

Banner Boswell Medical Center to host Joint Club open house Jan. 16
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Dec. 21, 2011) – For some people living with chronic joint pain, the New Year may be the perfect time to find out more about joint replacement. If you’re considering 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. 16.

Study reveals the four drugs that most often land seniors in the emergency room
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Dec. 20, 2011) – Two-thirds of emergency hospitalizations for adverse drug events among seniors are attributable to four commonly prescribed medications, according to a recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine. Hites Patel, MD, emergency medicine physician at Banner Boswell Medical Center, said the study underscores the importance of knowing what medications you’re taking and how to take them.

Banner Boswell, Banner Del E. Webb medical centers announce new phone numbers
Sun Cities, Ariz. (Nov. 16, 2011) – Banner Boswell and Banner Del E. Webb medical centers have new phone prefixes effective immediately. If you are dialing Banner Boswell, you will now dial 623-832-4000. To dial Banner Del E. Webb, the number is now 623-524-4000.

Steven Charney honored as Banner Boswell’s 2011 ‘Top Doc’
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Nov. 16, 2011) – Steven Charney, MD, an interventional radiologist with Sun City Imaging, has been named the 2011 "Top Doc” award recipient at Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City. The award was presented by Fredric Klopf, MD, Chief of Staff, at a recent medical staff meeting.

Banner Boswell lecture on Dec. 13 answers back pain questions
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Nov. 15, 2011) – Back pain is one of the most common health complaints, affecting 80 percent of people at some point in their lives. That's why Banner Boswell Medical Center is hosting "Why Does My Back Hurt?" a free seminar from 9 to 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13 in Memorial Hall on the first floor of Banner Boswell’s Support Services Building, 13180 N. 103rd Drive in Sun City.

Banner Boswell encourages community to donate blood during holidays
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Oct. 31, 2011) – This holiday season, one employee at Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City, is asking people not to buy gifts for their loved ones. Instead, Tammy Miner-Agee, a Peoria resident and health unit coordinator at the nonprofit hospital, is urging people to donate blood.

Banner Boswell Medical Center honors October volunteer of the month
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Oct. 28, 2011) – The Volunteer Services department at Banner Boswell Medical Center has selected Kathy Skaggs as the October Volunteer of the Month.

Banner Boswell earns NICHE designation for elder care
Sun City, AZ (Oct. 27, 2011) – Banner Boswell Medical Center has been designated as a NICHE hospital, in recognition of the unique care it brings to the Sun City community. NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Health System Elders) designation means that the hospital has met the criteria for providing optimal care to the geriatric population.

Banner Boswell installs new CT scanner, offers patients lower doses of radiation
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Oct. 17, 2011) – This month, Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City is installing a new CT scanner to enhance the level of service to patients in the Northwest Valley. This is the third CT scanner at the non-profit hospital, which performs about 30,000 CT scans each year.

Banner Boswell Medical Center seeks special project volunteers
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Oct. 4, 2011) – Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City currently is looking for volunteers to provide assistance at the hospital in floating positions for special projects. Special project volunteers perform a variety of tasks including greeting visitors and providing clerical assistance to specific departments or areas as needed.

Banner Boswell Medical Center welcomes new neurosurgeon
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Sept. 28, 2011) – Banner Health announces the addition of a new neurosurgeon to Banner Sun City Neurosurgical Specialists, located on the second floor of Banner Boswell Medical Center, 13188 N. 103rd Drive in Sun City.

Banner Boswell hosts free colorectal health seminar on Oct. 11
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Sept. 13, 2011) – Talking about colorectal problems can be uncomfortable and even embarrassing. But bringing up concerns with a physician can not only answer your questions but possibly help save your life. That's why Banner Boswell Medical Center is offering a free seminar on colorectal health from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11.

Four Banner Health associates, including Banner Boswell nurse, named Health Care Heroes
PHOENIX (Aug. 19, 2011) - Four Banner Health associates were honored by The Phoenix Business Journal as “Health Care Heroes” for their outstanding work and contributions to the community.

Volunteers are in need at Banner Boswell Medical Center
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Aug. 5, 2011) – Volunteering is a great way to meet people, learn new skills and feel good about making a difference in your community. Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City is looking for volunteers to provide assistance at the hospital's information desks and patient admissions.

Three Banner hospitals offer new brain scan for Parkinson’s
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Aug. 1, 2011) – A new brain imaging scan at three Banner Health hospitals is helping doctors more accurately diagnose Parkinson’s disease, allowing patients to begin treatment earlier and avoid possible misdiagnoses of other conditions with similar symptoms.

Banner Boswell opens new area for 24/7 heart monitoring
SUN CITY, Ariz. (July 25, 2011) – Patients who need heart monitoring are resting easier at Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City thanks to the opening of a new Central Monitor Station.

Teens spend summer vacation giving back at Banner Boswell, Banner Del E. Webb
SUN CITY, Ariz. (July 18, 2011) – More than 85 teenagers are giving back to the community this summer, and in return learning valuable skills that will last a lifetime. The teens are part of an eight-week volunteer program offered to students 14 to 18 years old at nonprofit Banner Boswell and Banner Del E. Webb medical centers.

Banner Boswell earns national award for stroke care
SUN CITY, Ariz. (July 11, 2011) – Banner Boswell Medical Center has earned the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines–Stroke Silver Quality Achievement Award for its work in “raising the standard of stroke care” by ensuring that stroke patients consistently receive care that follows nationally accepted standards and recommendations. Banner Boswell is the only hospital in the West Valley to receive a Get With The Guidelines performance achievement award.

Banner Boswell screening offers profile of heart health
SUN CITY, Ariz. (July 8, 2011) – Is your heart healthy? Not sure? Get to know your heart better with a Healthy Heart Check assessment at Banner Boswell Medical Center, 10401 W. Thunderbird Blvd. in Sun City.

Banner Boswell implements new telemedicine technology to improve care of critically ill patients
SUN CITY, Ariz. (March 28, 2011) – An advanced, additional layer of care for hospitalized patients in  Intensive Care now is available at Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City. The hospital joins 13 other Banner Health facilities in providing eICU® technology, completing the network of Banner hospitals in the Valley that provide this innovative approach to care.

Banner Boswell honors milestone contributions of volunteers
SUN CITY, Ariz. (March 24, 2011) – In 2010, volunteers at Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City gave over 253,000 hours of their time – the equivalent of more than 28 years. The non-profit hospital recognized some of these volunteers Wednesday at a service awards presentation honoring 161 of the 1,601 active volunteers.

Free community event on April 21 explains surgical treatment for Parkinson’s
SUN CITY, Ariz. (March 18, 2011) – Banner Boswell Medical Center invites the community to a free public symposium on deep brain stimulation (DBS) from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, April 21.

Banner Boswell to host Joint Club open house April 18
SUN CITY, Ariz. (March 16, 2011) – Considering joint replacement? Wondering what your options are? If you’re thinking about joint replacement surgery, Banner Boswell Medical Center invites you to a free open house of the Joint Club at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 18.

Local residents learn benefits of exercise at free class hosted by Banner Boswell
SUN CITY, Ariz. (March 14, 2011) – More than 50 Valley residents learned how exercise can benefit patients with Parkinson’s disease at a free class Sunday hosted by Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City.

Chapel remodel highlights role of Banner Boswell’s Spiritual Care providers
SUN CITY, Ariz. (March 11, 2011) – After several months of remodeling, Banner Boswell Medical Center's Meditation Chapel has reopened inside the hospital's main entrance to more fully reflect the diversity of the spiritual culture of patients, visitors and staff.

Banner Boswell World Health Day Celebration encourages health empowerment
SUN CITY, Ariz. (March 11, 2011) – Banner Boswell Medical Center invites the community to learn more about their health at a free event celebrating World Health Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 7.

Arlene Conte honored as Banner Boswell ‘2010 Top Doc’
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Feb. 10, 2011) – Arlene Conte, MD, a family medicine and geriatric physician with Banner Sun City Medical Group, has been named the “2010 Top Doc” award recipient at Banner Boswell Medical Center.

Community support funds women’s diagnostic upgrades at Banner Boswell
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Jan. 26, 2011) – Thanks to generous community contributions through Sun Health Foundation, Banner Boswell Medical Center is enhancing technology in its Women’s Diagnostic Services department to help detect breast cancers in their early stages, when they are most treatable.

Banner Boswell names Lisa Frank associate administrator
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Jan. 14, 2011) – Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City has named Lisa Frank, RN, an associate administrator following the move of former associate administrator Debbie Flores to CEO at Banner Heart Hospital in Mesa.

Banner Boswell seminar teaches how to reduce heart attack risk
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Jan. 13, 2011) – Banner Boswell Medical Center is celebrating American Heart Month in February with a free community seminar to offer tips on how to reduce your risk of having a heart attack.

Painless therapy at Banner Boswell rids woman of months-long vertigo
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Jan. 12, 2011) – Sun City resident Shelby Bearden woke up one morning with severe vertigo. She felt herself spinning out of control and couldn’t get out of bed.

Banner Boswell brings smiles to patients through new Pet Therapy program
SUN CITY, Ariz, (Dec. 17, 2010) --Banner Boswell is the newest Banner Health hospital to offer Pet Therapy, which now boasts more than 165 therapy teams across the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Banner Boswell launches food drive for Banner Olive Branch Senior Center
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Dec. 1, 2010) – Banner Boswell Medical Center invites the public to participate in a holiday food drive this month to support Banner Olive Branch Senior Center’s community pantry.

Banner Boswell, Banner Del E. Webb implement EMR
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Nov. 5, 2010) – Banner Boswell and Banner Del E. Webb medical centers recently completed a large-scale conversion from paper medical records to electronic medical records (EMR) to integrate the most advanced digital patient record system in Arizona and among the most advanced systems in the country.

Banner Boswell RN wins Best of the West Award
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Nov. 3, 2010) – Gloria Powell, the Emergency Medical System liaison at Banner Boswell Medical Center, always puts the patient first, especially when it comes to implementing programs in the nonprofit hospital’s Emergency department.

Banner Boswell celebrates 40 years of health care in November
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Oct. 16, 2010) -- In November, Banner Boswell Medical Center is celebrating 40 years of excellence in patient care and community support through the Sun Health Foundation.

Thirty years of educating nurses
PHOENIX, (Oct. 4, 2010) – For 30 years, Banner Boswell and Mesa Community College have partnered to educate more than 1,000 nursing students throughout the Valley, setting the bar for clinical excellence in nursing.

New brain imaging study at Banner Boswell aids doctors in stroke treatment  
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Aug. 30, 2010) – Physicians at Banner Boswell Medical Center have a new tool to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients. Brain perfusion imaging provides doctors with a detailed study of the brain’s blood flow to help them identify patients that could benefit from a clot-busting drug called tissue plasminogen activator (tPA).

Banner Boswell hosts seminar on bone and joint health Sept. 21
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Aug. 27, 2010) – Banner Boswell presents Life is not a Spectator Sport. This free educational seminar will focus on identifying personal risk and learning how to prevent the deterioration of bones and joints. Reservations can be made by calling (602) 230-CARE (2273).

Banner Boswell hosts seminar on peripheral artery disease
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Aug. 26, 2010) – Banner's Put Your Heart in the Right Place seminar series presents PAD: Are You a Risk Taker? Reservations can be made by calling (602) 230-CARE (2273).

Stroke support group provides encouragement to survivors and caregivers
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Aug. 23, 2010) – Banner Boswell Medical Center and Banner Boswell Rehabilitation Center invite stroke survivors and their loved ones to attend a stroke support group open to residents in the Northwest Valley.

Reader’s Digest gift honors 103-year-old Banner Boswell volunteer
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Aug. 19, 2010) – Ruthie Culver, a 103-year-old Sun City resident who volunteers for Banner Boswell Medical Center, was more than surprised when she was picked to be featured in Reader’s Digest’s “Make it Matter” column in February.

Banner Boswell and Banner Del E. Webb go wireless
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Aug. 17, 2010) – By the end of August, Banner Boswell and Banner Del E. Webb medical centers will make it easier for patients, families and friends to communicate by providing free internet access during their stay.

Banner Boswell neurologist offers ‘Straight Talk about Stroke’ July 20
SUN CITY, Ariz. (July 7, 2010) – Banner Boswell Medical Center invites the community to join neurologist Darry Johnson, MD, for “Straight Talk about Stroke,” a free presentation from 9 to 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 20 in Sun City. Learn the signs and symptoms of stroke, the risk factors that may hold the key to preventing stroke, and why rapid care for stroke patients is critical to survival.

Banner Boswell certified as a Primary Stroke Center
SUN CITY, Ariz. (June 14, 2010) – Banner Boswell Medical Center has earned the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers. The hospital was awarded this distinction after the Joint Commission conducted an on-site review in March. The designation makes Banner Boswell Medical Center the first nationally certified stroke center in the West Valley.

Banner Boswell launches Healthy Heart Check
Sun City, AZ (June 7, 2010) – Area residents are invited to get better acquainted with their hearts during a Healthy Heart Check screening at Banner Boswell Medical Center, 10401 W. Thunderbird Blvd. in Sun City.

Open House to showcase digital mammography
SUN CITY, Ariz. (May 28, 2010) -- On Saturday, June 5 from 9 to 11 a.m., Banner Lakes Imaging Center will host a community open house to showcase its new digital mammography units, funded by community contributions through Sun Health Foundation, and highlight its many other outpatient imaging services.

More than 100 screened for stroke risk at Banner Boswell free event
SUN CITY, Ariz. (May 28, 2010) – More than 100 community members received free stroke screenings on May 28 during Banner Boswell Medical Center’s annual StrokeCheck. The 10th annual event at Banner Boswell was part of a Valleywide effort to educate the public about stroke during National Stroke Month.

Free seminar in Peoria June 12 teaches shoppers how to be food label savvy
SUN CITY, Ariz. (May 21, 2010) – Learn the tricks to reading food labels and the real story behind health claims in nutritional marketing on Saturday, June 12 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Rio Vista Recreation Center in Peoria, 8866-A W. Thunderbird Road, inside Rio Vista Community Park. Pre-register by calling (623) 773-8600.

Banner Boswell now offers digital mammography
SUN CITY, Ariz. (May 5, 2010) – This month, Banner Boswell Medical Center is upholding its commitment to breast health by replacing current mammography units with state-of-the-art digital mammography, made possible by generous contributions from the community through Sun Health Foundation.

New microscope aids in brain, spine surgery at Banner Boswell Medical Center
SUN CITY, Ariz. (April 30, 2010) – Neurosurgeons at Banner Boswell Medical Center now have advanced new technology to help increase the visual field for microsurgery of the brain and spine. The $313,000 high-definition microscope was made possible through the support of community contributions received through Sun Health Foundation.

Banner Health physician discusses intimacy and aging May 4 in Sun City
SUN CITY, Ariz. (April 7, 2010) – A recent study published in the British Medical Journal reports the average person’s sex life ends by age 70. But, does it have to? And how does intimacy fit into the equation? Banner Boswell Medical Center invites the community to “Maintaining Intimacy as We Age,” a free seminar from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4 in the hospital’s Memorial Hall, 13180 N. 103rd Dr. in Sun City.

New stroke support group provides encouragement to survivors and caregivers
SUN CITY, Ariz. (April 6, 2010) – Banner Boswell Medical Center and Banner Boswell Rehabilitation Center invite stroke survivors and their loved ones to attend a new support group open to residents in the Northwest Valley.

Banner Boswell to host symposium on DBS surgery for Parkinson’s April 23
SUN CITY, Ariz. (April 6, 2010) – Banner Boswell Medical Center invites the community to a free public symposium on deep brain stimulation (DBS) from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Friday, April 23 in the Smoot Hall Conference Center at Lakeview United Methodist Church, 10298 W. Thunderbird Blvd. in Sun City. Reservations are encouraged by calling (602) 230-CARE (602-230-2273) or registering online. A continental breakfast will be served.

Get to know your heart at a free seminar in Peoria on April 21
SUN CITY, Ariz. (March 23, 2010) – Learn the ins and outs of your heart at a free seminar on Wednesday, April 21 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Rio Vista Recreation Center in Peoria, 8866-A W. Thunderbird Road, inside Rio Vista Community Park. Pre-register by calling (623) 773-8600.

Neurologist to discuss Parkinson’s at free seminar April 13 in Sun City
SUN CITY, Ariz. (March 22, 2010) – Banner Boswell Medical Center invites the community to “Living with Parkinson’s,” a free seminar on Tuesday, April 13 from 9 to 10 a.m. in the hospital’s Memorial Hall, 13180 N. 103rd Dr. in Sun City. Light refreshments will be served. Call (602) 230-CARE (2273) to reserve your seat.

Learn how to prevent falls, injury at free seminar in Sun City March 10  
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Feb. 18, 2010) – Falls are the leading cause of injury deaths among older adults, as well as the most common cause of nonfatal injuries and hospital admissions for trauma. The public is invited to “Taking Steps to Prevent Falls,” a free community lecture from 2 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 10 at Fairway Recreation Center, Arizona Room, 10600 W. Peoria Ave. in Sun City. Registration is encouraged by calling (602) 230-2273. Light refreshments will be served.

Free seminar in Peoria March 3 highlights Healthy Meals for 1 or 2  
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Feb. 17, 2010) – Learn how to cook healthy meals for one or two at a free seminar on Wednesday, March 3 at 10 a.m. at Rio Vista Recreation Center in Peoria, 8866-A W. Thunderbird Road, inside Rio Vista Community Park. Pre-register by calling (623) 773-8600.

Banner Boswell, Banner Del E. Webb rank in nation’s top 5 percent
for preventing mortality and complications
  
SUN CITY WEST, SUN CITY Ariz. (Jan. 29, 2010) – Banner Boswell Medical Center, in Sun City, and Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, in Sun City West, recently were highlighted in a Forbes.com article as being among the top five percent of hospitals in the nation in preventing mortality and complications.

Free seminar in Peoria Jan. 16 teaches how to get fit in 8 minutes a day
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Jan. 4, 2010) – Think getting fit has to be time consuming? Think again! Learn how to get in shape in just eight minutes a day at a free seminar on Saturday, Jan. 16 at 10 a.m. at Rio Vista Recreation Center in Peoria, 8866-A W. Thunderbird Road, inside Rio Vista Community Park. Pre-register by calling (623) 773-8600.

Heart expert shares keys to a healthy heart at free event in Sun City Jan. 13
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Dec. 28, 2009) – Learn the keys to maintaining a healthy heart at a free seminar from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13 in the Auditorium of the Sun Dial Recreation Center, 14801 N 103rd Ave. in Sun City. “Diet and Exercise: Keys to a Healthy Heart” will be presented by cardiologist Gabor Jilly, MD. The seminar also will feature heart health information from the Heart Center at Banner Boswell Medical Center. Light refreshments will be served.

Banner Boswell volunteers donate 750 uniforms to Afghani hospital
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Dec. 3, 2009) – Volunteers at Banner Boswell Medical Center recently donated more than 750 former uniforms to CURE International Hospital of Kabul in Afghanistan. The uniforms will be used by staff at CURE International.

Free seminar at Banner Boswell Dec. 1 reveals how to ‘Knock Out Knee Pain’
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Nov. 11, 2009) – Chronic knee pain can result from a variety of conditions from injury to arthritis, the most common cause of disability in the United States. Banner Boswell Medical Center invites the community to “Knock Out Knee Pain,” a free seminar on Tuesday, Dec. 1 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the hospital’s Memorial Hall, 13180 N. 103rd Drive in Sun City. Light refreshments will be served. Call (602) 230-CARE (2273) to reserve your seat.

Banner Boswell offers Alzheimer's seminar Nov. 20
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Nov. 5, 2009) – Banner Boswell Medical Center invites the community to a free seminar on Alzheimer’s disease Friday, Nov. 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Volunteer Services Activity room on the hospital’s first floor, 10401 W. Thunderbird Blvd. in Sun City. The event is part of the Life Enrichment series sponsored by Banner Boswell’s Volunteer Services department. Call (623) 876-5387 to reserve your seat.

Banner Boswell offers tips on healthy holiday eating Nov. 24

SUN CITY, Ariz. (Nov. 4, 2009) – Learn how to stick to a healthy diet during the holidays without sacrificing the flavor and fun of the season at a free seminar on Tuesday, Nov. 24 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Rio Vista Recreation Center in Peoria, 8866 W. Thunderbird Road, inside Rio Vista Community Park. Pre-register by calling (623) 773-8600.

Banner Boswell hosts cardiac surgery lecture Nov. 18
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Oct. 27, 2009) – Join cardiovascular surgeon Rajeev Kathuria, MD, for “Healing Your Heart: Advances in Cardiac Surgery,” a free presentation at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18. The event will be conducted in Memorial Hall of Banner Boswell’s Support Services Bldg., 13180 N. 103rd Drive, in Sun City. Call (602) 230-CARE (2273) to register.

Banner Boswell Joint Club open house Nov. 9
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Oct. 27, 2009) – Considering a joint replacement? Wondering what your options are? Banner Boswell Medical Center invites you to a free open house of the Joint Club at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 9. The Joint Club is a special unit dedicated to the care of patients undergoing total knee or total hip replacements. Patients recover in the golf-themed Joint Club unit in an environment that emphasizes wellness, socialization, and maximizes patient recovery efforts.

Banner experts to speak at Power Over Parkinson’s event, Oct. 31  
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Oct. 8, 2009) – The public is invited to join Banner Health experts for the Power Over Parkinson’s 2009 Educational Conference on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at Peoria’s Rio Vista Recreation Center, 8866-A W. Thunderbird Road.

Free Peoria seminar Oct. 27 highlights advances in breast cancer imaging  
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Oct. 8, 2009) – Learn about the latest advancements in breast cancer imaging technologies at a free seminar on Tuesday, Oct. 27 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Rio Vista Recreation Center in Peoria, 8866 W. Thunderbird Road, inside Rio Vista Community Park. Pre-register by calling (623) 773-8600.

Banner Boswell and Banner Thunderbird host dance event Oct. 24
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Oct. 13, 2009) – Banner Boswell and Banner Thunderbird medical centers invite Northwest Valley residents to kick up their heels to hip hop or sashay Latin style at a free family event on Saturday, October 24 at the Rio Vista Recreation Center, 8866-A W. Thunderbird Road in Peoria.

Banner Boswell Medical Center assumes operations of Sun City Cardiac Center
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Oct. 1, 2009) – Nonprofit Banner Boswell Medical Center has assumed operations of one of the Valley’s premier cardiac catheterization lab services.

Neurosurgeon to discuss Parkinson’s treatment at Banner Boswell Oct. 19
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Sept. 24, 2009) – Banner Boswell Medical Center invites the community to a free public lecture on deep brain stimulation (DBS) at 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 19 in the hospital’s Memorial Hall, 13180 N. 103rd Dr., Sun City. Reservations are encouraged by calling (602) 230-CARE (602-230-2273). Light refreshments will be served.

Banner Boswell free public lecture Aug. 14 dispels breast cancer myths
SUN CITY, Ariz. (July 29, 2009) – Banner Boswell Medical Center presents “10 Myths About Breast Cancer,” a free public lecture at 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 14 in the hospital’s Memorial Hall, 13180 N. 103rd Drive, Sun City. Reservations are encouraged by calling (623) 876-5333 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Banner Boswell hosts Joint Club open house July 30
SUN CITY, Ariz. (July 10, 2009) – Considering a joint replacement? Wondering what your options are? Banner Boswell Medical Center invites you to a free open house of the Joint Club at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 30. The Joint Club is a special unit dedicated to the care of patients undergoing total knee or total hip replacements. Patients recover in the golf-themed Joint Club unit in an environment that emphasizes wellness, socialization, and maximizes patient recovery efforts.

Banner Boswell Medical Center honors Volunteers of the Month
SUN CITY, Ariz. (July 8, 2009) – The Volunteer Services department at Banner Boswell Medical Center has selected Art Newman as the June Volunteer of the Month and Beverly Preppernau for the month of July.

Banner Boswell nurse one of six in U.S. chosen for nursing board exam panel
SUN CITY, Ariz. (July 2, 2009) – Susan Levandowski, RN, a clinical manager at Banner Boswell Medical Center, never thought that a casual conversation with a patient two years ago would lead to an invitation this year to be one of six nurses in the country to sit on the national nursing board exam question review panel in Chicago.

Banner Boswell hosts blood drive on July 16
SUN CITY, Ariz. (June 24, 2009) – Banner Boswell Medical Center will host a blood drive from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 16 in Memorial Hall on the first floor of the Support Services building, 13180 N. 103rd Dr., Sun City.

Banner Boswell earns CT Imaging accreditation
SUN CITY, Ariz. (May 26, 2009) – Banner Boswell Medical Center’s Medical Imaging department recently received an additional accreditation by the American College of Radiology (ACR), this time on the hospital’s second Computed Tomography (CT) scanner. Also accredited by the ACR are the hospital’s Ultrasound and Women’s Diagnostic Services departments, MRI, and Outpatient MRI, CT scan and Ultrasound.

Banner Boswell announces nursing awards
SUN CITY, Ariz. (May 11, 2009) – Banner Boswell Medical Center announced its annual nursing awards on May 6 week, honoring three individuals for their commitment to excellence in patient care during National Nurses Week, May 4-8.

Banner Boswell StrokeCheck event screens more than 100 for stroke risk
SUN CITY, Ariz. (May 6, 2009) – More than 100 community members received free stroke screenings on May 5 during Banner Boswell Medical Center’s annual StrokeCheck. The ninth annual event at Banner Boswell was part of a Valleywide effort to educate the public about stroke during National Stroke Month.

Banner Boswell and Banner Del E. Webb offer free stroke checks in May
SUN CITY & SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. (April 8, 2009) – Banner Boswell and Banner Del E. Webb medical centers are offering free stroke screenings in May to help participants identify their risk of stroke.

Banner Boswell Medical Center
10401 W. Thunderbird Blvd.
Sun City, AZ 85351
(623) 832-4000
 
 
 
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