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Banner Del E. Webb completes first two-level disc replacement surgery in Arizona
SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. (Sept. 24, 2014) – Garrett Long suffers from debilitating neck and arm pain, the kind of unimaginable pain that cripples your ability to move, puts you in a wheel chair for a day or more, or in-and-out of Emergency departments multiple times in a week. For Long, it was all of the above.

Banner Del E. Webb named Breast Center of Excellence
SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. (June 18, 2014) – The Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center -- Louisa Kellam Center for Women's Health has been designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the leading radiological accreditation organization in the country.

Banner Del E. Webb 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.

Your Passport to Health: Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center to host seminar on preventing and recognizing gynecological cancers 
SUN CITY, Ariz. (Feb. 11, 2014) – Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center is holding a seminar to educate the public about gynecologic cancers, including the five types of women's reproductive system cancers on Feb. 25 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, 14502 W. Meeker Blvd., Sun City West. 

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

Banner Del E. Webb recognized as Top Hospital
SUN CITY WEST, AZ (Dec. 3, 2013) – The Leapfrog Group named Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center a Top Hospital following an annual survey. By achieving the Top Hospital accolade, Banner Del E. Webb has demonstrated exemplary performance across all areas of quality and patient safety that are analyzed on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey.

Banner Del E. Webb takes “A Matter of Balance” into its own hands with free workshop series
SUN CITY WEST, AZ (Oct. 21, 2013) – One in every three adults age 65 and older experiences a fall every year, falls that probably could have been prevented. Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center will host a free workshop series “A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls” from 8 to 9:30 a.m. every Friday beginning Nov. 8 in the Estrella Room at Banner Del. E. Webb Medical Center.

Banner Del E. Webb celebrates 6th Annual Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day
SUN CITY (Sept. 26, 2013) – Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center’s Women and Infants Services department will remember the lives of newborns and children who have died in the community with the sixth annual memorial service from 5:30  to 7 p.m. on Oct. 15 in the Reflection Garden at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, 14502 W. Meeker Blvd. in Sun City West.

Banner Del E. Webb recognized as Cardiac Receiving Center
SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. (Sept. 23, 2013) – Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center is now a designated Cardiac Receiving Center providing full emergency management services to higher risk heart attack patients. The Arizona Department of Health Services accepted the nonprofit hospital’s application on Aug. 29.

Banner Del E. Webb staff funds cafeteria renovation, celebrate completion
SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. (Sept. 17, 2013) – Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center is continuing to provide the community with more than just an award winning facility for medical treatments and procedures: it’s the cafeteria attracting community diners.

Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center Receives Pediatric Emergency Certification
SUN CITY WEST (July 16, 2013) The third Banner Hospital to become Pediatric Prepared Emergency Care certified, Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center in Surprise/Sun City West, has been granted a Pediatric-Prepared Emergency Care (PPEC) certification by the Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AzAAP) and Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS).

Union Hills Surgery Center Transitions Full Ownership to Banner Health
GLENDALE, Ariz. (July 10, 2013) – Banner Health is acquiring full ownership of the Union Hills Surgery Center in Glendale. With this change, the Union Hills Surgery Center has been renamed the Banner Del E. Webb Surgery Center and will operate as the outpatient surgery department for Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center in nearby Sun City West.

Banner Del E. Webb cardiologist urges women to take control of their hearts
SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. (June 18, 2013) – Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center will host a free seminar on women and heart disease from 9 to 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 11. The event, part of a year-long lecture series celebrating Banner Del E. Webb’s 25th anniversary, will take place in the hospital’s auditorium, located at 14502 W. Meeker Blvd. in Sun City West, Ariz.

Breast patient navigator supports patients
SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. (May 8, 2013) — When a patient learns their mammogram has turned up something suspicious, knowing the next steps can be difficult. Moreover, fear of the unknown can set in. Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center aims to quell those fears and help patients through the course of their diagnosis, treatment and recovery by providing a new support service – a breast patient navigator.

Teen volunteer opportunities abound at Banner Del E. Webb
SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. (March 29, 2013) – Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, 14502 W. Meeker Blvd., Sun City West, has a number of volunteer opportunities for teens ages 14 – 18 at the nonprofit hospital. Those interested in applying for a volunteer position or interested in learning about the many opportunities available should call Volunteer Resources at 623-524-4058.

Banner Del E. Webb to celebrate 25 year anniversary with community open house
SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. (Feb. 13, 2013) –Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center invites the community to a free celebration on Saturday, March 2 to mark the nonprofit hospital's 25th anniversary. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the hospital's campus at 14502 W. Meeker Blvd. in Sun City West.

State-of-the-art endoscopy center to open at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center
PHOENIX (Jan. 22, 2013) – A community open house is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Friday,
Feb. 8 to mark the opening of a state-of-the-art endoscopy center at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, 14502 W. Meeker Blvd., Sun City West.

Banner Del E. Webb certified by Joint Commission
SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. (Dec. 26, 2012) – Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals.

Telephone reassurance volunteers celebrate the season
with participants, add personal touch
SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. (Dec. 6, 2012) – Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center’s Telephone Reassurance Program volunteers hosted an annual holiday party for its participants on Dec. 3.

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 Del E. Webb collects children’s books
SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. (Oct. 22, 2012) – The staff at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, 14502 W. Meeker Blvd., is collecting children’s books for the Adelante Healthcare in Wickenburg and Surprise.

Remembrance Day helps parents cope with loss
SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. (Oct. 8, 2012) – Sixteen years after the loss of her infant son, Banner Del E. Webb nurse Yvonne Downs still remembers her loss as if it were yesterday. “A mother’s love is timeless and never ending, even when they are only with you for a short amount of time,” Downs said. Her son Austin was born at 27 weeks and weighed less than a pound.

Banner Del E. Webb receives top marks from U.S. News
SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. (Sept. 24, 2012) –  Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center in Sun City West continues to demonstrate its reputation for excellence. The nonprofit hospital was named in July 2012 to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospital ranking. Banner Del E. Webb ranked at No. 12 in metro Phoenix and received a high-performing status in one specialty. 

Banner Del E. Webb extends teen volunteer program
SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. (Aug. 31, 2012) – Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center’s summer teen volunteer program has been so successful; the hospital’s staff decided to extend the program to provide year-round volunteer opportunities for local youth.

Banner Del E. Webb remodels SAGE unit
SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. (July 16, 2012) – Patients in the SAGE unit at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center now have a more pleasant environment, thanks to generous donations from the community.

Banner Del E. Webb becomes nationally stroke certified
SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. (June 5, 2012) – When you or someone you love has a stroke, a few seconds can mean all the difference in getting needed care. Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center has achieved national stroke certification, signifying the facility has made stroke treatment and prevention a priority.

Banner Del E. Webb honors its nurses
SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. (May 9, 2012) – To celebrate Nurses Week, Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center honored several nurses May 7 for their contributions to their field.

Banner Del E. Webb receives Stroke Silver Plus
quality achievement award
Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, 14502 W. Meeker Blvd., just received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines -Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the nonprofit hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.

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

Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, North Colorado Medical Center receive HealthGrades awards
PHOENIX (March 29, 2012) -- The Phoenix Business Journal reports that Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center has been named one of America's Top 50 Hospitals and The Denver Business Journal reports that North Colorado Medical Center has been named one of America's 100 Best Hospitals by HealthGrades.

Baseball legend to share hip replacement story at Banner CORE Center for Orthopedics Open House
SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. (March 7, 2012) – Major League Baseball Hall of Fame legend Johnny Bench will help educate people on the benefits of joint replacement, by sharing his hip replacement experience with attendees at the Banner CORE Center for Orthopedics Open House. The open house will be held 8 a.m. – noon Saturday, March 10, at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center.

Banner Del E. Webb hosts ‘Eating Right with Diabetes’ on Dec. 8
SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. (Nov. 16, 2011) – Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center is hosting "Eating Right with Diabetes," a free seminar from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 in the Auditorium, located in the nonprofit hospital at 14502 W. Meeker Blvd., Sun City West.

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.

Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center welcomes daVinci robot to surgical team
SUN CITY WEST (Nov. 15, 2011) – Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center welcomed the daVinci surgical robot to one of its operating rooms last week, and will begin using it by the end of the month. The amazing machine doesn’t replace surgeons, but complements their expertise by boosting their vision and precision during an operation.

Unity for Our Community at Banner Del E. Webb to conduct food drive
SUN CITY WEST (Nov. 9, 2011) – Unity for Our Community at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center aims to help feed those in need this holiday season during its nonperishable food drive.

X-ray free technology allows better placement of central catheter lines
SUN CITY WEST (Nov. 7, 2011) – Banner Del E. Webb is the first Banner facility and among the first in the state to use the Sapiens TCS (Bard Access Systems) device for the insertion of PICC lines.

Banner Del E. Webb launches valet service for patients
SUN CITY WEST (Nov. 1, 2011) – Halloween brought new treat for patients visiting the Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center women's center and day-surgery. The nonprofit hospital launched a pilot program this month that will provide an added level of service for its patients, as a free valet service started Oct. 31 at the Lousia Kellam Center for Women’s Health entrance. American Valet serves that entrance 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Mystie Johnson becomes new CMO of Banner Del E. Webb
SUN CITY WEST (Oct. 21, 2011) – Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center has a new top doc in Mystie Johnson, who became the facility’s Chief Medical Officer this month.

Banner Del E. Webb welcomes new mobile breast MRI unit
SUN CITY WEST (Oct. 14, 2011) – For three days every week, a new mobile breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) unit is now on campus of Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center located at 14502 W. Meeker Blvd. Sun City West, adding an additional layer of detection for patients. The unit is available for exams Fridays, Mondays and Tuesdays.

Banner Del E. Webb honored for organ donation support
SUN CITY WEST (Oct. 6, 2011) –   Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center received recognition for its contributions to The Donor Network of Arizona at its 25th Anniversary awards dinner last month.

Early Detection Saves Lives: Panel explores new breast imagine options
SUN CITY WEST (Oct. 4, 2011) – The earlier breast cancer is detected, the greater the chance for recovery and survival. While the yearly mammogram is still the gold standard for early detection, there are other imaging techniques that when used in conjunction with mammography can provide an earlier diagnosis. A panel of experts and physicians will discuss these new techniques from 12 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, 14502 W. Meeker Blvd., Sun City West. Register for this free event by calling (602) 230-CARE (2273). Light refreshments will be served.

Remembrance Day helps parents cope with loss
SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. (Oct. 3, 2011) – Whether a baby lives just a few short weeks in the womb, or lives only a single minute on this earth, they are still children in the hearts of their mothers. Mothers who lose babies through miscarriage, stillbirth or shortly after birth often live with an unresolved grief. Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center honors these infants, their mothers and families during its annual Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day Ceremony, “Remembering Our Babies.”

Healthy baby, speed dating event to showcase maternity services
SUN CITY WEST (Aug. 17. 2011) – Would you date your doctor? Maybe not, but taking the time to interview an obstetrician before choosing him or her to deliver your baby is a wise thing to do.  A speed dating event, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Saturday, Sept. 24, at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center in Sun City West, gives expecting parents the chance to see if their childbirth philosophy and needs align with prospective obstetricians.

Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center and The CORE Institute have partnered
SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. (May 6, 2011) – Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center and The CORE Institute have formed “The Banner CORE Center for Orthopedics,” a joint venture for the delivery of innovative, revolutionary orthopedic care based at the nonprofit hospital.

Season Flu Restrictions begin at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center
SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. (Dec. 29, 2010) – Effective Jan. 3, Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, 14502 W. Meeker Blvd., Sun City West, is implementing visitor restrictions to protect our patients, visitors and employees during this influenza season.

Banner Del E. Webb first in Valley to offer new imaging option for breast cancer detection
SUN CITY WEST, Ariz.  (May 3, 2010) – Yearly mammograms save lives by detecting breast cancer at its earliest and most treatable stage. Sometimes however, the mammogram does not provide clear information for a diagnosis. For women with questionable mammograms, this can be an agonizing time until either MRI or biopsy determines whether the mass is cancerous or benign. Now, there is a new option in the Valley these women – Breast Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI).

Banner Boswell, Banner Del E. Webb rank in nation’s top 5 percent
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.

Banner Del E. Webb’s Outpatient Infusion and Pain Center is moving
SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. (Dec. 18, 2009) – Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center’s Outpatient Infusion Services and Pain Center has moved from its current location in the Banner Del E. Webb Medical Plaza, on Granite Valley Drive, to inside the hospital at 14502 W. Meeker Blvd., Sun City West. The services are now located on the second floor of the C Tower.

Telephone Reassurance program volunteers offer community lifeline
SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. (Dec. 9, 2009) – Not too long ago, Grace Heston walked into the Volunteer Services office at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, 14502 W. Meeker Blvd., Sun City West,  looking for her lifeline – a woman named Arlene Weatherton. The two felt as if they were old friends, but had never actually met even though they speak with each other by phone at least once a week. In fact, Weatherton and her colleagues who answer the Telephone Reassurance phone lines at the nonprofit medical center chat with more than 100 people each morning.

Banner Del E. Webb panel of medical experts to share latest information on H1N1 flu virus with public
SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. (Sept. 29, 2009) - Public health experts have learned much since the H1N1 virus appeared in the United States in April, but many people still have a lot of questions about this new flu strain and how they can protect themselves and their families from it. 

Banner Del E. Webb Women’s Imaging Center
now offers digital mammography

SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. (Sept. 24, 2009) – The technology to detect breast cancer early just got better at the Louisa Kellam Center for Women’s Health at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, 14502 W. Meeker Blvd., in Sun City West. State-of-the-art digital mammography, also called full-field digital mammography, is now available at the nonprofit hospital.

Banner Del E. Webb celebrates World Breastfeeding Week
SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. (July 15, 2009) Members of the Banner Del E. Webb Women's Health Education Department will be assisting women and their babies to live well by learning more about  breastfeeding from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, and Thursday, Aug. 6. The educators will be at Banner Northwest Valley OB/GYN, 14418 W. Meeker Blvd., and Clinica Adelante, 14300 W. Granite Valley Drive, both in Sun City West, plus Advanced Care for Women, 14239 W. Bell Road, in Surprise. This free event is being offered to the community in observance of World Breastfeeding Week.

Tee off to help Banner Del E. Webb purchase equipment
SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. (July 7, 2009) – A golf tournament can save lives, especially when the proceeds go to purchase a $ 17,070 carbon monoxide monitor for the Intensive Care Unit of Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center. Foursomes playing in the Sun Health Auxiliary Briarwood Golf Classic will tee off at 8 a.m. Sept. 28 at Briarwood Country Club, 21200 N. 135th Ave., Sun City West, 85375 

Banner Del Webb Medical goes to dogs with pet parade
SUN CITY WEST (April 13, 2009) – Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center has something to howl about – its Caring Canine program has grown to a corps of about 35 dogs in preparation for an expanded program that will provide hospital-wide patient visits beginning April 20.

Mystery Diagnosis filmed at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center
SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. (April 3,2009) -- Carly Eykhout from Peoria, Ariz., lived with excruciating pain for seven years and no one knew the cause, until she arrived at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center's Emergency department where Dr. Curtis Henderson was able to figure out what was going on.

Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center
14502 W. Meeker Blvd.
Sun City West, AZ 85375
(623) 524-4000
 
 
 
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