Awards & Accreditation
Get With The Guidelines ® - Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award
In 2014, Banner Desert Medical Center received the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients. For our patients, these measures, which include aggressive use of medications and therapies aimed at reducing death and disability, translate to improved quality of life.
Banner Desert also received the Target: Stroke Honor Roll for meeting stroke quality measures that reduce the time between hospital arrival and treatment with the clot-buster tPA, the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat ischemic stroke. People who suffer a stroke and who receive the drug within three hours of the onset of symptoms may recover quicker and are less likely to suffer severe disability.
2014 U.S. News & World Report Best Regional Hospitals
Banner Desert Medical Center was ranked No. 6 in Arizona and No.5 in Phoenix by the U.S. News & World Report. Banner Desert Medical Center was recognized for eight specialties, including:
- Neurology & Neurosurgery
Accredited Chest Pain Center
Banner Desert Medical Center received Chest Pain Center Accreditation with PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention) from the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC) on Oct. 1, 2011.
Banner Desert used the Society’s process improvement tool to integrate nationally recognized best practices with our current standard of excellent patient care for those with acute coronary syndrome. The “percutaneous coronary intervention” (PCI) designation lets the community know that emergency medical services (EMS) and our emergency room and cardiac staff are working in concert for their benefit.
“We are extremely proud to receive this prestigious accreditation,” said Todd Werner, CEO of Banner Desert Medical Center. “It is another step in our effort to continuously improve the level of care that we provide to our patients.”
As an Accredited Chest Pain Center, the hospital ensures that patients who arrive at the hospital complaining of chest pain or other symptoms of a heart attack receive the treatment necessary during the critical window of time when the integrity of the heart muscle can be preserved. By becoming an Accredited Chest Pain Center, Banner Desert has enhanced the quality of care for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients and has demonstrated its commitment to higher standards.
Banner Desert's cardiovascular and pulmonary rehab programs receive certification
Banner Desert Medical Center is proud to announce the certification of its cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).
Cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation programs help people with cardiovascular problems (e.g. heart attacks, coronary artery bypass graft surgery, etc.) and pulmonary problems (e.g. chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – COPD, respiratory symptoms, etc.) recover faster and improve their quality of life. Both programs include exercise, education, counseling and support for patients and their families.
The Banner Desert cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs participated in the one-month application process. The AACVPR Program Certification is the only peer-reviewed accreditation process designed to review individual programs for adherence to standards and guidelines developed and published by the AACVPR and other professional societies.
AACVPR Program Certification is valid for three years.
Banner Desert ranked No. 5 in Ranking Arizona 2012
Banner Desert Medical Center was ranked No. 7 by Ranking Arizona in the "Acute Care Hospitals: 325 Beds or More" category.
Ranking Arizona is the outcome of the largest business opinion poll in Arizona. Each category is selected by the staff of AZ Big Media for the general public to vote on and are based upon business and leisure activities of Arizona's business professionals.
Level III-certified by Arizona Perinatal Trust
Banner Desert is certified as a Level III Perinatal Center by the Arizona Perinatal Trust, and cares for patients with obstetrical medical conditions at all gestational ages.