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Banner Desert Medical Center offers a wide variety of Spirit of Women programs that include talks by nationally-recognized speakers, exciting community wellness events, support groups and others.
Banner Health expands partnership with The CORE Institute
PHOENIX (April 17, 2013) – Banner Health is expanding its partnership with The CORE Institute, bringing the “Banner CORE Center for Orthopedics” to Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, Ariz., and Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, Ariz.
Arizona artist to create, donate painting for raffle
Garden of Hope benefits Banner Desert Cancer Center programs
MESA, Ariz. (March 15, 2013) – An Arizona Centennial artist has volunteered to create and donate an original painting to be raffled at the Garden of Hope Spring Luncheon in April to benefit the Banner Desert Cancer Center. Patients, visitors and employees will be able to watch Artist in Residence Frank Ybarra as he completes the painting at Banner Desert Medical Center on March 20.
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 Desert Awarded Elite Distinction as a 2012 Leapfrog Top Hospital
MESA, Ariz. (Dec. 4, 2012) --The Leapfrog Group has named Banner Desert Medical Center to its prestigious annual list of Top Hospitals in the nation. The selection is based on the results of the Leapfrog Group’s annual hospital survey, which measures hospitals’ performance on patient safety and quality, focusing on three critical areas of hospital care: how patients fare, resource use, and management structures in place to prevent errors.
California’s fantastic five delivered in Arizona
Mesa, Ariz. (Sept. 28, 2012) – California resident Meryl Ferraro, 39, under the care of perinatologist and multiple birth specialist John Elliott, MD, gave birth to quintuplets at Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, Ariz. on Wednesday. This is the second set of out-of-state quintuplets that have been delivered by Dr. Elliott in recent weeks.
Banner Desert receives top marks from U.S. News
MESA, Ariz. (Sept. 24, 2012) – Banner Desert Medical Center 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 Desert ranked at No. 6 in the Phoenix metro area and received a high-performing status in seven specialties.
Multiple birth specialist returns to the Valley, and quints follow
(Sept. 6, 2012) -- North Carolina resident Carmen Milam Matthews, 33, has come to the Valley to seek the care of nationally renowned perinatologist, John Elliott, MD, who has returned to the area to join Southwest Contemporary Women’s Care (SCWC) in Mesa and Ahwatukee, Ariz. Matthews, under the care of Elliott, today gave birth to quintuplets at Banner Desert Medical Center, where SCWC physicians have long delivered babies.
In the News
Banner Desert Sleep Center earns accreditation for 20th year
CopaNews.com (Oct. 29, 2012)
Valley doctor builds reputation for saving multiple births
The Arizona Republic (Oct. 2, 2012)
Banner Desert hospital gets state-of-the-art stroke care service
theexaminer.com (March 2, 2012)
Chandler family welcomes quadruplets
myfoxphoenix.com (Jan. 27, 2012)
Two girls born at midnight are Valley's first in new year
The Arizona Republic (Jan. 1, 2012)
Quick response saves Gilbert man after heart attack
East Valley Tribune (Oct. 12, 2011)
Banner provides one-spot stop for pregnant teenagers
East Valley Tribune (Sept. 7, 2011)
Mesa hospital saw increase in early deliveries in the summer
ABC-15.com (Aug. 23, 2011)
12 steps to great sleep
The Arizona Republic (Aug. 19, 2011)
Banner Desert debuts emergency wing
The Arizona Republic (Aug. 12, 2011)
Shhhh! Valley hospitals will be whispering while they work
ABC15.com (July 20, 2011)
Digestive Health: The experts weigh in
Everyday Health (July 1, 2011)
24 hours All Access
KPNX (May 4, 2011)
Radiation from Japan will not affect Valley residents in Arizona
CBS-5 (March 14, 2011)
New spa service gives cancer patients a break
azfamily.com (Feb. 21, 2011)
Pharmacy chain upgrades room service at two Mesa hospitals
The Arizona Republic (Nov. 8, 2010)
Robotic surgery breakthrough helps Valley throat and mouth cancer patients
ABC-15 (Sept. 21, 2010)
Doulas provide support, encouragement during childbirth
The Arizona Republic (Aug. 22, 2010)
Keeping pregnant women safe in this heat
ABC-15.com (July 15, 2010)
Medical Officer a Big Influence on East Valley health care
The Arizona Republic (June 11, 2010)
Respiratory Therapist Juggles ED, Air Force
The Arizona Republic (June 9, 2010)
Growing with Need
The Arizona Republic (Sept. 26, 2009)