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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.
Baby born without eyes to family in Mesa
AZFamily.com (Jan. 23, 2015)
Mesa hospital opens comfort room for grieving parents
KPHO - 5 (October 16, 2014)
Banner Desert to open Comfort Room for parents who lose a child
MESA, Ariz. (Oct. 1, 2014) Parents who’ve lost a child during pregnancy or shortly after birth will have a place to go at Banner Desert Medical Center, where they can be surrounded by love and support. On Wednesday, Oct. 15, the hospital will officially open Sable’s Wing Comfort Room.
Banner Desert earns recognition for gynecological surgery
Ahwatukee Foothills (October 11, 2014)
Living Well A-Z - Page 7 (October 2014)
Banner Desert earns recognition as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology
MESA, Ariz. (Sept. 30, 2014) — Banner Desert Medical Center is pleased to announce it has earned recognition as an American Association of Gynecologic Laproscopists (AAGL) Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG)™ by AAGL and the Surgical Review Corporation. In addition, four obstetricians/gynecologists on staff at Banner Desert were named as COEMIG designees. Those physicians are: Lori Carrillo, MD; Robert Grayson, MD; Ryan Stratford, MD; and Richard Wilson, MD. Banner Desert Medical Center joins three other hospitals in Arizona to receive the COEMIG designation.
Baby nurses at Banner Desert Medical Center
FOX 10 (Sept. 1, 2014)
Easy Ways to Fall Back Asleep
The List - ABC 15 (July 31, 2014)
Banner Desert 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.
A good night's sleep affects our health, lifestyle
Arizona Republic (June 3, 2014)
Health Watch: Stomach bug going around
Fox 10 (May 30, 2014)
Mesa man’s heart surgery teaches the need to take preventive steps to reduce risks
East Valley Tribune (May 5, 2014)
Multiple cancer survivor gives back to others battling disease
KPHO-5 (April 24, 2013)
Chance of another measles case in Valley 'highly likely'
KPHO-5 (April 10, 2014)
New Treatment for Pulmonary Embolism Cuts Recovery Time
Healthy Cells Magazine (March 1, 2014)
Young heart failure patients give warning - don't ignore symptoms
KPHO-5 (February 13, 2014)
40 bottles a day! Catching up with the Derrico quintuplets
TODAY.com (January 6, 2014)
Banner MD Anderson expands radiation oncology services
GILBERT, Ariz. (Jan. 2, 2014) – Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Gilbert has expanded its radiation oncology program, bringing new treatment expertise to patients at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale and Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, which also provides pediatric care at Banner Children’s at Cardon Children’s Medical Center. This began on Jan. 1.
Sleep center offers treatment for troubled rest
MESA, Ariz. (Dec. 4, 2013) – Sleep disorders contribute to a range of public health problems, and are often correlated with other medical conditions such as high blood pressure, heart attack, heart failure, stroke, pulmonary hypertension, diabetes and obesity.
Driving Drowsy Awareness Week
KPHO-5 (November 8, 2013)
Public invited to learn more about the signs and symptoms of breast cancer
MESA, Ariz. (Oct. 2, 2013) — October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa invites the public to come out and learn more about the signs and symptoms of breast cancer during their annual Breast Cancer Awareness Event.
Vegas jackpot: Family of 6 supersized by quintuplets
USA Today (September 11, 2013)
Vegas quintuplets born at Valley hospital
KPNX-12 (September 10, 2013)
Family welcomes quintuplets at Arizona hospital
KSAZ-10 (September 10, 2013
Las Vegas family welcomes quintuplets at Arizona hospital
Fifth set of out-of-state quints born at Banner Desert Medical Center in past year
Mesa, Ariz. (Sept. 9, 2013) – Las Vegas resident Evonne Derrico, 33, 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 Friday. This is the fifth set of out-of-state quintuplets that have been delivered at Banner Desert and cared for at Cardon Children’s in the past year.
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.
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)
Quick response saves Gilbert man after heart attack
East Valley Tribune (Oct. 12, 2011)