Awards and Accreditation
Banner Estrella Medical Center is accredited by The Joint Commission.
Joint Commission accreditation means that we have met all the conditions of The Joint Commission Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals. The Joint Commission reserves the right to shorten or lengthen the duration of the accreditation cycle; however, the accreditation certificate and cycle are customarily valid for up to 36 months.
Awards received by Banner Estrella Medical Center
Banner Estrella received the 2015 Get With The Guidelines ® - Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart/American Stroke Association. Banner Estrella gained qualification for recognition on the Target Stroke: Elite Honor Roll which denotes a facility’s time to thrombolytic therapy to within 60 minutes in 75 percent or more of acute ischemic stroke patients treated with IV tPA.
The Joint Commission recognized Banner Estrella Medical Center as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®
- Banner Estrella Laboratory and Nursing Point of Care received College of American Pathologists accreditation.
- U.S News and World Report: Ranked fourth in Arizona, nationally recognized in pulmonology and ranked as high performing in eight specialties
- Get with the Guidelines®-Stroke Silver-Plus Quality Achievement Award
- Banner Estrella received an "A" grade for patient safety in 2014 from The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog), an independent industry watchdog.
- U.S. News & World Report, Ranked Top Hospital in the Valley in three specialties
- Donor Network of Arizona, Outstanding Physician Award to Michael Simons, MD
- Banner Health Spotlight Award, Banner Estrella Medical Center Laboratory, Performance Excellence
- Health Imaging and IT, Top 25 Connected Winner, Banner Health
- WESTMARC Best of the West, Honorable Mention, Thinking Green for a Sustainable Future
- Arizona Quality Alliance, Arizona Showcase in Excellence Award, “Be the Tube” LEAN project (turnaround time on emergent lab procedures), 2009
- Advance Magazine, Banner Estrella Medical Center Laboratory of the Year, 2nd Place, 2009
- Banner Health Spotlight Award, Banner Estrella Medical Center Laboratory, Performance Excellence, 2009
- United Blood Services, Valentines For Life, Bronze Award, 2009
- Health Imaging and IT, Top 25 Connected Winner, Banner Health, 2008
- Arizona Society for Respiratory Care, Department of the Year, Banner Estrella Medical Center, 2007-2008
- Maryvale Revitalization Corporation, John. F. Long Community Service Award, 2008
- AIA Arizona Honor Award in the “Distinguished Building” category, awarded November 2005
- Modern Health Care magazine – “Award of Excellence – Built Projects,” awarded October 2005
- WESTMARC Best of the West Award (Service to Communities-Health and Wellness), awarded October 2005. This award is for meeting community health need in the West Valley.
- IIDA Pacific Northwest Chapter, InAward, "Honors-Healthcare" category, awarded October 2005
- Contract magazine, Interiors Award (bestowed in January 2006)
- Southwest Contractor Magazine “Best of ’04 Award” for Private Projects over $5 million – awarded October 2004