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Banner Estrella opens prenatal care canter (Sept. 27, 2015)

Nine Banner Health entities earn top scores for hospital safety
WKRG News 5 (May 6, 2015)

Renovated ER opens at Banner Estrella
West Valley View (Dec. 12, 2014)

New emergency room project completed at Banner Estrella Medical Center
Fox 10 (Dec. 9, 2014)

A change of plans: Hospitals focus on smaller medical facilities because of industry shifts
Phoenix Business Journal (Nov. 14, 2014)

Banner Estrella Medical Center welcomes 30,000th birth
KTAR-FM 92.3 (June 6, 2014)

Banner Estrella addition nearing completion
KTAR (Feb. 27, 2014)

Banner to hire 100 new staff for new tower
Phoenix Business Journal (Feb. 17, 2014)

New Year's Baby Born at Banner Estrella  
azfamily (Jan. 1, 2014)

Organ, tissue donations increase at Banner Estrella (Oct. 21, 2013)

Burly men wear pink hats for breast cancer
CBS5 (Oct. 15, 2013)

Drug resistant infections on the rise
AZfamily (Jan. 15, 2013)

Press Releases

Banner Estrella hosts second annual Teen Health Event
PHOENIX (Sept. 29, 2015) – Banner Estrella Medical Center will be hosting a free event designed for teens and their parents who want real answers on important health topics from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 7.

Expanded obstetric services now available at Banner Estrella Medical Center
PHOENIX (Sept. 2, 2015) – A new specialized treatment area for expectant mothers is now available at Banner Estrella Medical Center. The Maternal Fetal Medicine Center is located on the first floor of the hospital, 9201 W. Thomas Road in Phoenix, offering ultrasound and specialty tests and screenings.

Banner Health hospitals named to U.S. News ‘Best Hospital’ ranking
PHOENIX (July 21, 2015) – Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix and Banner – University Medical Center Tucson have each been named to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospital ranking, and nationally recognized for specialty services.

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.

Banner Estrella welcomes first set of triplets
PHOENIX (Feb. 18, 2015) – Esthela and Cecil Zuniga celebrated Valentine’s Day with their last few moments of quiet at Banner Estrella Medical Center before welcoming their triplets into the world on Tuesday morning, the first set to be born at the nonprofit West Valley hospital.

Banner Estrella’s Emergency department expansion provides more space, privacy
Patients to begin using new entrance on Dec. 11
PHOENIX (Dec. 4, 2014) – Banner Estrella Medical Center will open the doors to its newly renovated Emergency department on Dec. 11 that will provide patients with more space and more privacy in the Valley’s 3rd busiest emergency room, based on 2013 data.

Nine Banner Health hospitals earn ‘Top Performer’ recognition for clinical quality, patient safety   
PHOENIX (Nov. 18, 2014) – The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States, has announced that nine Banner Health hospitals in three states have been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®. These Banner facilities were recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2014 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia and/or Surgical Care. The Banner facilities are among 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2013 Top Performer distinction.

Banner Estrella Medical Center offers new weight loss services   PHOENIX (March 12, 2014) – As the obesity rate continues to rise in the nation, Banner Estrella Medical Center will soon offer a broad range of new weight loss services for adults who are overweight or morbidly obese. The services will bring bariatric surgery options to Banner Estrella and serve as an extension of the distinguished bariatric program at Banner Gateway Medical Center in Gilbert.

Banner Health facilities receive Pediatric Emergency Certification
PHOENIX (Feb. 12, 2014) – Three more Banner Hospitals join their sister facilities to become Pediatric Prepared Emergency Care (PPEC) certified: Banner Gateway Medical Center, Banner Estrella Medical Center and Banner Boswell Medical Center.

Banner Estrella celebrates completion of second patient tower
PHOENIX (Feb. 5, 2014) Banner Estrella Medical Center, recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the Valley’s top 10 hospitals, will celebrate the opening of a new patient tower with a dedication event highlighted by a free community health fair and guided tours of the new building. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on March 8 at the nonprofit hospital, 9201 W. Thomas Road in Phoenix.

Banner Estrella celebrates construction milestone at new tower, top ADOSH safety designation
PHOENIX (Aug. 23, 2013) — Banner Estrella Medical Center, recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the Valley’s top 10 hospitals, celebrated a major construction milestone today with a topping-out ceremony for the $161 million new patient tower.

PHOENIX (Aug. 19, 2013) — Women have the same risk as men when it comes to certain diseases and conditions like cardiovascular disease, atrial fibrillation and stroke. For women, the risk of acquiring these dramatically increases after a certain age.

Banner Estrella names new Chief Medical Officer
PHOENIX (June 21, 2013) – Timothy Ranney, MD, has accepted the role of chief medical officer at Banner Estrella Medical Center, 9201 W. Thomas Road, in west Phoenix. Dr. Ranney (pronounced “ran-ee”) will fill the vacancy created when former CMO Dr. Ken Welch accepted a position with a different organization in August. Dr. Ranney’s first day will be Sept. 3.

Banner Estrella Nurse Wins National Health Care Award
PHOENIX (Feb. 14, 2013) – A Banner Estrella Medical Center (BEMC) nurse, who helped organize and execute the hospital’s first – and one of Arizona’s largest-ever – bone marrow drives, has been awarded a national award for her extraordinary efforts to provide excellent patient care.

Banner Children’s Healthmobile offers open house, health assessments Jan. 26
PHOENIX, Ariz. (Jan. 11, 2013) – Banner Health will offer an open house to highlight its new “Banner Children’s Healthmobile” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Banner Estrella Medical Center,
9201 W. Thomas Road.

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.

Give the gift of life by signing up to be a bone marrow donor Dec. 1 at Banner Estrella
PHOENIX (Nov. 26, 2012) – When 46-year-old Leonard “Ray” Binford went home from work in January with shortness of breath and a headache, he had no idea that within a year, he would be asking the community to help save his life. Now Binford is one of many patients who hope people will participate in the Bone Marrow Registry Drive 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 in the lobby of Banner Estrella Medical Center, 9201 W. Thomas Road, Phoenix.

Banner Estrella receives stroke award
PHOENIX (Nov. 20, 2012) – Banner Estrella Medical Center just received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines - Stroke Bronze Award.

Banner Estrella receives top marks from U.S. News
PHOENIX (Sept. 24, 2012) – Banner Estrella 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 Estrella ranked at No. 6 in the Phoenix metro area and received a high-performing status in seven specialties. 

One-of-a-kind groundbreaking at Banner Estrella
PHOENIX (August 15, 2012) — Banner Estrella Medical Center, recently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the Valley’s top 10 hospitals, will kick-off construction of a $151 million patient tower during a unique groundbreaking celebration.

Banner Estrella plans $151 million expansion
PHOENIX (June 7, 2012) — Banner Estrella Medical Center is proud to announce the addition of a new 144-bed patient tower to its hospital campus, located at the 101 and Thomas Road in Phoenix.

Banner Estrella recognized as Energy Star by EPA
PHOENIX (April 20, 2012) — Banner Estrella Medical Center is the first and only hospital in Maricopa County to be labeled an ENERGY STAR® certified building by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Banner Estrella Medical Center
9201 W. Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85037
(623) 327-4000
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