Services at Banner Estrella Medical Center  

Progressive Care Unit

cardiac patient care at Banner Estrella  

The Progressive Care Unit at Banner Estrella helps ease a patient’s transition from Intensive Care or Surgery to recovery.

Using telemetry monitoring, patients typically wear a heart monitor (a small box that weighs less than one pound) that sends signals to the nurses' station where a technician observes the heart rate and rhythm. Nurses monitor vital signs, weight measurements and fluid levels to provide the best standard of care to patients.

The Progressive Care Unit is similar to the regular inpatient units in may ways; however, nurses on the unit have chosen to specialize in the treatment of heart patients. They receive ongoing education in this specialty area.

The increased level of monitoring that happens in Banner Estrella’s Progressive Care Unit means patients may be attached to machines different than those found in a typical hospital suite.

The Progressive Care Unit nurses strive to make each patient as comfortable as possible during their stay. All 67 patient suites within the Progressive Care Unit are private, with living space for visiting families including a couch that can be transformed into a bed and private bathroom facilities.



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