Nonprofit Banner Thunderbird Medical Center opened its doors in 1983 and has been growing ever since to meet the health care needs of the communities in the northwest area of metropolitan Phoenix.
The hospital is currently ranked one of the top hospitals in the Phoenix metropolitan area by US News & World Report and is a recent recipient of a prestigious "Best of the West" award from Westmarc in recognition of the hospital's contributions to the region.
The 890,000-square-foot acute-care facility is on 33 acres on the southwest corner of 55th Avenue and Thunderbird Road in Glendale, Ariz.
We are currently the fourth largest hospital in the Phoenix metropolitan area with 561 licensed beds.
Our campus offers a wide range of medical services, including:
No one in the West Valley provides the level of care to kids that Banner Thunderbird does.
Within the hospital is the highly regarded Banner Thunderbird Children’s Center, a dedicated area for pediatrics that includes 40 pediatric inpatient beds and the West Valley’s only pediatric intensive care unit capable of caring for the most critically ill or injured children.
In addition, Banner Thunderbird has a separate Emergency department for children.
Banner Thunderbird realizes that many factors contribute to patients’ healing and our hospital reflects that with natural light, soothing paint colors, relaxing artwork and private rooms, when available.
A recently completed $290 million expansion project added a spacious and comfortable main lobby, a patient/family library, a heart and vascular center, state-of-the-art surgical suites and a 200-bed patient tower to the campus. The new tower includes a new Emergency department and all-private rooms featuring large windows, comfortable seating/sleeping areas for loved ones, wheelchair-accessible bathrooms, nurse stations outside every room, and 32-inch flat panel televisions.
Leading Edge Technology
Patients who choose Banner Thunderbird for their care can count on receiving treatment in a facility that invests heavily in medical technology proven to aid physicians in successfully treating a variety of conditions.
One way we leverage technology to improve patient care is through use of a highly secure electronic medical record system. Important information, such as blood type, prescribed drugs, existing or past medical conditions and other aspects of our medical history, can be accounted for much more quickly in an electronic medical record, giving caregivers the ability to provide the right care, the right way at the right time.
Banner Thunderbird also offers robotic surgery, which allows for faster recovery times for patients. Robotic surgery is primarily used for gynecological, prostate and urological surgery at Banner Thunderbird.
The hospital’s intensive care units feature iCARE Intensive Care technology to provide an extra layer of monitoring for our sickest patients. When a nurse steps out of a patient’s room, critical care nurses and physicians in an off-site monitoring center can continue monitoring a patient’s condition via a two-way, audiovisual communication system that allows them to see and speak directly with the patient and medical personnel in the room.