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2014 News and Press Releases

Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center expands
Ahwatukee Foothills (Nov. 19, 2014)

Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center expanding to serve children in the Valley
PHOENIX (Nov. 13, 2014) -- Banner Health and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center are proud to announce the addition of pediatric cancer care for Arizona’s children.  Banner Children’s MD Anderson Cancer Center will open in January 2015 at Cardon Children’s Medical Center and Banner Thunderbird Medical Center. This program will provide a new level of cancer care to Arizona’s children through Banner’s unique affiliation with this world-renown cancer leader that offers state-of-the art pediatric cancer care through the most advanced treatment protocols.

Mesa's first Ronald McDonald House opening Nov. 10 & Arizona Republic (Nov. 10, 2014)

Cardon Children's gets creative with trick or treating
ABC 15 (Oct. 31, 2014)

Girl, 2, critical after being pulled from Chandler pool & Arizona Republic (Oct. 27, 2014)

Banner Children’s to host free GO KIDS! Festival for kids, families on Nov. 1
PHOENIX (Oct. 22, 2014) – Banner Children’s will host its GO KIDS! Festival at Mesa Community College from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. Kids and families are invited to this free event where they can engage in activities and conversations with experts to improve their overall health. (Don’t worry, we promise that it will be lots of fun!)

Eat well to age well 
Channel 3 & (Oct. 18, 2014)

Chandler girl giving back to Mesa children's hospital
Arizona Republic (Oct. 15, 2014)

Early Halloween at Cardon Children’s
Raising Arizona Kids (Oct. 15, 2014)

Halloween comes early for kids in Valley hospital
KPHO - 5 (Oct. 14, 2014)

‘Banner Children’s Healthmobile’ to treat thousands of uninsured Valley youth
PHOENIX (Oct. 10, 2014) – Banner Health soon will resume offering its ongoing mobile health unit which will travel to schools throughout the Valley each week, providing primary care for thousands of uninsured and underinsured children. The new service begins Monday, Oct. 13.

Boy Scout recovers from rattlesnake bite
USA Today (Oct. 3, 2014)

Boy Scout's rattlesnake encounter requires 3 hospital trips
KPNX - 12 and Arizona Republic (Oct. 3, 2014)

Teen Boy Scout recovers from rattlesnake bite
Channel 3 (Oct. 3, 2014)

Boy Scout faces hurdles in recovery following rattlesnake bite
Fox 10 (Oct. 3, 2014)

Valley teen nearly dies from snake bite
ABC 15 (Oct. 3, 2014)

9-Year-Old Fights Rare Disease With A Smile
KPNX - 12 (Sept. 26, 2014)

7 tips for staying healthy during the cold and flu season
Arizona Republic (Sept. 11, 2014)

Ronald McDonald House Charities closes $2.1 million capital campaign for new East Valley house; Nov. opening planned  
16-Room Facility at Cardon Children’s Medical Center is Valley’s 3rd
MESA, Ariz. (Aug. 6, 2014)-- Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix has completed a two-year, $2.1 million fund-raising campaign to cover all construction, furnishing and decorating expenses for the Valley’s third Ronald McDonald House and the first in the East Valley.

Grammy Award winning band Linkin Park to headline event for Cardon Children's Medical Center
ABC 15 (June 17, 2014)

Linkin Park to rock Cardon Children's benefit
Arizona Republic (June 17, 2014)

Health Watch: Stomach bug going around
Fox 10 (May 30, 2014)

Tempe 1-year-old fighting through new wave of maladies
East Valley Tribune (May 25, 2014)

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington to chair 5th annual
Stars of the Season fundraiser for Cardon Children’s Medical Center
Annual fundraising soirée to benefit integrative cancer care
PHOENIX, AZ (April 28, 2014) – Banner Health Foundation, a philanthropic resource for nonprofit Banner Health, today announced that Chester Bennington, lead singer of the rock bands Linkin Park and Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington, has signed on as co-chair of the 5th annual Stars of the Season fundraising soirée for Banner Children’s at Cardon Children’s Medical Center. The event, which will establish integrative cancer care at the medical center, will be held Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Montelucia in Paradise Valley, AZ.

Button batteries - The tiny batteries can be dangerous - or even deadly
Living Well (April 2, 2014)

Children with respiratory health issues invited to attend Respiratory Camper Weekend 
MESA, AZ (March 20, 2014) – Children with respiratory health issues are invited to go to camp at Jackpot Ranch in Camp Verde, Arizona. Camp Soaring Eagle Foundation will offer the respiratory camper weekend on Friday, Friday, April 25 to Sunday, April 27. The medically-supervised excursion will feature activities including horseback riding, fishing, paddle boats, arts and crafts, archery and more. 

Cardon Children's Medical Center offers free music therapy
Fox 10 (March 3, 2014)

Playing through the pain Integrative therapy provides comfort, aide for patients at local hospitals
East Valley Tribune (Feb. 18, 2014)

9 easy tips to help allergy-proof your home (Feb. 17, 2014)

Project for Kids to Blanket Valley Airwaves with Clear Channel's Support
Clear Channel Phoenix to Hold Second Annual Radiothon for Banner Children’s
PHOENIX, Ariz. (Jan. 21, 2014) – Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Phoenix today unveiled Project for Kids, its second annual radiothon and fundraising event for Banner Children’s. The five-hour live broadcast will enlist community support for pediatric healthcare programs at Banner Children’s, and will air  on all eight Clear Channel Phoenix radio stations from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014.

40 bottles a day! Catching up with the Derrico quintuplets (Jan. 6, 2014)

Adilynn Overcomes CHARGE Syndrome
KPNX-12 (Jan. 6, 2014)

Tempe child fights through conglomeration of maladies
East Valley Tribune (Dec. 18, 2013)

Cheermobile to collect toy donations for patients
MESA, Ariz. (Nov. 26, 2013) – Banner Children’s invites Valley residents to help spread cheer to young hospital patients by donating toys which will be used during this holiday season and throughout next year. The brightly decorated Cheermobile will travel around the Valley leading up to the Christmas holiday, collecting donations for the toy closets at Cardon Children’s Medical Center in Mesa and Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale.

A tiding of comfort and joy in Cardon Children's toy closets
East Valley Tribune (Nov. 13, 2013)

Valley doctor explains concussion signs parents should look for
KNXV-15 (Nov. 12, 2013)

U.S. Hospitals Adopt Child-Friendly Tactics to Minimize Pain, Trauma
The Wallstreet Journal (Nov. 11, 2013)

‘Carnevale di Venezia’ a spectacular show for 4th annual Stars of the Season
Fundraising soirée raises more than $400,000 for NICU at Cardon Children’s Medical Center
PHOENIX, Ariz. (Oct. 30, 2013) – Maintaining its status as a successful star-studded affair, the fourth annual Stars of the Season fundraising soirée for Banner Children’s at Cardon Children’s Medical Center played to a packed house on Saturday, Oct. 26.

Rock stars visit local children's hospital
KPHO-5 (October 25, 2013)

Cancer survivor "Peps Up" current cancer patients
KPHO-5 (October 23, 2013)

Valley resident Chester Bennington from Linkin Park teams up with Stone Temple Pilots raising money
KNXV-15 (October 19, 2013)

Family taking quintuplets to hospital in Las Vegas
KTVK (September 20, 2013)

Quintuplets leave the valley for Las Vegas
KSAZ-10 (September 20, 2013)

Cardon Children’s Medical Center welcomes new administrator   
David Moromisato, MD, joins as new chief medical officer
MESA, Ariz. (Sept. 13, 2013) — David Moromisato, MD, has joined Cardon Children’s Medical Center as chief medical officer. Dr. Moromisato’s extensive medical background includes nearly 20 years of service in the health care industry.

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.

Chandler 10-year-old receives 100th blood transfusion from Mesa’s Cardon Children's
East Valley Tribune (September 4, 2013)

As dust storms arrive, local doctors warn adults, kids alike about Valley Fever
East Valley Tribune (July 27, 2013)

Monsoon season increases risk of exposure to Valley Fever, doctors warn
MESA, Ariz. (July 25, 2013) -- Cases of Valley Fever can increase significantly during the monsoon season, and Banner Health is working to raise public awareness of ways to avoid exposure, as well as to educate on the signs and symptoms of this potentially serious infection.

Fiesta Bowl Charities donation aids Mesa Ronald McDonald House
East Valley Tribune (July 22, 2013)

East Valley Children's Theatre making a difference in the lives of our patients
Doing More for Arizona Cox Charities (June 2013)

Free asthma checks offered by Banner Children’s
MESA and GLENDALE, Ariz. (June 4, 2013) – Banner Health will be offering free asthma screenings at Cardon Children’s Medical Center and Banner Thunderbird Medical Center on select days throughout the summer.

Entertainment set for 4th annual Stars of the Season
PHOENIX (May 29, 2013) – This October, guests of the 4th annual Stars of the Season, the signature fundraising event for Banner Children’s at Cardon Children’s Medical Center, will be treated to live entertainment by rock band Stone Temple Pilots. The band recently announced the addition of Chester Bennington as its new singer.

Enter Banner Children's Fit Kid Family Challenge
MESA, Ariz. (Feb. 22, 2013) – As part of its effort to promote healthy lifestyles, Banner Children’s is searching for the 2013 Fit Kid Family – a Valley family that is dedicated to being active and healthy this year.

‘Banner Children’s Healthmobile’ to treat thousands of uninsured Valley youth
PHOENIX, Ariz. (Jan. 8, 2013) – Banner Health soon will offer an ongoing mobile health unit which will travel to schools throughout the Valley each week to provide primary care for thousands of uninsured and underinsured children. The new service begins Jan. 14.

2012 News and Press Releases

Ronald McDonald House to open at Cardon Children's Medical Center
MESA, Ariz. (Nov. 12, 2012): The Valley of the Sun will be home to a third Ronald McDonald House, and the first in the East Valley, when a former health care facility on the campus of Cardon Children’s Medical Center in Mesa is converted into a 10,255 square foot home-away-from home.

Families in need receive food, a place to stay
Fox 10 News Phoenix (Nov. 14, 2012)

Mesa to add Ronald McDonald house for 2013
KTAR (Nov. 14, 2012)

Linkin Park's Bennington visits Cardon patients in Mesa
The Arizona Republic (Oct. 26, 2012)

California’s fantastic five delivered in Arizona
Press Release (Oct. 2, 2012)

Valley doctor builds reputation for saving multiple births
The Arizona Republic (Oct. 2, 2012)

Multiple-birth specialist returns to the Valley, quints follow
Press release (Sept. 6, 2012)

Cardon Children's patient connected by Phoenix Coyotes' spirit
The Arizona Republic (May 13, 2012)

Cardon Children's partners with City of Mesa to keep kids fit
City of Mesa (April 12, 2012)

Groups spread the message of water safety
The Arizona Republic (April 1, 2012)

2012 Walk for Water Safety to help promote awareness (March 27, 2012)

Medical changes often mean little sign of major surgery
The East Valley Tribune (March 22, 2012)

Why hospital volunteers keep coming back
Arizona Republic (March 14, 2012)

Enter the Fit Kid Family contest
Press Release (March 13, 2012)

Art by Cardon Children's patients to be featured in gallery
Press Release (Feb. 27, 2012)

Quads delivered at Banner Desert; cared for Cardon Children's  Press Release (Jan. 27, 2012)

Telepsych being tested at five Valley hospitals
KTAR (Jan. 10, 2012)

 2011 News

Cardon Children's to host bone marrow drive
Press Release (Oct. 27, 2011)

Mesa boy has surgery to remove
broken pencil from eye
The Arizona Republic (Oct. 21,2011)

Virus has Valley doctors nervous for fall season
ABC-15 (Oct. 5, 2011)

New product shows promise in combating lice
KTAR (Sept. 29, 2011)

Banner Health Cardon honored for achievements in interactive patient care (Sept. 12, 2011)  

Chester Bennington headlines Children's Center benefit
The Arizona Republic (Sept. 9, 2011)

Budget cuts take toll on in-hospital Cardon Children's School
The Arizona Republic (Sept. 1, 2011)

Valley doctors warn parents about dangers of hot pavement (Aug. 24, 2011)

Banner Desert debuts emergency wing
The Arizona Republic (Aug. 12, 2011)

Croup cases rising in Mesa children
KTAR (Aug. 8, 2011)

Expert: Kids should take homemade lunch three times a week
KTAR (Aug. 4, 2011)

Epilepsy surgery offers kids new options
The Arizona Republic (July 12, 2011)

Chandler teenager survives attack by elephant in Thailand
The Arizona Republic (June 23, 2011)

Allergies can trigger hidden asthma
ABC-15 (April 13, 2011)

Scorpion season brings more stings to Valley hospitals
KTAR 92.3 FM (March 31, 2011)

Cardon Children's to host child abuse seminar
Press Release (March 29, 2011)

Chicago Cubs charitable golf tournament benefits Cardon Children's (March 18, 2011)

Video: The lifelong impacts of non-fatal drownings
Raising Arizona Kids YouTube Channel (March 2011)

Banner surgeons train in mobile operating room
East Valley Tribune (Feb. 28, 2011)

Video: What's in your first aid kit?
Raising Arizona Kids YouTube Channel (February 2011)

Video: Tips on car seat safety
Raising Arizona Kids YouTube Channel (January 2011)

Cardon Children's Medical Center
1400 S. Dobson Road
Mesa, AZ 85202
(480) 412-KIDS (5437)
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