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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. 

U.S. News & World Report in July released its annual Best Hospitals, the publication’s 23rd annual edition, which showcases more than 720 of the nation’s roughly 5,000 hospitals. Fewer than 150 are nationally ranked in at least one of 16 medical specialties. The hospital rankings, said U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow, are like a GPS-type aid to help steer patients to hospitals with strong skills in the procedures and medical conditions that present the biggest challenges.

“All of these hospitals are the kinds of medical centers that should be on your list when you need the best care,” said Comarow. “They are where other hospitals send the toughest cases.”

Banner Estrella was ranked as highly performing in the following specialties:

  • Diabetes & Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Geriatrics
  • Nephrology
  • Pulmonology
  • Urology
  • Orthopedics

“We are pleased to be recognized as the leading provider in the communities we serve,” said Banner Health President and CEO Peter S. Fine.

The complete rankings and methodology from U.S. News are available at

About Banner Estrella Medical Center
Located on the southeast corner of the Loop 101 Freeway and Thomas Road, nonprofit Banner Estrella Medical Center is a 214-bed full-service hospital offering general surgery, orthopedics, women and infants services, a full cardiac program with open-heart surgery, emergency services, and medical imaging services. Banner Estrella is part of Banner Health, the leading provider of health care services in the Valley with 11 hospitals.

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