Banner Community Benefits in Arizona
In Arizona, Banner Health, the state's largest health care provider, offers several programs to improve our communities' health; many are supported by Arizona foundations.
At Banner Gateway Medical Center, almost 100 kids come to the hospital every month to learn about different health careers as part of the Highland High School's Career Club.
At Banner Sun Health Research Institute, 18 high school seniors and college undergraduates participate in a paid internship to work with nationally renowned physicians and researchers.
|Community Health Nurse:|
Banner Health brings health care services to those who can't easily access them.
Every month, a community health nurse visits 25 communities in the east Phoenix metro area. She has seen as many as 1,600 patients in one month.
She checks blood pressure and blood glucose and provides education and counseling to patients who don't have a physician or may have trouble getting to their doctor's offices.
As part of the hospital's trauma prevention program, the coordinator works to keep the community accident-free by participating in health fairs, seat belt education programs and health education for high school and elementary-school kids. Information is also presented at other safety workshops.