Parking

Self-parking is available on the north side of the facility.

RV Parking and Other Lodging

To accommodate the families of patients who have traveled to the Phoenix area to get treatment at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, limited RV parking spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis. To reserve a space, please call us at (480) 256-6444 and ask for Security.

There are also several hotels that are located near our campus. You can speak with your clinical navigator or patient financial services specialist and they will assist you in making arrangements. 

Boutique of Hope and Gift Shop

The Boutique of Hope, located on the 2nd floor, is a specialty shop that offers an array of products designed to enhance appearance, boost self-confidence and help make the recovery process more comfortable. Our gift shops have just what you need, learn more.

Dining

The Salt River Bistro is located in the main lobby and offers sandwiches, salads and soups as well as a full coffee bar.

Garden of Hope

The Garden of Hope symbolizes the journey patients and their families often travel. There are several gardens within the healing courtyard for patients and visitors to enjoy.

Chaplains & Chapel

In addition to caring for your body, we want to support your mind and spirit. Our non-denominational chaplains can work with you and your health care team to ensure good communication about your personal goals in all aspects of your care. There is a non-denominational chapel located on the first floor of Banner Gateway Medical Center across the street from Banner MD Anderson. The Chapel is open at all times for prayer and meditation. 

Special Features

At Banner MD Anderson, we have many special features to help us provide you with the best cancer care. They include:

Convenience, accessibility and healing are the cornerstones of the center. Its design merges the “high tech” world of medicine with the “high touch” needs of cancer patients to provide customized, holistic care. The center’s unique environment incorporates proven evidence-based design theories to enhance healing such as natural light, artwork, water features and views of nature.

Patient and family amenities include:

  • Expansive lobbies
  • Outdoor balconies for infusion therapy
  • Larger patient rooms and treatment areas
  • Patient and family support

For more than 70 years, MD Anderson has been defined by a single, powerful idea – to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research, prevention and education. Now, this powerful commitment to cancer care is available to Arizona residents faced with a cancer diagnosis.

Banner Health and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center opened the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center on Sept. 26, 2011 on the campus of Banner Gateway Medical Center in Gilbert, Arizona. The center joins Banner Health, one of the country’s largest nonprofit hospital systems, with MD Anderson, internationally renowned for its cancer treatment and research, to deliver unprecedented levels of cancer care in Arizona.

MD Anderson Cancer Center has been ranked in the top two cancer centers in the nation since the U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” survey began 25 years ago. Their international leadership in clinical practice and research has led to new treatment standards worldwide.

Symbols of Hope

From the Tree of Hope in the main lobby to the Lantern of Hope that lights up the night sky, symbols of hope are all around at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center. But hope is more than a word at the cancer center. It is a symbol of the empowerment patients have to participate in their care. To our staff, HOPE stands for Helping Oncology Patients to be Empowered. Our staff and physicians provide patients and their loved ones with information, education and support to help them find their own symbols of hope throughout their cancer journey.

Lantern of Hope

Patients, families and staff are greeted by the Lantern of Hope, a four-story aluminum luminaria that glows a rainbow of colors. The luminaria features cutouts shaped like the Palo Verde tree, considered a “nursing plant” for the shelter it provides other desert flora and fauna. The lantern represents the compassionate and dedicated experts who provide shelter and who nurture the patients inside, giving them the hope and strength they need while dealing with their health challenges.

Tree of Hope

Patients and visitors are encouraged to tie colored ribbons to the Tree of Hope in recognition of those touched by cancer. The Tree of Hope was donated by the Cancer Center’s first CEO Pam Nenaber as a symbol of hope and compassion.

Garden of Hope

The Garden of Hope provides a momentary escape from treatment for patients and families. Three gardens – the Water, Zen and Togetherness gardens – symbolize the journey patients and their families often travel. The Water Garden creates a tranquil environment representing the beginning of the cancer journey, while stepping stones in the Zen Garden resemble challenges patients face along their journey. The Togetherness Garden is designed for patients and families to gather and reflect on their journey as they look upon the Togetherness Sculpture representing the survivor, their family and friends.

Radiation Bell

The Soleri bell, created by the artisans at Arcosanti, is the final symbol of hope. Patients ring the bell at the completion of their radiation treatment, symbolizing the end of the long, difficult journey they have endured. Irve “Chuck” Le Moyne, a cancer survivor and donator of the original bell at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, began the bell-ringing tradition to give patients a much-needed sense of closure after completion of radiation therapy. Patients also read his original poem: “Ring this bell, three times well, its toll to clearly say/My treatment’s done, this course is run, and I am on my way!”