Thank you for your interest in applying to the medical staff of Banner Boswell Medical Center. We hope you will find the resources on this site useful and informative.
Please review the valuable information provided below as well as the following:
Completion of both the system and the Banner Boswell orientation module is required prior to approval of privileges and can be completed anytime while your medical staff application is in process.
Complete the initial application today.
If you have questions or need assistance in completing this orientation module, you may contact Medical Staff Services direct at (623) 832-5550.
Stop by Medical Staff Services to obtain your ID badge. You will need to provide a legible government-issued ID card (current driver’s license, military ID or passport) prior to having your procedure/clinical privileges activated so that you can begin practicing at Banner Boswell.
Providers, allied health practitioners, residents and students must wear a Banner identification badge while on campus for:
Covered parking for physicians is located in the parking garage on the northwest corner of campus at 105th Ave. and Thunderbird Blvd. Your ID badge gives you access.
The provider lounge is a private cafe for physician and allied health practitioners. Located on the ground floor, across from the Medical Staff Services office, the provider lounge offers breakfast and lunch, as well as snacks throughout the day. Lunch is served Monday – Friday.
We want to make it as easy as possible for you to admit your patients to Banner Boswell Medical Center.
A physician order is required for all patient admissions to Banner Boswell Medical Center.
Patients may be treated only by providers who have submitted proper credentials and have been duly appointed to membership on the medical staff.
The attending/admitting physician or designee shall call Bed Placement with the provisional diagnosis prior to their patient’s admission. Providers will be required to submit the following information:
In certain situations insurance information is necessary to ensure prior authorization is received.
A patient placement representative will arrange for bed assignment if a bed is available or will place the patient on a waiting list. If a direct admit is in advance of a procedure, the placement representative keeps the information until the procedure date, but providers should keep in mind there may be delays due to patient census.
Banner Boswell's admitting department is open 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday - Friday, and 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. weekends and holidays. You can reach them by calling (623) 832-5377. After hours, admitting services are provided by Emergency Registration Staff.
Banner Boswell Medical Center provides in-house hospitalist coverage for patients. Hospitalists provide acute inpatient care 24/7, assisting providers on admission and discharge, as well as coordinate care for inpatients during their hospital stay.
Talk with a hospitalist direct by contacting the Banner Boswell operator at (623) 832-4000 and asking for the hospitalist on call.
Access after-hours assistance
Bed placement is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
However, if you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the House Supervisor on duty by calling (623) 832-4000 and requesting “House Supervisor at Banner Boswell."
The House Supervisor is available from 6 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 24-hours/day on week-ends.
If you are looking to schedule a test or a procedure for your patient, we have direct contact numbers available for you and your staff to make it as easy as possible.
Specialty areas that have direct numbers include:
Surgical Cases in Main Operating Rooms
Banner Boswell Medical Staff Services can provide you with a digital or printed phone list with all surgical scheduling and physician contact phone numbers. Contact Medical Staff Services at (623) 832-5550 to request the list.
Banner Boswell Medical Center provides patients with online pre-registration. This secure, online system allows patients to pre-register for scheduled visits in advance, at their convenience, from home or office.
Since Banner Boswell Medical Center is an all electronic medical records facility, Medical Records, or Health Information Management Services (HIMS), can be reached by email or telephone.
You can contact HIMS direct at 623- 832-5314
Other services offered by HIMS include:
Clinical Documentation Specialists
Compliant Documentation Management Program (CDMP) assists the physician, via the documentation clarification and coding process, to provide the most accurate and compliant documentation for each patient.
Banner Boswell provides Clinical Documentation Specialists (CDSs) to assist physicians by providing the most up-to-date clinical knowledge and Medicare requirements to all documentation options. CDSs also can provide physicians with the impact these options can have on severity ratings.
CDSs can be utilized concurrently on the floors and will assist the physicians in using compliant language in addition to helping with communication to the hospital coders.
You can reach the Banner Boswell Clinical Documentation Specialists by calling (480) 294-8056.
The Banner Boswell Clinical Laboratory has a full complement of state-of-the-art analytical equipment and qualified personnel.
Our Laboratory team includes four pathologists, twenty-six phlebotomists, and forty clinical laboratory scientists who perform testing 24 hours/day seven days a week.
Our pathologists belong to a network of over sixty pathologists/PhDs with expertise in all pathology subspecialties including:
Banner Boswell Clinical Laboratory provides the comprehensive testing, clinical information reporting, and customer service needed to ensure the best care for our patients.
The Banner Health intranet (internal website) has a Systemwide Link: From an on-campus computer or through VPN choose --Departments >Laboratories> Hospital Specific Information. Then choose the Boswell link and select Lab Services, which provides Banner Boswell site-specific test information regarding specimen collection, tests available, result reporting, expected turn-around-times, critical values, reflex testing and instructions for general specimen collection and for microbiology testing. Contact information for key laboratory personnel is available through this employee website link.
Our commitment to quality assurance and continual improvement provides you with reliable and timely test results
The physician integration department, located in Administration, is a resource for physicians and their office staff. As a point of contact when you have questions, suggestions or other concerns, physician integration can also assist you with:
To contact Aimee Dobson, our physician integration program director, please call (623) 832-5678 or email her.
What is a provider's role in a fire emergency?
We ask all our associates, support staff and providers to utilize the RACE acronym when confronted by a fire situation. RACE stands for:
In addition, it's important that all providers know how to use a fire extinguisher.
Think the PASS acronym:
Medical gas shutoff valve locations vary depending on department, but are labeled and typically located in corridors/hallways. Under authorization of the House Supervisor, Facilities and Respiratory Services are the only departments permitted to shut off medical gas valves. Contact the House Supervisor to call a Code RED as soon as you are alerted to a fire in your area.
What is a provider's role during disasters?
The medical staff leaders assist with identifying volunteer providers as necessary, and provide oversight of the professional performance of volunteer practitioners who receive disaster privileges through: