Thank you for your interest in applying to the medical staff of Banner Thunderbird Medical Center. We hope you will find the resources on this site useful and informative.
Completion of both the system and the Banner Thunderbird 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 (602) 865-5915.
Once you have been granted membership and/or privileges you may obtain your ID Badge from Medical Staff Services. You will need to provide a legible government-issued ID card (current driver’s license, military ID or passport). Physicians, residents, and allied health practitioners must wear BTMC photo identification badges while on campus for access to restricted areas including the physician dining room and identity verification for patients, staff, and others.
Vehicle information such as make/model, color, year, state and license plate number is required to obtain your parking pass. Reserved parking in the garages on the east and south sides of the campus is available for physicians. The gate requires a badge swipe for access. Other covered parking is available on the surface lots off Thunderbird Road and near the entrance to the Emergency department on the east side of the campus. Several places are reserved for delivering OB physicians.
The physician lounge is located on the Lower Level near the B tower. Breakfast is available from 6 a.m. – 9 a.m. and lunch is available from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday – Friday. Your badge provides access to the lounge.
If you observe suspicious conduct or behavior while on hospital property or if you or someone else is the victim of a crime, call security dispatch at:
The Medical Staff Services Department provides administrative support to the Medical Staff, ensuring regulatory compliance, publishing Emergency department call schedules, performing credentialing and re-credentialing functions, and supporting the departments and committees of the Medical Staff.
They also maintain the Medical Staff Bylaws and Rules and Regulations and serve as a liaison between medical staff and administration.
Medical Staff Services is located on the Lower Level of the medical center between the 5555 Cafe (cafeteria) and the Physician Dining Room.
Office Hours: Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Phone: (602) 865-5915
Fax: (602) 865-5935
We want to make it as easy as possible for you to admit your patients to Banner Thunderbird Medical Center. A physician order is required for all patient admissions to Banner Thunderbird Medical Center. Patients may be treated only by providers who have submitted proper credentials and have been granted privileges on the medical staff.
Your patient does not have to be sent to the ED to get admitted! Call Bed Placement (602) 865-4444 for direct admits, and be prepared to provide 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 Thunderbird 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.
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.
Cardiac Catheterization Lab & Special Procedures
OB procedures, C-sections, i.e. NSTs, Amniocentesis, Versions and labor inductions
Surgical cases in the main operating rooms:
Medical Imaging procedures:
Outpatient Central Scheduling
Banner Thunderbird Medical Staff Services can provide you with an electronic list of physician phone numbers once you are a member of the medical staff. Contact Medical Staff Services at (602) 865-5915 to request the list.
Online Patient Registration
Patients may pre-register for scheduled visits in advance, at their convenience, from home or office, using a secure, online system located on Banner Health's website. Pre-registration forms must be submitted 48 hours prior to their visit. For more information, contact the Patient Registration department at (602) 865-5604.
Health Information Management Services (HIMS)
Clinical 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.
Clinical Documentation Specialists (CDSs) may be utilized concurrently on the units and will assist physicians in using compliant language in addition to helping with communication to the hospital coders.
Medical Records (or Health Information Management Services) can be reached by calling (602) 865-5880.
Other services offered by HIMS include:
Physician Integration is provided to help members of the medical staff integrate into the Banner Thunderbird community by: