Banner Health
Making healthcare easier

Emergency Services at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center

We recognize that emergencies are often stressful situations. That’s why we take pride in ensuring your visit to the Emergency room at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center goes as smoothly and quickly as possible.

The triage process helps determine the severity of the patient’s condition to assure that the most urgent patients are seen by a health care provider first. As in most hospital emergency rooms across the country, patients receive treatment based on the severity of their emergency, not the order of arrival.

Language and interpretive services are available at all Banner facilities; please ask your nurse or Emergency department receptionist about them.

Specialized Pediatric Care

Banner Thunderbird Medical Center features a separate Pediatric Emergency department that includes its own waiting area and dedicated treatment rooms. Banner Thunderbird recognizes that children are not small adults and that they require specialized care. That’s why our Pediatric Emergency department is staffed by specially trained nurses and board-certified pediatric emergency physicians.

Level 1 Trauma Center

We are proud to announce Banner Thunderbird is now a Level I Adult Trauma Center for patients 15 and older. Designation as an Arizona Level I Trauma Center means Banner Thunderbird can provide total care for every aspect of injury, greatly reducing the need to transfer patients outside the area for life-saving treatment. Examples of injuries a Level I can treat include traumatic car crash injuries, gunshot victims, stab wounds and traumatic brain injuries.