Banner Ironwood Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary

November 12, 2015

Hospital has cared for more than 11,000 inpatients since opening in 2010.

SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. – Banner Ironwood Medical Center is celebrating its five-year anniversary this month. Since opening its doors on Nov. 1, 2010, the hospital has served as an important resource for the growing San Tan Valley and Queen Creek communities.

By the numbers, in the past five years Banner Ironwood has had:

  • 11,267 inpatients
  • 68,100 Emergency department visits (through July 2015)
  • 4,351 births

The hospital opened with 278 staff members and today employs 286.

“Although I only recently joined Banner Ironwood, it is apparent this is a team that strives for excellence and is committed to our community and our patients’ health,” said Sharon Lind, CEO of Banner Ironwood Medical Center. “I am proud of what we have accomplished and look forward to more successes as we continue to grow with our community.”

As part of its anniversary celebration, Banner Ironwood invites community members to participate in The Ironwood Charity Motorcycle Ride and Free Community Fair on Nov. 14 benefiting The Ironwood Charity of Caring. The event begins with a motorcycle ride at 10 a.m. at the Superstition Harley-Davidson, 2910 Apache Trail in Apache Junction, and finishes at Banner Ironwood, 37000 N. Gantzel Road in San Tan Valley, where a free community health fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The fair will feature local vendors serving up food, fun events for kids, a silent auction and a chance to meet local health care providers.

Banner Ironwood Medical Center provides patient care to the San Tan Valley and Queen Creek communities, including emergency services, intensive care, surgery, obstetrics and medical imaging. Banner Ironwood is part of Banner Health, a nonprofit healthcare system with 29 hospitals in seven states, and represents a significant long-term investment in medical excellence for the East Valley.