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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Sept. 7, 2023) – Folks in Scottsdale and other local communities were recently invited to tour the new Banner Sports Medicine Scottsdale. Athletic trainers and medical experts were on hand to talk about the range of services the new facility offers to beginning and experienced athletes.
Those in attendance had the opportunity to participate in numerous activities within the Banner High Performance Center, whether that was using the instrumented treadmills with motion capture, or testing out the golf simulator, with its motion capture cameras that monitor swing and ball/club performance metrics.
In addition to seeing the new athletic equipment and learning more about the technology used to measure athletes’ performance, attendees were able to enjoy snacks, beverages, a photo booth and a live DJ as they explored the three-story, 80,520 square foot center. The Arizona Diamondbacks and Phoenix Suns, proud sports partners of Banner Health and the grand opening event sponsors, even sent their mascots - Baxter the Bobcat and Go the Gorilla - to celebrate with the families in attendance.
“Our open house was nothing short of a success,” said Shelly Massingale, senior director of Banner Health’s service line administration for Sports Medicine. “It was a joy to see families having so much fun utilizing our technology and participating in the activities in the High Performance Center. Having the local team mascots there and having the Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Diamondbacks sponsoring the entire event made it so special. It was so exciting to have our community come to Scottsdale to see and participate in all that we offer at Banner Sports Medicine.”
The Banner Sports Medicine High Performance Center delivers care to athletes of all ages and levels. It also offers fully instrumental Major League Baseball grade pitching and hitting tunnels, sports medicine and injury prevention, thorough training and skill development, recovery, regeneration and sports nutrition. The center also includes orthopedic, concussion and surgical care, as well as physical therapy and sports psychology.
Banner Health is one of the largest, secular nonprofit health care systems in the country. In addition to 33 hospitals, Banner also has an academic division, Banner – University Medicine, and a partnership with one of the world’s leading cancer programs, Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center. Banner’s array of services includes a health-insurance division, employed physician groups, outpatient surgery centers, urgent care locations, home care and hospice services, retail pharmacies, stand-alone imaging centers, physical therapy and rehabilitation, behavioral health services, a research division and a nursing registry. To make health care easier, 100% of Banner-employed doctors are available for virtual visits, and Banner operates a free 24/7 nurse line for health questions or concerns. Patients may also reserve spots at Banner Urgent Care locations and can book appointments online with many Banner-employed doctors. Headquartered in Arizona, Banner Health also has locations in California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. For more information, visit bannerhealth.com.