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Somos Banner Health: Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month


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PHOENIX, Ariz. (Sept. 15, 2023) – Starting this month through Oct. 15, Banner Health is releasing a series of stories to help celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month.

This series called Somos Banner Health, will highlight some of our team members, their journeys, diverse backgrounds, and significant contributions to our patients and their colleagues.

Media is invited to use any section of the interviews, which will be provided in both English and Spanish on our Banner Health Newsroom. We’ll post one story per week during National Hispanic Heritage Month. Our series includes the following interviews and profiles:

  • Dr. Dayana M. Dominguez Batista - Pediatric Pulmonology, Banner Thunderbird Medical Center
  • María Hert Ibarra - Environmental Services Assistant, Banner Estrella Medical Center
  • Dr. Valentina Guisays - Bioinformatics, Banner Alzheimer's Institute
  • Dr. Andrew R Valenzuela - Sleep Medicine, Banner Thunderbird Medical Center and Banner Desert Medical Center

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

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