Arizona Regional Medical Center in Apache Junction will join Banner Health, Arizona’s largest and busiest health system. The hospital is anticipated to join Banner on May 15, pending Banner Health Board of Directors approval, and will be re-named in the coming months to identify it as a Banner hospital.
“We’re extremely pleased to have this opportunity to expand Banner’s non-profit mission of excellent patient care through this new facility,” said Banner’s Arizona East Region president Becky Kuhn. Banner Health was recently recognized as a 2013 Top 15 Health System in the nation for clinical excellence by Truven Health Analytics, formerly Thomson Reuters. There were 328 health systems across the nation evaluated for this recognition.
“Apache Junction residents can count on the collaboration and innovative processes and use of technologies that are the foundation of Banner’s ability to provide industry-leading care,” said Kuhn.
The 30-bed hospital, which currently has a major focus on cardiovascular care, will expand its focus to provide general hospital care. Banner is working to share details about these services with Apache Junction residents as soon as possible. The medical center will also serve as a gateway to Banner’s array of specialized services.
“Wherever Banner has facilities, we offer care to serve the needs of a community, and we are very pleased to be able to meet the needs of people who live in Apache Junction,” Kuhn stated. “We’re also honored that the many outstanding employees of this hospital will be joining the Banner team,” she added.