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8 Banner Health facilities earn stroke quality awards


The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Stroke Association (ASA) have recognized eight Banner Health facilities in Arizona with the Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement award.  These Banner facilities earned the coveted Quality award by meeting certain quality achievement measures and seamlessly implementing crucial programs and procedures such as… Read More →

Banner Health announces executive leadership changes


Banner Health announced a shift in hospital executive leadership in its Arizona East Region last week. These changes were effective on Monday, March 16. The transition began with the promotion of Todd Werner, former Chief Executive Officer at Banner Gateway Medical Center and Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, who was appointed to serve as President… Read More →

Banner Hospital CEO Elected to Council of Regents

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Laura Robertson, RN, and chief executive officer of Banner Baywood Medical Center and Banner Heart Hospital, has been appointed to the Council of Regents, the legislative body of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). The Council of Regents serves as the link between ACHE and its members by approving governance and membership regulations. The… Read More →

Laura Robertson – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Laura Robertson – CEO, Banner Baywood Medical Center and Banner Heart Hospital Robertson began her nursing career at Banner Health in 1988 at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center. A cardiac nurse with nearly 20 years experience, she has served in a variety of staff and management positions, including Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit director. In 2010,… Read More →

Armendariz named PR director for Banner East Region


Rebecca Armendariz, 27, public relations specialist at Banner Health, has been named public relations director for Banner Arizona East Region, effective June 24. She will oversee the public relations efforts at the following Banner Health facilities: Banner Baywood Medical Center, Banner Behavioral Health Hospital, Banner Desert Medical Center, Banner Gateway Medical Center, Banner Goldfield Medical… Read More →

Banner Goldfield Medical Center will open on Friday

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Banner Goldfield Medical Center (formerly Arizona Regional Medical Center) will open its doors for patient care at 7 a.m. on Friday, June 14. The hospital has been temporarily closed for one month while Banner systems and practices were implemented. During that time, new technology and equipment was installed and hospital staff underwent training. Banner Goldfield… Read More →

Banner Baywood earns certification

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Banner Baywood Medical Center is the first hospital in Arizona to earn certification for Disease-Specific Care in hip fracture management and one of 15 nationwide to receive this distinction. The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ was awarded to Banner Baywood for its compliance with the organization’s national standards for healthcare quality and safety in… Read More →

Banner honors Employees for Community Service

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Banner Health has recognized five outstanding employees with a Paul L. Singer Award, an award that honors those who not only make a difference in people’s lives through excellent patient care, but through extraordinary volunteer work and community service. Now in its 25th year, the Singer Awards honors Banner Health employees and their impressive community… Read More →

Arizona’s Health Care Providers Are Working To Eradicate On-Site Infections

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Hospital-acquired infections — illnesses that attack patients after they have been admitted — have health care officials taking myriad steps to combat, control and prevent this insidious enemy. One of those steps is a name change courtesy of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. They now are called healthcare-associated infections, or HAIs. Jessica… Read More →