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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 →

CORE Institute Opens 5th Physical Therapy Location


To support its growth and complement their orthopedic practice in the East Valley, The CORE Institute announced it has opened a new Physical Therapy location on the Banner Desert Medical Center campus at 1450 S. Dobson Rd. Suite A-302 in Mesa. “The CORE Institute is excited to expand our physical therapy services to effectively serve… Read More →

Banner Desert Welcomes Neurosurgeon

Sun Health

Dr. Nevra King, a neurosurgeon, has joined Banner Desert Medical Center. King comes to Phoenix from the United States Air Force where she served as Director of Neurotrauma and staff neurosurgeon at Wilfred Hall Medical Center at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. King was born and raised in Turkey where she… Read More →

Physician Joins Banner Desert Medical Center

Sun Health
by in Healthcare

Dr. Tristram Horton, a neurosurgeon, has joined the team at Banner Desert Medical Center as Director of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery. Horton comes to Arizona from the University of Michigan, where he served in the Department of Neurosurgery as a clinical lecturer. Dr. Horton is a neurovascular surgeon, capable of doing both open surgery and… 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

by in Business News | Healthcare

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 →

Elizabeth Reich, Make-A-Wish Foundation Of Arizona

Elizabeth Reich - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012

Elizabeth Reich, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona, discusses how Make-A-Wish was founded, its challenges, how they make wishes happen and more. Elizabeth Reich Title: President and CEO Company: Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona What is something people don’t know about Make-A-Wish? Most people don’t know that it was founded here in Arizona in… Read More →

Please Do Not Disturb: Hospital Construction Zone

Hospital Construction - AZRE Magazine November/December 2011
by in Construction

During hospital construction, constant planning and communication are top priorities for healthcare builders The foremost focus in upgrading or expanding a hospital is keeping the work concealed from the patients. So says Steve Whitworth, Kitchell’s Healthcare Division manager, about hospital construction. It’s not like adding or enlarging a store in a retail center, which might… Read More →