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3 Banner Health facilities among U.S. News’ ‘Best Hospitals’

In today’s U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals issue, three Banner Health hospitals are ranked in the top 50 hospitals nationally for specialty care areas.  In addition, four of the top 10 hospitals in the Arizona ranking are Banner hospitals. Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix is recognized nationally for geriatrics, nephrology, and urology.… Read More →

Banner Health partners with Safeway for store-based health clinics

Banner Health continues its transformation to become more consumer focused with the opening of three new retail-based health clinics in August. The Banner Quick Care clinics will be located in Safeway grocery stores in Chandler, Tempe and Tucson. The Chandler and Tempe locations will open on Aug. 1, and the Tucson location on Aug. 9.… Read More →

Banner Health names new chief financial officer

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Banner Health has announced that Dennis Laraway will join the organization as chief financial officer beginning Sept. 29. Laraway is returning to the Valley, having previously served as vice president and chief financial officer for St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center from 2002 to 2006. He comes to Banner from Memorial Hermann Health System in… Read More →

Banner Urgent Care reduces wait times with online feature

Banner Health recently added an online feature that will increase comfort and convenience for patients receiving care at Banner Urgent Care facilities. The new online reservation system allows patients to virtually “save their spot in line,” thus avoiding the need to sit in waiting rooms when they aren’t feeling well. Patients using the online check-in… Read More →

Banner Desert Medical Center now has all-female leadership team

Banner Desert Medical Center’s executive leadership team is now comprised entirely of women, following the recent addition of Chief Operating Officer Cristal Mackay. The facility’s leadership team also includes Laura Robertson, CEO; Tanya Kne, chief medical officer; Cindy Helmich, chief nursing officer; Cheryl Tong, chief financial officer. Many members of this team also lead Cardon… Read More →

Who are the the most likable CEOs in the Valley?

Have you ever wondered who the most likable CEOs in the Valley might be? To find out about the most likable CEOs, Owler, a pioneer in crowd-sourced information that’s building the world’s largest database of company and executive information, released its first report on CEO Likability. Owler’s analysis, which parsed thousands of CEO reviews from site… Read More →

How developers saved time and millions on $418M hospital project

developers behind Banner University Medical Center Phoenix

It has been said that two minds are better than one. This concept holds true for Banner Health, which has saved millions of dollars and precious time by utilizing an integrated project delivery (IPD) process for two of its latest multi-million-dollar developments. An IPD is defined as a collaborative approach that combines systems, business structures,… Read More →

Banner Health branches out with new institute model

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Phoenix-based Banner Health has unveiled an innovative approach to academic medicine with an “institute-model” that delivers patients highly-coordinated care with multiple medical specialty services in one central location.  As the health care industry continues to evolve and strives to find efficiencies and models of care that generate positive outcomes, Banner Health has embraced this approach… Read More →

Cox Charities seeks grant applicants for 2017 cycle

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Cox Charities is asking Arizona nonprofits that focus on K−12 youth and education programs to submit proposals for grants valued at $10,000 or less. This year’s grant cycle is now open and closes on May 31. The grant application can be found online at and can be viewed once a login is created. In… Read More →

Banner Health and Mayo researchers target Parkinson’s disease

Researchers at Banner Sun Health Research Institute and Mayo Clinic are continuing to study how to diagnose early Parkinson’s disease. The research team’s most recent article titled, “Peripheral Synucleinopathy in Early Parkinson’s Disease: Submandibular Gland Needle Biopsy Findings” has been recognized by Movement Disorders, the official journal of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorders Society,… Read More →

Az Business magazine names 2017 Healthcare Leadership Awards finalists

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Az Business magazine’s Healthcare Leadership Awards is this Thursday, May 4. The 10th annual Health Care Leadership Awards honors the women, men and institutions that bring excellence and innovation to Arizona’s healthcare sector. Not only are these healthcare leaders improving lives of Arizonans, they are having a global impact on treatment and care. The awards ceremony will be… Read More →

Banner Desert Medical Center launches trauma services

Banner Desert Medical Center has received provisional designation as a State Level I Trauma Center, from the Arizona Department of Health Services Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma System, enabling the facility to provide the highest level of trauma care for patients ages 15 and older. Banner Desert expects to see more than 2,200… Read More →

Banner MD Anderson offers drug for neuroendocrine cancer

A new option for patients with a rare gastrointestinal tumor now is available at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Gilbert as part of an expanded access clinical trial. The investigational drug is available to eligible patients with inoperable neuroendocrine carcinoma of midgut origin (carcinoid of the digestive tract), offering an alternative for patients who… Read More →

How Midtown Phoenix turned into a submarket hotspot

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The seeds for Midtown’s success were planted more than a decade ago. The downturn brought a drought to the real estate market, but with a slow and steady recovery acting as the rain, those seeds are now growing and spurring additional growth. A culmination of factors led to the re-gentrification of Midtown, which is now… Read More →