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Banner Health launches pharmacy services division

Banner Health is improving medication management and providing more convenient access to pharmacy services for patients by launching a new Banner Pharmacy Services division. The new division will include a Banner Family Pharmacy network and a Compounding Pharmacy Center and will ensure improved care and services for patients and provide opportunities for cost savings through an integrated operational approach to pharmacy services throughout Banner.

The Banner Family Pharmacy will include a network of retail pharmacies placed within Banner Health hospitals and larger Banner Medical Group (BMG) health centers to provide patients with more convenient access to pharmacy services and medications. Banner Health pharmacists will provide counseling to improve outcomes, limit side effects and negative drug interactions and recommend cost-effective alternative medications. Most patients can also receive first doses of many medications before they leave the care setting, which will help with medication compliance.

Banner Health will also establish a Compounding Pharmacy Center that will insource and centralize compounding, packaging and distribution of many medications to Banner Health hospitals and Banner Family Pharmacies, ensuring greater quality control and cost savings.

Pam Nenaber has been named chief executive officer of Banner Pharmacy Services. Nenaber has extensive health care leadership experience. She most recently served as the chief operating officer for Banner Medical Group and prior to that, as chief executive officer at Banner Gateway Medical Center and Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Joining Nenaber in development of the new division is Tina Aramaki, PharmD, who has been hired as vice president of Banner Pharmacy Services. Aramaki has 33 years of pharmacy experience in progressive leadership positions and most recently served as system director of pharmacy services for Intermountain Healthcare. She will lead the design, development and implementation of Banner Health’s pharmacy services delivery model and will be responsible for all pharmaceutical operations across the system.

“The launch of our new Banner Pharmacy Services division allows us to implement a unique and comprehensive approach to pharmaceutical care for the benefit of our patients,” said Jim Fernando, Western Region president for Banner Health. “I’m confident that Pam and Tina’s leadership will guide us as we integrate pharmacy services across Banner’s entire continuum of care.”

Headquartered in Phoenix, Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country. The system manages 24 acute-care hospitals, the Banner Health Network and Banner Medical Group, long-term care centers, outpatient surgery centers and an array of other services including family clinics, home care and hospice services, and a nursing registry. Banner Health is in seven states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. For more information, visit www.BannerHealth.com.

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Banner Health Center preview on June 29

West Valley residents can tour the new Banner Health Center in Goodyear from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 29.The Center is designed to support high quality, convenient health care for the entire family.

Attendees will hear remarks by Banner Medical Group CEO Jim Brannon and Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord at 8:30 a.m., followed by a celebration including food, tours, giveaways, children’s activities and information about Banner Health facilities and services. Community members are invited to meet physicians and staff and even make an appointment.

“We want to become part of the fabric of the community by becoming the medical home residents look to for help in keeping their families healthy,” said Jim Brannon, chief executive officer of Banner Medical Group. “This Banner Health Center is designed to provide primary care to the entire family in one space. We want it to be the place you would choose for prevention, wellness, basic and complex medical care and the advice you need to thrive with chronic health conditions.”

At opening on July 10, staff physicians will include family practitioners and pediatricians. Banner Health Centers accept most insurance plans. The Center will be open extended hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Same-day appointments will also be available. Laboratory and X-ray services are also on-site.

Banner Health Center in Estrella will also be the gateway to the incredibly comprehensive services offered throughout Banner Health system, including Banner Estrella Medical Center and specialty facilities such as Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, Cardon Children’s Medical Center and Banner Concussion Center.

This location at 9780 South Estrella Parkway joins the existing Banner Health Centers offering health care where you want it and how you want it in Gilbert, Queen Creek, Surprise, Verrado and Maricopa, Ariz. as well as South Loveland, Colo. For more information on the Banner Health Center in Estrella, visit www.BannerHealth.com/HealthCenterEstrella.

Banner Goldfield Medical Center is newest Banner hospital

Banner Health has selected Banner Goldfield Medical Center as the name for its newest facility, reflecting the community’s top naming choice, as well as the natural and majestic environment provided by the Goldfield Mountains, located near the medical center.

The Banner Goldfield name replaces the name of Arizona Regional Medical Center, which will join Banner Health on May 15. The 30-bed hospital will serve as a gateway to Banner’s array of specialized services in the East Valley.

“The Banner Goldfield name was chosen for many factors including community preference, meaning and distinctiveness,” said Julie Nunley, CEO of Banner Ironwood (and Banner Goldfield, beginning May 15). “The Goldfield Mountains are a beautiful backdrop to the newest addition to the Banner family.”

To ensure the smoothest transition possible, Banner Goldfield will temporarily close beginning May 15, but will begin providing patient care again Friday, June 14.

This transition period will provide the time necessary to implement the many systems and practices that are the foundation of Banner Health’s standing as a top health system in the nation for clinical care. The time will also be used to install new technology and equipment and train staff.

Headquartered in Phoenix, Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country. The system manages 23 acute-care hospitals, the Banner Health Network and Banner Medical Group, long-term care centers, outpatient surgery centers and an array of other services including family clinics, home care and hospice services and a nursing registry. Banner Health is in seven states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. For more information, visit www.BannerHealth.com.

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East Valley Pediatrics joins Banner Medical Group

Banner Health announced that East Valley Pediatrics, with 18 physicians and three nurse practitioners serving patients in 11 east Valley locations, has joined Banner Medical Group (BMG). BMG, a part of Banner Health, will continue operating these East Valley Pediatric clinics in Apache Junction, Casa Grande, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa and Queen Creek. Two sites in Mesa and Gilbert will continue to provide after-hours services, as well.

“We are excited and honored that this high quality physician organization is joining Banner Medical Group,” said BMG CEO Jim Brannon. “East Valley Pediatrics has been serving families with outstanding care since 1998, and it’s our privilege to help continue this legacy of excellence.”

In addition to the 18 pediatricians and three nurse practitioners, 75 other health professionals will transition into BMG. The complete transition of East Valley Pediatrics into BMG is anticipated to be complete by Feb. 1, 2013.

“This is a wonderful complement to our overall development of Banner Children’s services,” said Brannon. “These services are across the Valley and include both outpatient settings like these clinics and inpatient facilities like Cardon Children’s Medical Center in Mesa and the Banner Thunderbird Children’s Center in Glendale,” Brannon added.

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Plaza Companies: Strong 3Q And More Than $8M In New Leases

Plaza Companies’ leasing team generated more than $8M in new and renewal leases in 3Q 2011.

The third quarter included 40 lease transactions totaling 88,000 SF throughout Plaza’s leasing communities in the West Valley, Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tucson.

The Plaza leasing team members involved with the 40 leases were Plaza Leasing Specialists Megan Sherwood, Bettina Hunt and Margaret Lloyd. Together, the leases and the company’s overall track record solidified Plaza’s place among the top 20 leasing firms in the Valley.

Some of the larger leases included:

  • Sonoran Life Solutions renewed and expanded their lease for 2,373 SF of space at Plaza Del Rio Medical Center II in Peoria.
  • Banner Medical Group committed to a 5-year lease at Thunderbird Medical in Glendale.
  • Najeet Gandhok, M.D. and David Kahn, M.D., of Sonoran Hematology, renewed and expanded their lease for 4,459 SF at Boswell West Medical Plaza in Sun City.
  • Family Practice Associates signed a lease for 3,538 SF of space in Paseo Medical and Dental in Glendale.
  • Heartland Health Therapy signed a 5-year lease at Estrella Medical Plaza in Phoenix.
  • Maryvale Pediatric Specialists signed a five-year lease for 3,317 SF at Rancho Santa Fe Center in Avondale.
  • George T. Christakos, DDS of Christakos Family Dentistry renewed their lease of 2,300 SF at Princess Medical Center in Scottsdale.
  • Darren Flowers, M.D. committed to an 8-year lease at Anthem Medical Plaza.

“We are pleased about the ongoing success on the leasing front, thanks to the focus by Plaza Companies team and their influence in the local commercial real estate industry,” says Sharon Harper, president & CEO of Plaza Companies. “This level of success really shows the expertise, depth of resources and reach our entire leasing team brings to each transaction.”

For more information on the Plaza Companies, visit plazano.com.

Plaza Companies Strong 3Q

Plaza Companies Posts Strong 3Q

Plaza Companies Posts Strong 3Q With More Than $8M in New Leases

Plaza Companies’ leasing team generated more than $8M in new and renewal leases in 3Q 2011.

The third quarter included 40 lease transactions totaling 88,000 SF throughout Plaza’s leasing communities in the West Valley, Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tucson.

The Plaza leasing team members involved with the 40 leases were Plaza Leasing Specialists Megan Sherwood, Bettina Hunt and Margaret Lloyd.  Together, the leases and the company’s overall track record solidified Plaza’s place among the top 20 leasing firms in the Valley.

Some of the larger leases included:

Sonoran Life Solutions renewed and expanded their lease for 2,373 SF of space at Plaza Del Rio Medical Center II in Peoria.

Banner Medical Group committed to a 5-year lease at Thunderbird Medical in Glendale.

Najeet Gandhok, M.D. and David Kahn, M.D., of Sonoran Hematology, renewed and expanded their lease for 4,459 SF at Boswell West Medical Plaza in Sun City.

Family Practice Associates signed a lease for 3,538 SF of space in Paseo Medical and Dental in Glendale.

Heartland Health Therapy signed a 5-year lease at Estrella Medical Plaza in Phoenix.

Maryvale Pediatric Specialists signed a five-year lease for 3,317 SF at Rancho Santa Fe Center in Avondale.

George T. Christakos, DDS of Christakos Family Dentistry renewed their lease of 2,300 SF at Princess Medical Center in Scottsdale.

Darren Flowers, M.D. committed to an 8-year lease at Anthem Medical Plaza.

“We are pleased about the ongoing success on the leasing front, thanks to the focus by Plaza Companies team and their influence in the local commercial real estate industry,” says Sharon Harper, president & CEO of Plaza Companies.  “This level of success really shows the expertise, depth of resources and reach our entire leasing team brings to each transaction.”

For more information about Plaza Companies, visit www.theplazaco.com.

[stextbox id=”grey”]Plaza Companies, founded in 1982, is a full-service real estate firm specializing in the development, construction, leasing and management of medical office properties, technology and bioscience facilities, mixed-use properties and senior housing communities.[/stextbox]