The Technology Management department at Phoenix-based Banner Health was recently awarded the 2015 ‘Department of the Year’ by TechNation Magazine. The publication began the award in 2011 to recognize the top technology management departments across the nation in terms of customer service, efficiency and exemplary procedures.

“Receiving the department of the year award by the leading biomedical engineering magazine in the country is a true honor and distinction that separates Banner Health from many of the great departments across the county,” said Tim Riehm, Banner Health’s vice president of technology management.

TechNation is devoted to the technology management/biomedical engineering career fields. While focused on the issues and current news within the technology management and biomedical engineering community, the publication is also dedicated to recognizing individuals and departments that strive to advance and improve the industry on a daily basis.

“We hope that by recognizing the top achievers in our industry, we will continue to draw attention to individuals and departments who set the bar and provide an outstanding example for others in our industry,” noted TechNation Publisher John Krieg.

The Technology Management department at Banner Health will be presented with the award on Oct. 23 at the 2015 MD Expo in Las Vegas.

Headquartered in Arizona, Banner Health is one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the country. The system owns and operates 28 acute-care hospitals, Banner Health Network, Banner – University Medicine, Banner Medical Group, long-term care centers, outpatient surgery centers and an array of other services, including family clinics, home care and hospice services, pharmacies and a nursing registry. Banner Health is in seven states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming.