COVID-19 Response: How to Help
As the largest health care provider in Arizona and one of the largest health systems in the western U.S., Banner Health has cared for more than half of Arizona’s COVID-19 patients since the start of the pandemic. In addition to testing thousands of Arizonans at our health centers and urgent care clinics, Banner has operated a robust drive-through testing site at the Arizona State Fairgrounds since last summer, which also began administering vaccines in December. This unprecedented season in health care continues to put significant new demands on our health care system and our valued workforce. Here’s how you can help:
Healing and Recovery: Enhancing Clinician Well-Being and Resiliency
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the growing problem of burnout in medicine and has had a significant impact on the well-being of frontline health care workers. As we begin to emerge from this extraordinarily challenging time, we must address the emotional, physical and mental health needs of our thousands of care providers who have experienced untold levels of stress and trauma over the past year.
Banner Health aims to create a purposeful environment and workplace culture that supports all team members in a holistic manner so they can be their best. Because this multi-faceted initiative is outside of the traditional models of health care delivery and insurance reimbursement, it depends on significant philanthropic investment. If we can address this issue in earnest now, Banner Health will immediately fortify the mental health and well-being of its vital workforce for the benefit of our patients. Philanthropic support will be deployed in the following ways:
Clinician Mental Health & Well-Being
- On-site counseling services
- Bolstered Employee Assistance Program to provide confidential mental health services and coaching
- Break the Stigma campaign
- Integrative Therapy
- Wellness Expo
- Social community-building activities to strengthen emotional bonds
- Healing Leadership Retreat
- Mental Health First Aid Training
- Ongoing Development/Training/Education
Innovation & Solutions
- Respite Room stipend for each facility and business line
- Well-being added to practices, processes and workflows
- Listening Tours
- Wellness in Nursing program
Banner has created Respite Rooms
in all 16 of our Arizona hospitals where
care providers can safely remove PPE
and enjoy a few moments of rest,
relaxation and stress-reducing activities.
Banner has created Respite Rooms in all 16 of our Arizona hospitals where care providers can safely remove PPE and enjoy a few moments of rest, relaxation and stress-reducing activities. Charitable support of our Respite Rooms outfits each space with comfortable furnishings, a variety of beverages and snacks, personal care products, games and puzzles, technology for accessing guided meditation and music streaming, and special lighting. Give now (choose Respite Rooms in the dropdown menu when designating your gift).
In-Kind Product Donations
Do you have products to donate in-kind to support our hospitals and teams? Please provide details using the form below, and a member of our team will contact you to coordinate delivery.
Feeding Our Frontlines
We welcome individually packaged meals for our hospitals teams and vaccination site staff. All items must be packaged for individual consumption and prepared by a licensed restaurant provider or caterer (snacks and beverages must be commercial products in original sealed containers). Please complete the form below and a member of our team will contact you to coordinate details of your delivery.
COVID-19 Response Fund
Throughout the pandemic, nonprofit Banner Health has relied on this ready source of flexible funding to meet escalating healthcare needs. Those needs change every day. The COVID-19 Response Fund is supporting a variety of services across Banner, including technological innovations, medical supplies and PPE, patient care and supportive services, and team member support. Donations are tax-deductible. Give now (choose Coronavirus: COVID-19 Response in the dropdown menu when designating your gift).
Supporting our Staff: Crisis Assistance Fund
Support from our community means
the world to the brave heroes who
put themselves in the path of the
virus to keep all of us safe.
Support from our community means the world to the brave heroes who put themselves in the path of the virus to keep all of us safe. The Supporting Our Staff (SOS) Fund helps members of our health care workforce who are facing a financial hardship. Financial support is awarded based on an application process to assist employees facing eviction or foreclosure, utility shut-off, new childcare expenses, and loss of income due to missed work, among other hardships. Donations are tax-deductible. Give now (choose SOS: Support Our Staff Crisis Assistance in the dropdown menu when designating your gift).
Visit Banner Health’s COVID-19 web page for information on COVID-19 prevention, testing, treatment, vaccination and plasma donation.
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We encourage everyone to get the COVID-19 vaccine when it’s your turn and to continue masking and maintaining social distance from those outside of your household.