Banner's Foundations in the Media

Here are recent news items about Banner Health and its Foundations from media outlets around the state.

Tempe Fire Department undergoes dementia awareness training
TEMPE—Banner Alzheimer's Institute and Dementia Friendly Tempe provided training for the Tempe Fire Department to raise awareness about dementia. First responders wore headgear to muffle their hearing, heavy gloves to limit their motion, and glasses to obstruct their vision before completing a simulation exercise of five tasks. “We’re trying to help firefighters and paramedics understand what it feels like to be living with dementia – to experience the confusion and frustration of everyday life,” said Jan Dougherty, special projects consultant with Banner Alzheimer’s Institute.
KTAR News :: 12 July 2018

Women's and Children's Garden opened
PAYSON—Banner Payson Medical Center opened its Women’s and Children’s Garden. The enclosed space, created with donations to the Banner Health Foundation and gifts from the Banner Payson Medical Center staff, is for patients during labor. The newly created space aims to help relieve stress and anxiety for moms-to-be.
Payson Roundup :: 12 June 2018

100+ Women Who Care donate $9,100 to Banner Health Foundation
PHOENIX—myCancerConnection, offering one-on-one support by connecting patients to a cancer support community of survivors and caregivers, received a generous gift from 100+ Women Who Care Valley of the Sun. Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center provides for a patient’s clinical needs, while also tending to their heart and soul needs.
AZ Business Magazine :: 1 June 2018

Five students graduate high school at UMC
TUCSON—Five students graduated at Banner University Medical Center Thursday, May 24. In addition to the usual challenges high school students face, each of these students had their high school careers interrupted or delayed by a serious illness. Their teacher, Ashley Brock, helps them continue their education while they are in the hospital. This is the first graduating class from the hospital's school, but they believe it won't be their last.
Phoenix Business Journal :: 3 May 2018

Banner-UA partnership wins $60M NIH award — largest in Arizona history
PHOENIX—A partnership between Phoenix-based Banner Health and University of Arizona has won a $60 million award from the National Institutes of Health for its role in the national All of Us Research Program. The goal of the All of Us Research Program is to collect health information and blood samples from 1 million Americans to accelerate research and improve health, and to create medical treatments based on patients' individual genetic composition.
Phoenix Business Journal :: 3 May 2018

Banner – UMC hospital tower nearly complete
TUCSON—The 670,000-square-foot tower at Banner – University Medical Center is on schedule to welcome its first patients in April 2019, and Banner is offering a series of free public tours of the new nine-story tower. See photos from the first tour.
Arizona Daily Star :: 30 March 2018

Making a Difference Through The Medical Transportation Grant Program
ARIZONA—In 2007, Southwest Airlines proudly launched the Medical Transportation Grant Program (MTGP) to help provide nonprofit hospitals and medical organizations across the nation with roundtrip tickets for patients and/or caregivers in need. The 2018 MTGP recipients include 79 hospitals across the United States. [Transplant teams at the Banner - University Medical Centers in Phoenix and Tucson are MTGP grant recipients]
Southwest Airlines Blog :: 27 March 2018

The power of music: Teen leukemia patient at Mesa hospital uses ukulele to stay positive
PHOENIX—A 14-year-old girl battling leukemia at Banner Health Cardon Children's Medical Center learned how to play the ukulele in Sophie's Place, a music therapy program funded by philanthropy. See her azcentral story and hear her perform with her favorite night nurse.
The Arizona Republic :: 20 March 2018

Banner Health Opens Outpatient Campus
TUCSON—Since settling in Tucson in 2015, Banner Health has set out to significantly expand the availability of medical care to the Tucson community. In December, Banner opened its much needed 208,000-square-foot outpatient campus immediately east of the University of Arizona Cancer Center. 
BizTucson :: 16 March 2018

This hospital system is the largest nonprofit in Arizona
PHOENIX—Banner Health is the largest nonprofit in Arizona, according to a report released by Kittleman, an executive search firm for the nonprofit industry. Banner Health is also the largest hospital system in Arizona and the state's largest private employer and was ranked No. 5 on Kittleman's list of the largest nonprofits nationwide. 
Phoenix Business Journal :: 16 March 2018

Phoenix-area teens get crash course in distracted, drunk driving prevention
PHOENIX—Banner Health has launched a program that aims to teach Phoenix-area high schoolers about the dangers of distracted and drunk driving. However, the program does not involve getting behind the wheel of a car, but rather strapping on a pair of goggles that simulate the experience instead. 
KTAR NEWS :: 2 March 2018

McCarthy completes play space at Cardon Children’s Medical Center
MESA—McCarthy Building Companies recently completed “The BIG Outside,” a 10,000-square-foot outdoor play space and healing garden for Cardon Children’s Medical Center at Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa. 
AZ Big Media :: 27 February 2018