Foundation News

Check here for announcements, news, and information from Banner Health Foundation.

Converting to telemedicine in the era of COVID-19

08/04/2020

When the new coronavirus known as COVID-19 landed in the United States in early 2020, its first victims seemed to be older Americans living in nursing homes and assisted living settings. The realization that seniors, especially those with underlying health conditions, were highly susceptible to the worst effects of the virus was an alarm bell for the medical team at Banner Alzheimer’s Institute.

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Spotlight on Allan Anderson, MD

08/04/2020

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute was thrilled to welcome Allan Anderson, MD, in November 2019 as the director of BAI’s new comprehensive care center in Tucson.

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Blood test shows new promise in early detection of Alzheimer’s

08/01/2020

An international team of researchers, including scientists from the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute and Banner Sun Health Research Institute here in Arizona, Lund University in Sweden, the drugmaker Eli Lilly and others, have identified a new blood test showing remarkable promise in detecting Alzheimer’s disease as early as two decades before symptoms appear.

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An affordable way to make a big impact

08/01/2020

If there’s one thing we can count on in life, it’s CHANGE. Life’s constant changes can make it difficult to balance caring for your family and supporting the organizations you care about. Fortunately, there’s a solution.

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Donate homemade masks

04/03/2020

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The Banner Health Foundation is gratefully accepting donated homemade masks for our team members and patients (note that these will not be worn by providers directly caring for COVID-19 patients, nor in any procedure rooms or isolation areas.) The Foundation has a process in place to safely receive, sort and launder these masks and then distribute them in our hospitals. We welcome your donations!

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