13 Facts About Banner Health


Banner Health is a non-profit health system in the United States, based in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Banner Health was created in 1999 through a merger between Lutheran Health Systems, based in North Dakota, and Samaritan Health System, based in Phoenix, Arizona.

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In 2001, Banner Health sold its operations in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota and South Dakota, and made its sole headquarters in Phoenix.

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Banner Health has partnered with the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, one of the original three comprehensive cancer centers in the United States established by the National Cancer Act of 1971, and has built a $90 million cancer center in Gilbert, Arizona.

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In 2005, Banner Health closed the former Mesa Lutheran hospital and later converted it to office space at a cost of around $100 million.

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In October 2006 Banner Health acquires the assets and staff, including 40 providers of Big Thompson Medical Medical Group in Loveland, Colorado.

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In 2008, Banner Health selected Nextgen Healthcare as its partner for ambulatory EHR medical records at all of its outpatient facilities.

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In October 2008, Banner Health acquired large specialty group "Arizona Medical Clinic" in the west valley and renamed this entity Banner Health Arizona Medical Clinic.

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In February 2014, Banner Health acquired Casa Grande Medical Center in Casa Grande, AZ.

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In June 2014, the University of Arizona Health Network and Banner Health launched a merger, pending Arizona Board of Regents approval to combine operations The merger finally took place in 2016.

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In 2015, Banner Health relocated its headquarters from the Banner Health Good Samaritan Hospital campus to a tower at Central and Thomas Roads in Downtown Phoenix, Arizona.

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Banner Health Gateway provides inpatient care such as surgery, interventional radiology, and stem cell transplantation.

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Banner Health operates 30 hospitals, mostly in the Western United States.

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