Three Banner Health facilities ranked in top four of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals in Arizona

PHOENIX (Aug. 2, 2016) – Three of the top four Arizona facilities in today’s U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals regional rankings are owned and operated by Banner Health.

Earning No. 2 and 3 with nationally-recognized rankings for specialty services are Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix and Banner – University Medical Center TucsonBanner Estrella was ranked No. 4 in the annual listing published in U.S. News. 

Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix and Banner – University Medical Center Tucson were also recognized nationally for geriatrics and nephrology. Banner Estrella in Phoenix was ranked nationally for pulmonology. 

Now in its 27th year, the annual U.S. News Best Hospitals list recognizes hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients. The publication showcases more than 720 of the nation’s roughly 5,000 hospitals. Fewer than 150 are nationally ranked in at least one of 16 medical specialties. 

Three additional Banner Health hospitals in the Valley, Banner Desert, Banner Boswell and Banner Baywood, have also been named in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals regional rankings. These state rankings evaluate more than 100 hospitals, and rank those that meet U.S. News standards.

Banner Health facilities ranked as Best Hospitals in Arizona include:

View the full list of Arizona rankings on the U.S. News website.

U.S. News & World Report publishes Best Hospitals to help guide patients who need a high level of care because they face particularly difficult surgery, a challenging condition or extra risk because of age or multiple health problems. Objective measures such as patient survival and safety data, adequacy of nurse staffing and other data largely determined the rankings in most specialties. View all of the rankings for hospitals

Headquartered in Arizona, Banner Health is one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the country. The system owns and operates 29 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.