Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix named to list of 100 Great Hospitals in America

Phoenix, Ariz. – Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix has been recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review in its newly-released 100 Great Hospitals in America list for 2017. This is the fourth time that the hospital has been on the list since it was first published back in 2012.

According to Becker’s Hospital Review, Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix and the other hospitals on this year’s list are renowned for excellence, and are industry leaders in innovation, quality patient care and clinical research.   

“It’s an honor that our physicians, frontline employees, and support staff can be recognized for the exceptional quality patient care we provide to the community every day,” said Steve Narang, MD, CEO of Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix. “Health care is rapidly evolving, and we continue to simply focus on delivering compassionate care every day for the communities we serve. We are especially pleased to offer our highly differentiated clinical services via our Banner-University Medicine Institutes - which are focused on convenient access to team-based care, led by world-class physicians. With our new Emergency Room opening in June 2017, and new patient tower opening up in early 2019, we will continue to evolve as a nationally-recognized academic medical center committed to providing excellent patient care.” 

The Becker's Hospital Review editorial team selected hospitals for inclusion based on analysis of several ranking and award agencies, including U.S. News & World Report's 2016-17 Honor Roll and specialty rankings, CMS star ratings, Leapfrog grades, Truven Health Analytics top hospitals, Most Wired hospitals and Magnet accreditation. 

Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix is a teaching hospital that has provided medical care to Arizona and the Southwest since 1911. It is part of Banner – University Medicine, a premier academic medical network. The hospital specializes in heart care, cancer care, high-risk obstetrics, neurosciences and stroke care, organ transplants and emergency care, including a Level 1 trauma center. Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix is part of Banner Health, a nonprofit health care system with 28 hospitals in six states. The institution, which has trained thousands of doctors over decades as a teaching hospital, is the academic medical center for the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix.