PHOENIX (June 5, 2019) – The Banner Health and MD Anderson Cancer Center partnership will be expanding this summer with a newly constructed, outpatient treatment center located on the campus of Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix. Patients will begin to receive care at the location on Tuesday, June 11.
The collaboration, named Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center at University Medical Center Phoenix, will provide greater access to cancer treatments that are among the most advanced in the nation. The new building was constructed with the patient in mind and was tailored to provide a cohesive experience starting from the parking lot to receiving treatment.
The 85,000-square-foot building was constructed on the west side of the hospital campus, with a total project budget of $34 million, and it has features including two linear accelerator vaults, private port lounges, an onsite lab. The center was built with future expansion capabilities.
“We are happy to be able to provide patients in the central Phoenix area specialized and advanced cancer care close to their home,” said Shiva Birdi, MD, senior physician executive at Banner MD Anderson. “The new center was designed to improve the experience for our patients while providing excellent care and ease during their emotional journey.”
Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center’s most distinctive feature is its team approach to care. Patients will receive specialized care with disease-specific specialists available in the Valley.
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“Banner Health was one of our first clinically integrated partners,” said Mike Brown, president and chief executive officer at MD Anderson Physicians Network. “Continuing to expand across Arizona and Colorado reinforces our commitment to advancing the standard of cancer care for patients in the region.”
This affiliation is an extension of Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Gilbert, Ariz., which started in 2011.The network extends MD Anderson’s mission to end cancer to hospitals and systems across the globe and complements Banner Health’s mission to ‘make health care easier so life can be better.’
Construction was completed in partnership with Kitchell and HKS Architects.
To make an appointment with a cancer specialist at Banner MD Anderson, call 480-256-6444. To learn more about cancer care visit www.BannerMDAnderson.com.
Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center delivers cancer care to patients in Arizona through the partnership of Banner Health and MD Anderson Cancer Center. Banner MD Anderson offers focused disease-specific expertise in the medical, radiation and surgical management of the cancer patient; an evidence-based, multidisciplinary approach to patient care; access to clinical trials and new investigative therapies; state-of-the-art technology for the diagnosis, staging and treatment of all types of cancer; oncology expertise in supportive care services. For more information, visit www.BannerMDAnderson.com.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston ranks as one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. The institution’s sole mission is to end cancer for patients and their families around the world. MD Anderson is one of only 49 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). MD Anderson is ranked No.1 for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report’s "Best Hospitals" survey. It has ranked as one of the nation’s top two hospitals for cancer care since the survey began in 1990, and has ranked first 14 times in the last 17 years. MD Anderson receives a cancer center support grant from the NCI of the National Institutes of Health (P30 CA016672).