New Progressive Care Unit Completed at Banner Del E. Webb

SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. (July 20, 2017) –Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center celebrated the completion of a new $10.9 million Progressive Care Unit on Wednesday. The new unit will open to patients on Aug. 1.

The hospital converted a 22,952-square-foot shelled space on the fifth floor of the “D” tower into a new unit to treat patients with a variety of conditions, including congestive heart failure, renal disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and diabetes.

Physicians typically send patients to a progressive care unit who have a history of heart problems and require close heart monitoring during their stay. The unit also serves as a stepping stone for patients well enough to leave the intensive care unit, but who require a higher level of monitoring than what’s provided in the hospital’s medical-surgical units.

The new 28-bed all-private-room unit not only increases the bed count for the facility to 394, but enhances the 30-year-old hospital’s capabilities. In the unit there is a large central telemetry monitoring room that will service the entire hospital, as well as Wickenburg Community Hospital. This room houses technicians who continually monitor vital signs and heart rhythms of patients via a bank of monitors and other specialized equipment. Other features of the unit include a family waiting area, a conference room and a private consult room for clinicians to meet with families.

Banner Health and Sun Health Foundation committed $5.9 million to the $10.9 million expansion, and the foundation continues to work with community donors to raise the remaining $5 million. Sun Health Foundation is the philanthropic partner of Banner Del E Webb Medical Center, Banner Boswell Medical Center and the Banner Sun Health Research Institute.

Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center is a community hospital in Sun City West, Arizona. The hospital specializes in orthopedic surgery, heart care, emergency care, cancer care, and obstetrics. Banner Del E. Webb is part of Banner Health, a nonprofit health care system with 28 hospitals in six states. Supporting Banner Del E. Webb’s mission of excellent patient care is Sun Health Foundation, which encourages charitable giving to enhance health care delivery. For more information, visit