CORE, Banner Join for Outpatient Ambulatory Surgery
Banner CORE Union Hills Surgery Center
Banner CORE Union Hills Surgery Center
“The Banner CORE Union Hills Surgery Center model will focus on reducing costs to consumers and providing efficient, high quality care in an outpatient setting.”

Contact: Jeff Nelson, 602-865-5771 or [email protected]

PHOENIX (Sept. 5, 2017) – Non-profit Banner Health, the state’s largest health system, and The CORE Institute, an orthopedic and neurology practice with locations in Arizona and Michigan, have announced a new ownership agreement for the former Banner Del E. Webb Surgery Center in Glendale.

Effective immediately, Banner Health and The CORE Institute have become joint owners of the surgery center at 18301 N. 79th Ave., #E-150 in Glendale, renaming it the Banner CORE Union Hills Surgery Center.

The Banner CORE Union Hills Surgery Center will continue offering a variety of outpatient surgery services, and will specialize in orthopedic surgery. Orthopedic procedures will include knee replacements, sports medicine procedures, spine and pain management, foot and ankle surgery, and other orthopedic surgical specialties.

Under the new partnership, Banner Health will retain a majority stake of 51 percent in the center, with CORE holding a minority ownership stake of 49 percent. While CORE will now have an ownership position in the center, both CORE and non-CORE surgeons will continue to practice at the center, performing both orthopedic and non-orthopedic outpatient surgeries in the facility’s four operating rooms. Additionally, the surgery center will remain staffed by Banner Health employees and will use Banner’s electronic medical record system.

“We’re building upon the reputation of Banner Health and The CORE Institute to manage outpatient cases as efficiently as possible,” said David Jacofsky, MD, chairman and CEO of The CORE Institute.  “We will provide optimal patient outcomes all while focusing on a specialty patient-centered approach.”

“Because of the established relationship between The CORE Institute and Banner Health, this partnership was a logical next step,” said Joan Thiel, vice president of Ambulatory Services for Phoenix-based Banner Health. “The Banner CORE Union Hills Surgery Center model will focus on reducing costs to consumers and providing efficient, high quality care in an outpatient setting.”  

About The CORE Institute

The CORE Institute delivers integrated, comprehensive musculoskeletal and neurological care. They are built upon a foundation of pioneering research, academics, community service, and a passion for excellence in patient care. The organization continues to be a leader in payor-reform initiatives, and it is at the forefront of systems-based quality programs which drive value and improve the quality of patient care. Connect with The CORE Institute at www.thecoreinstitute.com or on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

About Banner Health
Headquartered in Arizona, Banner Health is one of the largest nonprofit healthcare systems in the country. The system owns and operates 28 acute-care hospitals, Banner Health Network, Banner – University Medicine, academic and employed physician groups, long-term care centers, outpatient surgery centers and an array of other services; including Banner Urgent Care, family clinics, home care and hospice services, pharmacies and a nursing registry. Banner Health is in six states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. For more information, visit BannerHealth.com or on Facebook.

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