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Over the course of the past 18 months, Arizona has amassed one of the highest COVID-19 fatality rates in the country. more
The state of Arizona is stepping in to help hospitals suffering with severe staffing shortages amid a third wave of COVID-19. more
With hospitals already spending many resources in the fight against COVID, Banner Health locations are seeing a new trend among patients — ivermectin. more
PHOENIX — Arizonans are poisoning themselves with medication meant for horses and cattle in their belief it will prevent or fight COVID-19. Dr. Marjorie Bessel, chief clinical officer at … more
A new innovation that holds promise to fight lung cancer – the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide – is now in use at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center. more
At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, hospitals across the U.S. and in Arizona reported a shortage of protective equipment, such as masks, gloves and basic necessities such as bleach and sanitizer that hospitals need even when they aren’t embroiled in a global health crisis. more
Banner Health and Mesa Community College have collaborated on a new certification program to fill a much-needed hidden gap in the health care industry. more
PHOENIX - Facing a surge of patients, COVID and otherwise, the state's largest hospital chain is providing care in hallways, waiting rooms and even ambulances during surges and is making … more
Phoenix hospitals are being hammered by a third surge of COVID-19 as they continue to work amid severe staffing shortages. But medical professionals and experts worry those long-running shortages may only be further hampered by hospitals’ vaccine mandates, which require employees to get vaccinated against the virus as a condition of employment. more
As schools return for in-person learning and the delta variant of the coronavirus continues to spread its reach, Valley health experts are increasingly concerned about the effect COVID-19 will have on children, many of whom are not yet eligible for the vaccine. more
In 2020, talk of flu season was overshadowed by the rapid rise of COVID-19 and cases were low. In 2021, the story surrounding flu season will be different altogether. more
The numbers clearly show a rise in COVID cases, hospitalizations and even deaths. As a result, talk is turning to a potential return to mask mandates indoors. more
One by one, Valley health care systems are requiring the COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment at hospitals as the Delta variant and low vaccination numbers propels the U.S. into a third surge of the virus. more
Health care workers in and around Phoenix are once again springing into action as an uptick in severe COVID-19 cases — largely caused by the highly transmissible Delta variant — rattles hospitals. more
The coronavirus pandemic put a very noticeable strain on health care systems across the U.S. and across the globe, but it also brought to light an issue that’s been building for years: a shortage of registered nurses, which only continues to worsen. more
In response to the critical shortage of blood announced last week by Vitalant, seven Banner hospitals have partnered with Vitalant to host community blood drives, including one in … more
Following more than a year-long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteers — including pet therapy dogs — have returned to Banner Desert Medical Center and Banner Children’s at … more
The first of three Microsoft data centers planned for the West Valley went online Tuesday, June 15, in El Mirage, the company announced on its website. more
A Girl Scout troop in Mesa recently collected and donated cookies to front-line health care workers at Banner Baywood Medical Center and Banner Heart Hospital. Girl Scout Troop 3489, which meets … more
As companies across the country try to fill job vacancies, Banner Health is offering a wide-range of skilled positions with competitive pay and benefits at different facilities in the Southwest — primarily in Arizona and Northern Colorado. more
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