Banner Health has selected Banner Goldfield Medical Center as the name for its newest facility. According to a press release, the name reflects the community’s top naming choice as well as the natural environment provided by the Goldfield Mountains, located near the medical center, 2050 W. Southern Ave. in Apache Junction.
The Banner Goldfield name replaces the name of Arizona Regional Medical Center, which will join Banner Health on May 15. The 30-bed hospital will serve as a gateway to Banner’s array of specialized services in the East Valley.
“The Banner Goldfield name was chosen for many factors including community preference, meaning and distinctiveness,” Julie Nunley, CEO of Banner Ironwood (and Banner Goldfield, beginning May 15), said. “The Goldfield Mountains are a beautiful backdrop to the newest addition to the Banner family.”
To ensure the smoothest transition possible, Banner Goldfield will temporarily close beginning May 15, but will begin providing patient care again Friday, June 14.
This transition period will provide the time necessary to implement the many systems and practices that are the foundation of Banner Health’s standing as a top health system in the nation for clinical care. The time will also be used to install new technology and equipment and train staff.
About Banner Health
Headquartered in Phoenix, Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country. The system manages 23 acute-care hospitals, the Banner Health Network and Banner Medical Group, long-term care centers, outpatient surgery centers and an array of other services including family clinics, home care and hospice services and a nursing registry. Banner Health is in seven states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. For more information, visit www.BannerHealth.com.