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Glendale hospital, orthopedics center announce new partnership
Courtesy Banner Health

PHOENIX – Banner Health is expanding its partnership with The CORE Institute, bringing the “Banner CORE Center for Orthopedics” to Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa and Banner Thunderbird Medical Centerin Glendale, officials of the three entities announced April 17.

The Banner CORE Center for Orthopedics is a joint venture between Banner Health and The CORE Institute to deliver innovative, revolutionary orthopedic care initially launched in May 2011 at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center in Sun City West.

At the Banner CORE Center for Orthopedics, physicians and hospital clinicians jointly develop, implement and improve care to patients by providing evidence-based care to patients from prior to their arrival to their rehabilitation program after surgery.

This approach has resulted in shorter hospital stays, faster recovery, fewer complications and greater patient satisfaction at Banner Del E. Webb, prompting the decision to expand the program.

Through this new partnership, Banner Desert and Banner Thunderbird will be able to treat an array of orthopedic injuries and disorders that affect the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons and cartilage.

Added Tom Dickson, CEO of Banner Thunderbird: “This partnership takes our orthopedic surgical program to the next level by bringing best-in-class orthopedic care to our community, and that’s great news for residents who depend on Banner Thunderbird for their medical care,” stated Banner Thunderbird CEO Tom Dickson. “I’m convinced that having the Banner CORE Center on our campus will make Banner Thunderbird the premiere destination for orthopedic care in our part of the Valley.”


Banner Desert Medical Center and Banner Thunderbird are nonprofit hospitals providing a range of inpatient and outpatient services. The CORE Institute began practicing in 2005. Its fellowship-trained physicians provide specialized care in the areas of surgical, non-surgical and rehabilitative hip, knee, shoulder, elbow and ankle procedures, joint replacement, sports medicine, arthroscopy, fracture management, orthopedic traumatology, hand and wrist procedures, complex articular cartilage restoration, musculoskeletal oncology, foot and ankle reconstruction, physical medicine and rehabilitation, comprehensive spine care and pain management. Dedicated to providing technologically advanced surgical techniques and rehabilitation.The CORE Institute has 12 locations in Arizona and two locations Michigan.


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