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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 20, 2013

Contact: Mike Sakal, Public Information Officer
Office:  623-882-7053; michael.sakal@goodyearaz.gov

          Banner Health set to open its first primary care health center in Goodyear
   
                          Health Center to host community open house on June 29
 



     Banner Health is set to open its first primary care health center in Goodyear and is inviting the residents to tour the facility that will fill a need an important need in the community.

Residents can tour the new Banner Health Center in Estrella, 9780 South Estrella Parkway from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 29. The Center, which is scheduled to open to the public on July 10, is designed to support high quality, convenient health care for the entire family.

Attendees will hear remarks by Banner Medical Group (BMG) CEO Jim Brannon and Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord at 8:30 a.m., followed by a celebration including food, tours, giveaways, children’s activities and information about Banner Health facilities and services. Community members are invited to meet physicians and staff and make an appointment. As of June 21, more than 30 appointments already were scheduled, said Arlene Santos, Practice Administrator for Banner Health.

“The new Banner Medical Center in Estrella will be a great asset for the Goodyear community,” Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord said. “This healthcare facility will benefit our residents by providing necessary primary care services for our growing population.”

The health center’s staff physicians will include family practitioners and pediatricians. Banner Health Centers accept most insurance plans. The center will be open extended hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Same-day appointments will also be available. Laboratory and X-ray services are also on-site.

BMG Banner CEO Jim Brannon said, “We want to become part of the fabric of the community by becoming the medical home residents look to for help in keeping their families healthy. “We want it to be the place you would choose for prevention, wellness, basic and complex medical care and the advice you need to thrive with chronic health conditions.”

Banner Health Center in Estrella services will join other comprehensive services offered throughout Banner Health system, including Banner Estrella Medical Center and specialty facilities such as Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, Cardon Children’s Medical Center and Banner Concussion Center. For more information, visit www.BannerHealth.com/HealthCenterEstrella.

– GOODYEARAZ.GOV –


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