Funds being raised to support new Banner Del E. Webb Progressive Care Unit
SURPRISE, Ariz. (March 24, 2017) – Sun Health Foundation, the exclusive fundraising arm to Banner Del E. Webb and Banner Boswell Medical Centers, is providing financial support to build a 28-bed progressive care unit with all private rooms on the fifth floor of Banner Del E. Webb’s D Tower.
“The new unit will serve patients with a variety of conditions, including congestive heart failure, renal disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes and other illnesses and diagnoses,” Nancy Adamson, chief nursing officer at Banner Del E. Webb, said.
Banner Health and Sun Health Foundation have committed $5.9 million to the $10.9 million expansion, with the Foundation challenging community members to help the cause. They hope to raise $5 million dollars for the project.
“Community members have a long history of supporting Banner Del E. Webb and their generosity has played a major role in the hospital’s success,” Sun Health President and CEO Ron Guziak said. “Building this unit will bolster the hospital’s excellent reputation for patient care and add to its standing as a community treasure.”
Leaders from Banner Del E. Webb and Sun Health Foundation are hosting two town halls to share information on the new unit and other hospital improvements. Sun Health Foundation leaders will talk about the role community support has played throughout the medical center’s history and how it will shape its future success.
The two Town Halls are:
- Tuesday, April 18
9 to 11 a.m.
Corte Bella Community, Santa Barbara Room
22143 N. Mission Dr., Sun City West
- Monday, May 1
9 to 10:30 a.m.
Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, Auditoriums A & B
14502 W. Meeker Blvd., Sun City West
RSVP to Joyce Wilt: 623-832-4319 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s anticipated the new unit will open to patients later this year. Once completed, the non-profit hospital will see its bed count grow to 394 licensed beds.
“While the new floor will certainly provide us more beds in the busy winter season, the primary reason we’re doing this is to offer more private rooms for patients,” said Adamson. “That’s really important to us, as well as our patients.”
In addition, the new unit will house a large central telemetry monitoring room, from which technicians will continually monitor the vital signs and heart rhythms of patients via a bank of monitors and other specialized equipment.
Other features will include a family waiting area, a conference room and a private consult room for clinicians to meet with families.
About Sun Health Foundation
For 50 years, Sun Health Foundation donors have supported superior health care in the West Valley. The foundation is a philanthropic partner to the Banner Sun Health Research Institute, Banner Boswell and Banner Del E. Webb medical centers, as well as community wellness programs and senior living services provided by Sun Health. Learn more at www.sunhealthfoundation.org.
About Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center
Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, located at 14502 W. Meeker Blvd in Sun City West, specializes in orthopedic surgery, heart care, emergency care, cancer care, and obstetrics. The hospital is part of Banner Health, a nonprofit health care system with 29 hospitals in seven states. For more information on the hospital, click here.