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The Background

Many individuals incorrectly assume that Women and Infant Services is not a priority in the West Valley of the Phoenix metropolitan area. In reality, the surrounding community of Surprise is rapidly growing with new, young families. In fact, Women and Infant Services at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center is home to more than 1,850 infant deliveries every year. Of those births, approximately 25 percent are delivered via cesarean section.

Currently, the Women and Infant Services is experiencing a high demand. This presents a huge challenge.

Our Resolution

We’re asking for the support of our community to help us raise $2 million to fund the Women and Infant Services at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center. As new families continue to grow and populate the West Valley, the center needs several improvements that are crucial to sustaining the needs of maternity and neonatal care.

With the capital raised for this initiative, we’ll be able to support Banner Health in their efforts, which includes:

  • Creating a new obstetric triage unit on the second floor, “where expectant mothers will be matched with the appropriate level of immediate care”
  • Adding five new beds for patients waiting to be admitted into labor and delivery
  • Developing a new obstetric post-anesthesia care unit for mothers during recovery
  • Expanding the inpatient nursery to provide greater comfort and privacy for patients and families
  • Funding the addition of an 11th bed for nursery patients
  • Responding to a groundswell of demand for women’s health care, strengthening families and communities

Together, these changes add up to comforting spaces suitable for all those welcoming the newest member of their family into our community.