Banner Children's Specialists
Banner Children's at Desert Medical Center in Mesa and Banner Children's at Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale provide comprehensive pediatric care from general to emergency, as well as services for specific childhood diseases. Highly trained physician specialists, social services staff and numerous integrative therapy programs ensure a complete range of care for children. We have a child-friendly atmosphere accented by soothing colors and dedicated play areas, as well as a volunteer dog therapy program that helps cheer up young patients during their stays.
Banner Children's at Desert Medical Center features 248 beds, specially trained nurses and doctors and family-centered care as well as an expanded Neonatal Intensive Care Unit – from 65 beds to 86 beds.
- Six Dedicated Pediatric operating rooms and 25 private, child-friendly pre- and post-op areas.
- Pediatric Emergency Department.
- Dedicated Pediatric Radiology Department.
- Dedicated Pediatric rehabilitation unit.
- Dedicated Pediatric cancer and blood disorder unit.
- Dedicated Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, with shelled space for future PICU expansion.
- Dedicated Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Banner Children's at Desert Medical Center is located in Mesa , AZ. is located just 15 miles from Phoenix and is home to more than 430,000 people. The city has numerous historic areas including the Temple District. This area of town surrounds the Later Day Saints Temple, which was built in 1927. The temple and its visitor's center attract more than two million visitors each year.
Other area attractions include the many museums and art galleries, year-round golfing, and historic Hohokam Indian sites. Spend an evening with the Mesa Symphony Orchestra or attending a play performed by the Southwest Shakespeare Company. If you like baseball, Mesa is the spring training home of the Chicago Cubs. Nearby areas offer mega shopping malls, numerous factory outlets, wonderful restaurants of every sort, dozens of top-rated golf courses, Indian gaming centers, medical services, and many more attractions including Biosphere II, Boyce Thompson Arboretum, the Arizona Science Center, Kartchner Caverns, Saguaro and Canyon Lakes and of course, the beautiful Grand Canyon.
Banner Thunderbird Medical Center is the fourth largest hospital in the Phoenix metropolitan area with 513 licensed beds. No one in the West Valley provides the level of care to kids that Banner Thunderbird does. Within the hospital is the highly regarded Banner Thunderbird Children’s Center, a dedicated area for pediatrics that includes 40 pediatric inpatient beds and the West Valley’s only pediatric intensive care unit capable of caring for the most critically ill or injured children. In addition, Banner Thunderbird has a separate emergency department for children.
Banner Thunderbird realizes that many factors contribute to patients’ healing and our hospital reflects that with natural light, soothing paint colors, relaxing artwork and private rooms, when available. A recently completed $290 million expansion project added a spacious and comfortable main lobby, a patient/family library, a heart and vascular center, state-of-the-art surgical suites and a 200-bed patient tower to the campus. The new tower includes a new Emergency department and all-private rooms featuring large windows, comfortable seating/sleeping areas for loved ones, wheelchair-accessible bathrooms, nurse stations outside every room, and 32-inch flat panel televisions.
Banner Thunderbird Medical Center is located in Glendale, a dynamic city located in the rapidly growing northwest section of the Phoenix metropolitan area and is known for its excellent educational and medical institutions, beautiful neighborhoods and a diversified economic base. Glendale is also home to the NHL Phoenix Coyotes and home of the NFL Arizona Cardinals, the Fiesta Bowl and the 2008 Super Bowl. Other nearby attractions include large shopping districts, the Phoenix Open, Phoenix International Raceway, hip Phoenix neighborshoods, and lots of biking and hiking!
Growth in Glendale is supported by five highly regarded elementary and secondary school districts whose academic test results compare favorably with other schools in the state. In addition, Glendale's own Campus Connection includes four institutions of higher learning: Midwestern University (Osteopathic medicine and pharmacy), the internationally recognized Thunderbird-Garvin School of International Management, Glendale Community College and Arizona State University - West.