Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix (BUMC-P), formerly Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, is the flagship hospital within Banner Health. We have cared for the community since 1911 and we have more than 650 licensed patient care beds. Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix is an academic medical center that trains 300 physicians in 21 accredited programs annually and is a Level I trauma center. Highly specialized services have emerged as leading programs in the region, such as: Simulation Education High-Risk Obstetrics Comprehensive Neuroservices Positron Emission Tomography Center. A premier medical center in Arizona and the Southwest, Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix and its employees have received:
- Magnet™ Recognition for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Association;
- "Best Hospital" recognition in U.S.News & World Report magazine: Ranked No. 1 in Arizona and metro Phoenix and recognized nationally for specialty excellence in four categories. The facility was also ranked “high-performing” in eight specialties and ranked nationally for its cardiology and heart surgery (No. 36), diabetes and endocrinology (No. 36), geriatrics (No. 31) and nephrology (No. 47);
- Named one of the top 100 Great Hospitals in 2018 by Becker's Healthcare.
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