Your charitable gifts through Sun Health Foundation fund a legacy of world-class healthcare in your own backyard. To date, your generous support has provided the community with a new, spacious, state-of- the-art Emergency Department at Banner Boswell Medical Center. Ongoing contributions will continue to elevate healthcare in your community to benefit you today, and your family, friends and neighbors tomorrow.
Your Impact To Date
Thank you! Your donations have helped to achieve 70% of the Generosity for Generations Campaign’s $48 million goal. Of that, $34 million is funding the brand new, transformed Banner Boswell Emergency Department (ED). Your impact:
The impact of this ambitious initiative is far-reaching and includes:
- 425% increase in isolation rooms, from 4 to 17, to contain airborne illnesses
- New diagnostic equipment: Two dedicated CT scanners, two X-ray machines and an ultrasound machine provide faster test results
- Enhanced triage rooms, treatment and observation areas ensure efficiency, timely care and comfort
- Easy-access, ground-floor entrance for walk-in patients and a dedicated area for ambulances
- Larger lobby supports comfort, social distancing
- Reduced wait times, speedier treatment and improved patient satisfaction
How to Continue Making a Difference
Here for you, because of you. The Emergency Department opened new doors to serve the community at a critical time.
Your support of Sun Health Foundation’s Generosity for Generations Campaign continues to be needed to fully fund this vital project and all of its patient-care enhancements.
August 20, 2020 –A milestone was reached on August 28 when construction of the Emergency Department at Banner Boswell Medical Center was completed! Staff are currently equipping the ED with all the equipment, technology, and supplies necessary in preparation for the first patient on October 6.
Watch a behind-the-scenes video celebrating a pre-ribbon cutting event, narrated by Banner Boswell staff, that offers a glimpse of this transformative new space by clicking here.
July 31, 2020 –Brian Standage, Chief Operating Officer at Banner Boswell Medical Center, provides an up-close look at construction taking shape from the outside, and points out where parking and the new hospital entrance will be. Stay tuned for updates coming soon – from the inside.
Banner Boswell Medical Center’s Emergency Department and patient tower are taking shape and entering the final construction phases.
Workers are completing the exterior façade including the installation of exterior panels and everything is on schedule in preparation for the first patient on October 6.
June 3, 2020 – Things are coming together nicely!
Flying Panels Mark A New Phase in Construction: Progress is being made at your community hospital. Banner Boswell Medical Center’s Emergency Department and patient tower are taking shape. For a glimpse at the innovative ways the panels were flown into place watch now.
Panels are Flying!
- Placement of the exterior “Banner Block Panels” is beginning and will occur at least through June.
- This innovative construction method is highly efficient.
- An onsite “staging” area (block yard 50 feet away) for the panels is where they wait to be airlifted into place
- Panels will be flying most likely between 6 a.m. and 12 noon week days.
- Placement of each panel can take up to 1.5 hours.
With the continued spread of the novel coronavirus, this transformed facility is an even more important addition to our community’s health care resources and readiness. That’s why construction is full speed ahead. And why community support for this project is vital.
Through Sun Health Foundation’s Generosity for Generations Campaign, funding of the $34 million Emergency Department and Patient Care Transformation initiative will help open these doors wider at a time when emergency care and treatment are needed most. Please consider making a donation to the Campaign.
May 2020 – Building for your future as construction continues: While COVID-19 has resulted in cancelling or delaying much of the Valley’s construction, there is exciting news to share. At Banner Boswell Medical Center, construction progress not only continues, it’s full speed ahead to transform the Emergency Department and build a six-story patient care tower.
This crisis has reaffirmed the critical need for this project now, more than ever. Completion is projected for early fall, in time for the medical center’s 50th anniversary.
Community support for Banner Boswell’s Emergency Department expansion through Sun Health Foundation’s Generosity for Generations Campaign will, in turn, support Banner Boswell’s commitment to staying continually prepared for critical health events.
Generosity builds your future. THANK YOU to all first responders for your dedication and selflessness – every day and especially during this crucial time.
Generosity for Generations Campaign reaches 50 percent: On Tuesday, March 3, not one but two major milestones were reached in construction and in community support for the Emergency Department transformation at Banner Boswell Medical Center.
In addition to placement of the last steel girder atop the medical center’s new Emergency Department and six-story patient care tower, Sun Health Foundation unveiled a thermometer revealing a significant progress update – 50% to goal – in community support for the $48 million, 48-month Generosity for Generations Campaign. The Campaign includes six initiatives, the major one being the $34 million Emergency Department and Patient Care Transformation. Read more.
Sneak peek: Take a virtual tour of the transformed Emergency Department at Banner Boswell Medical Center once completed in fall 2020. At the same time, a six-story patient tower shell is being constructed. The Emergency Department transformation is possible with community donations to Sun Health Foundation’s Generosity for Generations Campaign. Click here to watch.
Fall 2019: This past fall, festivities celebrated milestones in the Emergency Department (ED) transformation at Banner Boswell Medical Center. The Sun Health Foundation team joined staff at Banner Boswell to kick off a year-long celebration leading up to its 50th anniversary and the opening of the ED and patient-care tower next fall. Read more.