Banner Health to bring primary care services to Verrado

March 15, 2011 – Health center to open during 2nd quarter, 2012

Health care is an essential community need, especially for communities that are growing. Banner Health will begin construction later this summer on a neighborhood health center in Verrado, where Banner owns 60 acres. The Banner health center will serve that area’s initial needs for primary care with plans to provide more specialized care as the community grows.

“We’re excited to be able to move forward on meeting the community health needs in Verrado,” said Jim Brannon, chief executive officer of the Banner Medical Group. “We’ll open the health center with up to four primary care providers and, as the population increases, the number of providers and services will grow as well,” he added.

Banner’s health center will be located just off Interstate 10 on the west side of Verrado Way. The center will include medical imaging and a laboratory. Although plans have yet to be finalized, the health center will open with approximately 8,000 square feet during the second quarter of 2012. The architect and general contractor for the project are in the process of being selected.

“Banner’s new facility will be a tremendous asset to Verrado, Buckeye, and the entire southwest Valley. As it builds out, it offers the opportunity to support a highly-skilled workforce and become a powerful economic engine within this region,” said Dan Kelly, senior vice president, DMB , developer of Verrado.

Verrado, an 8,800-acre community located in Buckeye, Ariz.., represents the best of home, town and Arizona. This modern community is widely-recognized for its small town charm and authentic architecture. With its engaging lifestyle and celebration of learning, Verrado fosters a sense of neighborliness and expression of individuality that is unique to this 21st century Arizona town. To learn more, visit www.verrado.com. The community is developed by DMB , a Scottsdale, Arizona-based diversified real estate development and investment firm.

About Banner Health
Headquartered in Phoenix, Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country. The system owns or manages 23 acute-care hospitals, long-term care centers, outpatient surgery centers and an array of other services including physician clinics and home care and hospice services. Banner Health is in seven states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming.

Banner Health has several major facilities serving metro Phoenix’s West Valley including Banner Estrella Medical Center, Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Banner Boswell Medical Center and Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center. To learn more about Banner Health, go to www.bannerhealth.com.
About DMB
DMB  is a national leader in the development of livable communities that provide environmental, economic, lifestyle and aesthetic value. As a diversified real estate investment and development firm, DMB has real estate holdings that include current and planned resort/recreational and primary residential communities, signature commercial developments, country clubs, health clubs and spas with properties in Arizona, California, Utah and Hawaii. Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, the DMB name is synonymous with high-quality real estate developments. www.dmbinc.com.

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