Banner – University Medical Center Tucson

With the opening of its new $446-million, 670,000-square-foot hospital tower on April 22, 2019, Banner – UMC Tucson expanded its number of overall licensed hospital beds from 479 to 649. This includes 228 private patient rooms, 20 new and larger operating rooms as well as 96 more intensive care adult beds. An entire floor is devoted for labor and delivery (with 12 light-filled labor and delivery suites and 24 maternity rooms) and enhanced telemedicine capabilities throughout, along with $50 million in new patient-care equipment and computer technology. This hospital is the only Level I Trauma Center designated in southern Arizona. It’s ranked nationally by U.S. News & World Report in three adult specialties — gynecology, nephrology, and pulmonology and lung surgery — and high-performing in four others (cancer care, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, and geriatrics) as well as two adult procedures and conditions (colon cancer surgery and heart failure). U.S. News also recognized the hospital as the No. 1 facility in Tucson and southeastern Arizona, and No. 3 in the state, behind its sister facility Banner – UMC Phoenix. The hospital also is accredited as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, Chest Pain Center by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, Non-Invasive Vascular Lab by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC); Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute, an NPF Referral Center by the National Pancreas Foundation, and a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Association. Its Interstitial Lung Disease Program, operated with the UA Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, also was chosen as a member of the National Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation’s Care Center Network. Its Petersen Clinics, operated with the UA Division of Infectious Diseases, are recognized by the University HealthSystem Consortium (predecessor to Vizient) as rating No. 3 in the nation for HIV patient care. And it is designated as one of 55 Ebola Treatment Centers in the nation by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Becker’s Hospital Review also named Banner – UMC Tucson one of the “100 Great Hospitals in America.”

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1625 N. Campbell Ave. Tucson, AZ 85724
Phone Number: 
(520) 694-8888