Readiness for Future Health Needs at Banner Health

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Readiness for Future Health Needs at Banner Health Name Grand Canyon University Michael Jones NRS- 451V Date Readiness for Future Health Needs at Banner Health Banner Health celebrates its fifteen year anniversary this year (2014). Samaritan Health System merged with Lutheran Health System September 1st, 1999. Lutheran Health System began in 1938 across Western and Mid-Western states. Samaritan Health System dates back to 1911 that covered California and Arizona, primarily in the metro Phoenix area. At the time of the merger, Banner Health occupied 14 states, with 32 hospitals with 2,882 beds, and employed 22,500 workers. Today, Banner Health is one of the largest health care systems in the country, occupies seven…show more content…
This allows more access to doctors without having to have many doctors on site 24-7 (Banner Health, 2012). Strategic plan for resource management In the area of resources for healthcare needs, Banner Health has expanded their services to the point of being self-sufficient. The services that are offered are endless. A few of the listed services are; comprehensive, hospice, home care, rehabilitation (from physical therapy, psychiatric to drug addiction) services, specialized Alzheimer’s units, trauma centers, stroke and cardiac centers, and tertiary care centers. Within the Banner system, there are specialist for all areas of medical needs from prevention to rehabilitation. The plan of Banner Health is being carried out today by the building and opening of additional medical facility locations (Banner Health, 2012). Resources for the community can be reviewed on the home page of the Banner web site www.bannerhealth.com. On this site an individual can look at all of the possible resources available by searching the individual hospitals. There is also a list of consumer resources available. On this site, you may view direct pay pricing, a quality report in order for the consumer to view the quality reports of the system, and a list of community resources (Banner Health, 2012). Strategic plan for addressing issues related to patient satisfaction Patient satisfaction is an increasingly important area of concern. Especially with reimbursements from
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