National Midwifery Week births attention to women’s health care

National Midwifery Week, Sept. 30–Oct. 6, not only raises awareness to the work of midwives but births attention to women’s health care. Created by the American College of Nurse-Midwives to celebrate and recognize midwives and midwife-led care, the nationally recognized event is held Sunday to Saturday during the first full week of October, according to […]

Queen Creek community forum on suicide prevention, resiliency building April 12

The Town of Queen Creek and Banner Ironwood Medical Center are hosting a Thursday, April 12, community discussion focused on suicide prevention, resiliency building and coping skills. The joint forum will be 6-8 p.m. in the Queen Creek Community Chambers, 20727 E. Civic Parkway. During this free public forum, discussion includes suicide prevention and awareness […]

Banner Desert, Cardon Children hospitals seeking teen volunteers for summer

The Banner Desert Medical Center and Cardon Children’s Medical Center campus is accepting applications for a teen volunteer program for the summer. The medical campus at 1400 S. Dobson Road in Mesa works with teens who help by volunteering to greet guests, assist in the gift shop, deliver supplies to medical units and other important […]

Pre-annexation agreement amended with Banner Health

An amendment to the pre-annexation development agreement between the town and Banner Health accommodating third-party contractors doing work on behalf of Banner was approved in a 4-2 vote of the Queen Creek Town Council on March 7. Voting yes on resolution No. 1187-18 were Mayor Gail Barney and council members Robin Benning, Jeff Brown and […]

Cardon Children’s opens ‘Big Outside’ play space for patients, families

  Cardon Children’s Medical Center celebrated the grand opening of “The Big Outside,” an outdoor play space and healing garden for patients and families, on Thursday at the hospital at 1400 S. Dobson Road in Mesa. The area offers activities to help children keep their minds off treatment or to receive rehabilitation therapy outdoors. Games […]

New orthopedic rehab space opens at Banner Ironwood

  Banner Ironwood Medical Center, 37000 N. Gantzel Road in Queen Creek, in partnership with Banner CORE Center for Orthopedics, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of a dedicated rehabilitation space for orthopedic patients. The new area, on the third floor of the hospital, provides a centrally located physical therapy hub that is […]

Queen Creek girl, 7, overcomes brain trauma after ATV accident

Banner Desert, Cardon Children’s helps youngster’s amazing recovery The family of 7-year-old Rilynn Mellen of Queen Creek is celebrating this holiday season with one monumental wish recently granted. After an ATV accident stopped the ginger-haired girl’s breathing and resulted in brain trauma and intensive care treatment, she’s back on her feet again. The child was […]

Community, health care experts share thoughts on how to prevent further suicides among teens

When Tanya Estrada was suicidal, all she wanted to do was talk to her mom about what was happening. Instead, she didn’t for fear of getting in trouble. Tanya was one of the 100 or so parents, teenagers and health care professionals who participated in the Suicide Prevention and Awareness Community Forum Nov. 30 hosted […]

Her son gone, mother reaches out to prevent student suicides

I love how you treat me,” was one of the last things 18-year-old Mitchell Warnock said to his mother before committing suicide a year ago. “I couldn’t stop screaming. My husband found him,” said Lorie Warnock, Mitchell’s mother. “If I had found him, I think that I would have to be institutionalized. I don’t know […]

Community forum on suicide prevention set for Nov. 30 in Queen Creek

Goal is let the community know help is available in their own backyard if needed   Banner Ironwood Medical Center and the town of Queen Creek will host a joint community forum on suicide prevention and awareness from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, in the Queen Creek Community Chambers, 20727 E. Civic […]