Mesa and the East Valley Healthcare Assets
Medical services abound in Mesa and the East Valley. Mesa boasts
world-class specialty and general hospitals with more than 1,300
beds combined, the nation's largest simulation training center,
higher education institutions focused on healthcare, and
secondary education featuring training in biotech and life
Mesa is one of the few cities in Maricopa County that offers the
continuum of healthcare services,
including specialty hospitals in hearts, orthopedics and
full-service pediatrics. In addition, Mesa is
across the street from world-renowned cancer treatment services,
M.D. Anderson at Banner Health's Gateway Medical Center.
ARIZONA SPINE AND JOINT HOSPITAL
- 23 BEDS
Arizona Spine and Joint Hospital specializes in outpatient and
elective inpatient surgery. It offers
the latest technology and innovative approaches to orthopedic,
spine and podiatric surgeries.
BANNER DESERT MEDICAL CENTER (BDMC) - 549 BEDS
Banner Desert Medical Center is focusing on strengthening its
programs in cancer care,
cardiovascular services, pediatrics, neurosciences, emergency
medicine and trauma care.
BANNER BAYWOOD MEDICAL CENTER (BBMC) - 340 BEDS
The Orthopedic Institute at
Banner Baywood continues to be recognized and ranked as one of
the top 100 orthopedic programs
in the United States by Health Network and HCIA Inc., and is
supported by the John J. Rhodes
BANNER BAYWOOD HEART HOSPITAL
- 111 BEDS
Banner Baywood Heart Hospital has been nationally recognized by
U.S. News and World Report
CARDON CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
- 206 BEDS
Cardon Children's Hospital opened on the campus of Banner
Desert Medical Center. It is a seven-story, full-service
children's hospitalâ€”one of three in the state of Arizona.
M.D. ANDERSON/BANNER CANCER CENTER
- 76 BEDS
M.D. Anderson is the undisputed leader in cancer care. It treats
more cancer patients, offers access to more therapeutic clinical
research and has more National Cancer Institute funded studies
than any other cancer-fighting organization in the U.S. M.D.
Anderson draws patients from around the globe.
MOUNTAIN VISTA MEDICAL CENTER
- 178 BEDS
Mountain Vista Medical Center hospital owned by IASIS Healthcare
and is equipped with the most advanced medical technology, in a
resort-like setting, with features that include all private
rooms, electronic health records, valet parking, room service
and wireless Internet access.
Mesa is also home to many surgery centers, urgent care centers, radiology/imaging
centers, physical therapy/ rehabilitation providers, three long
term care acute care facilities, more than 10 home care
operations, two hospice providers and several skilled nursing
Education and Training
Training and continuous education are critical elements of the
healthcare delivery system.
There are shortages in nearly every clinical discipline due
predominantly to population aging
and the exponential growth in medical knowledge. Quality
healthcare delivery requires a deep
understanding of body systems and how they are affected by a
myriad of diseases and injuries.
The shortage of clinical personnel is a nationwide challenge. In
Mesa, it is an opportunity for
education providers to work in concert with industry to meet the
demands of today and the future.
Mesa has several local healthcare training facilities.
Education in Mesa
Research and Development
Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (AzCATI),
located at ASU's Polytechnic Campus in Mesa, serves as a hub for
research, testing, and commercialization of algae-based
products. AzCATI celebrated the grand opening of the worldâ€™s
largest algae test bed facility in any university or national
lab on February 21, 2012. The U.S. Department of Energy
has selected the ASU-led Algae Testbed Public-Private
Partnership (ATP3) for a $15M award for its Advancements in
Sustainable Algal Production opportunity.
The Banner Simulation Medical Center
is a 55,000-square-foot
â€œvirtual hospital'' in Mesa that
Banner Health uses to help train its physicians and nurses
before they treat actual patients. The Sim
Center is one of the largest centers of its kind in the world
and has the potential to elevate medical
education efforts in Arizona to new levels. The Sim Center uses
computerized mannequins to
simulate real life situations in Emergency Rooms, Intensive Care
Units, Operating Rooms, Neonatal
Care Centers and General Medical/Surgical Units. Banner's
training center is also used to test
patient flow processes, new equipment and furnishings.
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