On Aug. 30, Banner Ironwood celebrated the birth of its 100th baby, Silas Rees born to Michelle Rees of San Tan Valley. Silas came into the world weighing in at 7 pounds, 8 ounces. Even with one more day left in the month, doctors weren’t finished delivering. Soon, six more babies arrived. On Aug. 31, Banner Ironwood finished off the month with its 106th baby born to Tamara and Jeremy Miller of San Tan Valley. Jameson Henry is the record-breaking baby, who arrived just before 9 p.m. weighing in at 7 pounds, 11 ounces. On average, doctors at Banner Ironwood Medical Center deliver about 80 babies per month. This past August shatters the previous record of 94 babies born July 2011.
Beckee Lucas, RN manager for Women and Infant Services at Banner Ironwood says, “We couldn't be more excited and proud of accomplishing this goal! We couldn't have done it without the hard work from our absolutely fabulous staff and physicians and the support from the community.”
About Banner Ironwood Medical Center
Banner Health recognizes the growing health care needs in Pinal County and the Southeast Valley. Our 80-acre Banner Ironwood Medical Center campus at Combs and Gantzel roads, next to the Town of Queen Creek, offers a state-of-the-art hospital and other associated services.
Banner Ironwood features 47 private rooms and focuses on emergency services, obstetrics, surgery and general medical care.
Banner Ironwood is part of Banner Health, one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country. The system owns or manages 22 acute-care hospitals, long-term care centers, outpatient surgery centers and an array of other services including family clinics, home care and hospice services, and a nursing registry. Banner Health is in seven states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming.
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