Thank you for choosing the Banner CORE Center for Orthopedics. Once you have decided to undergo surgery at one of the Banner CORE Center facilities, you will have access to your Nurse Navigator. They will guide you through every step of your journey. They help coordinate your care and assist you in making informed decisions about your care and help facilitate communication with your entire healthcare team to allow for timely screening, diagnosis and support throughout your journey with the Banner CORE Center for Orthopedics.

Independence Expedition

You will be given your Patient Passport®, a crucial component of your journey, guiding you through every step of your journey. Please use this Patient Passport® as a guide, allowing you the ability to track your appointments and review information about your upcoming surgery. Please remember to bring your Patient Passport® to every appointment before surgery, the Independence Expedition® program, the hospital for your surgery, and any additional appointments once you have been discharged from the hospital.

The information in your Patient Passport® will be referenced frequently; therefore, please take the time to familiarize yourself with the content.