The Banner CORE Center for Orthopedics aims to set the standard in orthopedic care for patients by pioneering new research tools, innovative technologies, evidenced-based care and standardized protocols. Physicians participating in this program are held to a series of quality metrics. By using standardized protocols centered on evidenced-based research, we ensure that everyone is practicing world class medicine and that the best outcomes for patients are achieved.

The Banner CORE Center for Orthopedics was built upon a foundation of the sub-specialty orthopedic offerings at Banner Health and The CORE Institute’s vision of orthopedic excellence across the spectrum of orthopedic sciences. The joint venture now offers orthopedic patients an advantage by providing a seamless continuum of care throughout the duration of their stay at Banner Baywood, Banner Boswell, Banner Casa Grande, Banner Del Webb, Banner Desert, Banner Estrella, Banner Ironwood, Banner Thunderbird, and Banner University Medical Centers. It also provides the opportunity for the hospital to add more orthopedic services, particularly orthopedic spine surgery and sports medicine, to its already robust offerings.

Ensuring quality care and outcomes, the Banner CORE Center for Orthopedics continuously monitors quality metrics, including but are not limited to:

  • Osteoporosis Secondary Prevention Education
  • Same Day Surgery Returns to emergency department
  • Hip fracture timing to the OR
  • Medication reconciled at discharge
  • Optimization of obesity and diabetes in orthopedic surgery patients
  • 30 day all cause readmission rates
  • Surgery cancellation rates
  • Use of standardized order sets
  • Length of stay