University of Arizona Medical Center

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Banner - University Medical Center Tucson— University Campus
Location Tucson, Arizona, United States
Coordinates 32°14′25″N 110°56′45″W / 32.24028°N 110.94583°W / 32.24028; -110.94583Coordinates: 32°14′25″N 110°56′45″W / 32.24028°N 110.94583°W / 32.24028; -110.94583
Care system Private
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university University of Arizona
Emergency department Level I Trauma
Beds 487
Founded 1971
Lists Hospitals in Arizona

The Banner - University Medical Center (BUMC), formerly University Medical Center — Tucson and University of Arizona Medical Center — Tucson , is a private, non-profit 487-bed acute-care hospital in Tucson, Arizona. BUMC has two units: University Campus and South Campus.(Article) The name change in 2011 reflects the need to combine all the University of Arizona affiliated medical services: University Medical Center, University Physicians Healthcare, and the College of Medicine. In 2015 Banner Health based out of Phoenix, Arizona became a part of UAMC renaming it to Banner - University Medical Center. BUMC is part of Arizona Health Sciences Center (AHSC) campus, including the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health in Tucson, Arizona. When founded in 1971, BUMC was part of the University of Arizona. In the 1980s, it became a separate institution. In 2010, BUMC was reintegrated into the University of Arizona under the title name UA Healthcare [1].


BUMC is accredited by Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) and the Council of Teaching Hospitals.

Additionally, BUMC is an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Hospital.

The hospital specializes in numerous categories (see Best Hospital listings below) including cardiothoracic and multidisciplinary transplant programs and the artificial heart, which is used as a bridge-to-transplant for patients awaiting a suitable organ. BUMC blood and marrow transplant programs are among the best in the Southwest.

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Among the physicians credentialed at BUMC is Dr. Andrew Weil and his Program in Integrative Medicine, located on BUMC's 6th floor. Adjacent and interrelated to BUMC is the Arizona Cancer Center, an NCI cancer research and treatment facility. Besides the hospital, BUMC operates two hospital-based physician offices in Tucson, one hospital-based physician office in Green Valley, Arizona, and one medical transplant physician office in Phoenix (for pre- and post-transplant patients). BUMC has the only Level 1 trauma center in Southern Arizona.


As it has been since 2005, Banner - University Medical Center, Tucson is one of Solucient's Top 100 Hospitals.

BUMC Tucson has been consistently ranked among the United States' best hospitals, according to U.S. News and World Report's annual guide to "America’s Best Hospitals."

HealthGrades, a healthcare rating company, has found BUMC to be one of the best hospitals in Coronary Intervention.

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