- Associated Press - Monday, October 31, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Banner-University Medical Center Tucson is once again certified to offer adult lung transplants.

The Arizona Daily Star reports (https://bit.ly/2es6io1 ) that prior to the hospital’s recent certification the closest place for Southern Arizona residents to receive lung transplants was Phoenix. The hospital resumed performing lung transplants in 2015, but needed to perform 10 operations to regain federal certification.

The Tucson program ended in 2014 after Banner voluntarily relinquishing its certification with the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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Information from: Arizona Daily Star, https://www.tucson.com

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