Our Story

Sun Health is a leading advocate for healthy living. As a nonprofit organization, we’ve served our local community for more than 50 years. We believe that superior health care is a hallmark that truly makes a community great. Throughout our history, we’ve used our commitment to improving health care to make a positive impact in the local community and enhance the lives of every single individual we serve.

Our Mission

Sun Health champions superior health and wellbeing through philanthropy, inspired living and wellness programs.

Our Vision

Sun Health envisions a world where people live longer, healthier, more purposeful lives.

The History of Sun Health

Sun Health is an organization driven by passion—a passion to improve the health and quality of life of the communities we serve.

Our story began over 50 years ago, when a group of West Valley residents gathered in effort to improve the overall health and wellbeing in their community. Their support through Sun Health Foundation funded, built and opened Walter O. Boswell Memorial Hospital in 1970, and Del E. Webb Memorial Hospital in 1988. In 2008, Banner Health acquired both hospitals and our philanthropic relationship continued, with current fundraising efforts supporting Banner Boswell and Banner Del E. Webb medical centers and the Banner Sun Health Research Institute.

What began as a desire of a group of individuals to support their community has since prospered into a legacy of passion and giving. Today, Sun Health is comprised of Sun Health Foundation, Sun Health Communities and Sun Health Wellness—each one supporting the overall mission and vision of the organization.

The History of Sun Health Wellness

Sun Health Wellness began in 2011 in response to community needs and the ever-increasing complexity of the nation’s health care system. As it became more and more challenging for individuals to navigate their care, we developed the educational resources and tools needed for those in the community to live a healthy, happy life.

Today, Sun Health Wellness develops and implements industry-leading, community-based health and wellness programs to foster health and wellness outside the hospital setting. By offering a variety of resources to the community, we’ve continued to improve the overall quality of life of individuals, making it possible for them to live the healthiest life imaginable.

How Sun Health Wellness Continues to Support the Community

Thanks to donations received by the Sun Health Foundation, Sun Health Wellness offers wellness classes, services and programs to thousands of community members at little to no cost.

Our resources address many common health conditions that affect the local community, including diabetes, hypertension and dementia. Our Healthy Living Classes and Wellness Services form the cornerstone of the entire Sun Health Wellness continuum, assisting individuals with Nutrition, Fitness, Balance and Mobility and more. Our Consultative Services, including Memory Care Navigator and Care Transitions, serve as a personal guide to navigating the often-confusing world of coordinating care for you and your loved ones.

To further enhance individuals’ overall wellbeing, we host a full calendar of Healthy Living Classes, consisting of both physical fitness classes and health education classes. Through these efforts, we continue to strive for improved health in the local community.

Wellness Advocates

Our Wellness Advocates are here to support you through your health journey.

Class Calendar

We update our class calendar every month and always have new topics to cover.