Donation to Phoenix Children's Hospital Provides Leading-Edge, Private Workspaces for Patient Families

January 29, 2021

Phoenix, AZ - We're proud to announce that the Sunflower Bank Workspace for Patient Families at Phoenix Children’s Hospital is now open for use. Made possible by a $50,000 donation, the workspace resource is one of the first of its kind in any children’s hospital in the nation. This support from Sunflower Bank helps Phoenix Children’s enhance its position as a leader in Family-Centered Care.
“It is very meaningful to all of us at Sunflower Bank to be able to provide private workspaces for patient families at Phoenix Children’s Hospital,” said Chris Rude, Sunflower Bank regional president for Arizona. “Sunflower Bank’s mission is to bring out the best in the lives we touch and the communities we serve. We are proud to provide a secluded, safe and comfortable space to hold phone calls and take care of work, so that family members can spend less time away from their children undergoing care.”
The Sunflower Bank Workspace contains three modern, stand-alone pods that accommodate up to two people. The self-sufficient, mobile units will meet the needs of thousands of families for years to come. Phoenix Children’s Hospital relies on community partners like Sunflower Bank for the high-level investments that cause it to rank as one of the top pediatric medical centers in the nation.
In addition to the physical investment, Sunflower Bank has established an ongoing partnership with Phoenix Children’s dedicated to improving the lives of pediatric patients and their families. Since June 2020, Sunflower Bank has been an active contributor to the hospital’s internally televised programming, creating educational and entertaining videos as part of the efforts of Phoenix Children’s to replace activities that have been canceled due to COVID-19 visitor restrictions.
“We are grateful to Sunflower Bank for its commitment to Phoenix Children’s Hospital and for the ongoing efforts of the Sunflower Bank team to improve the lives of our patients. Our families, caregivers and family advisory council had expressed an urgent need for a private space to get daily business done and Sunflower Bank stepped up to provide the solution,” stated Steve Schnall, senior vice president & chief development officer, Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Sunflower Bank has three full-service personal and commercial banking branches in Scottsdale, Arcadia and Gilbert, with plans to open a West Valley branch in the coming months. Guardian Mortgage, the bank’s home loan division, also has teams in four locations in greater Phoenix. The bank and its associates support local organizations through financial donations and volunteer activities.
About Sunflower Bank
Operating as Sunflower Bank, First National 1870 and Guardian Mortgage, Sunflower Bank, N.A. provides financial solutions to the individual communities it serves. With approximately $5 billion in assets as of September 30, 2020, headquarters in Denver, bank locations in six states, and mortgage capabilities in more than 40 states, Sunflower Bank, N.A. provides a full range of relationship-focused services to meet personal, business and wealth management financial objectives. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender. First National 1870 and Guardian Mortgage are divisions of Sunflower Bank, N.A.
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About Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Phoenix Children’s Hospital is Arizona’s only children’s hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals. For 35 years, Phoenix Children's has provided world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families in Arizona and throughout the Southwest. As one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country, Phoenix Children’s delivers care across more than 75 pediatric specialties. Recognized specifically for its patient-focused innovation, medical education, growth and research, Phoenix Children’s was named Business of the Year and Exceptional Innovator by the Greater Phoenix Chamber in 2018. For more information about the hospital, visit