Frequently Asked Questions


How long has Sun Health been in existence?

Sun Health’s history dates back to 1966 when community leaders began forging a plan to build a hospital for the the burgeoning community of Sun City. That dream became a reality in 1970 with the opening of Boswell Memorial Hospital.


Who is the CEO of Sun Health?

Joe La Rue is the president and CEO of our organization.


Where is the Sun Health corporate office located?

The address for our corporate headquarters is 14719 W. Grand Ave., Surprise, AZ 85374. The building is directly across Grand Avenue, from Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center.


What is Sun Health’s mission statement?

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

What is Sun Health’s vision statement?

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

How does the Sun Health Foundation give back to the community?

The Sun Health Foundation serves as the philanthropic link between the community and the health care facilities it supports: Banner Boswell and Banner Del E. Webb medical centers and the Banner Sun Health Research Institute. Additionally, the support raised through the Foundation is the driving force behind the Sun Health Community Wellness programs.


How can people donate to Sun Health Foundation?

There are many ways to support Sun Health Foundation, including our current capital campaign, planned giving, our Partners in Philanthropy program, the Visionary Leaders Society and Lifetime Leaders Society or by shopping at the tax-free resale shops.


What programs are offered at Sun Health?

At Sun Health, we believe programs fostering health and wellness outside the hospital setting are just as important as those within. It is our mission to continue to develop and implement community-based health and wellness programs that are leading the industry. Examples include the Center for Health & Wellbeing, Care Transitions, Medication Management and Memory Care Navigator program.


What communities are operated by Sun Health?

Sun Health Communities  is the largest locally-owned and operated nonprofit provider of destination Life Care communities in Arizona. We are nationally recognized for our three active, independent living communities: Grandview Terrace, The Colonnade and La Loma Village and Sun Health at Home.


Where is each Life Care retirement community located?

  • Grandview Terrace is located at 14515 W. Granite Valley Drive, Sun City West, Arizona 85375.
  • The Colonnade is located at 19116 Colonnade Way, Surprise, Arizona 85374.
  • La Loma Village is located at 14154 Denny Blvd, Litchfield Park, Arizona 85340.


What is Life Care?

A form of long-term care, Life Care designates that housing and health care services are guaranteed for the life of the resident, regardless of what happens to their financial resources. A Life Care community also includes housing, meals, wellness and social activities, and health care (such as assisted living, memory support, rehabilitation therapy services and skilled nursing). We explain Life Care to our prospective residents this way: “Life Care offers you freedom of choice, independence and the power to plan for the future. It provides peace of mind for you and your family and best of all – it comes with a lifetime guarantee.”


What is Sun Health at Home?

Sun Health at Home was created because we understand the desire for some seniors to age in place. Sun Health at Home is a “continuing care at home” program offering highly personalized support and coordinated services to help people remain in their homes safely and confidently as they age. The Sun Heath at Home program can offer seniors access to high-quality health and non-medical services with a lifetime guarantee of care, all while protecting their hard-earned assets.


What types of classes are held at the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing?

Our health series classes provide a number of education sessions to ensure senior members of the community have all the tools needed to complete their health goals such as improving balance or achieving weight loss. Physicians, nurses and other professionals present on a wide range of health, healthy living, and personal and financial safety topics each month for free or at low cost. Programs cover the gamut of topics from heart health, diabetes, cancer support, memory care, personal safety and consumer protection.