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February 8, 2017

Banner consolidates management jobs to boost market visibility

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    Banner Health is consolidating some executive positions to give managers better oversight over the continuum of care in their regions, Dave Barkholz reports for Modern Healthcare.

    Banner spokesperson Bill Byron said following the system's growth through acquisitions, it is now shifting its management model away from a hospital-focused philosophy to one aimed at ensuring patients can be treated in the appropriate clinical setting at the appropriate time. The 28-hospital system aims to operate "in a more integrated fashion," Byron said.  

    Position consolidation

    As part of the consolidation, Byron said the system is merging its east and west Arizona regions. Todd Werner, former president of Banner east, will oversee the entire consolidated unit. Rob Gould, former president of Banner west, is leaving the system.

    In addition, Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center CEO Debbie Flores will now serve as head of Del E. Webb as well as Banner Boswell Medical Center. Before the consolidation, Flores had been serving as interim CEO of Banner Boswell following the former CEO's departure last month.

    Byron added that more reorganization is expected to happen in the next six to eight weeks. He said more positions might be combined and that others might be created to enhance customer experience (Barkholz, Modern Healthcare, 2/3).

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