Banner Health announced a shift in hospital executive leadership in its Arizona East Region last week. These changes were effective on Monday, March 16.
The transition began with the promotion of Todd Werner, former Chief Executive Officer at Banner Gateway Medical Center and Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, who was appointed to serve as President of Banner’s Arizona East Region.
Werner, along with Banner’s Arizona West Region President Rob Gould and Western Region President Jim Ferando, are part of the leadership team that reports to Becky Kuhn, Executive Vice President of Community Delivery for Banner Health.
Cascading changes include the following, all with a report to Todd Werner:
• Lamont Yoder, RN, replaced Werner as CEO of Banner Gateway and Banner MD Anderson.
• Laura Robertson, RN, moved from her post as CEO at Banner Baywood Medical Center and Banner Heart Hospital into the role of CEO on the Banner Desert Medical Center campus. This vacancy results from the recent promotion of former Banner Desert CEO Rob Gould to President, Arizona West Region.
• Julie Nunley, RN, CEO at Banner Ironwood Medical Center and Banner Goldfield Medical Center, became CEO of Banner Baywood and Banner Heart.
• Serving as interim CEO for Banner Ironwood and Banner Goldfield will be Tracy French, the Chief Financial Officer for these facilities.