Most Influential Women: Marjorie Bessel, MD, Banner Health

Business News | 10 Jul |

Az Business and AZRE magazines announced the publications’ lists of the Most Influential Women in Arizona for 2020, including Marjorie Bessel, MD, chief clinical officer at Banner Health. Each day, azbigmedia.com is profiling one of the Most Influential Women of 2020.

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Today’s spotlight: Marjorie Bessel, MD

Chief clinical officer

Banner Health 

Background: Since joining Banner more than a decade ago, Dr. Bessel has served in progressive physician leadership positions, including chief medical officer for several Banner hospitals, the Arizona Division chief medical officer, and vice president roles for Continuum Management and Clinical Integration.

Professional advice: “Stay true to yourself and stay focused on what is important for you in your professional and personal journey. You need to have the fortitude and the resiliency not to let barriers or obstacles get in the way of achieving your goal.”

Lesson learned in 2020: “During COVID-19, we’ve seen so many gems and hidden talents surface. I’ve known that it’s critical to nurture the next generation of leaders, but it’s really hitting home during this time. To be an even more effective leader, I plan to grow this talent because a leader is only as strong as their team.”

Surprising fact: “I was featured in Sports Illustrated’s Faces in the Crowd section with my mom. We were a formidable mother-daughter running team. My best childhood memories are related to athletics. My mom and my dad, who was my running coach, are the reason for my successes.”

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