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Laura Robertson, CEO, Banner Desert Medical Center

Laura Robertson  

Laura Robertson, RN, was named chief executive officer of Banner Desert Medical Center in 2015.

Prior to that she served as CEO of  Banner Baywood Medical Center and Banner Heart Hospital.

Robertson began her nursing career at Banner Health in 1988 at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix. A cardiac nurse with nearly 20 years experience, she has served in a variety of staff and management positions. During her tenure at Banner Heart Hospital, she assumed a variety of leadership roles including Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) director, interim Cardiovascular Operating Room (CVOR) director and ultimately CEO of the heart hospital.

In 2010, she was named CEO of Banner Baywood and in 2012, was named CEO of Banner Heart Hospital, which is on the same campus as Banner Baywood.

Robertson is a leader whose passion is as evident as her commitment to her people. She was nominated for Banner Baywood's prestigious Guardian Award – an annual recognition that honors top employees, leaders, physicians and volunteers.

Robertson lives in Tempe, Ariz. with her husband Dave and three children - Carly, Abby and Jack - and dog Mickey.

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