President, Arizona East Region
Becky Kuhn serves as president of the Arizona East Region for Banner Health, with responsibility for six acute care and specialty hospitals in the East Valley.
Prior to assuming the role of Arizona East president, she served as CEO of Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center in Sun City West, Ariz,, a 400-bed facility with a broad range of clinical services including inpatient rehab and behavioral health.
Previously, Kuhn served as CEO of Banner Gateway Medical Center, a 176-bed state-of-the-art facility that opened in 2007 in Gilbert, Ariz. While leading the operational preparation for Banner Gateway, she also served as CEO of Banner Mesa Medical Center.
Kuhn, a native of Illinois, first moved to Arizona in 1963. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Arizona State University and a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Arizona. Kuhn is also a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Prior to joining Banner Health, Kuhn served as president and CEO of Paradise Valley Hospital from 1995 to 2002. Previously, Kuhn served as senior administrator at Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa.
From 1974 to 1987 she held positions in critical care as staff nurse, head nurse, educator and clinical nurse specialist in a variety of settings, including the University of California Los Angeles and the University of Arizona.
From 1979 to 1990, she served on the national level of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, the world’s largest specialty nursing organization, including a one-year stint as president. She has lectured nationally and internationally on health care topics and has published numerous articles.
Kuhn is currently a Board member of the East Valley Partnership. Previous affiliations include the Gilbert Education Foundation, Aid to Adoption of Special Kids, Mesa United Way, Healthcare Institute Advisory Board (The Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association), Arizona Task Force on Workforce Regulation and Credentialing (Maricopa Community College District), and Corporate Recruitment Chair for the 1999 Juvenile Diabetes Association Walk to Cure Diabetes. She has served on the Boards of Directors for the Greater Phoenix, North Phoenix, Arizona and Gilbert Chambers of Commerce.
After stints in California and Colorado, Kuhn has been an East Valley resident since 1981.