Tom Dickson, FACHE, CEO,
Banner Thunderbird Medical Center
Tom Dickson, a seasoned health care leader with extensive experience working for another locally-based nonprofit hospital system in the Valley, became CEO for Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in September 2006.
Dickson came to Banner Health from Sun Health, where he served as executive vice president and CEO for Walter O. Boswell Memorial Hospital in Sun City, Ariz.
Prior to his position at Boswell, he served in leadership roles at Sun Health's Del E. Webb Memorial Hospital in Sun City West, first as chief operating officer from 1990 to 1995, then as the hospital's CEO from 1995 to 2002. Prior to 1990, Dickson held various leadership positions at hospitals in Arizona and Nevada.
He holds a master's degree in health services administration from Arizona State University and a bachelor's degree in rehabilitation from the University of Arizona.
In 2004, he became a fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives. Dickson, his wife and three children live in Glendale, Ariz.