J.P. Valin, MD, named Chief Medical Officer for Banner Medical Group - Western Region
PHOENIX (November 29, 2011) - J.P. Valin, MD, has accepted the position of chief medical officer for Banner Medical Group – Western Region. Dr. Valin will join the Banner Medical Group leadership team on Monday, Dec. 12, 2011. His office will be located at Banner Corporate Center in Greeley, Colo.
Dr. Valin has extensive experience in medical group leadership. He has served on the Board of Directors of Big Thompson Medical Group since 2003, and helped to lead the successful transition of BTMG into Banner Health.
"In addition to being an excellent doctor and an experienced physician leader, Dr. Valin has an impressive ability to listen to and communicate with our physician groups throughout Banner Health's Western Region," said Banner Medical Group CEO James Brannon. "This will be important as we continue to align our various physician groups with Banner’s strategic plan.
"We are grateful and honored that he has chosen to become a part of our team," Brannon added.
Dr. Valin grew up outside Boston, and received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He attended New York Medical College and completed his internship and residency training at New York Presbyterian Hospital – Cornell Medical Center in New York City. He also served as Assistant Chief Medical Resident at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.
Dr. Valin originally joined Big Thompson Medical Group (BTMG) as a traditional internist in 2000. In 2006, he helped to develop the hospitalist program at McKee Medical Center and transitioned to become a full-time hospitalist in 2007. At McKee, he serves on the Professional Review Committee, the Utilization Management Committee and several Clinical Initiative Workgroups focusing on heart failure, reducing pneumonia treatment variations, and reducing readmissions. Currently he is director of the McKee Hospitalist program and the hospital’s Chief of Staff.
Dr. Valin also served on the Board of Directors of the Mountain Shadows Physician Hospital Organization for nine years and has experience with capitation and Medicare Advantage plans.
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