Banner Health names Eric M. Reiman, MD, CEO of Banner Research Institute
PHOENIX (Feb. 28, 2011) – Eric M. Reiman, MD, has been named CEO of Banner Research Institute, replacing Bill Camp, who announced his retirement from Banner effective in May.
Banner Research Institute provides strategic direction and administrative oversight for all of Banner’s research entities and activities, including Banner Sun Health Research Institute, Banner Alzheimer’s Institute and ongoing clinical research studies and trials at Banner facilities.
In addition to his new role as CEO of Banner Research Institute, Reiman will continue as executive director of Banner Alzheimer’s Institute. As part of the organizational changes, Banner is creating a new chief operations officer position at the institute that will report to the CEO. A search of potential internal and external candidates is underway to fill the new position.
Banner Research Institute is the umbrella organization for research at Banner Health, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health care systems. Its research-related Centers of Excellence include Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, Banner Sun Health Research Institute, and the developing Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center. Its targeted areas of research emphasis are in the clinical neurosciences, oncology, pediatrics, brain imaging, simulation training, and graduate medical education.
John Hensing, MD, executive vice president and chief medical officer for Banner Health, said, “Bill Camp has done an outstanding job over the past few years of integrating all of Banner’s research functions, including compliance, training and institutional review, under one umbrella organization. We thank him for his outstanding leadership, and congratulate Dr. Reiman on his new appointment. We are most fortunate to have such a nationally recognized and passionate leader of Dr. Reiman’s caliber to assume this new role.”
Dr. Reiman said, “I am extremely grateful to Bill Camp for his wonderful leadership efforts. My colleagues and I look forward to the opportunity to help demonstrate the role of cutting-edge, strategically focused research in a large community-based health care organization, provide a culture of support and accountability for our researchers, reach out to our partners in the scientific community, and make a difference in the lives of our patients and families.”
About Banner Health
Headquartered in Phoenix, Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country. The system owns or manages 23 acute-care hospitals, long-term care centers, outpatient surgery centers and an array of other services including family clinics, home care and hospice services, and a nursing registry. Banner Health is in seven states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming.