Introducing our new CEO, Todd Werner
I would like to introduce myself and tell you how excited I am to have the opportunity to be the CEO of the Banner Gateway Campus.
This is such a powerful campus with Banner Gateway Medical Center, Banner’s Best of the Best in 2010 and 2011, and Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, the new state-of-the-art outpatient cancer center. You have done such amazing work on this campus and it shows as these facilities are admired by all in the system.
As you may know, my most recent position was at Banner Desert Medical Center and Cardon Children’s Medical Center just down the road. However, my interest in health care started when I was just a young child as my father was a leader in the health care field for most of his career. Growing up I learned that while the health care field was fascinating, you really needed a lot determination and compassion to succeed. My first job at the age of 16 was at a hospital and I have been working in health care ever since. After college, I worked as an accountant with mostly health care clients. Then, I moved on to consulting for hospitals and hospital systems, helping them organize their financials to make better decisions for patient care and then finally, I moved into leadership in the hospital field, which is where I hope to stay.
I am confident that we can work together to continue to make the Banner Gateway Campus the best place to receive the best care. I look forward to meeting many of you as I make my way to medical staff meetings and round throughout the campus.