Todd Werner joining our team as the new CEO
By Pam Nenaber, CEO
A couple weeks ago, I announced that I would be leaving Banner Gateway and Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center to join the Banner Medical Group as the Chief Operating Officer. I am pleased to announce that Todd Werner, campus CEO at Banner Desert Medical Center and Cardon Children’s Medical Center, will be taking my place and joining the team as the new CEO of the Banner Gateway Campus effective March 5.
Todd became CEO of Banner Desert Medical Center campus nearly four years ago after serving as CEO of Adventist Hinsdale Hospital in Hinsdale, Illinois. He graduated with a Masters of Business Administration with a Health Services Management Concentration from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University in 1993. Since then he has served in leadership positions either in health care systems or in consulting firms working for health care systems. He is married with two children.
I am confident that he will be a great addition to the team here as his past experience allows him to really understand the need to focus on physician and community relationships, while having a focus on delivering the best patient care. I have had the opportunity to get to know Todd during his tenure at Banner Desert. He is a thoughtful leader, a good listener, has the highest integrity, and is always genuine in his approach to staff and physicians alike. He is also passionate about excellence and results. In his spare time he loves to work out with his kids and ride his Harley! I consider him a tremendous colleague.
I look forward to hearing about the many ways this campus will continue to succeed and move forward with the growth plans for the hospital tower and the cancer center.
Thank you for all that you do!