Becky Kuhn is the chief operating officer of Banner Health. In this role, she is responsible for oversight of 28 hospitals and medical centers in addition to other business operating units, including Banner Health Network, Banner Medical Group, Banner Home Care and Banner Hospice. She also leads strategy and planning, development and construction, nursing and delivery integration efforts, operating efficiency and building customer loyalty.
Prior to assuming her role on the senior leadership team, Kuhn served as the president of the Arizona East Region of Banner Health, with responsibility for eight acute care and specialty hospitals.
Previously, Kuhn served as CEO of Banner Gateway Medical Center, a 176-bed state-of-the-art facility that opened in 2007 in Gilbert, Ariz. While leading the operational preparation for Banner Gateway, she also served as CEO of Banner Mesa Medical Center.
Kuhn, a native of Illinois, first moved to Arizona in 1963. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Arizona State University and a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Arizona. Kuhn is also a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Early leadership roles in health care included serving as a senior administrator of Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa and as president and CEO of Paradise Valley Hospital from 1995 to 2002.