Peter Fine was appointed president and chief executive officer of Phoenix-based Banner Health in November 2000 and recently has narrowed his role to CEO. Banner Health is one of the nation’s largest secular, nonprofit health care organizations operating 30 hospitals and other services in six states. Banner employs over 50,000 people, has $12 billion dollars in revenue and is Arizona’s largest private employer.
Prior to his appointment, he was executive vice president and chief operating officer of Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based Aurora Health Care, a large integrated system serving all of eastern Wisconsin. His previous position with Aurora was president, West Allis Memorial Hospital. Before joining Aurora, Fine served in several hospital leadership positions, including president and chief executive officer of Grant Hospital and senior vice president of operations at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, both in Chicago and assistant administrator of Porter Memorial Hospital in Valparaiso, Indiana.
Fine received his bachelor’s degree from Ohio University and his master’s degree in healthcare administration from George Washington University. He is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and previously served as a member of their Board of Governors. He is also a member of the American Hospital Association, Health Management Academy, Greater Phoenix Leadership, and serves on the board of directors for Premier, Inc., Greater Phoenix Leadership, and Banner Health; previously he also served on the boards of Accuray, Translational Genomics Research Institute and the Heard Museum. In addition, he has served on the Arizona Commission on Medical Education and Research, the Citizen’s Task Force on the Maricopa County Health Care System, the Citizen’s Finance Review Commission for the state of Arizona and Governor’s Transformation Advisory Committee.
A number of prestigious organizations have honored Fine including, Modern Healthcare with the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare Award (2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020), Modern Healthcare and Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society with the 2010 CEO IT Achievement Award, Phoenix Business Journal’s Most Admired CEO Award 2010, Arizona Business Magazine with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015 and Healthcare Leadership Award in 2010, B’nai B’rith International with the National Healthcare Award in 2007, The Maricopa Community College Foundation with the Heroes of Education Award in 2006, and the Distinguished Alumni Award by The George Washington University Healthcare Alumni Association, 2005.