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D. Scott Nordlund

Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy and Growth Officer

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Scott Nordlund serves as Banner’s Executive Vice President Chief Strategy and Growth Officer and a member of the Banner Health senior executive leadership team. In this role Nordlund has responsibility for setting the strategic direction for the $13B organization across its six states. This includes directing all system wide strategic planning and growth activity as well as leading merger, acquisition and partnership development, innovation and digital business strategy, joint venture development, marketing, external communications and consumer engagement. He is also directly responsible for system-wide service line growth activities for key lines of business (orthopedics, neurosciences, oncology, women, infants, pediatrics, cardiovascular and general surgery). Nordlund was named one of Modern Healthcare’s top 25 Innovators in 2020 and again in 2021. Nordlund was recently selected as one of the “Top 50 Great Health System Chief Strategy Officers in 2022” by Becker’s Hospital Review.  He currently serves on the Banner – University of Arizona Academic Medical Council board, Banner/Aetna JV board, Banner MA board, Atlas Health Partner board and the Banner/Select system joint venture board. 

Prior to joining Banner, Mr. Nordlund served as EVP Partnership Growth and Innovation at Select Medical (NYSE: SEM) and was responsible for leading strategic growth initiatives across the organization’s national network of specialty hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation clinics and occupational health centers. He was instrumental in the acquisition of US Healthworks (now under the Select Concentra division) which created the largest occupational health offering in the United States. Nordlund joined Select after serving as Chief Growth, Strategy and Innovation Officer for Trinity Health where he was responsible for systemwide growth, strategy, innovation, marketing, communications and consumer engagement across Trinity Health’s 20 state national market. Nordlund was also responsible for building and leading Trinity’s merger and acquisition function, growing the company from $8B to $18B and helping to build Trinity into one of the largest health care systems in the country. He served on the investment committee for the Heritage Fund and Abundant Health Ventures, in addition to serving on the boards at St. Agnes Medical Center in Fresno, St. Francis Health System in Delaware and St. Mary’s Health System in Langhorne. 

Prior to joining Trinity Health, Nordlund spent 11 years at Dignity Health in a variety of executive roles including Senior Vice President for Strategic Growth, Network and New Venture development where he led merger and acquisition activity, and all joint venture development including building and managing the organization’s partnership based ambulatory service portfolio. He served on the board of Mercy Care, one of the nation’s largest Medicaid plans with 400,000+ members and $3B in revenue and chaired the Dignity/USPI and Dignity/SimonMed system ventures. He also held senior leadership positions at BJC Health System in corporate strategic planning and at Baxter Healthcare in Chicago (NYSE: BAX), where he was responsible for selling and managing all engagements in the Western third of the United States for Baxter Corporate Consulting. Nordlund holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Illinois and two master degrees (MBA and MHSA) from the University of Michigan.


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