Robert Gardner was named CEO of Banner Ironwood Medical Center and Banner Goldfield Medical Center in 2019.
Prior to being named leader of these two hospitals, Gardner served as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Banner Baywood Medical Center and Banner Heart Hospital and, before that, he was COO of Banner Gateway Medical Center and Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Gardner has a decade of progressive leadership and executive experience in health care operations with multi-site and multi-state health care organizations. Gardner is a mission-driven executive and he brings strong leadership from his experience successfully navigating organizational culture and creating sustainable positive results across all key success metrics.
Gardner’s undergraduate degree is in communication from Arizona State University and his graduate degree is in healthcare administration from Grand Canyon University. He is board certified in healthcare management as a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Gardner is a proud native of Arizona and lives with his wife, Lindsey, and their four young children in Gilbert.