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Banner Health leader provides COVID-19 media update

Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Marjorie Bessel featured in virtual press conference

PHOENIX (Sept. 22, 2021) – Today, Dr. Marjorie Bessel, chief clinical officer at Banner Health, provided an update on how Banner is addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.

Topics included: COVID-19 case trends, cautious optimism and the flu-season forecast.

VIDEO: Sept. 22 press conference

Opening remarks

GRAPHIC: Sept. 6 snapshot comparing Banner Arizona vaccinated and unvaccinated COVID-19 patients

Transcript (part one)

Transcript (part two)

Please email media@bannerhealth.com for additional questions. As our medical experts are focused on patient care and the pandemic response, Dr. Bessel will not be available for additional interviews.

A Safe Place for Care

As one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the country, the team at Banner Health is committed to ensuring all Banner locations are a safe place for care. Headquartered in Phoenix, Banner Health owns and operates 30 acute-care hospitals and an array of other services, including: Banner Imaging, Banner Telehealth and Banner Urgent Care. Team members are dedicated to protecting the health and safety of patients, be it a routine checkup, elective surgery or an urgent health service. Waiting room and employee workstation layouts maintain proper social distancing; screenings are conducted at hospital entrances to verify that all employees and visitors are well; and, all Banner physicians are equipped to visit patients remotely. Learn more about Banner's commitment to safety at bannerhealth.com/safecare.

 

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