PHOENIX (April 18, 2023) – Becker’s Hospital Review has named Banner Health CEO Peter Fine to its 2023 list of ‘great healthcare leaders to know,’ recognizing more than 80 top leaders of health systems across the country for their exemplary leadership qualities.
Becker’s compiles the list yearly in recognition of distinguished leaders in health care who have led their respective organizations toward success in innovation, inclusivity and access to care, especially amidst the many challenges the health care industry has faced in the past few years.
Fine has led Banner Health for more than 20 years with vision, skill and passion. Under his bold and innovative leadership style, Banner has emerged as one of the largest secular nonprofit healthcare organizations in the United States with more than 52,000 employees and $12.3 billion in revenue. He has elevated Banner as a highly integrated health system with enhanced scope, scale, agility and customer service.
“At Banner Health we live by our mission to make health care easier so life can be better,” said Fine. “I am grateful to lead such a dedicated team and to be recognized among so many influential colleagues who also lead their health systems with poise and perseverance through the ever-changing healthcare environment.”
One of Fine’s key accomplishments includes guiding Banner’s move into health plans, initiating a smooth transition from fee-for-service to value-based care. He has also intentionally made health care easier and more consumer-centric at Banner by investing in the enhancement of Banner’s digital front door, a platform that gives customers a seamless interface to interact with the health system.
Fine has also approached the widespread healthcare staffing shortages experienced by the entire U.S. health care system with tenacity. He is a champion of his employees, making bold moves to address the pressing healthcare staffing shortages through actions such as raising the minimum wage for employees and investing millions of dollars in frontline staff pay adjustments and wellness services to promote staff well-being.
The full list of honorees and profiles for each health care leader can be viewed here.
Banner Health is one of the largest, secular nonprofit health care systems in the country. In addition to 30 acute-care hospitals, Banner also operates an academic medicine division, Banner – University Medicine, and Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, a partnership with one of the world’s leading cancer programs, MD Anderson Cancer Center. Banner’s array of services includes a health insurance division, employed physician groups, outpatient surgery centers, urgent care locations, home care and hospice services, retail pharmacies, stand-alone imaging centers, physical therapy and rehabilitation, behavioral health services, a research division and a nursing registry. To make health care easier, 100% of Banner-employed doctors are available for virtual visits, and Banner operates a free 24/7 nurse line for health questions or concerns. Patients may also reserve spots at Banner Urgent Care locations and can book appointments online with many Banner-employed doctors. Headquartered in Arizona, Banner Health also has locations in California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. For more information, visit bannerhealth.com.