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Banner Health names new president and chief operating officer

Amy Perry to join Banner’s top leadership team November 2021

PHOENIX (Sept. 16, 2021) – Today Banner Health announced that Amy Perry will join the health care organization as president and chief operating officer (COO) on November 1, assuming the role held by Becky Kuhn, who retires effective November 3.

“I am very pleased to welcome Amy Perry to our organization,” said Banner Health Chief Executive Officer Peter Fine. “She brings broad operational experience and a keen understanding of the dynamic changes occurring in our industry.”

Perry joins Banner from New Jersey-based Atlantic Health System, which has more than 18,000 employees, 4,800 affiliated physicians and more than 400 sites of care, including: hospitals, urgent cares, outpatient services, physical rehabilitation, home care and multiple specialty centers and institutes. At Atlantic Health System, she served as executive vice president of integrated care delivery and CEO of its hospital division. During her tenure, she helped guide the system to record-setting quality and financial results, supported the development and implementation of a five-year strategic plan and led the expansion of medical education and research revenue growth. 

Prior to Atlantic Health System, Perry concurrently served as executive vice president at Maryland-based LifeBridge Health and president of Sinai Hospital, the state’s largest independent academic and research hospital. 

Perry has been named to Modern Healthcare’s lists of the Top 25 Women Leaders and Top 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare in addition to local and regional recognition as a top innovator.

“I feel fortunate to join such an innovative and growing organization that puts patients first,” said Perry. “I’m looking forward to working with Peter Fine and the entire Banner team who have built a forward-thinking, value-based health delivery system.”

Becky Kuhn, Banner’s current COO, announced her retirement in April 2021. She leaves the organization after nearly 20 years of exemplary leadership. Kuhn was recently named the winner of Phoenix Business Journal’s Health Care Heroes Lifetime Achievement award. 

Headquartered in Arizona, with $10.4 billion in revenue (2020), a AA- bond rating and more than 52,000 employees, Banner Health is one of the largest, secular nonprofit health care systems in the country and the largest private employer in Arizona. The system owns and operates 30 acute-care hospitals, Banner Health Network, Banner – University Medicine, academic and employed physician groups, long-term care centers, outpatient surgery centers and an array of other services; including Banner Urgent Care, clinics, home care and hospice, pharmacies and a nursing registry. Banner Health provides care in six states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. Learn more about Banner Health.
 
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