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Banner Health President and COO Named to 'Top 25 Women Leaders'

Modern Healthcare lists Amy Perry among elite group

PHOENIX (Feb. 21, 2023) – Amy Perry, president and chief operating officer for Banner Health, has been named one of the nation’s 2023 Top 25 Women Leaders by Modern Healthcare, one of the country’s leading publications on health care news. 

“I congratulate Amy on this recognition,” said Peter Fine, Banner’s CEO. “Her broad leadership experience and keen understanding of the dynamic changes occurring in our industry have been crucial in helping Banner navigate its recovery and stabilization post-pandemic.”

Perry joined Banner Health as president and COO in late 2021 as the industry was transitioning out of a 2-year pandemic. Perry and her colleagues have nurtured Banner’s resilient team members and reduced the significant impact of the pandemic-driven contract labor dependency over the past year. 

Building on her longstanding dedication to making health care more affordable and accessible, Perry helped to establish a new physician enterprise division focused on delivering value-based priorities to further Banner’s goal of expanding care and coverage.  This included the creation a new chief access officer position.

Perry has prioritized access to care through multiple doors – both physical and digital – by helping to grow ambulatory service availability in imaging, urgent care, ambulatory surgery, physical therapy and telehealth. 

"I am truly honored by this recognition and humbled to be included with such accomplished women leaders,” said Perry. “Together with Banner Health’s amazing team and innovative culture, we will continue to lead positive change, and I’m grateful for the opportunity.”   

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
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