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Banner CHRO named one of Modern Healthcare’s 2024 Women Leaders

Julie Ann Alvarado-Dubek honored as a top leader

PHOENIX (March 11, 2024) — Julie Ann Alvarado-Dubek, executive vice president and chief human resources officer at Banner Health, has been honored as one of Modern Healthcare’s Women Leaders for 2024. This national recognition program honors women deemed by senior editors of Modern Healthcare to be the year’s most influential in health care, in their leadership and impact.

“Our 2024 honorees for Women Leaders and Rising Stars represent all corners of the industry, including providers, payers, suppliers, and associations,” said Mary Ellen Podmolik, editor-in-chief of Modern Healthcare. “These women are using strategic, effective approaches to advance their organizations’ objectives, such as improving the patient experience, as well as vital issues like equity both internally and in their broader communities.”

When Alvarado-Dubek assumed leadership of Banner’s human resources in early 2022, the health care industry was grappling with unprecedented workforce shortages. Through her creative and multi-faceted approach to attraction, retention and engagement, she successfully rebuilt Banner’s workforce to record levels by year-end 2023.

“Julie Ann’s strategic insights and dedication to excellence, innovation and all forms of equity makes her truly deserving of recognition among this elite group,” said Amy Perry, president of Banner Health. “She both personifies and promotes leadership authenticity. Her commitment to gender equity is exemplary, inspiring more women to pursue leadership positions and replace gender stereotypes with positive, real-life role models.”

In workforce revitalization, Alvarado-Dubek has employed technology solutions, strategic market pay, and programs to promote career pathways, well-being, burnout reduction, and student and international pipelines. She recently earned a master’s degree in organizational leadership, focusing on women in leadership and on flexible work arrangements, which paved the way for a successful remote/hybrid work program, engaging more than 7,000 participants.

“Julie Ann’s leadership in rebuilding and revitalizing our workforce, as well as her commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, all embody the spirit of this award,” Perry added.

Beyond her role at Banner, she is actively engaged in community leadership, serving on the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Dean’s Advisory Board of the W.P. Carey School of Business. She is also a member of 100+ Women Who Care Charity and has been recognized as one of Deloitte’s Women to Watch in Life Sciences and Health.

Alvarado-Dubek’s profile and those of all 2024 honorees are featured in this week’s issue of Modern Healthcare magazine and online at

Banner Health is one of the largest, secular nonprofit health care systems in the country. In addition to 33 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 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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