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Cote named vice president of Banner Health ambulatory services

Will oversee Banner’s imaging, surgery centers, urgent care locations and other programs  

PHOENIX (Sept 20, 2022) – James Cote joined Banner Health on Monday, September 12 as vice president of ambulatory services.

Cote now oversees Banner Imaging, Banner Surgery Center, Banner Urgent Care, occupational health, rehabilitation, home health and hospice.

He has more than 30 years of experience in the field. Prior to his appointment, he was senior vice president of ambulatory services at BayCare Health System in Tampa, Florida.

Before joining BayCare, Cote spent seven years with Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle in positions such as senior vice president and clinic administrator and vice president of clinic operations, and in several leadership roles in more than 15 years at Children’s Hospital Boston.

“James has an impressive track record in ambulatory services, and we are honored to have him join our team,’’ said Amy Perry, president and chief operating officer of Banner Health. “His wealth of experience will help us to continue to earn our patients’ and customers’ trust in our ambulatory-care settings.’’

Cote earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Saint Joseph’s College in North Windham, Maine; completed the Medical Technology Program at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine; and received his Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration and Marketing from the University of Massachusetts.

“I’m excited to begin this new role,’’ Cote said. “This is a transformational time in ambulatory services and I believe Banner will continue to be a leader in our industry. I am looking forward to help guide an organization that is dedicated to excellent patient care and customer service.’’

About Banner Health

Banner Health is one of the largest, secular nonprofit health care systems in the country. In addition to 30 acute-care hospitals, Banner also has an academic division, Banner – University Medicine, and a partnership with one of the world’s leading cancer programs, Banner 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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