GREELEY, Colo. (Dec. 6, 2021) – A health leader familiar to many in Northern Colorado has joined Banner Health’s 14-member board of directors.
Dr. Mark Wallace is a family medicine physician and public health practitioner who currently serves as the chief clinical officer for Sunrise Community Health and the executive officer for the North Colorado Health Alliance.
The Banner board of directors has high-level oversight for strategic and financial direction of the organization in support of the Banner mission of making health care easier, so life can be better. Dr. Wallace joins a diverse group of business and medical professionals and is one of two board members from Colorado.
“I look forward to working with Dr. Wallace and the rest of the Banner board as we carry out our mission in the communities we serve,” said Peter Fine, chief executive officer for Banner Health. “Dr. Wallace will bring an important perspective to our board and will be a strong advocate for the Northern Colorado community.”
During his medical career, Dr. Wallace was an active medical staff member at Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica, California, and Banner North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley. He has served in graduate medical education leadership positions for Family Medicine programs at UCLA and Banner North Colorado Medical Center. He was the former Executive Director and Chief Health Officer for the Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment in Colorado.
In addition to Banner Health, Dr. Wallace serves on the board of directors of the Colorado Health Foundation and the Center for Improving Value in Health Care.
Dr. Wallace holds a medical degree from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California and a master’s degree in public health from the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California Los Angeles. He holds board certification in family medicine.
He is a Greeley native and graduate of Greeley Central High School and the University of Northern Colorado.
“It’s a particular honor at this uniquely challenging time in health care as a resident of northern Colorado to begin serving on the Banner board with so many distinguished professionals and entrepreneurial leaders,” said Dr. Wallace. “Under the leadership of Mr. Fine and through the work of all the dedicated staff across each facility in the system, Banner Health has not only stood strong throughout the pandemic in the communities it serves but also continued to lead nationally through innovation and a commitment to its workforce. I look forward to contributing to Banner’s future through my service on the Board.”
Headquartered in Arizona, Banner Health is one of the largest secular non-profit health care systems in the country. The system owns and operates 30 acute-care hospitals, Banner Health Network, Banner – University Medicine, academic and employed physician groups, outpatient surgery centers and an array of other services, including Banner Urgent Care, primary care clinics, home care and hospice services, pharmacies and a nursing registry. Banner Health is in six states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. For more information, visit BannerHealth.com.