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Banner Health COO steps down

National search is underway for her replacement

Posted 4/6/21

Banner Health is searching for a new chief operating officer after Becky Kuhn announced her plans to retire at the end of 2021 on Friday.

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Banner Health COO steps down

National search is underway for her replacement

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Banner Health is searching for a new chief operating officer after Becky Kuhn announced plans to retire at the end of 2021.

Mrs. Kuhn will stay with the Phoenix-based health care system until October while Banner takes on a national search for her replacement, the health care organization announced Friday, April 2.

She has been with the company for approximately 20 years and took over as COO in 2017.  She led Banner through the COVID-19 pandemic, during which Banner hospitals cared for more than half of Arizona's coronavirus patients. 

“I am so very grateful to have been a part of the growth and development of Banner Health,” said Mrs. Kuhn in a statement. “It’s an organization that I believe in, one with outstanding leadership, and one that I will continue to trust with the health care for my family members and me. Seeing Banner team members and sites of care everywhere I turn, I will have wonderful memories of my time with Banner Health and thoughts of the bright future ahead for the organization.”

Mrs. Kuhn started her medical career as a nurse in 1974 before transitioning to the development side. Prior to taking on that position, Mrs. Kuhn  served as executive vice president of Banner’s Arizona East Region, as the CEO of Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center and as CEO of the former Banner Mesa Medical Center.  She was also the inaugural CEO of Banner Gateway Medical Center when it opened in 2007. 

Chicago-based executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles has been tapped to fill the soon-to-be-empty position. 

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