Charlie Agee, MD, Arizona West Region Chief Medical Officer for Banner Health
Charlie M. Agee, MD is the Chief Medical Officer of the Arizona West Region for Banner Health with direct supervisory responsibility for all of the chief medical officers in the region. He has leadership responsibilities with the Care Management executive team and serves on other systemwide teams for Banner Health. He leads the systemwide clinical strategic initiative teams for the Surgical Care Improvement Project as well as Reducing Variation in Orthopedics. He also serves on the boards of Banner Surgery Centers and Banner Core Center for Orthopedics.
In his position Dr. Agee has a key role in linking evidence-based medicine with clinical operations to ensure that safe, reliable care is delivered. He also has responsibility for developing innovative models of care that deliver value and maximize patient’s wellness.
Prior to his current position, Dr. Agee was the CMO for Banner Del E. Webb and served as the first CMO for Banner Estrella Medical Center. There he was instrumental in developing and overseeing the Professional Review Committee which developed a new peer review program. He also led the development of medical staff bylaws there and opened Banner’s first fully Electronic Medical Record facility.
During his 18-year career in obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Agee served as Chief of Staff for Banner Thunderbird Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona, attended medical school at the University of Washington in Seattle and completed his Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix.
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>Sun Health Hour 11-4-12 with Dr. Denis Cortese, foundation professor and director, Arizona State University and Jennifer Drago, vice president business development, Sun Health.
The debut of The Sun Health Hour radio program features the transformation of health care delivery and special guest Dr. Denis Cortese, foundation professor and director, Healthcare Delivery and Policy Program, Arizona State University and emeritus president and CEO, Mayo Clinic. A former practicing physician, hospital administrator and now nationally-known industry expert, Dr. Cortese brings a unique perspective to this complicated topic.
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Also on The Sun Health Hour radio program, Jennifer Drago, vice president of business development, Sun Health. With more than 15 years of health care experience, Drago is currently developing and launching community-based health programs for medication management, care transitions and chronic disease.
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Dr. Robert Groves, Senior Medical Director, Clinical Performance, Banner Health
Dr. Robert Groves serves as Senior Medical Director of Clinical Performance for Banner Health. His responsibilities includes leading the Banner Health system initiative to leverage clinical informatics for process improvement as well as accountability for leading the development and standardization of the science of health care delivery across the system continuum.
Dr. Groves received a medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia and then completed an Internal Medicine internship and residency at Parkland Hospital and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Subsequently, he completed fellowships in Critical Care Medicine and Pulmonary Diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
In his prior role as iCare medical director, Dr. Groves led the rollout of the tele-ICU service, iCare Intensive Care. Banner’s iCare currently serves over 430 ICU beds in 18 hospitals in Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming and Nevada and is slated to expand to all adult ICU beds within the Banner Health system. Dr. Groves also continues as the System Medical Director for Critical Care where he has led dramatic improvements in severity-adjusted survival while significantly reducing length of stay.