Sun Health Hour Guest – April 14 (Encore Presentation)

Peter S. Fine, Banner Health president and CEO

Peter S. Fine was appointed president and CEO of Phoenix, Ariz. based Banner Health in November 2000.

Banner Health is one of the nation’s largest secular, nonprofit healthcare organizations operating hospitals and other services in seven states. Banner employs more than 35,000 people and is Arizona’s second largest private employer.

Prior to his appointment, he was executive vice president and COO of Milwaukee-based Aurora Health Care, a large integrated system serving all of eastern Wisconsin. His previous position with Aurora was president, West Allis Memorial Hospital.

Before joining Aurora, he served in several hospital leadership positions, including president and chief executive officer of Grant Hospital and senior vice president of operations at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, both in Chicago, and assistant administrator of Porter Memorial Hospital in Valparaiso, Ind.

Fine received his bachelor’s degree from Ohio University and his master’s degree in healthcare administration from George Washington University. He is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and previously served as a member of their Board of Governors. He is also a member of the American Hospital Association, Health Management Academy, Greater Phoenix Leadership, Business Coalition Leadership Council, and serves on the board of directors of the Translational Genomics Research Institute and Heard Museum. In addition, he has served on the Arizona Commission on Medical Education and Research, the Citizen’s Task Force on the Maricopa County Health Care System, the Citizen’s Finance Review Commission for the state of Arizona, and the Board of Directors for Premier Inc.

A number of prestigious organizations have honored Fine including, Modern Healthcare and Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society with the 2010 CEO IT Achievement Award, Phoenix Business Journal’s Most Admired CEO Award 2010, Arizona Business Magazine with the Healthcare Leadership Award in 2010, B’nai B’rith International with the National Healthcare Award in 2007 and The Maricopa Community College Foundation with the Heroes of Education Award in 2006.