Sun Health Hour – March 17, 2013 – Charlie Agee, MD

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 system-wide teams for Banner Health. He leads the system-wide 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.