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Episode 7 - Banner Health, a Healthcare Company Growing to Meet the Needs of Its Patients

In a world with a constantly-shifting landscape, leaders in the healthcare industry must learn to grow to meet the evolving needs of their patients. Trisha’s guest today is Kip Edwards, VP of Facility Services at Banner Health for the last 14 years. Banner Health operates as the largest non-profit hospital system in Arizona and employs over 50,000 healthcare workers nationwide. What started out has a hospital company has slowly turned into a healthcare company, putting more and more of its resources into the community!

In this episode, we talk about…

  • Focus and discipline play a large role in practicing successful time management
  • The company has grown over the years and the real estate has followed
  • Choosing how to prepare for the pandemic to hit
  • Focusing on what has stressed the system the most since the pandemic hit
  • Converting to and implementing a telemedicine program in three weeks
  • Freeing up cash for operations by going through a developer real estate model
  • Benefits of telemedicine and why it will continue to grow
  • Building telemedicine into the healthcare facilities
  • New projects and facilities that are on Banner’s horizon
  • How Kip Edwards found his way into the healthcare industry


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