Banner Health named Amy Perry as president and chief operating officer on Wednesday, and the former Atlantic Health System chief was gearing up to take on the new role on November 1.
Perry is currently the head of Atlantic Health Hospital in Morristown, NJ and executive vice president of healthcare, where she oversees operations at more than 400 of the company’s healthcare facilities. These include health centers, home health services, hospices, adult day care, and the organization’s information technology and innovation activities. She will replace Banner Health COO Becky Kuhn, whose previously announced retirement will take effect on November 3. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Banner Health is an integrated health care delivery system across six states, and officials say it is one of the largest, secular, non-profit health care systems in the country. Banner Health had revenue of $ 10.4 billion in 2020.
“I am delighted to welcome Amy Perry to our organization,” Banner Health CEO Peter Fine said in a statement. “She has extensive experience and deep understanding of the dynamic changes in our industry.”
During her four years at Atlantic Health, Perry helped the system achieve record quality and financial results, supported the development and implementation of a five-year strategic plan, and spearheaded growth in medical education and research revenues.
Prior to joining Atlantic Health, Perry served as Executive Vice President of LifeBridge Health in Baltimore and at the same time served as President of Sinai Hospital, Maryland’s largest independent academic and research hospital.
Perry also spent 20 years at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida, where she held positions such as Chief Operating Officer, Vice President of Administration and Head of the Health System Foundation.
She was named Top 25 Women Leaders by Modern Healthcare Magazine in 2021 and one of the 100 Most Influential People in Health Care in 2020.
“I am fortunate to have joined such an innovative and growing organization that puts patients first,” Perry said in a statement. “I look forward to working with Peter Fine and the entire Banner team to build a visionary, values-based healthcare delivery system.”