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HealthIMPACT Live Spring Forum Dr. Groves speaks to “Healthcare delivery in a value-based patient-centered digital world”

AZ Business CEO Tom Grote selected as a 2022 Arizona Business Leader

Arizona HIMSS Chapter Dr. Robert Groves speaks at Behavioral Health Innovation panel

Healthcare Innovation's Southern California Summit Banner|Aetna CEO Tom Grote speaks on “Envisioning the Future of Payers and Providers: The Bold Journey of Banner|Aetna”

ABC15 Health Insider Banner|Aetna member featured using the Virta Health’s diabetes reversal program

City Sun Times Banner|Aetna member featured in article that highlights its innovative programs

Microsoft Dr. Groves featured in recent article on reimagining healthcare for the future

Microsoft Dr. Groves featured in recent article on how healthcare industry leaders can help fight burnout

Becker’s Hospital Review podcast Dr. Groves spoke on how technology can ease the burden on the frontlines

The Hertel Report Banner|Aetna partners with Virta Health to offer drug-free diabetes treatment (log in required)

KVOA Tucsonan uses lifestyle treatment plan to reverse diabetes without surgery or medication

American Hospital Association Banner|Aetna featured in article highlighting how aligning incentives drives innovation

Arizona Foothills Magazine Banner|Aetna CEO chairs the American Heart Association Phoenix Heart Walk

Physicians’ Education Resource Dr. Robert Groves spoke at the recent 26th Annual International Congress on Hematologic Malignancies 

The Groves Connection Podcast Podcast features CMO Dr. Robert Groves and type 2 diabetes reversal leader Virta Health

American Journal of Accountable Care CMO Dr. Groves addresses aligning healthcare incentives to drive innovation

American Heart Association webinar Dr. Groves speaks to metabolic syndrome, who's at risk, and what you can do today to improve your overall cardiovascular health

The Executive Dr. Groves, CMO of Banner|Aetna, is featured in an executive profile on ways to solve healthcare challenges

Phoenix Business Journal Banner|Aetna’s Candice Cutler is featured in “People on the Move”

Healthcare Finance News Banner|Aetna partners with Virta Health on diabetes reversal

Becker's Healthcare  Banner|Aetna EVP and CMO at Robert Groves, MD, discussed healthcare's biggest policy issues as a Payer Issues Virtual Forum panelist

Becker's Payer Issues Podcast CMO Dr. Groves speaks to value-based care opportunities, precision medicine and collaboration between payers and providers

Modern Healthcare Banner|Aetna forms partnership with type 2 diabetes reversal company 

Healthcare Finance News Banner|Aetna partners with Virta Health on diabetes reversal

mHealthIntelligence Banner|Aetna Takes Aim at Type 2 Diabetes With Virtual Care Partnership


Banner Health  Tom Grote, CEO of Banner|Aetna, shares top 2022 open enrollment facts

The American Journal of Managed Care  Dr. Robert Groves, CMO of Banner|Aetna shares insights on utilization management in psoriasis treatment

AZ Central  CEO Tom Grote’s op-ed addresses “Why are there still 800,000 uninsured Arizonans when no- and low-cost options exist?”

Healthcare Innovation Southwest Summit  Dr. Robert Groves, CMO of Banner|Aetna, shares how Banner|Aetna is leading the way on payer/provider collaboration

AZ Central  Banner|Aetna announces consumers and their families can now enroll in affordable, quality health plans via the Individual Health Insurance Exchange through January 15, 2022

American Heart Association Webinar  Dr. Robert Groves, CMO of Banner|Aetna presents community educational session focused on strokes

AristaMD Telehealth Conference 2021  CMO Dr. Robert Groves of Banner|Aetna delivered a keynote on the future of knowledge management and digitally enable patient care

Becker’s Annual Health IT + Revenue Cycle Conference  Dr. Robert Groves of Banner|Aetna spoke during the keynote panel about the best ideas today in telehealth, mobile health and digital transformation

Moonshots for Health Conference  CMO Dr. Robert Groves recently participated in a panel discussion “From Hospital to Home-Based Care” on what innovations still need refinement before more patients can be treated at home

American Journal of Managed Care  Dr. Robert Groves, CMO of Banner|Aetna, spoke about how health systems can use psychographics to help patients change behaviors at the Patient-Centered Oncology Care Conference

Health Equity Now  CMO Dr. Robert Groves discusses what health insurers can do to help rebuild trust in the health system in this video podcast.  This consumer health information site included the announcement that Banner|Aetna will be offering affordable, quality health plans to consumers and their families in Maricopa, Pinal and Pima counties via the Individual Health Insurance Exchange.

Phoenix Business Journal   Banner|Aetna CEO Tom Grote is quoted about our decision to join the individual health insurance exchange beginning in 2022

Valley Focus (KDUS-AM)   Banner|Aetna CEO Tom Grote and Catherine Gaffigan, MD, President of Arizona and Northwest Markets at Aetna talk about the significance of the individual market exchange for consumers and the benefits offered through Banner|Aetna’s new plans on Hubbard Radio Phoenix’s public affairs show

AIS Health   AIS Health DataPoint runs a brief story about Banner|Aetna’s plans to join the individual health insurance exchange in 2022

KFNN   Phoenix radio station KFNN talks with Chief Executive Officer Tom Grote about Banner|Aetna joining the individual health exchange in 2022

Becker’s Payer Issues   Banner|Aetna joint venture to enter Arizona ACA marketplace   Banner|Aetna to host school supply giveaway in partnership with the Sheriff’s department

Becker’s Payer Issues   Banner|Aetna Chief Medical Officer Dr. Groves featured in Becker's Healthcare Podcast

American Heart Association   Banner|Aetna Chief Medical Officer presented community webinar focused on heart disease

The Hertel Report     Banner|Aetna partnership: Performance network making gains & attracting clients 

Becker’s Hospital Review   Banner, Aetna strike long-term agreement for joint venture

Press Release   Banner|Aetna Long-Term Contract Extension

American Heart Association   Banner|Aetna Chief Medical Officer presented community webinar focused on high blood pressure


AZ Central   Telehealth advanced by a decade in just one month of the coronavirus pandemic

AZ Big Media   Hometown Heroes: Banner|Aetna delivers snack drops at 13 Valley hospitals   Sheriff's Department hosts drive-thru backpack, school supply giveaway   Giving Back in Southern Arizona


In Business Magazine

AZBM Market Spotlight

On the move at Banner|Aetna, UA, Mission of Mercy, GCP, WESTMARC, Platinum

Jon Dingledine – People on the Move

2019 Arizona Healthcare Leaders of the Year

Workplace Wellness

Banner|Aetna utilizes AI in new virtual care option

Banner|Aetna Selects 98point6 as Virtual Primary Care Solution

Your doctor is a text away: Banner Aetna insurer brings AI to Arizona enrollees

Banner Health and Aetna partner to create new primary care service

Banner|Aetna introduce virtual care app

Banner Health adopts new point-of-care platform

98point6 inks deal with health plan Banner|Aetna

Virtual primary care startup 98point6 collaborates with health plan Banner|Aetna

98point6 supports Banner|Aetna's members

The big unlock podcast with guest Thomas Grote

Health Care Heroes 2019 Innovator finalists: Dr. Robert Groves

Determining the right healthcare plan for your business


Phoenix-based Banner|Aetna expands into Pima County

Banner|Aetna Expands into Pima County New Health Plan’s Revolutionary Model Offered Statewide

On the move at Sundt, FH, JSH, Banner|Aetna, Vixxo

On the move at Banner|Aetna, MEB Management

Joint Banner Health-Aetna health plan names COO

Joanne Mizell Named COO by Banner|Aetna

Joanne Mizell – People on the Move

Jason Renne – People on the Move

Joint Banner Health-Aetna health plan names COO – Becker’s Hospital Review

Joanne Mizell named COO by Banner|Aetna

Banner|Aetna names Joanne Mizell as COO


Banner Aetna built better member experience

Banner|Aetna appoints two executives to C-Suite team

Strategic Alliance Partnership

Banner|Aetna has partnered with The American Journal of Managed Care® to bring managed care professionals the latest in research and in practice.

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