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Banner | Aetna names Joanne Mizell as Chief Operating Officer


February 27, 2018

Banner|Aetna Names Joanne Mizell as Chief Operating Officer

New Health Plan Company Appoints Industry Veteran to Oversee Operations

PHOENIX –Banner|Aetna, the Arizona health plan jointly owned by Banner Health and Aetna, announced that Joanne Mizell has been named chief operating officer (COO), effective immediately.

“Banner|Aetna is committed to revolutionizing the health care experience and Joanne is a proven leader who delivers excellence,” said Tom Grote, CEO of Banner|Aetna. “Joanne has consistently delivered growth to various organizations and market segments by developing strong teams, crafting creative strategies and fostering deep community and client relationships. Her role at BannerIAetna will take her passion for delivering best-in-class employees benefits to the next level.”

In this new role, Mizell, will oversee operations of the organization and support the execution of the strategic goals set out by Banner|Aetna’s board of directors and chief executive officer. With BannerIAetna’s focus on high-quality, cost-effective patient care, she will execute the organization’s mission of helping employers improve the health and well-being of their workforce, while simplifying the “coverage to care to payment” of health care for its members.

Prior to this new position, Mizell was the head of voluntary sales and strategy for national accounts for Aetna, and before that, market head for the West region at Aetna. Most recently, she was a senior vice president at Willis Towers Watson as a broker/adviser for the international brokerage firm.

“Joanne isn’t returning to Aetna − she’s joining a new company, BannerIAetna, that’s changing the way health care is delivered,” said Grote.

Learn more about Banner|Aetna and how it’s changing the face of health care at

About BannerIAetna

BannerIAetna is a jointly owned health plan company focusing on better patient outcomes at a lower cost, all while improving the overall member experience for employers and consumers in Arizona. The partnership combines Banner Health’s high quality, local providers and delivery systems with Aetna’s health-plan experience, care management and health-information technology. For more information about BannerIAetna, visit

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Banner|Aetna aims to offer access to more efficient and effective member care at a more affordable cost. We join the right medical professionals with the right technology, so members benefit from quality, personalized health care designed to help them reach their health ambitions.

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Health benefits and health insurance plans are offered, underwritten, and/or administered by Banner Health and Aetna Health Insurance Company and/or Banner Health and Aetna Health Plan Inc. (Banner|Aetna). Banner|Aetna is an affiliate of Banner Health and of Aetna Life Insurance Company and its affiliates (Aetna). Each insurer has sole financial responsibility for its own products. Aetna and Banner Health provide certain management services to Banner|Aetna. Aetna, CVS Pharmacy® and MinuteClinic, LLC (which either operates or provides certain management support services to MinuteClinic-branded walk-in clinics) are part of the CVS Health® family of companies.

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