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Banner | Aetna Appoints Two Executives to C-Suite Team


Oct. 9, 2017

Banner|Aetna Appoints Two Executives to C-Suite Team

New Joint Venture Names Executive Vice President, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Financial Officer

PHOENIX – Banner|Aetna, the Arizona health plans jointly owned by Banner Health and Aetna, appointed Dr. Robert Groves of Banner Health, and Dan Keller of Aetna, as its executive vice president, chief medical officer and chief financial officer respectively.

Dr. Groves, who was vice president of health management at Banner Health and chief medical officer at Banner Health Network, will be responsible for the business direction and strategic leadership of medical management programs. With BannerIAetna’s focus on high quality, cost-effective patient care, he will work on developing innovative health-related activities for plan members.

Dr. Groves brings a diverse and extensive background in health care management. Most recently, at Banner Health and Banner Health Network, he was responsible for physician leadership in population health management as well as delivering on clinical performance. He also focused on utilization management in the volume to value transition for a network of over 3,000 employed and aligned physicians with over 400,000 covered lives.

After receiving his M.D. degree from the Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Groves completed Internal Medicine training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Joining him is Dan Keller, who will oversee the financial performance of Banner|Aetna and support CEO Tom Grote in driving the strategic plan. In addition, he will identify and forecast future areas of growth and success.

Keller has more than 20 years of health care management experience primarily in finance, actuarial, and underwriting roles. Previously, he was the CFO of Aetna’s Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico markets.

He received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.

“We’re honored to have Dr. Groves and Dan Keller join our leadership team,” said Tom Grote, CEO of Banner|Aetna. “Dr. Groves’ thorough knowledge and understanding of health care management combined with Dan Keller’s market experience and results-oriented mindset will help Banner|Aetna set a standard of excellence for the patient experience.” Learn more about Banner|Aetna and how it’s changing the face of health care at

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BannerIAetna are jointly owned health plan companies 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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