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Banner|Aetna Adds Scott Nordlund to its Board of Directors

Nordlund, Chief Strategy & Growth Officer at Banner Health, brings decades of strategic healthcare experience to this team of visionary leaders

PHOENIX, AZ — September 23, 2021 — Banner|Aetna, a joint venture owned by Banner Health and Aetna/CVS, today announced the addition of Scott Nordlund to its board of directors.

Nordlund is the Chief Strategy & Growth Officer at Banner Health, where he sets the strategic direction for the 30-hospital, $10.4 billion healthcare system serving patients and communities across six states. He has also held senior executive leadership roles for other large regional and national health systems including Dignity Health, Select Medical and Trinity Health over his nearly three-decades long career.

“Scott will be an incredible asset to our board and will play an important role in helping Banner|Aetna make healthcare easier and more affordable for all Arizonans,” said Tom Grote, CEO of Banner|Aetna. “We are very fortunate to have access to his knowledge and insights, especially given his work to improve the patient experience at one of our parent companies, Banner Health.”

Banner|Aetna’s board of directors provides guidance to inform the joint venture’s strategic direction and helps drive key initiatives forward, including current work to streamline pre-authorizations and create frictionless customer billing. The board members’ unique perspectives and decades of leadership in the healthcare space help ensure that these efforts are prioritized and supported in order to bring them to market rapidly.

“I’m very excited to join this team of highly regarded leaders from across Banner Health, Aetna and CVS Health as we support Banner|Aetna’s vision to transform healthcare for the communities we serve,” said Nordlund. “All Arizonans deserve access to the very best care and coverage, and Banner|Aetna is working diligently to make that happen.”

About Banner|Aetna

Banner|Aetna is a health insurance company focusing on bettering member outcomes at a lower cost, all while improving the overall member experience for employers and consumers in Arizona. The collaboration combines Banner Health’s high quality, local providers and delivery systems with Aetna’s health-plan experience, care management and health-information technology. Banner|Aetna is the brand name used for products and services provided by Banner Health and Aetna Health Insurance Company and Banner Health and Aetna Health Plan Inc. For more information about Banner|Aetna, visit

About Banner Health

Headquartered in Arizona, Banner Health is one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the country. The system owns and operates 30 acute-care hospitals, Banner Health Network, Banner – University Medicine, academic and employed physician groups, long-term care centers, outpatient surgery centers and an array of other services; including Banner Urgent Care, family clinics, home care and hospice services, pharmacies and a nursing registry. Banner Health is in six states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. For more information, visit

About CVS Health

CVS Health is the leading health solutions company, delivering care in ways no one else can. We reach more people and improve the health of communities across America through our local presence, digital channels and our nearly 300,000 dedicated colleagues – including more than 40,000 physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and nurse practitioners. Wherever and whenever people need us, we help them with their health – whether that’s managing chronic diseases, staying compliant with their medications, or accessing affordable health and wellness services in the most convenient ways. We help people navigate the health care system – and their personal health care – by improving access, lowering costs and being a trusted partner for every meaningful moment of health. And we do it all with heart, each and every day. Learn more at


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