Scott Nordlund

Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Growth Officer

Scott Nordlund serves as Banner’s Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy & Growth Officer and a member of the Banner Health senior executive leadership team. In this role Nordlund has responsibility for setting the strategic direction for the $13B organization across its six states. This includes directing all system wide strategic planning and growth activity as well as leading merger, acquisition and partnership development, innovation and digital business strategy, joint venture development, corporate real estate operations, marketing, external communication, and consumer engagement. He is also directly responsible for system-wide service line growth activities for key lines of business (orthopedics, neurosciences, oncology, women, infants, and pediatrics, cardiovascular, and general surgery). Nordlund was named one of Modern Healthcare’s top 25 Innovators for 2020 and again for 2021. He was also named one of Becker Healthcare’s 2022 “Top 50 Great Health System Chief Strategy Officers”. He currently serves on the Banner – University of Arizona Academic Management Council board, Banner/Aetna commercial insurance JV board, Banner Medicare Advantage board, Atlas Health Partners board, BPOC advisory board, HMA Strategy Catalyst board, Flare Capital advisory board and the Banner/Select system joint venture board.

Prior to joining Banner, Mr. Nordlund served as EVP Partnership Growth and Innovation at Select Medical (NYSE: SEM) and was responsible for leading strategic growth initiatives across the organization’s national network of specialty hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation clinics and occupational health centers. He was instrumental in the acquisition of US Healthworks (now under the Select Concentra division) which created the largest occupational health offering in the United States. Nordlund joined Select after serving as Chief Growth, Strategy and Innovation Officer for Trinity Health where he was responsible for systemwide growth, strategy, innovation, marketing, communications and consumer engagement across Trinity Health’s 20 state national market. Nordlund was responsible for building and leading Trinity’s merger and acquisition function, growing the company from $8B to $18B and helping to build Trinity into one of the largest health care systems in the country. He served on the investment committee for the Heritage Fund and Abundant Health Ventures, in addition to serving on the boards at St. Agnes Medical Center in Fresno, St. Francis Health System in Delaware and St. Mary’s Health System in Langhorne.

Prior to joining Trinity Health, Nordlund spent 11 years at Dignity Health in a variety of executive roles including Senior Vice President for Strategic Growth, Network and New Venture development where he led merger and acquisition activity, and all joint venture development including building and managing the organization’s partnership based ambulatory service portfolio. He was responsible for building Dignity Health’s 3-state ambulatory platform. He served on the board of Mercy Care, one of the nation’s largest Medicaid plans with 450,000+ members and $3B in revenue and chaired the Dignity/USPI and Dignity/SimonMed system ventures. He also held senior leadership positions at BJC Health System in corporate strategic planning and at Baxter Healthcare in Chicago (NYSE: BAX), where he was responsible for selling and managing all engagements in the Western third of the United States for Baxter Corporate Consulting.

Nordlund holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Illinois and two master’s degrees (MBA and MHSA) from the University of Michigan.