New duties are added to the three Colorado hospitals she serves as CEO.
Karsten will be supported by Hoyt Skabelund, Western Division CEO overseeing Banner’s rural hospitals in addition to serving as the chief executive officer at Sterling Regional MedCenter in Sterling.
Karsten is replacing Western Division President Jim Ferando. Ferando has been with Banner for 10 years outside of the metro-Phoenix and Tucson areas. During his tenure, his responsibility covered communities in seven states from Northern Arizona to Alaska. He announced plans to retire in late January.
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In a related story, Banner Network Colorado and Centura Health have entered into an agreement that will bring Centura’s clinically integrated network into its provider network agreement.
Read more about the deal from Health Leaders