Dr. Marjorie Bessel
Chief clinical officer,
Banner Health has cared for nearly 45% of Arizona’s hospitalized COVID-19 patients. As chief clinical officer, Bessel has been at the center of building a comprehensive response effort. She led the formation of a statewide collaborative of chief clinical officers that resulted in the development of the Arizona Surge Line, which worked with state officials to manage patient flow. She also worked with the Banner Innovation Group to foster partnerships with other businesses, including Coca-Cola, to make face shields and reusable sterile gowns.