Update: Banner Health leader provides latest info on COVID-19 hospitalizations, vaccinations
Marjorie Bessel, MD, chief clinical officer of Banner Health gives update on surges, vaccines, elective surgeries and visiting policies
Our Arizona ICUs remain busy, currently at an occupancy 10% higher than what we would see at the peak of a normal winter. Some Banner ICUs are still operating at 150% of their licensed bed capacity.

PHOENIX (Feb. 17, 2021) – Today, Marjorie Bessel, MD, chief clinical officer at Banner Health addressed COVID-19 topics during a virtual press conference. Topics included: hospital capacity and staffing, resumption of elective surgeries and the need to maintain masking and social distancing.

Earlier this week, Bessel was recognized as a national healthcare leader for her work surrounding COVID-19.

VIDEO: Feb. 17, 2021 press conference 

Please email media@bannerhealth.com for additional questions. As our medical experts are focused on patient care and the pandemic response, Dr. Bessel will not be available for additional interviews.

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