Update: Arizona hospitals virtual press conference transcript and video - Jan. 13, 2021
Five Arizona hospital systems address COVID-19 response

PHOENIX (Jan.13, 2021) – Five Arizona hospital systems addressed COVID-19 topics during a joint virtual press conference. Topics included: high infection rates and how hospitals in Arizona are responding to the surge of patients, vaccine distribution, capacity, staffing, and mitigation efforts. You will find a link to high-resolution video of the entire press conference including pictures from the scene of the virtual press conference, a transcript of opening remarks and transcript of the Q & A session. Guests of the joint virtual press conference included:

  • Dr. Marjorie Bessel, Chief Clinical Officer - Banner Health

  • Dr. Keith Frey, Chief Medical Officer - Arizona Division, Dignity Health

  • Dr. Alyssa Chapital, Hospital Medical Director, Mayo Clinic

  • Dr. Michael White, Executive Vice President, Chief Clinical Officer, Valleywise Health

  • Dr. Stephanie Jackson, Senior Vice President, Chief Clinical Value Officer, HonorHealth

VIDEO: High-resolution video

Please note that Banner Health's Dr. Bessel will not be available for additional interviews. Please email the following contacts for any additional questions: 

For further information: •Banner Health: media@bannerhealth.com | 602-747-3080 •Dignity Health: Carmelle.Malkovich@dignityhealth.org | 602-406-3319 •HonorHealth: media.relations@honorhealth.com | 480-323-7367 •Mayo Clinic: Mcveigh.jim@mayo.edu | 480-321-4222 •Valleywise Health: Michael.Murphy@valleywisehealth.org | 602-568-0010