Banner Health leader provides update on COVID-19 surge, hospital staffing, vaccines
Chief Clinical Officer Marjorie Bessel, MD, gives weekly update on Banner's response to the pandemic
At Banner Health, our ICUs remain very busy. ICU occupancy is still 10% higher than it was during the peak of the summer surge.

PHOENIX (Feb. 3, 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.

VIDEO: Feb. 3, 2021 press conference (Scroll down for transcripts of opening remarks and QA)

Please email 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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