MEDIA ADVISORY: Arizona’s top clinical leaders to provide COVID-19 update for media during virtual press conference on Jan. 13, 2021

WHAT: COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in Arizona continue to climb. Top clinical leaders from Banner Health, Dignity Health, HonorHealth, Mayo Clinic and Valleywise Health will provide an update and answer media questions related to COVID-19.


  • 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


WHEN: Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MST
Join press conference

WHERE: This will be a virtual press conference held as a live event on Microsoft Teams. Attendees can access the press conference via this link. Please do not publish the link. This event is not open to the public and should only be attended by members of the media.

You do not need to download the Microsoft Teams app, just select the option to join through your web browser when you are logging into the live event.

NOTES: A high-resolution version of the full press conference video and a transcript will be available on Banner Health’s newsroom two hours after the press conference.

Please ask your questions at any time during the press conference by typing them into the chat box to the right of your screen. If you do not see the chat box, look for the ‘Q&A’ icon in the top right navigation bar and click on it to open the dialogue box. Include your name, media outlet and specify the expert you wish to address when posting a question.

Please keep in mind that there is about a 45-second delay in the live feed. For this reason, follow-ups to your original questions may be answered out of sequence and questions that are posted toward the end of the press conference may not be asked if they were posted after the live broadcast has concluded. We will be sure to follow up directly if there are any questions that we were unable to answer during the virtual press conference.



For further information: •Banner Health: | 602-747-3080 •Dignity Health: | 602-406-3319 •HonorHealth: | 480-323-7367 •Mayo Clinic: | 480-301-4222 •Valleywise Health: | 602-568-0010