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11/19/2012 1:00:00 AM

PHOENIX (Nov. 15, 2012) – Abrazo Health announced today that Jimmy Duncan has been named vice president of human resources. Duncan brings more than 20 years of experience in human resource leadership to the Arizona healthcare network.

In his new role, Duncan will lead Abrazo’s HR team and draw on the management team’s talent areas to develop widespread HR practices that align with the healthcare network’s broad corporate goals.

Duncan has proven success and leadership excellence in diverse industries in both national and global markets of not only health care, but also energy, manufacturing and mining. Throughout his career, he has consistently raised bottom-line profits, revitalized work cultures and forged productive, enterprise-wide relationships.

Most recently, Duncan served as the vice president of human resources for Banner Health’s Western Region with accountability for 12 hospitals and primary care ambulatory facilities in seven states. In that role, Duncan drove a
positive employee relations strategy that effectively gauged and responded to risk areas. Additionally, he successfully executed a talent acquisition and development effort that reduced cost raised retention rates by improving hiring quality and delivered a requisite leadership talent pipeline.

“We look forward to Jimmy’s initiative and leadership as a key business partner to deliver top management practices that will continue to build a high performance culture at Abrazo,” said Ken Howell, Corporate Senior Vice
President of Vanguard Health Systems and President of Abrazo Health.

Duncan earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of South Carolina and a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Management from Southern Wesleyan University. He is also certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the Society of Human Resources management.

About Abrazo Health
As the second largest health care delivery system in Arizona, Abrazo Health is committed to providing excellent medical care to the residents of Maricopa County. The Abrazo system includes five acute care hospitals:
Arrowhead Hospital, Maryvale Hospital, Paradise Valley Hospital, Phoenix Baptist Hospital and West Valley Hospital; and one specialized cardiovascular hospital, Arizona Heart Hospital; with a combined 1,027 licensed beds. In addition the system consists of two health plans: Phoenix Health Plan, and Abrazo Advantage, serving nine counties in the state; School-Based Health Centers; and Abrazo Medical Group with 70 employed physicians
in 19 Valley locations. Visit www.abrazohealth.com for more information.


Teri Bockting
The Artigue Agency for Abrazo Health

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