Banner Health and Centura Health Enter into Provider Network Agreement

Banner Network Colorado joins Colorado Health Neighborhoods, region’s largest clinically integrated network


Contact: Sara Quale, Banner Health, (970) 310-3749; Jennifer Wills, Centura Health, (303) 673-8222

Banner Network Colorado (BNC) a fully owned Banner Health entity and Centura Health signed a participation agreement earlier this month to enter into a provider network agreement, enhancing health services and coverage along the Front Range. Effective Jan. 1, 2018, BNC will join Colorado Health Neighborhoods (CHN), Centura Health’s clinically integrated network.

Banner Health and Centura Health share a common vision, partnering with consumers for integrated care to support their health and well-being, while improving outcomes and quality, and reducing costs. Through the participation agreement, BNC’s 60 primary care providers (PCPs), 246 specialists and three Banner Health hospitals in northern Colorado will join CHN, the region’s largest physician-led network. CHN is currently comprised of more than 1,400 primary care providers and more than 2,800 specialists who are coordinating care for more than 220,000 lives in value-based agreements.

“We’re excited to welcome Banner Network Colorado to Colorado Health Neighborhoods,” said Peter D. Banko, President and Chief Executive Officer, Centura Health. “Our network of connected, passion-driven caregivers is committed to providing human-centered care and building whole-health communities. This agreement enhances access to health services along the Front Range for our ACO members, and supports our journey in meeting the needs of the thriving communities we serve.”

“We are fortunate to have found a well-aligned partner in value-based care,” said Margo Karsten, Chief Executive Officer for Banner Health in Northern Colorado. “We could not be more pleased to work with Centura Health in this new relationship, and contribute to offering health plan members expanded access to care across the state.”

Through participation in CHN, BNC will have access to FullWell, Centura Health’s collaborative, physician-centric population health resource, that provides tools and competencies to CHN network providers. BNC will also work closely with Centura Health Employer Solutions (CHES). CHES offers direct-to-employer agreements for self-insured employers and has a current membership of more than 30,000 covered lives.