Kellogg named VP for Banner Network Colorado, western region business development

GREELEY, CO - 06/08/2015

Paul Kellogg has been named vice president for Banner Network Colorado (BNC) and Western Region Business Development at Banner Health. In this new role, Kellogg will provide leadership for BNC – a growing provider network serving Larimer and Weld counties – and partner with Banner Medical Group physician leader, J.P. Valin, MD, to expand accountable care initiatives in Northern Colorado and in Banner’s Western Region, which includes five other states.

“I look forward to the opportunity to work with Dr. Valin, the Banner team, and our payer partners to continue to grow our high-value health network in Colorado and beyond,” Kellogg said. “Banner has been a leader in transitioning to value-based care, and we’re in a tremendous position to build on our commitment to improve access and outcomes while striving to keep health care affordable.

“I have served Banner Health in a business and network development capacity for more than 17 years. Because of this history, the ability to build upon new payer relationships and growing membership in Northern Colorado is particularly gratifying. With the addition of Banner Fort Collins Medical Center and an expanding provider network across the Front Range, we have become a viable and competitive option for our payer partners and their employers.”

Kellogg joined Banner Health in 1998 and has served in a number of managed care and contracting roles. Most recently, he served as managed care physician contract senior director, where he was responsible for developing and implementing managed care strategies for 11 hospitals, more than 300 providers, ambulatory centers and home-based services. He also led network development activities for Banner Health’s self-funded health plan in Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming, which included provider relations and contracting for more than 1,000 physician and hospital arrangements.

Prior to joining Banner, Kellogg worked for a number of health care and health plan organizations in the Midwest.

He is a member of Colorado Managed Care Contractors, The Leaders Board and Colorado Healthcare Strategy and Management. 

About Banner Network Colorado 
Banner Network Colorado (BNC) is a provider network serving health care policyholders in Larimer and Weld counties in northern Colorado’s Front Range. The network is composed of health care providers such as physicians, hospitals and related medical providers who are linked together to improve the quality of care for patients. These providers make a commitment to work closely together to coordinate all aspects of a patient’s care, to enhance the patient experience and to improve outcomes. More than 300 providers are currently participating in Banner Network Colorado.

About Banner Health 
Headquartered in Phoenix, Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country. The system manages 29 acute-care hospitals, provider networks, Banner Medical Group, long-term care centers, outpatient surgery centers and an array of other services including family clinics, home care and hospice services, and a nursing registry. Banner Health is in seven states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming.