Mountain Shadow Medical Association now to do business as Banner Network Colorado

Board approves change to reflect Banner relationship, focus on growth and core competencies

GREELEY, CO - 05/21/2014

GREELEY (May 21, 2014) -- Mountain Shadows Medical Association (MSMA), an integrated provider delivery network operating in Northern Colorado, will now do business under the name Banner Network Colorado (BNC).

This provider network, formed in 1994, collaborates with managed care organizations through value-based and capitated contract arrangements. Providers are committed to delivering coordinated care with an emphasis on the triple aim of affordable, high quality care and an excellent patient experience.  

In changing the name of this organization, the network’s Board of Directors hopes to reflect the relationship with Banner Health facilities; a focus on growth; and a commitment to build upon efficiencies and competencies that already exist within Banner Health Network in Arizona and can be realized in this market through BNC.

Mountain Shadows Medical Association is composed of more than 300 primary care physicians and specialists, as well as the local Banner Health hospitals, health centers and clinics, and other Banner ancillary services. About 60 percent of BNC providers are Banner-employed physicians, and 40 percent are aligned community physicians.

“Our organization believes that this change reflects our close affiliation with Banner Health as a partner in developing high-value medical care to a growing number of patients,” said Edward Norman, MD, president of the BNC board. “Both organizations are closely aligned with the desire to improve access and outcomes while trying to keep health care affordable.”

The Board of Directors approved the organization’s name change during a board meeting on April 3. Legally, the organization’s name will be Mountain Shadows Medical Association dba Banner Network Colorado.

About Banner Network Colorado (formerly Mountain Shadows Medical Association)

BNC is composed of aligned community physicians; Banner Health-employed physicians; Banner Health hospitals; Banner Health Centers and Clinics; and other Banner Health services in Colorado. The Network ensures convenient access to members with more than 300 physicians located in Weld and Larimer counties.

About Banner Health

Headquartered in Phoenix, Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country. The system manages 24 acute-care hospitals, the Banner Health Network, Banner Network Colorado and 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.