University Physicians Healthcare Hospital Selects Jim Bands as Chief Operating Officer

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University Physicians Healthcare Hospital has welcomed Jim Bands as its new chief operating officer. He provides administrative leadership for the hospital, which entails leading and evaluating the activities of the administration team. Among other tasks, Bands will be in charge of policy and procedure development, financial planning, program development and evaluating and revising UPH systems and processes.

Bands has been working in health care for 26 years. He served as vice president for both Phoenix Memorial Hospital and Phoenix Children's Hospital, where he also worked as the CFO and treasurer. Most recently he was the founder of JGB & Associates, a health-care consulting firm specializing in financial strategy. Bands received his master's degree in business administration from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix.

University Physicians Healthcare is a non-profit corporation created in 1985 as the medical practice of the physicians of the UA College of Medicine. Together, University Physicians Healthcare, the University of Arizona, UPH Hospital at Kino Campus and University Medical Center combine to care for patients, educate medical students, train young physicians and conduct clinical research. With over 350 physicians and 1,250 staff, UPH is Arizona's largest physicians group.