Banner Health has appointed Nancy Burton chief executive officer of a future hospital in northern Pinal County.
Banner Ironwood is currently under construction at Combs and Gantzel roads in Pinal County and is expected to open in late 2009.
"I'm looking forward to getting to know the community that Banner Ironwood will serve," Burton said. "It is an exciting opportunity to open and build a new hospital that will serve the growing needs of the south East Valley."
Burton was most recently the CEO of Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City. Before her experience in Arizona, she was a chief nursing executive at St. John Detroit Riverview Hospital and an associate administrator for patient care services at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.
Burton has a master's degree in heath services administration and a bachelor's degree in nursing.