Banner-University Medical Center Tucson & Banner-University Medical South
Sarah Frost is the Chief Executive Officer responsible for the two Banner Health hospitals in Southern Arizona: Banner – UMC Tucson and Banner – UMC South.
Sarah is an experienced hospital administrator with more than 15 years’ experience at the two academic medical centers, which are the primary teaching hospitals of the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson. The two nonprofit medical centers employ nearly 4,000 workers, making Banner – UMC among the largest employers in Pima County.
Banner – UMC Tucson holds the rare distinction of being named a U.S. News & World Report ‘Best Hospital’ in America each year for two decades, and this year Banner – UMC South was named among the Top 100 hospitals in the nation by IBM Watson Health.
Sarah has served in various management and leadership roles with Banner – University Medicine and its predecessor, the University of Arizona Health Network. Most recently she was Chief Operating Officer for the medical centers, focusing on integrating clinical and administrative operations across the two hospitals to ensure consistent, high-quality care.
As Banner’s chief hospital executive in Tucson, Sarah oversees the much-anticipated opening in 2019 of a $443 million, nine-story tower to replace the 48-year-old sections of the original University Hospital.
Before her hospital career, Sarah worked for Pima County for five years as a business analyst with a focus on healthcare operations at the County’s skilled nursing facility and at Kino Community Hospital, now Banner – UMC South. This unique perspective has helped her manage the complex intergovernmental agreement between Banner – UMC South and Pima County. She works closely with the Pima County Administration including the Board of Supervisors to oversee Banner Health’s long-term contract to manage the hospital for the county.