Banko promoted to chief executive at Centura Health

CENTENNIAL — Centura Health has promoted Peter D. Banko to chief executive, replacing Gary S. Campbell, who will step down Sept. 1 to take on a new executive role within the organization.

Centennial-based Centura Health, a nonprofit, faith-based health-care system, operates Longmont United Hospital and Avista Adventist Hospital in Louisville, plus 15 other hospitals in Colorado and western Kansas. It also operates an emergency and urgent-care center at the Indian Peaks Medical Center building in Frederick.

Banko has been Centura’s president and chief operating officer since May 2016. Prior to that, Banko was senior vice president, group executive officer and chief integration officer of Catholic Health Initiatives, where he oversaw operations for the Arkansas, eastern Ohio and Tennessee markets, and provided transitional leadership for the New Jersey, Pennsylvania and east Texas markets.

During his time as CEO, Campbell expanded the organization’s network in Colorado and western Kansas from 11 hospitals to 17, grew the clinically integrated network, Colorado Health Neighborhoods, to more than 4,000 providers, introduced 19 Neighborhood Health Centers and increased annual revenue of $1.8 billion to more than $3.5 billion.

Centura is a joint venture of Catholic Health Initiatives and Adventist Health System.

Centura Health moved its corporate headquarters from Englewood to Centennial last June.