Jim Elco, MBA, MHSA

Jim Elco, MBA, MHSA

Job title:
Vice President of Strategy and Financial Planning
Northern Arizona Healthcare Administration
1200 N. Beaver St.
Flagstaff, Arizona 86001
Phone: 928-773-2011


Jim Elco joined Northern Arizona Healthcare as the Vice President of Strategy and Financial Planning in February 2022. His role will focus on NAH’s strategic planning process and provide oversight; leadership and support for financial planning, forecasting, and analysis activities. Jim’s experience will benefit NAH as we plan for the new Health and Wellness Village in Flagstaff as well as future investments to enhance care in the Verde Valley.

Jim comes to NAH from Banner Health, where he served as senior director of strategy and planning. During his 16-year tenure at Banner Health, he led strategic and financial planning efforts for $2 billion worth of growth projects. Among his accomplishments, Jim provided acquisition support for the integration of Wyoming Medical Center into Banner Health, oversaw the team that developed business plans for the $400 million+ expansions of the Banner Gateway and Banner Desert facilities and managed the creation of various analytical tools to monitor capacity, assess growth and forecast patient volumes.

Jim earned master’s degrees in business administration and health services administration from Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz.; his bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Ariz.; and holds a graduate certificate in strategic decision and risk management from Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif.

Type/Degree School Major/Specialty
Masters Arizona State University Business Administration and Health Sycs Administration