Banner – UMC Promotes 2 Hospital Executives

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Banner – University Medicine is pleased to introduce two new hospital executives to the Southern Arizona community.

John Scherpf, FACHE, is the new chief operating officer for Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and Banner – University Medical Center South. He served as interim COO for six months and before that as associate administrator for the two hospitals.

Before coming to Tucson, Scherpf was director of outpatient services at Banner Baywood Medical Center in Mesa and an associate administrator for the VA Health System for four years.

Scherpf holds a master’s in business administration from Amberton University in Texas, a master of physician therapy degree from Philadelphia’s Temple University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. He has been a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives since 2010.

Joni Raneri has been named associate administrator for both Banner – UMC Tucson and Banner – UMC South. A 21-year hospital employee, Raneri started her career at the former University Medical Center as a physical therapist. She has served as director of several departments, including rehabilitation services, audiology, neurodiagnostics and the Center for Sleep Disorders. She was named interim associate administrator in May.

Raneri holds a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from Northern Arizona University and a doctorate in physical therapy from A.T. Still University in Mesa.



About Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and South

Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, nationally ranked as a Best Hospital by U.S. News and World Report, and Banner – University Medical Center South, are part of Banner – University Medicine, a premier academic medical network. These institutions are academic medical centers for the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. Included on the two campuses are Diamond Children's Medical Center and many specialty clinics. The two academic medical centers are part of Arizona-based Banner Health, one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the country, with 28 hospitals in six states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. For more information, visit or


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