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A New Leadership Role For Elisabeth Arenales

Elisabeth Arenales,  director of health programs at the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, will be leaving to join Governor Jared Polis’ team as the senior advisor for health.  Arenales has been with CCLP since 2000 where she has been recognized by several organizations as one of the state’s leading health care advocates in her […]

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Dr. Bill Wright Adds to His Resume

As of the first of the year, Dr. Bill Wright is the program medical director at Colorado Access.  Dr. Wright served as the executive medical director and president at Colorado Permanente Medical Group from October 2007 to December 2015.   In his position at CPMG, he oversaw 1,100 physician and accompanying associates in 29 facilities along […]

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Joe Swedish Begins New Venture

Well known to Coloradoans since his time heading the Colorado-based Centura Health system, Joe Swedish became CEO of the national powerhouse Anthem. Four years as Chief Executive Officer notably included a move to merge with Cigna. The  merger was stymied by regulators. After stepping away from the CEO role,  Swedish stayed on as an executive […]

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Estes Park Health’s CMO Resigns

Martin Koschnitzke, M.D. has resigned from his chief medical officer position at Estes Park Health hospital.  The reason given for his resignation is his desire to concentrate his efforts on his Obstetrics Practice.  He has served as CMO since 2017. He joined Estes Park Health in 1996 and has previously served as the hospital’s chief […]

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New VP of Business Development at Care Synergy Returns to Colorado

John McElligott has been appointed the next vice president of business development for Care Synergy.  He comes to Colorado from Lebanon, Ohio, where he most recently served as vice president of home health and hospice for a multi-site, post-acute care system serving southwest Ohio. McElligott earned his master’s degree in Health Administration from the University […]

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Marguerite Salazar Moves On

Governor John Hickenlooper has announced the resignation of Marguerite Salazar who has lead his Department of Regulatory Agencies since her appointment in July 2017.  Prior to that assignment, she served has Colorado’s Insurance Commission for four years.    Salazar has accepted a Cabinet position on newly elected  New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s board of advisors […]

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Children’s Hospital Colorado Names Leadership Team for Southern Colorado

Children’s Hospital Colorado has announced their new leadership team for their Southern Region.  Margaret Sabin, a well-known figure in the Colorado Springs area, will be the new Southern Region president.  She left Penrose-St. Francis Health System in March following a decade long career as CEO of the system. She will be joined by Greg Raymond […]

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St. Thomas More Hospital CEO to Leave

Sheri Trahern, president and CEO of St. Thomas More Hospital in Canon City, has announced that she will be leaving her position in mid-January 2019.  St. Thomas More is a Centura Health facility.  Trahern has spent her 32 year career with Centura Health in a variety of capacities starting in 1986 as a junior accountant […]

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Key Position Filled at New Highlands Ranch Hospital

The UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital, scheduled for a March 2019 opening, has a chief medical officer.  UCHealth has announced the selection of Dr. Tom Purcell as CMO.  He has a seven year history with the organization.  He joined the University of Colorado facility in May, 2012. Dr. Purcell currently serves as Associate Director of Clinical […]

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Next CEO of University of Colorado Hospital Named

UCHealth has announced the selection of Christopher Gessner as University of Colorado Hospital’s next president and CEO.  He replaces Will Cook who will be the next president and CEO of Vail Health.   Cook has held the leadership role at the UCHealth hospital since September 2015. Gessner will move to Colorado from Pennsylvania where he […]

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