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Dr. Jandel Allen-Davis Off to a New Challenge

Craig Hospital in Englewood has announced the selection of Jandel Allen-Davis, M.D. as its next president and CEO.     Allen-Davis has spent the majority of her career as part of the Kaiser team both as a staff physician in obstetrics and gynecology and from 2006 until April 2009 as an associate medical director of […]

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Swedish Medical Center Adds New VP

Swedish Medical Center has announced the return of Dena Schmaedecke as the organization’s next vice president of human resources. She comes to the position from another HCA hospital, North Suburban Medical Center, where she also served as vice president of HR.   Schmaedecke was previously on staff at Swedish as an HR business partner from 2009 […]

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Dr. Wolk Moves from CMO of State to Wonderful Company

Dr. Larry Wolk has served as the chief medical officer and executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment since 2013.  He has submitted his resignation to take a new position as chief medical officer for Santa Monica, Calif.-based Wonderful Company.  His new employer manufacturers a variety of national “health brand” products. […]

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Chodkowski Says Farewell to St. Anthony Summit Medical Center

Paul Chodkowski was the first CEO of St. Anthony Summit Medical Center when it opened to the public in 2005.  He retired from that position earlier this month but will continue to live part time in Summit County.  Chodkowski has spent his career in administration of Catholic facilities from coast to coast.  Prior to coming […]

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Community Hospital in Grand Junction Adds New CMO and Trauma Designation

Colorado West Healthcare System dba Community Hospital in Grand Junction has announced that Dr. Thomas Tobin will be the next chief medical officer.  He comes to the position with both medical and administrative experience.  Most recently he served as president of TT Enterprises, a Spokane. Wash.-based consulting firm specializing in providing temporary emergency medicine staffing […]

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Medical Center of Aurora Adds to Leadership Team

The Medical Center of Aurora has announced the selection of Stacy Black as the organization’s next associate chief nursing officer for both TMCA and Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital. Black most recently served as a multi-departmental administrator at Swedish Medical Center.  She moved to Colorado in 2013 as a charge nurse and interim assistant director of the […]

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New Leader for VA Receives Bipartisan Approval

The Senate voted 86-9 to confirm Robert Wilkie as the next Secretary of Veterans Affairs.  His high approval was precipitated by his assurance that he would not work to privatize Veteran Affairs, the second largest department in the federal government. Considered a Washington insider, Wilkie, has spent his career working on Capitol Hill, at the […]

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Humana Taps New Lead for Commercial Sales in Mountain States Sector

Humana Inc. has announced the promotion of Victoria Coley to the leadership position for commercial sales in the Mountain States division which includes Colorado, Idaho and Utah.  She currently serves as market vice president of the desert states (Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico) for Humana, a position she will continue to hold. Coley has been […]

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Rulon Stacey’s New Role at Navigant

Rulon Stacey has been promoted to head the Healthcare Strategy business unit of  Chicago-based Navigant Consulting.   He joined the healthcare segment of Navigant in early 2016 as a managing director of their Leadership Institute. Stacey spent sixteen plus years in Colorado, serving as president and CEO of Poudre Valley Health System and later as the […]

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COPIC’s Sue Swanson Moves On

Sue Swanson, has submitted her resignation at COPIC where she has served as President of its Financial Service Group for the last six years.  She will be following a dream to return to the classroom.  She has secured a position with St. Elizabeth School where she will become a co-teacher in a 5th grade classroom. […]

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