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Longs Peak Hospital Appoints New President

UCHealth Longs Peak Hospital has announced the selection of Lonnie Cramer as the new hospital’s second president.  He will replace Dan Robinson who oversaw the opening of the new facility in 2017.   Robinson announced his retirement in October of last year contingent on the naming of a replacement.  He had been with UCHealth since 2007 […]

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Director of FSG at COPIC

John Hood joined COPIC in late 2018 as the director of  its Financial Service Group.   FSG had previously been headed by Sue Swanson who left in the summer of 2018 to become an elementary school teacher. Hood comes to the position at COPIC with more than 25 years of management experience.    He most recently […]

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Change at the Top at Sterling Regional MedCenter

Chief Nursing Officer Wade Tyrell has been appointed as the interim CEO for Sterling Regional MedCenter, a Banner Health hospital.  Tyrell has served as the chief nursing officer for five hospitals since his first appointed to serve as CNO at HCA Healthcare’s Valley Regional Medical Center in Brownsville, Texas in 1995.  He joined Sterling Regional […]

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Cigna Mountain States Creates and Fills New Leadership Position

Cigna Health & Life Insurance has announced the creation of a leadership position within their Mountain States Division to oversee the expansion of Cigna’s community engagement and philanthropic strategy.  Kasia Iwaniczko MacLeod will be the first Community Engagement Leader at Cigna.  She will lead the Division’s civil relationships, community involvement, employee volunteerism, and contribute to […]

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A Centura Hospital CFO Moves to Craig Hospital

Daniel Frank, CFO of Centura Health’s Longmont United Hospital has accepted the position of chief financial officer for Craig Hospital.  He will begin his new position on January 23.  He replaces Julie Keegan who will be retiring in March following a thirteen year run as CFO at Craig. Frank earned both his undergraduate and Master […]

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New VP of Operations at HCA Hospital

Michael Hanson is the new vice president of operations at North Suburban Medical Center in Thornton.  He most recently served as associate administrator at Rose Medical Center.  His first day at North Suburban was January 14. A Colorado native, Hanson has been with HealthONE since 2011 serving originally as a summer intern while attending Colorado […]

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Rehabilitation Hospital Welcomes New CEO

Northern Colorado Rehabilitation Hospital in Johnstown has announced that Brenda Simon will be the facility’s next chief executive officer.   Simon comes to the organization from parent company Ernest Health in Long Beach, CA.   A registered occupational therapist, she has been the national director of therapy operations for Ernest Health for the last five years. […]

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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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