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Leadership Team Announced for CHI/Dignity Health Merger

The leadership team has been announced for the projected merger of CHI and Dignity Health by year’s end.  The new corporation to be named CommonSpirit Health will keep both current CEOs in that role going forward, each with different areas of responsibility.  The merger will unite more than 700 care sites and 139 hospitals creating […]

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Parkview Medical Center Introduces Next COO

Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo has announced the promotion of Darrin Smith to chief operating officer to take place in the first quarter of 2019.  He currently serves as vice president of Human Resources for the hospital. Smith has been with Parkview since 2005, when he joined the organization’s Human Resources Department.  During his career, […]

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CEO Named at Summit Medical Center

Centura Health’s St. Anthony Summit Medical Center in Frisco has named Lee Boyles as the hospital’s next CEO.  He is the former president of Catholic Health Initiatives’ St. Gabriel’s Health in Little Falls, Minn. He succeeds CEO Paul Chodkowski who retired in August after thirteen years with the organization.  He was the first CEO of […]

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Donna Lynne Announces Future Plans

Dr. Donna Lynne has announced her plans for the future following the end of her tenure as Lieutenant Governor of Colorado on January 8.  She will be returning to New York City to begin the next chapter of her professional life as CEO of Columbia University Docs and COO of Columbia University Medical Center. Lynne […]

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UCHealth Names Two New CNOs

UCHealth has announced the selection of Kay Miller and Julie Nunley to fill chief nursing officer positions within its hospital system.  Both CNOs will serve hospitals in northern Colorado. Kay Miller will transfer from her CNO position with UCHealth Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs to the CNO position at UCHealth Greeley.  The UCHealth Greeley Campus, […]

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The Denver Hospice Welcomes New Physician Leaders

The Denver Hospice, located in Denver’s Lowry neighborhood, has announced the selection of two new associate medical directors. Sheri Knepel, MD comes to the organization from Ohio Health Hospice in Columbus.  She served as associate medical director and lead physician for a group of 150 patients.  She is certified in both Hospice and Palliative Medicine […]

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UCHealth’s Will Cook Accepts New Position

Will Cook, president and CEO of University of Colorado Hospital, will be the next president and CEO of Vail Health.  Cook has held the leadership role at the UCHealth hospital since September 2015.  He came to Colorado following a 13 year career in a variety of roles at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, an […]

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UCHealth Hospital President Announces Retirement

UCHealth Longs Peak Hospital President Dan Robinson announced his retirement this week to be effective in 2019 when a replacement has been named.  He is the inaugural president of Longs Peak Hospital in Longmont which opened its doors on August 31, 2017. Robinson has dedicated his 36-year career to health care.   He joined UCHealth […]

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Career Change for Gretchen Hammer

Gretchen Hammer has served as Colorado Medicaid Director at the Colorado Department of Health Care and Financing.  After her well respected tenure at HCPF, Ms. Hammer has broken new ground, founding her own consulting firm, Public Leadership Consulting Group. Her new firm will focus on providing consulting services to public leaders who work to better […]

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Yampa Valley Hospital CEO Announces Retirement

Frank May, CEO of UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs has announced his retirement plans.  May has been with the medical center for the past 20 years serving in a variety of C-level positions including COO, CFO, interim CEO and eight years as CEO.  His last day will be December 31. UCHealth will […]

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