Southwest Health System Fires Another C-level; Hires Interim CEO

Southwest Health System in Cortez is once again experiencing a “change in leadership direction”.  The chief financial officer, Angela Kobel, has been terminated as of last Friday and a new interim CEO will begin on April 23.  The moves were announced by Community Hospital Corp., a Plano-Texas-base consulting and hospital management firm engaged by SHS to assist with their leadership transition.

On April 6,  Southwest Health System announced the release of three other top executives from its leadership team. The three released were: CEO Kent Rogers, Chief Nursing Officer Karen Pasquin and Chief Ambulatory Services Officer Ken Boucher.  A formal reason for the terminations was not given but it was speculated that lack of growth and problems with Medicaid reimbursements from the State were to blame.

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