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Three Critical Access Hospital CEOs from Colorado Nationally Recognized

Three Colorado Critical Access Hospital CEOs were honored with inclusion in the 2018 edition of “Critical Access Hospital CEOs to Know”.  The recognition is part of an annual survey by Becker’s Hospital Review and this year recognized 71 CEOs from around the country.

The three honorees are: Kim Monjesky – CEO of UCHealth Pikes Peak Regional Hospital in Woodland Park.  Monjesky was promoted from CFO to CEO at the 15-bed hospital in December 2015.   Dave Ressler – CEO of Aspen Valley Hospital in Aspen.  Ressler served as CEO of the hospital from 2004 to 2013.  He took the COO position at Tucson Medical Center for less than three years and then returned to the CEO position at Aspen Valley in the fall of 2016.  Rob Santilli – CEO of Gunnison Valley Health.  Santilli came to the Gunnison hospital in 2012 from the executive vice president and COO positions at Riddle Hospital in Media, Pa.

“Critical Access Hospital” is a CMS designation given to certain rural hospitals. The designation was created by Congress in the “1997 Balanced Budget Act” in response to a number of closings of primarily rural hospitals in the 1980s and early 1990s.

Review the list of 71 honorees at Becker’s Hospital Review.




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