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Former State Legislator to Head Susan G. Komen Colorado

Former Colorado Legislator Dianne Premavera has accepted the position of chief executive officer at Susan G. Komen Colorado.  Primavera represented House District 33 in Broomfield for eight years.  During her tenure, she held terms on public health care, human services, and health insurance committees for the House. As a 28-year survivor of breast cancer, she […]

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Dr. Mark A. Levine to Retire from CMS

Chief Medical Officer for Region VIII of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Dr. Mark Levine, has announced his plans to retire at the end of April.   For thirteen years, he has served Region VIII which includes the five states of Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.    As CMO, Dr. […]

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New CFO at Melissa Memorial Hospital

Wes White has accepted the position of chief financial officer for Melissa Memorial Hospital in Holyoke.  He is a native of western Colorado and has been actively involved in health care financing for more than 30 years.  He most recently worked at Teton Valley Health Care in Briggs, Idaho.  He takes over from Jason McCormick […]

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Two New VP’s at Dispatch Health

Dispatch Health, a provider of mobile and virtual health care, has announced two additions to their leadership team.  Dave Dookeeram has been named senior vice president of operations.  Dookeeram most recently served as EVP/COO of Centura Health’s Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver. Also new to the staff is Cory Foreman.  He will serve as vice […]

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DaVita Names New President for International Business

Denver-based DaVita, Inc. has announced the appointment of Robert Lang to head its international operations.   He will serve as president and CEO of international business.  Lang replaces Dennis Kogod who left the position late last year after leading the company’s international division for eleven years. Lang most recently oversaw international-markets for Bupa Global, the […]

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Critic of ACA Nominated for Deputy Secretary at HHS

The Trump administration has nominated Stephen Parente as deputy secretary of planning and evaluation at Health and Human Services.  In June, he will replace Richard Frank, the current holder of the position.  Parente, a professor at the University of Minnesota and healthcare economist, will provide planning and research advise to HHS Secretary Dr. Tom Price. […]

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SCL Health Announces Interim President and CEO

CFO Lydia Jumonville has been selected to take over the day-to-day operations of SCL Health in Broomfield, while a national search is conduct for the next CEO.   She has been the corporations CFO since 2010.   Prior to her time at SCL Health,  she served as senior vice president and CFO at Baylor Health Care System […]

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New Senior Director at Kaiser Permanente Colorado

Kaiser Permanente Colorado has announced the hiring of Kathy Westcoat as the organization’s next senior director of Medicaid and Charitable Programs.  She will oversee Kaiser’s efforts to provide services and link clients to community programs that assist the under-served. Westcoat comes to Kaiser from Behavioral Health System Baltimore in Baltimore, Maryland where she served as […]

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Change in Leadership at Mercy Regional in Durango

Tom Gessel, president and CEO of Mercy Regional Medical Center in Durango has been promoted to senior vice president of operations and network development for parent company Centura Health in Centennial.  He will be replaced by Will McConnell, PhD., who currently serves as the medical center’s vice president of operations and outreach strategy. McConnell has […]

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CEO of SCL Health Moves On

Mike Slubowski,  president and CEO of SCL Health in Broomfield, has tendered his resignation  to return to his former employer, Trinity Health headquartered in Livonia, Michigan.  He will serve as president and COO of Trinity Health, an expansive Catholic health care delivery system with 93 hospitals  in 22 states. Slubowski oversaw the transition and relocation […]

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