Governor Appoints Kim Bimestefer to Cabinet Post

Governor John Hickenlooper has named Kim Bimestefer as the State’s next executive director of the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing.  The department is tasked with overseeing Colorado’s Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) programs.

Bimestefer comes to the position with 30 years of health care experience.  Most recently, she has headed her own consulting service for the industry.  Previously, she served as president and general manager of Cigna’s Mountain States Region.  She had been with Cigna Healthcare since 2001 and had served as it president and general manager since 2012.

Bimestefer replaces Sue Birch who submitted her resignation in October 2017 to accept the position of director of healthcare authority for the State of Washington.

Bimestefer’s appointment begins on January 8, 2018.

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