Kevin Downey, Colorado Hospital Association
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Colorado Hospital Association Elects New Officers and Board Members

Date Sep. 20, 2011

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLO. (Sept. 20, 2011) — The Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) added a wealth of new talent and perspectives to the CHA Board of Trustees at an election held during the
Association’s 2011 Annual Meeting in Vail.

John R. Gardner, chief executive officer of Yuma District Hospital and Clinics (Yuma), was elected as
Chairman. In addition to Gardner, George Hayes, president and chief executive officer of Medical Center of
the Rockies (Loveland), was appointed as Chairman-Elect, while Mike Baxter, chief executive officer of
Parkview Medical Center (Pueblo), was named Secretary/Treasurer.
 
“This is an exceptional group of health care leaders, and their insight is needed now more ever,” said Steven J.
Summer, CHA president and CEO. “It’s critical to have trustees with the vision and skills necessary to help
guide CHA and its members through health care reform.”
 
CHA also welcomed the following new Board members:
 
  • Mike McBride, president and CEO, St. Mary’s Hospital & Regional Medical Center
  • David Hamm, CEO, Exempla Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Mike Fordyce, president, Craig Hospital
  • Caz Matthews, first vice chairperson, Denver Health & Hospital Authority Board of Directors

About the Colorado Hospital Association
The Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) represents 100 member hospitals and health systems throughout Colorado. CHA partners with its members to work towards health reform and performance improvement, and provides advocacy and representation at the state and federal level. Colorado hospitals and health systems are committed to providing coverage and access to safe, high-quality and affordable health care. In addition, Colorado hospitals have a tremendous impact on the state’s economic stability and growth, contributing to nearly every community across the state with 72,000 employees statewide.