Julian Kesner, Colorado Hospital Association
Colorado Telehealth Network Names New Executive Director
Date Aug. 1, 2012
Greenwood Village, Colo. (Aug. 1, 2012) ------ The Colorado Telehealth Network (CTN) today announced the hiring of Ed Bostick as its new executive director. Bostick will assume this role on Aug. 6.
Bostick formerly served as executive director of the High Plains Rural Health Network in Colorado, where he
helped transform the organization into a nationally recognized telehealth and education network
encompassing seven tertiary medical systems in Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas. He is also the former
executive director of the Northern Neck Middle Peninsula Telehealth Network Consortium (now the Bay Rivers Telehealth Alliance) in Virginia. Since 2008, Bostick has worked in foundation and grant management with The Denver Hospice and Mile High United Way. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.
‘‘Ed’s background and skill sets could not be better suited to the Colorado Telehealth Network,’’ said Steven Summer, president and chief executive officer of the Colorado Hospital Association, which co-manages CTN
with the Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council (CBHC). ‘‘We look forward to his leadership as CTN
continues to add providers to its high-speed, secure broadband network and plot a long-term path for success
‘‘The experience Ed brings to this position will be invaluable as telehealth continues to become even more
essential for both provider and patients across Colorado,’’ said George DelGrosso, CTN Oversight and
Advisory Board chair and CBHC chief executive officer. ‘‘The future of health care in this part of the country is closely linked with the availability and sustainability of a network like CTN, and Ed is the right person to
ensure accomplishment now and well into the future.’’
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.
About the Colorado Telehealth Network
The Colorado Telehealth Network (CTN) was formed in 2008 as a result of two Federal Communications Commission (FCC) grant awards to the Colorado Hospital Association and the Colorado Behavioral Health Council. In partnership with the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization and the Quality Health Network, CTN works to improve patient care and safety by providing the core network infrastructure that enables rural health care organizations to increase their use of health information technology; and encourages affiliated health care organizations to collaborate and integrate in ways not possible without a high-capacity, connected network. In January 2012, CTN met its goal of connecting more than 200 hospitals, clinics and behavioral health care centers statewide. The CTN network spans all of Colorado, connecting health care organizations in all 64 counties. For more information, visit www.cotelehealth.com.