Cara Welch, Colorado Hospital Association
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Colorado Hospital Association Elects New Officers and Board Members

Date Oct. 5, 2015
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLO. – Todd Oberheu, CEO of Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center & Spanish Peaks Veterans Community Living Center (Walsenburg), will assume the role of Chairman of the Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) Board of Trustees. Richard Hammett, president and CEO of Swedish Medical Center (Littleton), will serve as Chairman Elect and Frank May, CEO of Yampa Valley Medical Center (Steamboat Springs) will serve as Secretary/Treasurer.
“The Colorado Hospital Association is pleased to add these talented statewide health care leaders and their unique insights to its Board of Trustees,” said CHA President and CEO Steven J. Summer. “Their perspectives are critical to helping guide CHA and Colorado’s hospitals and health systems through a time of great change in health care and its impact on hospitals and the patients they serve.”
Oberheu assumes his new post after the unexpected resignation of Mike McBride, who was elected at CHA Board chairman during the CHA Annual Meeting in Vail in September. McBride recently accepted a position with a hospital system in Texas, resulting in CHA Board officers advancing into their new roles.
As previously reported, CHA recently welcomed the following new Board members:

  • Konnie Martin, CEO, San Luis Valley Health Regional Medical Center (Alamosa)
  • Kevin Unger, PhD, president and CEO, Poudre Valley Hospital (Fort Collins) and Medical Center of the Rockies (Loveland)
  • Elicia Bunch, CEO, Centennial Peaks Hospital (Louisville)
  • Art Gonzalez, PhD, CEO, Denver Health (Denver)
Furthermore, the following Board members were reappointed for an additional three-year term:
  • Jason Cleckler, CEO, Delta County Memorial Hospital (Delta)
  • Ken Harman, president and CEO, Pioneers Medical Center (Meeker)
  • Mason Smith, vice chairman of Board of Trustees, Penrose St.-Francis Health Services (Colorado Springs)

About the Colorado Hospital Association
The Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) is the leading voice of Colorado’s hospital and health system community. Representing over 100 member hospitals and health systems throughout the state, CHA serves as a trusted, credible and reliable resource on health issues, hospital data and trends for its members, media, policymakers and the general public. Through CHA, Colorado’s hospitals and health systems work together in their shared commitment to improve health and health care in Colorado.