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Colorado Hospital Association Elects New Officers and Board Members

Date Oct. 6, 2016
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLO. – 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 2016 Annual Meeting in Vail.
Richard Hammett, president and CEO of Swedish Medical Center (Englewood), was elected as Chairman. Frank May, CEO of Yampa Valley Medical Center (Steamboat Springs), was selected as Chairman-Elect, while Kevin Unger, president and CEO of Medical Center of the Rockies (Loveland) and Poudre Valley Hospital (Fort Collins), was named Secretary/Treasurer.
“The Colorado Hospital Association is pleased to add these talented leaders and their health care knowledge to its Board of Trustees,” said CHA President and CEO Steven J. Summer. “Their leadership and insights are critical to helping guide CHA and Colorado’s hospitals and health systems through a time of great change in the delivery of health care.”
CHA also welcomed the following new Board members:

  • Jena Hausmann, president and CEO, Children’s Hospital Colorado (Aurora)
  • Lamar McBride, CEO, Northern Colorado Long Term Acute Hospital (Johnstown)
  • Mike Slubowski, president and CEO, SCL Health
  • Sheri Trahern, CEO and Chief Administrative Officer, St. Thomas More Hospital (Canon City)
The following Board members were reappointed for an additional three-year term:
  • Kevin Stansbury, CEO, Lincoln Community Hospital (Hugo)
  • Rob Vissers, MD, president and CEO, Boulder Community Health (Boulder)
Appointments for the American Hospital Association (AHA) Regional Policy Board (RPB) 8 were approved:
  • John Hicks, president and CEO, Platte Valley Medical Center (Brighton) – AHA RPB 8 Delegate
  • Arlene Harms, CEO, Rio Grande Hospital (Del Norte) – AHA RPB 8 Alternate Delegate

About the Colorado Hospital Association
The Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) is the leading voice of Colorado’s hospital and health system community. Representing more than 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. Learn more at