Colorado Health Care Stars

Stellar professionals are going above and beyond, making a true impact in our CHA member hospitals and their communities. They are passionate, caring people who set a wonderful example for us all.  Thank you to our winners for all they do.

Anne Dennis + Kelley Knapek

Infection Prevention Managers
Good Samaritan Medical Center

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RN, ED Manager
Mercy Regional Medical Center

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Courtney Cryer

Montrose Memorial Hospital

Kristi Calbeck

Critical Care RN
Littleton Adventist Hospital

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Patricia Puhl

Charge Nurse
Lincoln Community Hospital

Jacob Bauer

Middle Park Health

Holly Covington, PhD

Psychiatric Mental Health and Family Nurse Practitioner
West Springs Hospital

Larissa Kreutzer

Charge Nurse
Platte Valley Medical Center

Matt Parham

RN Manager Med/Surg
Sky Ridge Medical Center

Kim Blain

Blood Bank/Hematology Supervisor
Boulder Community Health

Colorado Hospital Association and American Sentinel University are grateful to everyone who has a hand in health care — especially during this unprecedented time. In appreciation, we have launched a special edition of our CO Health Care Stars program.
We are certain that all your employees have stepped up to confront challenges they never imagined. Let us recognize the one that emerged as a superhero within your organization.
A superhero typically possesses one or more of the following traits:
  • Courage
  • Strong moral code
  • Great sense of responsibility
  • Fighting spirit
  • Mental toughness
We will recognize 99 superheroes across Colorado– one from each CHA member hospital. Each honoree will receive a gift of appreciation and will be entered into a drawing for a transferable full-tuition scholarship for an advanced health care degree at American Sentinel University.
Submission Instructions:
  • Enter ONE person from your organization.
  • Tell us how he/she has exhibited at least one superhero trait during these challenging times and has positively impacted patients, peers and/or the community.
  • Your submission can be from any area in your hospital, clinical or non-clinical.
  • Entry must be made by a director-level or above.
  • Previous Colorado health care star winners WILL be accepted.
Deadline for submissions: Thursday, Oct. 15
Virtual Appreciation Event and Scholarship Drawing: Monday, Nov. 16

For more information contact

Tell us about your Superhero