The CEO of Moab Regional Hospital has been appointed to the 11-member Western Health Care Alliance based in Grand Junction, Colorado.
Jen Sadoff will serve as vice chairperson of the organization, serving with Chairperson Chris Thomas, president and CEO for Community Hospital in Grand Junction. Thomas has been in his current role with Community Hospital since 2008. He has worked in the health care industry for over 20 years, holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Iowa, and is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Each board appointee is dedicated to ensuring that rural health care remains sustainable in their communities and is dedicated to the collaborative nature of the alliance, according to a press release from the organization.
Sadoff joined MRH in 2012 and moved into the CEO role in 2015. She graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art and Education.
Rounding out the officer slate as secretary/treasurer is Gary Campbell, CEO for St. Vincent General Hospital District in Leadville, Colorado. Campbell has been in his current role at St. Vincent since 2016. He has over 30 years of leadership experience in emergency room, urgent care, critical care, hospital operations, nursing management and health care administration.
“The newly elected … board members each possess what it takes to lead in our challenging health care environment,” said CEO Angelina Salazar. “They are committed to the health care needs of their communities, see opportunities in adversity, and value collaboration to create sustainable solutions. We look forward to their guidance as we continue to work together to improve rural health care in Colorado and eastern Utah.”
The remainder of the board is made up of the following appointees: Nico Brown, who works for Vail Health in Vail, Colorado; Jim Coombs, of Grand River Health in Rifle, Colorado; Andrew Daniels of Memorial Regional Health in Craig, Colorado; James Kiser of Montrose Memorial Hospital in Montrose, Colorado; Robert Morasko of Rockies Regional Medical Center in Salida, Colorado; Dan Prinster of St. Mary’s Medical Center in Grand Junction; David Ressler of Aspen Valley Hospital in Aspen; and Anthony Sudduth of Southwest Health System in Cortez, Colorado.
The alliance began in 1989 when a small group of rural Colorado hospitals decided there was power in numbers. Today, the alliance celebrates over 30 years of collaboration with 30 health care members in Colorado and Utah, according to a press release. A subset of members own Healthcare Management, which is a sister company that provides revenue cycle solutions to health care entities.
In 2015, the alliance formed the Community Care Alliance to provide a population health infrastructure for rural hospital and provider communities to learn and succeed in the new health care environment. Developing and managing a menu of member-owned and partner programs, the alliance saves members money that helps them remain sustainable and viable in their communities, said a statement from the press release.