Letter from the CEO
Dear members, friends, and colleagues,
At the end of May, after ten years with the Colorado Rural Health Center, I will be leaving to pursue other professional interests. Serving as the Chief Executive Officer for this organization has been a privilege and honor. I will leave CRHC with the satisfaction of knowing I contributed to growing CRHC’s organizational capacity to better serve our rural communities. I am very proud of the milestones we’ve reached in the last decade and the work CRHC does every day to support the delivery of quality healthcare in rural Colorado.
When I accepted the position of CEO, the Board of Directors and I set some lofty goals for CRHC. I’m most proud of growing the staff from less than 10 to nearly 30 professionals, ensuring CRHC has the expertise needed to assist rural providers with implementation of health information technology (HIT), creating a strong policy and advocacy team, and increasing CRHC’s positive visibility through rebranding and consistent, clear communication.
CRHC is in a very strong position, both financially and programmatically. From the high level technical assistance consulting CRHC provides, to the advocacy efforts at the state legislature and congressional levels, and everything in between, rural health providers and their patients are well represented by CRHC.
During my final two months as CRHC’s leader, the board and I will work together to make sure a smooth transition plan is in place and that our members and partners will continue to receive the high level of support they currently receive from CRHC. I look forward to following CRHC’s progress in the future as the organization continues to work toward its vision for all Coloradans have access to comprehensive, high quality healthcare services.