Community Hospital hires chief compliance officer

Landon Brown

Landon Brown has joined Community Hospital in Grand Junction as chief compliance officer.

Brown succeeds Scott Houska, who retired after a career in nursing, law and health care compliance.

Brown brings to his duties more than six years of experience in health care compliance, mostly recently as hospital compliance officer for the Abrazo Community Health Network and Tenet Health in Phoenix. He’s handled health care audits and investigations to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations. He holds a law degree from Mississippi College and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Utah.

Brown said he’s excited to join Community Hospital. “The opportunity to join a health care organization in a smaller town such as Grand Junction gives more meaning to the work we do as compliance officers. We see the fruits of our labor in the community we serve every day, and nothing brings more satisfaction to your job quite like that. You truly know you are making a difference.”

Chris Thomas, president and chief executive officer of Community Hospital, welcomed the addition. 

“We have built an extremely successful compliance program over the years, and we are confident Landon will be a strong asset to continue moving the program forward in a positive direction,” Thomas said. “Landon is adept at integrating complex regulatory requirements into system culture and process, and the hiring committee was extremely impressed with Landon’s effective communication skills and his ability to prioritize multiple tasks and projects.”

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