Community hospital names chief operating and nursing officer

Joseph Gerardi

Joseph Gerardi has joined Community Hospital in Grand Junction as chief operating officer and chief nursing officer.

Gerardi brings to his duties more than 30 years of experience in a variety of settings, including an integrated safety net health care system. He served as chief nursing officer of UCHealth Longs Peak Hospital & Surgery Center in Longmont. He also served as nurse operations manager and associate chief nursing officer for the Denver Health and Hospital Authority.

Gerardi succeeds Carolle Anne Banville, who decided to return to medical school to become a surgeon.

“We are thrilled to have Mr. Gerardi join our team,” said Chris Thomas, president and chief executive officer of Community Hospital. “His level of expertise and leadership skills will prove invaluable as we move our organization forward.”

Gerardi said he’s excited to join the organization. “I was extremely impressed by Community Hospital’s unwavering commitment to improving the patient experience and overall quality of care for patients in the Grand Valley.”

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