Health care network searching for new executive

Stephanie Motter

A search is under way for a successor to lead a clinically integrated health care network based in Grand Junction.

Stephanie Motter, chief executive officer of Monument Health, announced she’s leaving the organization she’s led since its inception in 2016.

“While I am thrilled to join the team at Indiana University Health and be closer to my family and our Midwestern roots, I am proud of the collective effort of having grown Monument Health from its infancy to the solid organization it is today,” Motter said.

Monument Health is a collaborative effort among doctors, hospitals, insurance companies and employer groups to provide integrated health care.

Over the past four years, the network has grown to include more than 200 primary care providers and nearly 1,000 specialists in Western Colorado. The network also includes St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center and SCL Health facilities statewide as well as Family Health West and its Colorado Canyons Medical Center and Delta County Memorial Hospital. The network serves about 20,000 people.

Before joining Monument Health, Motter served as vice president for quality and clinical strategy at DaVita Healthcare Partners, where she led national teams focused on quality measurement, pay for performance, value-based care and clinical program design and implementation. Before that, she worked as a nurse practitioner in Colorado and Massachusetts. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Smith College and master’s degree in nursing from Yale University.

Motter also served on the Colorado Mesa University board of trustees as well as the boards of Back the Badge and the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra and as a mentor for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy.

“Motter’s work with Monument Health married her clinical credentials in nursing, her passion for population health and her leadership skills perfectly,” said Dr. Mike Pramenko, executive director of Primary Care Partners in Grand Junction and chairman of the Monument Health board of directors.

“She established Monument Health as a well-respected organization, and she is leaving it in a strong position for the long-term,” Pramenko said.

The Monument Health board will oversee a search for Motter’s successor.