Western Healthcare Alliance elects new board

Chris Thomas

Chris Thomas, president and chief executive officer of Community Hospital in Grand Junction, has been selected to lead the Western Healthcare Alliance board of directors.

Thomas will serve as chairman of the 11-member board of newly appointed officers and directors.

“The newly elected WHA board members each possess what it takes to lead in our challenging health care environment,” said Angelina Salazar, CEO of the regional network of rural health care providers.

“They are committed to the health care needs of their communities, see opportunities in adversity and value collaboration to create sustainable solutions,” Salazar said. “We look forward to their guidance as we continue to work together to improve rural health care in Colorado and Eastern Utah.”

Jennifer Sadoff, CEO of Moab Regional Hospital in Moab, Utah, is vice chair of the board. Gary Campbell, CEO of St. Vincent General Hospital District in Leadville, is secretary and treasurer.

The remainder of the board includes: Nico Brown, senior vice president of business development for Vail Health; Jim Coombs, CEO for Grand River Health in Rifle; Andrew Daniels, CEO of Memorial Regional Health in Craig; James Kiser, CEO of Montrose Memorial Hospital; Robert Morasko, CEO of Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center in Salida; Dan Prinster, vice president of business development of St. Mary’s Medical Center in Grand Junction; David Ressler, CEO of Aspen Valley Hospital; and Anthony Sudduth, CEO of Southwest Health System in Cortez.

For more information about the Western Healthcare Alliance, visit www.wha1.org.