President and Chief Executive Officer – FT

President and Chief Executive Officer – FT


President and Chief Executive Officer of the East Phillips County Hospital District – dba Melissa Memorial Hospital (MMH) – in Holyoke, Colorado. This position reports to a five-member board of elected trustees.


EDUCATION – Master’s degree required. The CEO will possess a MHA, MBA, or MS in health administration/nursing, business administration, or related field.

EXPERIENCE – The ideal candidate will have prior CEO experience within a healthcare setting, with Critical Access Hospital (CAH) and Rural Health Clinic experience preferred. In addition, the successful candidate will clearly demonstrate competence in:

  • Strategic planning
  • Operational execution and excellence
  • Financial acumen
  • Provider recruiting and relations
  • High-performing culture development and employee engagement
  • Leadership development
  • Community relations
  • Rural health partnerships & advocacy

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Melissa Memorial Hospital is a 15-bed critical access hospital with level IV trauma services. It is a model rural hospital with 2 operating rooms, 4 bay emergency room, and radiology including 64-slice CT scanner and mammography, and other ancillary services. The hospital is co-located with a family practice clinic, plus dental, optical and retail pharmacy services. Other services include chemotherapy, general surgery, urology, obstetrics and gynecology, pulmonology, podiatry, cardiology, orthopedic surgery, audiology, orthopedic and sports medicine, and wound care. MMH operates a full-time EMS service and maintains a 24/7 AirLife Helicopter base.

Revenue is projected to be approximately $28M in 2019. The enterprise employs about 145 and was recognized by Modern Healthcare as both a Top 100 Best Places to Work and the #1 Healthiest Place to Work in America in 2019.

Services are provided in a beautiful and relatively new facility that was completed in 2008, and then renovated and expanded in 2016.

MMH is a member of the nonprofit Eastern Plains Healthcare Consortium (EPHC), which was formed to help Colorado rural hospitals remain independent while achieving the economies of scale of a health system.


Tony Blake
Strategic Impact Group
mobile 303.808.0210


Hutches to leave MMH at year-end

Press Release: EPHC selects Banner Health