Two new officers join YVMC administrative team
Steamboat Springs — Two new chief officers are joining the administrative team at Yampa Valley Medical Center.
Hospital staff announced Tuesday plans to welcome new Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ken Lindsey and new Chief Financial Officer Bryan Roach.
Lindsey comes to the hospital from Oregon, where he was recently vice president of medical affairs for Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass. He has clinical practice experience in emergency medicine, urgent care and family medicine.
Lindsey will take over for Dr. Laura Sehnert, who has served as interim CMO since the retirement of Dr. Larry Bookman in March.
In assuming the role, Lindsey will work to carry on YVMC’s “foundation of excellence,” according to Karen McRight, senior director of marketing and business development for YVMC.
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“He will be responsible for helping set a culture of clinical excellence, and he’ll be working in collaboration with our medical staff and hospital leadership,” McRight said.
Lindsey is expected to start at YVMC after the first of the year, and his wife and two daughters will then join him in Steamboat Springs.
Roach comes to YVMC from Tenet Healthcare in Detroit, where he was market controller and vice president of operations, project management and strategic lean operations. Roach brings expertise in financial analysis, risk management forecasting and strategic planning.
He and his family will move to Steamboat in November, and Roach will begin at YVMC Nov. 16.
Roach replaces former CFO Robert Flake, who left the hospital within the last six months for undisclosed reasons.
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