Sky Ridge Medical Center October 12, 2011

Greenwood Village, CO — The Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) announced the appointment of Maureen Tarrant, President and CEO, Sky Ridge Medical Center, as Chairman of the CHA Board of Trustees for the 2010-2011 term.

“I am proud and honored to be named chair of the board of CHA. As a board member, I have had the privilege of getting to know my colleagues across the state who join me in advocating on behalf of all Colorado hospitals,” said Tarrant. “As healthcare reform unfolds, I look forward to working with hospital and physician colleagues as well as our elected officials to help shape a system that will provide optimal care for our patients.”

Steven Summer, CHA president and CEO, said “Maureen is an outstanding leader in the healthcare community. The Board can always count on her to serve as a thoughtful, strategic and dedicated member of the Board and the hospitals and health systems it represents.”

Currently, Tarrant is President and Chief Executive Officer of Sky Ridge Medical Center, located in Lone Tree, Colorado. Tarrant was promoted to CEO in 2001 from her position as HealthONE Vice President for Strategic and Administrative Services.

Active in the community, Tarrant is a member of American Hospital Association’s Regional Policy Board, a member of the Board of the Southeast Business Partnership, a board member of the Eating Disorder Center of Denver, a member of the MIC Management Committee (Radiology JV), and an Adjunct Faculty member of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Health Administration. Tarrant received her MBA in healthcare management from Boston University.

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