Richard O. Sutton, FACHE, CEO, North Colorado Medical Center
Richard O. Sutton was appointed CEO of North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colo. in April 2008.
Previous to that, Sutton was CEO at McKee Medical Center for three years and led McKee to unprecedented heights in operational and clinical performance. In fact, McKee received Banner's highest facility recognition in 2008 winning the "Banner's Best'' award that recognizes overall facility excellence.
Before that he was the chief operating officer at Banner Mesa Medical Center in Mesa, Ariz., where he provided leadership in the delivery of integrated health care services within the Northwest Mesa community.
Prior to joining Banner Mesa Medical Center, Sutton was the CEO of Banner Health's Ogallala Community Hospital in Ogallala, Neb. There his leadership resulted in excellent patient satisfaction, an engaged workforce, improved physician relations and increased patient utilization.
He holds a bachelor's of business administration in management from the University of Mississippi, Oxford and a master's of science, health service administration from Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant. Sutton is also a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.