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Thorpe named CEO of East Morgan County Hospital

Linda Thorpe Linda Thorpe named CEO of East Morgan County Hospital  

BRUSH, Colo. (Feb. 20, 2012) – Linda Thorpe has been named CEO of East Morgan County Hospital effective Monday, Feb. 20, Banner Health Western Region President Jim Ferando announced. Thorpe had served as the hospital’s interim CEO since last July.

“Linda is a respected executive leader within Banner Health,” Ferando explained. “Her more than 20 years of healthcare experience, much of which has been serving in leadership roles at East Morgan County Hospital, makes her a perfect fit for this role.”

Thorpe’s career with Banner Health began with the Lutheran Health Homecare organization in 1992. She then assumed various assignments with the organization that ultimately led to her most recent role as the chief financial officer at EMCH in 2003. She also has served three interim CEO assignments at the hospital. “As a senior hospital leader for the past nine years, Linda has been involved with every major decision within the facility and is uniquely positioned to help us accomplish our future vision,” Ferando said.

Thorpe holds a bachelor of science in business administration with an emphasis in accounting from the University of Northern Colorado and is a licensed certified public accountant .

“I am very honored to be chosen as CEO at East Morgan County Hospital,” she said. “I have witnessed and shared multiple accomplishments with the EMCH team and am very excited to continue the momentum we have started in our strategic initiatives of growth, finance, patient satisfaction, quality and people.

I welcome the future challenges of health care reform and will work hard to successfully position EMCH for the future. In addition, I look forward to continuing our focus on developing effective relationships with patients, staff, providers, and community stakeholders. EMCH is a great organization and will continue to deliver on Banner Health’s mission of making a difference in people’s lives through excellent patient care.” 

Thorpe said she and her husband, Brad, along with their two daughters are excited about the opportunity to become even more engaged in the Brush community.


About East Morgan County Hospital
Located in northeast rural Colorado, East Morgan County Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital serving Morgan County and northeastern Colorado. It is owned by East Morgan County Hospital District and operated by Banner Health. The facility offers the latest technological advances in medicine, so that residents can receive high quality care without leaving their hometown. These technology advances include usage of electronic medical records (EMR), the innovative iCare program and state-of-the-art computerized tomography (CT scan) technology.

About Banner Health
Phoenix-based Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country. The system owns or manages 23 acute-care hospitals, long-term care centers, outpatient surgery centers and an array of other services including family clinics, home care and hospice services, and a nursing registry. Banner Health facilities are located in seven states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. To learn more about Banner Health, go to http://www.bannerhealth.com/.

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