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SCL Health System Executives Honored

May 14, 2012

SCL Health System Executives Named Health Care
Champions by Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved

SCL Health System executives Debbie Welle-Powell and Steve Hurd were recognized as Health Care Champions by the Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved at the organization’s 15th anniversary event in Denver on May 15. The award honored 15 local and state officials, policy makers, health care leaders and health care providers from around the state. 

Hurd is executive director of the Marillac Clinic in Grand Junction. Welle-Powell is vice president of payer contracting and strategy. Both demonstrated a shared commitment to improving Colorado’s health system.

“These fifteen individuals are some of Colorado’s most dedicated champions for improving health care in Colorado and all have an enduring commitment to the medically underserved,” said Gretchen Hammer, Executive Director of the Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved.

About SCL Health System
SCL Health System (SCLHS), based in Denver, is a faith-based, not-for-profit health care organization operating 11 hospitals, four safety net clinics, one children’s mental health treatment center and more than 100 ambulatory service centers in four states – California, Colorado, Kansas and Montana. Our $2.7 billion health network is dedicated to improving the health of the communities and individuals we serve, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. On an annual basis, SCLHS provides more than $220 million in community benefit, including services for the poor, health screenings, educational programs, community donations and research. SCLHS was founded by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, who opened their first hospital in 1864. To learn more, visit www.sclhealthsystem.org.