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SCL Health Appoints President to Lead Medical Groups

August 15, 2016

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Brian Newsome, Director of Public Affairs
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215x254JamesValinBroomfield, COLO. (Aug. 15, 2016) – SCL Health, a faith-based nonprofit health system serving communities in three states, has appointed James P. (J.P.) Valin, M.D., to lead its medical groups and associated business operations.

SCL Health operates 210 physician clinics and employs nearly 600 medical providers in Colorado, Kansas and Montana. As President of Medical Groups and Provider Services, Dr. Valin will provide strategic and operational leadership for this important part of the health system’s overall business. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Valin comes to SCL Health from Banner Health in Greeley, Colo., where he served in various leadership roles for the last 10 years. Most recently, he served the Western Division as the Regional Medical Officer, the Chief Medical Officer of Banner Medical Group, and the CMO Sponsor of Primary Care Clinic Consensus Group.

“Our physicians and allied health providers are a foundational part of what we do and who we are,” said SCL Health President and CEO Mike Slubowski. “Ensuring that they have a strong leader is pivotal in our organization’s success as a whole. As a physician, Dr. Valin will bring an understanding and appreciation of the challenges physicians and their colleagues face.”

Dr. Valin earned his medical degree from New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. He served as the Internal Medicine Intern and Resident at New York Presbyterian Hospital – Cornell Campus, and the Assistant Chief Medical Resident of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

“SCL Health is growing and innovating during a time of unprecedented change in the healthcare industry,” said Dr. Valin. “To be a part of this story and serve our providers and patients in such an important way is humbling and exciting.”

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ABOUT SCL HEALTH

SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization dedicated to improving the health of the people and communities we serve, especially the poor and vulnerable. Our $2.5 billion health network aspires to provide comprehensive, coordinated care through our 11 hospitals, 210 physician clinics, home health care, hospice, mental health care, and safety-net services in three states – Colorado, Kansas and Montana. We proudly partner with other organizations to improve quality and the patient experience. SCL Health provides more than $222 million a year in community benefit. SCL Health was founded by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, who opened their first hospital in 1864. To learn more, visit www.sclhealth.org.