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Centura Health not only provides skilled and compassionate care to our communities, it also manages with integrity and expertise. The outstanding leaders of Centura Health call on their decades of experience as well as their willingness to ensure whole-person healing to lead Centura Health into the future.
Kirk Dignum was named senior vice president of operations for
Centura Health in 2013. In his role, he provides strategic vision and
operational assistance to our rural hospitals in southwest Colorado and western
Kansas. Prior to joining the senior leadership team, he served as president and
chief executive officer at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Durango, Colorado.
Dignum is a seasoned health care executive with considerable
management experience in the legal, medical and non-profit sector. He is a
graduate of Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, and holds a master’s in
gerontology from the University of North Texas. In addition, he earned a
Ph.D. from the University of California San Francisco/Berkeley, specializing in
cross-cultural aspects of health care and gerontology.
Dignum is married to his wife Ginny and has two grown daughters,
Megan and Kelsey.
Dan Enderson has been serving as Centura Health’s senior vice president and chief financial officer since 2011. Previously he served as the CFO and senior vice president of Huguley Memorial Medical Center in Burleson, Texas, and the regional CFO for the Southwest Region of Adventist Health System, Inc., of Florida since July 2003. He has been with Adventist Health since 1992, where he has served as vice president of finance for the corporate office of Adventist Health System, Inc., and before that as the regional CFO for the Appalachian Region and Park Ridge Hospital in Fletcher, North Carolina.
Enderson received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, and his master’s degree in business administration from Webster University in Orlando, Florida.
Randy Haffner joined Porter Adventist Hospital as CEO and president of the South Denver Hospital Group in 2009 and provides strategic vision to advance the mission of Porter Adventist Hospital. Prior to joining Porter Adventist Hospital, Haffner served Florida Hospital as chief operating officer of the Orlando campus. In this role, he provided leadership and oversight for the operations of 896 inpatient beds and ancillary services, as well as direct oversight for the Cardiovascular Institute. He was also the CEO of Volusia Medical Center in Orange City, Florida
Haffner is a graduate of Walla Walla College in Washington and holds a master’s degree in business administration from Roy E. Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. In addition, he earned a PhD in leadership studies from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan.
Russ Johnson is a seasoned health care executive with thirty years of successful senior leadership in hospitals and health systems in both the urban and rural setting. In his current role, Russ works collaboratively to identify new opportunities and further develop current and future Affiliate Hospital relationships across the region. His efforts lead the charge to design and enhance the services available in rural communities, while sharing the expertise and resources of Centura Health to keep health care local.
Prior to his present role, Russ served as the CEO for San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center for 12 years. In addition to developing the organization’s affiliation with Centura Health, Russ led SLVRMC’s integration with Conejos County Hospital while growing the region’s medical staff and services.
Russ is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He received a bachelor’s degree in management and economics from University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and a master’s degree in health care administration from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri.
Allen Kemp joined Centura Health Physician Group in 2012. Prior to that, he worked for Dean Health System for more than 27 years, first as a clinical anesthesiologist and then as physician administrator. Kemp also served on the board of directors of the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) from 2000 to 2008 and served as chair in 2007. Kemp has been managing director of physician strategy at Navigant Consulting, a national consulting firm based in Chicago, where he has worked with key health care clients, addressing critical business issues and enhancing value. Previously, Kemp also served as executive vice president and chief medical officer at Cogdell Spencer ERDMAN. As the administrative lead of Cogdell Spencer ERDMAN's Advance Planning Group, he directed the delivery of the firm's management consulting services, where he created new consulting models, methodologies, products and services, and secured new consulting engagements.
Kemp completed an internship at Buffalo General Hospital in Buffalo, New York, as well as a residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He earned his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his master’s degree in business administration from Regis University.
Dana Moore has served Centura Health in various consulting engagements since 2001. In his current capacity, he is responsible for the overall development and implementation of IT strategy. In December 2008, Moore also assumed the role of managing director of Centura Health's service center which includes the supply chain, laboratory, regional float pool, system recruiting, central verification, and call center and business intelligence.
Moore has more than 20 years of experience in health care financial management. He founded and served as president of The Moore Consulting Group, LLC, a full-service health care consulting firm, from 1999-2005 and served as national director in charge of the revenue cycle practice for the Certus Corporation from 1997-1999. Moore holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from The Ohio State University.
Pam Nicholson has served the Centura Health family for more than 23 years. Pam is primarily responsible for leading the statewide system in developing and integrating strategy. She also provides leadership with business development, planning, strategic marketing, outreach health, advocacy, new product development, network growth and diversification.
Nicholson has been appointed to various health care commissions, including the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission for Health Care Reform. She was recently appointed to the Colorado Accountable Care Collaborative, and also serves on the boards of the Colorado Rural Health Center, Health Access Pueblo and two Centura Health hospitals. Nicholson is a member of the following organizations: American College of Healthcare Executives, Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development and Healthcare Financial Management Association and is also a Bighorn Leadership Fellow.
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