Isaac Sendros, MBA
Isaac Sendros is a mission inspired executive who brings well over a decades worth of leadership experience to Avista Adventist Hospital. Prior to Centura Issac served as the vice president of operations at AdventHealth Kissimmee, FL. Throughout his career in health care, Isaac has always placed the organization’s mission at the forefront of every initiative. He has led several multi-million-dollar expansion projects and is credited with significant growth in operational efficiency, finance, and patient volume - but it’s his commitment to those he serves that’s front and center for the leader. Isaac adds, “I am passionate about the health and wellbeing of our communities. Under my leadership, Avista will be front and center to assist and provide solutions for the needs of our community as well as continue to provide hope and healing to those we service inside and outside our walls.”
The opportunity to build on the hospital’s rich legacy, which dates back over 100 years, is an appealing challenge. Isaac says, “From its deep roots as the Boulder Colorado Sanitarium, to the state-of-the-art facility we see today, one thing has remained the same and that’s the continued focus on faith-based healthcare that seeks to care for the mind, body, and spirit of the community. It’s a true honor to be entrusted with the next chapter of the hospital’s legacy.”
Carol Travis joined Avista as its Chief Financial Officer in 2018. In her role, Carol provides leadership and oversight of hospital operations, financial performance, and stewardship. She has been with Centura Health for more than 15 years serving in various finance leadership roles. Prior to her work in health care, Carol worked in the assurance and advisory business services division of Ernst & Young, LLP in Denver, CO. Carol is a licensed CPA in the state of Colorado and a graduate of Colorado State University.
A graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Susan has been a nurse for over 30 years and served in clinical, educational and leadership roles during that time. At the bedside, Susan has cared for patients in multiple areas of Medical-Surgical nursing and is a founding member of a national nursing organization – the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN). She obtained her Master of Science degree in Nursing Administration from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center where she studied with nursing theorist Jean Watson on human connection and the art and science of caring. Susan has held executive positions in academia, acute care and ambulatory care settings and is a Board Certified Nurse Executive with the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Susan enjoys travel, hiking, camping, reading and spending time with her husband and three grown daughters. She is “on a mission” to bring joy to those who work in healthcare and to those who receive the loving care provided.
Lief Sorensen, MD
Dr. Sorensen joined Avista Adventist Hospital - Centura Health, as Chief Medical Officer in February of 2019. Known for his mission-driven leader style, Dr. Sorensen has worked with Centura Health since 2009 - most recently as a regional specialty medical director with Centura Health Physician Group (CHPG), as well as the medical director for Centura's physician well-being initiative.
Dr. Sorensen earned his medical degree at Loma Linda University, Calif., in 2004. He is double board certified in both Anesthesiology and Interventional Pain Medicine. He is a member of numerous professional and community committees and is affiliated with the American Academy of Pain Medicine and Spinal Intervention Society.