Chief Executive Officer
Kevin Jenkins is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for St. Anthony Hospital, the region’s leading Level I Trauma and Tertiary Center. Rooted in his mission to help those around him achieve their very best, Kevin is an enthusiastic leader and passionate about creating a culture that allows the St. Anthony Hospital caregivers to do their very best work, creating an environment of trust, collaboration, and partnership. He wants to continue the longstanding St. Anthony ministry of building flourishing communities.
He is responsible for overseeing all daily leadership decisions for the hospital while implementing key initiatives for the continuous improvement of the organization. In addition to acting as the St. Anthony representative in all operational-related initiatives, Kevin is the leading member of the St. Anthony Hospital senior executive team which is charged with the development of service line strategies and operating plans to enhance patient care and grow market share within St. Anthony Hospital’s overall primary and secondary markets.
Kevin joined the Centura Health community in March 2012, as Vice President, Administrator, for St. Anthony North Hospital where he led the expansion and development of the new St. Anthony North Health Campus. He also served as the Vice President of Ambulatory Care for the Mountains and North Denver Operating Group, where he executed on all group ambulatory strategies and the development of the Neighborhood Health Centers for Centura Health. In March of 2017, Kevin stepped in as the CEO of St. Anthony North Health Campus, where he was responsible for leading significant financial growth including operating net revenue, facilitating a cultural transformation in associate engagement and significantly improving hospital quality and safety scores. Kevin later joined St. Anthony Hospital as CEO in April 2020.
Kevin earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Brigham Young University, Idaho and a Master of Healthcare Administration from the University of Washington, Seattle, Wash. He is an active member in the American College of Healthcare Executives and is a guest lecturer at several national conferences, topics include: Ambulatory Strategies and Implementation, Staff Engagement, and Patient Experience, Being the Differentiator in your Market.
Outside of work, Kevin enjoys spending time with his wife and five children ranging in age from two-years-old to 12. He enjoys coaching competitive sports, exploring the outdoors of Colorado, and volunteering in the community.
Chief Operating Officer
Christine McSweeney, FACHE, MBA, RD serves at Chief Operating Officer (COO) for St. Anthony Hospital and is on a mission to inspire teams to thrive and improve every day. Christine is instrumental in leading the hospital’s operational improvement and efficiency initiatives, service line growth, and fostering new business development.
Prior to her role at St. Anthony Hospital, Christine served as Centura Health’s Group Vice President of Operations & Shared Services where she began in September 2019. Before joining the Centura Health community, Christine served in COO roles at organizations including Banner Health and Banner – University Medical Center in Phoenix, Ariz.
Christine’s professional accomplishments throughout her 23-year career in health care leadership include overseeing the development of new service lines and campuses, leading operational efficiency work, developing new workflows, securing resources and delivering enterprise-wide results with multiple shared services and more.
Christine received her Master of Business Administration with emphasis in Public Policy and International Business from Arizona State University.
Gerald Winston Tripp II, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Gerald Winston Tripp II, MD, serves as St. Anthony Hospital’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO). Dr. Tripp is on a mission to have all providers and associates understand the tremendous impact they have on the care of our patients. Dr. Tripp is responsible for managing St. Anthony Hospital’s clinical operations, liaising between administration and medical associates and ensuring our patients receive the highest standard of medical care.
He is a Colorado native and has worked at St. Anthony Hospital and Denver Metro area hospitals since 1998. With more than 20 years of clinical experience, he has held several progressive leadership roles including serving as the Medical Director of St. Anthony Hospital’s Emergency Department since 2013, Physician Director of Informatics since 2014, Medical Director of the ED Observation Unit since 2015 and Vice President of St. Anthony Hospital’s Medical Staff since 2017. He also serves as a Board Member for the St. Anthony Health Foundation.
Dr. Tripp received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical and Petroleum Refining Engineering from Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colo. A Doctor of Medicine degree from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas and completed his Emergency Medicine Residency at Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, Ariz. He is currently board certified in emergency medicine.
Dr. Tripp looks with excitement toward the future of St. Anthony Hospital and Centura Health, as he is passionate about ensuring that each patient is treated with comprehensive, whole person care.
Chief Nursing Officer
Michelle Smith, MSN, RN, NEA-BC is St. Anthony Hospital’s Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) and is on a mission to make things the best for those in our trust including associates, patients, and loved ones.
Michelle, a seasoned executive with more than 20 years of experience as a CNO in academic, community and for-profit settings, joined Centura Health from Baptist Memorial Hospital- Memphis, Tenn. She brings a well-developed professional acumen with expertise in demonstrating quality and safety outcomes, financial management and building cohesive teams with her extensive nursing leadership background.
Michelle has illustrated proven success in patient safety and quality results and noted that she’s most proud of her accomplishments in reducing hospital-acquired infections and reducing rates of CAUTI and CLABSI instances. She strives to continue this nationally-recognized work at St. Anthony Hospital as well, as her true passion lies in keeping patients safe. Another of her goals is to personalize the patient and associate experience, helping associates to realize their impact and the incredible work they do each day while continuously improving patient and family experiences.
Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from William Jewell College, Kansas City, Mo. in 1983 and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Mo. in 1991.
In 2003, Michelle was recognized by the William Jewell College, School of Nursing as an outstanding Alumnus and was a Southern Colorado Nightingale Nominee for Nursing Leadership. She is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives and the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Chief Financial Officer
Kevin Wikoff serves in a dual role as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for St. Anthony and OrthoColorado Hospitals. He is on a mission to enable our leaders to be amazing stewards of our resources.
Since joining Centura Health in 2009, Kevin has served in progressively responsible leadership roles including in business management, finance and decision support.
Kevin is skilled at improving operating and financial results of complex service lines by fostering physician and leader relationships; striving to improve processes and procedures and providing overall strength in leadership and accountability. He works to empower his leaders and business partners to be the best stewards of their resources.
He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of Washington, Seattle, Wash., and his Master of Business Administration from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, N.D.
Human Resources Director
Len Gross joined the Centura Health community in 2018 at sister facility, Avista Adventist Hospital and was named Human Resources Director for St. Anthony Hospital and OrthoColorado Hospital later that year. Len is on a mission to create an environment where everyone can grow and prosper.
Len has proven success in developing, coordinating, implementing and managing facility-wide Human Resources functions in conjunction with Enterprise-led initiatives. He is passionate about developing engagement strategies and ensuring a people-facing approach is used in all strategic discussions.
Prior to his time at Centura Health, Len served in various Human Resources leadership roles across a variety of disciplines in Arizona, California and Wyoming. Len earned his Master of Business Administration and his Bachelor of Science degrees in Geology and Geophysics from the University of Wyoming, Laramie, his Associate of Science Degree in Earth Sciences from Casper College, Casper, Wyo. During his professional career, Len has also served on various boards including the YMCA, United Way, and more in past local communities. He also holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification and is Total Quality Management Certified.