Kristi Olson is Chief Executive Officer at St. Thomas More Hospital. She is a proven healthcare leader with more than 20 years’ experience in healthcare administration and operations. She joined Centura Health in 2011 and has led high performing teams in physical therapy, rehabilitation and home health across our connected ecosystem.
Kristi graduated Magna Cum Laude from the U.S. Naval Academy and served as an anti-submarine warfare officer as well as an administrative officer for the National Naval Medical Center. With a passion for advancing her education, she earned her Master of Science, also Magna Cum Laude, in physical therapy from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.
Kristi’s leadership nurtures the incredible work being done by the caregivers and physicians at St. Thomas More Hospital. She is an asset to the community she serves and Centura as a whole.
Director of Finance
Jim has had an extensive career with Kaiser Foundation Health Plan (KFHP) of Colorado. He started with the company as a Senior Accountant, working his way up to General Accounting Manager and then Director of Financial Planning. In 1999, Jim took on the role of Senior Director of Financial Services at KFHP. He remained in this role until he became Director of Financial Planning and Decision Support in 2003. Five years later, Jim received the title of Senior Director of Business Intelligence. His most recent position at KFHP was Strategy and Financial Performance Director, where he designed and implemented Business Performance Management approach for Strategy Execution.
Jim earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Economics from the University of Northern Colorado in Greely, Colorado. He also holds a CPA license and pursued professional development through a Management Development Series and Advanced Leadership Series. Jim is eager to take his extensive experience in healthcare finance to Centura and join in our mission to nurture the health of the people in our communities.
Jennifer Chrisman, RN, MSN
Interim CNO and VP of Nursing
Jennifer Chrisman, RN, MSN, is a member of the executive team at St. Thomas More serving as Interim Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Nursing.
Jenn has dedicated the past 13 years of her career to Centura Health. She started with six years of service as the clinical manager of several perioperative services including perioperative holding area and pre-admission testing. Her role then expanded to include leadership over the post-anesthesia care unit and gastrointestinal services and eventually a new role as the senior nurse leader at St. Mary-Corwin before joining the executive team at St. Thomas More.
We are fortunate to have a seasoned leader like Jenn on our team who leads with integrity, respect, and compassion for others. She maintains an active leadership role in collaboration with the hospital’s board of trustees, senior leadership, medical staff, management, and other clinical leaders in the decision-making structure and process.
Steve Simerville, MD
Director of Medical Affairs
Steve Simerville, MD, serves St. Thomas More Hospital as Director of Medical Affairs. Dr. Simerville has dedicated more than 12 years of his career to Centura Health and the Southern Colorado Family Medicine Residency Clinic (SCFM). Dr. Simerville is a member of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Chairman of the Ethics committee, Chairman of the Quality and Patient Safety Committee and Chairman of the Graduate Medical Education Committee at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center, where he also serves as Director of Medical Affairs.
His dual role includes participation in the planning, organizing and administration of the medical system in clinical quality, assurance and quality improvement, medical staff services, medical education and physician relations. Dr. Simerville also serves as a liaison between the physicians and hospital administration while supporting and advising care coordination services as needed.
We are grateful to have such a strong leader come from within our Centura family. Dr. Simerville knows our incredible people and has proven excellence in his field and compassion for our patients.
Transforming Our Culture
The face of professional medical care has significantly changed over the last decade. Our facilities have been transformed into warm and compassionate atmospheres; from the design of the rooms and lobbies to the way you are treated from the time you walk through our doors.
We believe healing includes not only the medicine and medical service you receive. We believe your level of comfort, your understanding of your diagnosis, and your treatment plan, are critical to your recovery. You spiritual needs complete the circle of healing.
To this end, the redesign of our facilities has included warmer colors, softer lighting and a more pleasant atmosphere. Our staff completes countless hours of training and education to keep current on the latest medical treatments, cultural, and customer service information. Our orientation for new associates encompasses two days of information and workshops. You are that important to us.
Our role as a "community" hospital means you are our neighbors, family and friends. We attend church with you and see you at the grocery store. It is our intent to offer you the best medical care the Centura System of hospitals can offer you. There is strength in our affiliation with the Centura network of hospitals. What services we don't have, we can offer through one of our sister hospitals.
Your feedback is important. In our lobbies are opportunities to share your compliments and complaints. You may complete a card and put it in a confidential box opened only by our Administrative staff. You can also call our complaint resolution line at 719-285-2950.
You may also contact me. As CEO and President, I am not always immediately available, however, you can leave a message with my Administrative Assistant or on my voice mail and I will return your call.
Our mission is to extend the healing ministries of Christ. That means we open our facilities to everyone needing medical attention. You are welcome here. Come heal with us.